The Financial Times highlights the "howl of youthful angst" in Associate Professor Kirk Lynn's The Cold Record, part of the Under The Radar Festival at The Public Theater.
Associate Professor Andrea Beckham and Assistant Professor Katie Dawson's project "Make Your Move: Bodies Creating Change" will be part of the performance series at SXSWedu this March in partnership with Peace First. Full details at sxswedu.com.
Associate Professor Roxanne Schroeder-Arce essays the first in a series of articles for HowlRound Theatre Commons ahead of the 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival and Convening this month on the UT Austin campus.
Texas Exes profiles Associate Professor Gesel Mason in a new video about her project No Boundaries, an expanding and interactive archive of the work of contemporary black choreographers.
Associate Professor Gesel Mason is one of the recipients of a month-long Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, to continue her work on her project No Boundaries.
It takes a village to build an apocalypse, as the Austin Chronicle finds out in their feature on Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and the Better Mr. Burns team.
Associate Professor Charles O. Anderson, artistic director of Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, has been awarded a residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) to develop (Re)current Unrest, an evening-length immersive performance installation ‘ritual’.
Senior Lecturer Rennie Harris's probing Lazarus premieres as part of a program celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Andrew J. Friedenthal praises the work of director Adam L. Sussman to change The Merchant of Venice "from a painful reminder of historical stereotypes into an even more painful, desperately urgent exposé of our contemporary prejudices."
Burgess Byrd (Shylock), Bella Medina (Portia) and Adam L. Sussman (Director) sit down with Texas Theatre and Dance Marketing and Events Assistant Ryan Prendergast to discuss the challenges and rewards of one of Shakespeare’s most controversial and misunderstood plays. Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts.
The works of Dance Repertory Theatre’s Fall For Dance explore embodiment, community, diversity and introductions. Dorothy O’Shea Overbey’s new work, Invention in Three Parts, features the work of faculty and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance and Radio-Television-Film in a collaborative performance blending virtual reality, motion capture technology and contemporary ballet.
Assistant Professor Quetta Carpenter has been announced as the director the Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 2019 production of Julius Caesar. Her adaptation will offer a media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, set on the battlefields of social media and the 24-hour news cycle.
Associate Professor Kirk Lynn, one of the five artistic directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective, will perform in his own one-man show The Cold Record as part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival in January 2019.
Associate Professor Charles O. Anderson has been awarded a 2018-2019 Research & Creative Grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research for his project (Re)current Unrest. The evening-length piece is an immersive performance installation ‘ritual’ investigating legacy, authorship and the history of black art and protest through the lens of the erasure of the Africanist presence inside of Steve Reich’s compositions.
Professor Susan Mickey recently received the Jeff Award in Costume Design for her work on The Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (2017). The Jeff Awards honor outstanding theatre artists in the Chicago area and celebrate excellence through its recommendations, awards and honors.
Matawan Dramaturg Kristin Perkins outlines the history and truth behind the 1916 shark attacks in Matawan, New Jersey and details the state of a nation gripped by fear of disease and war.
Alumnus J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) has joined the cast of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy in the role of "Bobby Marrow," set to premiere on Broadway in January 2019. This music-filled play debuted in 2013 and details the hopes of a group of young singers at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys.
Meet the cast of Matawan, a new play by Dan Caffrey that tells the story of the summer of 1916 when a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Featuring an all-star cast of Texas Theatre and Dance students under the direction of Alice Stanley, Matawan takes the stage October 2018.
Oluwaseun S. Olayiwola (B.F.A. 2018) is currently a Fulbright Scholar pursuing an M.F.A. in Choreography at Trinity Laban in London, England. As an advocate for the arts and a Nigerian-American artist, Oluwaseun hopes to engage residents with dance during his two years in the program and contribute toward the Nigerian diaspora’s representation in the arts landscape.
Alumnus Cosme Flores (B.F.A. 2018) was recently cast as "Ben" in Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, set to air on Nickelodeon in 2019. Featuring an all-new cast of heroes and villains, Beast Morphers will expand the Power Rangers universe with tactical leather suits, 'Beast Bot' sidekicks and elevated battle footage.