Presented as part of the "Vaudeville!" exhibit of the Harry Ransom Center, this event, created by Dr. Charlotte Canning and Dr. Andrew Carlson, among others, will take place March 8.
The Austin American-Statesman review of Lucy Prebble's ENRON praises "director Hannah Wolf [who] has crafted a nuanced, satirical, enraging piece of theater that is more timely in the era of “Me, Too” than ever before."
The Austin Chronicle praises Texas Theatre and Dance's production of ENRON, "presenting Lucy Prebble's entertaining and historically accurate script, but further reframe[ing] and moderniz[ing] the play with a cast composed of actors whose gender identities are either female or non-binary."
Alumnus and musical visionary Harvey Schmidt (B.F.A. in Art, 1952) earned his shining spot in theatre history as the composer of the longest-running musical ever, The Fantasticks. He passed away February 28, 2018 at age 88.
"ENRON is a terrifically entertaining and thought provoking piece of work that infuses history with a tautly contained circus sideshow energy to create an immensely engaging evening of theatre." Broadway World reviews Lucy Prebble's ENRON, on stage at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre through March 4, 2018.
Members of the community engagement team discuss masculinity, what defines “toxic masculinity” in the context of contemporary society, the Enron scandal and and the impact of the storyteller in Lucy Prebble’s ENRON.
Meet the cast of ENRON, a true story of false profits that follows the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company. Presented as an epic myth, featuring a cast of all female and non-binary actors, ENRON takes us on the twists and turns of capitalism, the glamour of greed and the toxic adrenaline of success. Witness the depth of deceit that led to one of the largest financial scandals in history.
The Daily Texan discusses casting choices for Lucy Prebble's ENRON with director Hannah Wolf and actresses Annemarie Alaniz (Jeffrey Skilling) and Caroline Beagles (Andy Fastow).
Lucy Prebble’s ENRON examines the fall of the Houston-based energy giant – but what happens when roles traditionally cast as men, are presented by a cast of female and non-binary actors? Artistic engagement strategist, Jess O’Rear and director, Hannah Wolf discuss the importance of casting, gender, power and toxic masculinity in Texas Theatre and Dance’s production of ENRON.
The College of Fine Arts sat down with members of the team responsible for creating the raptors of ENRON, taking the stage February 2018, to discuss the design process, challenges and the direction of collaborative design for the stage.
UTeach Dance major Sam Olayiwola discusses the reasons he chose to study dance, his passion for creating work and how studying at The University of Texas at Austin has helped his career.
Schroeder-Arce received the award, a recognition for her work in Higher Education, from Texas Educational Theatre Association at the organization's annual conference, TheatreFest.
Faculty member Kirk Lynn will be inducted into one of the most prestigious literary organizations in the state, the Texas Institute of Letters, this April, alongside Willie Nelson, novelist Bret Anthony Johnston and screenwriter Richard Linklater.
Recognizing her work on the new musical KPOP, Jeanette Yew is the recipient of the 2017 Lit Design Award. LIT (Light in Theory) celebrates the creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and application.
Debra Martin Chase shares stories on her work, including The Princess Diaries and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Will Davis (M.F.A. 2013), joined Chicago's American Theater Company as artistic director in 2016. Listed as number eight in Newcity Stage's countdown, Davis' work is heralded as demonstrating a "freedom of thought surrounding gender, race and sexuality refreshing in its assertion of its own normalcy."
Isaac Gomez's (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2013) one-woman show The Way She Spoke: A Docu-Mythology, starring Karen Rodriguez (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2013) and directed by Rudy Ramirez (M.A. 2012), runs January 11-20 at Austin's Vortex.
Reisman (M.F.A. in Playwriting, 2013) shares the top prize with fellow playwright Angela Hanks, and will receive two years of developmental support for her work in addition to a monetary award.
Karen Maness and Richard Isackes Win Oscar G. Brockett Golden Pen Award for The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop
The award will be given at the 2018 USITT National Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this March.
The UTLA Program in Los Angeles offers senior B.F.A. in Acting majors a unique opportunity to complete their final semester in Los Angeles, learning among entertainment professionals and getting an inside look at what it takes to make it in the industry.