UTNT (UT New Theatre): Jinkies! or The Dog Play


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By Josiah Thomas Turner 
Directed by Braxton Rae

Ten years ago, following a botched case, the members of our favorite Saturday-morning-cartoon teenage-mystery-solving team went their separate ways. Now as crisis descends on Coolsville and one of their own is swept into the spotlight, accused of a heinous crime, the gang must reunite to solve one last mystery - But the question remains; Where is The Dog?

Runtime is 2 hours. There will be a ten minute intermission.

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About the Playwright

Josiah Thomas Turner is a M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in playwriting at The University of Texas at Austin. For his full-length play Uncle Tom's Nephews, Turner received the 2019 National Undergraduate Playwright Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and was named runner-up for the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award. The piece was also a semi-finalist for The Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series (2019). Turner’s short play, George, Jesse and Mary was named a finalist for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play. He was also the recipient of the 2019 Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship.

About the Director

Braxton Rae is an early career director, deviser and creator whose creative work and scholarship is focused on blackness, queerness, feminism and marginalized identities more broadly. Additionally, Braxton is interested in the craft of intimacy work and how to stage intimate moments while prioritizing care and safety for everyone involved. Braxton’s artistic goals are to foster a community within the arts that has a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. braxtonrae.com


March 5, 9 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.

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