The Performance as Public Practice Fridays@2 speaker series facilitates discussions about the creation and study of performance. PPP welcomes artists from within and beyond the Winship Drama Building, including current students, distinguished alumni and arts leaders from across the country, to share their research and methodology. Up next is a conversation with Kiki Katese, founder of Rwanda's first-ever female drumming ensemble.
In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!
One of William Shakespeare's most famous and cherished works, Hamlet tells the story of a young prince's pursuit of revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of his uncle Claudius, the new King of Denmark. After a visit from his father's ghost, Hamlet must avenge his father's death and confront the truth about what's "rotten in the state of Denmark."
Dance Repertory Theatre returns in Fall For Dance, offering a celebration of movement and innovative choreography. Featuring works by faculty, guest artists and undergraduate choreographers, Fall For Dance presents a showcase of new and engaging work that speaks to our shared experience and illuminates the ways in which we connect with one another.
They’ve got a plan. Leo and Lizzy Martinez want to be the smartest kids in the world! The children of hardworking immigrants, big brother Leo has convinced his little sis that being smart is the key to helping their family escape a tough, uncertain reality. The first step in the plan—Leo will win the local TV kids’ quiz show. But when their parents refuse to let him join the quiz team, Lizzy learns there’s something deeper driving Leo—something that makes life that much more challenging and unpredictable for her brother and her family. The Smartest Girl in the World takes a look at the bonds of family and the key to facing life’s challenges together.
UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now celebrating its 17th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
Points of Intersection showcases the genre-bending versatility and technical prowess of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s resident dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre. These stunning new works have been created by guest artists from across the country and abroad, alongside the work of current M.F.A. in Dance candidates and the annual Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. Points of Intersection will also feature the work of award-winning dance artist Claudia Lavista, artistic co-director of Delfos Danza Contemporanea.
A bilingual adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished works, Romeo y Juliet recounts the tale of two star-crossed lovers, daughters from the feuding houses of Capulet and Montague, reimagined in Alta, California in the 1840’s prior to the annexation of California to the United States. Set in the limbo between Mexican rule and new statehood, this retelling shifts between English and Spanish, bringing new life to a well-loved tale of love, bloodshed, family and fate.