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REVIEW: Reframing the Corporate Beast

Thursday, March 1, 2018   |  The Austin Chronicle

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." 

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Harvey Schmidt, Composer of The Fantasticks, Dies at 88

Thursday, March 1, 2018   |  Playbill

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.

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REVIEW:ENRON Engaging and Thought Provoking High Tech Entertainment

Tuesday, February 27, 2018   |  Broadway World

"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.  

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ON THE BLOG: Toxic Masculinity and ENRON

Wednesday, February 21, 2018   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

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.

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ON THE BLOG: Meet the Cast of ENRON

Tuesday, February 20, 2018   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

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.

ON THE BLOG: Gender, Masculinity and Casting in ENRON

Thursday, February 15, 2018   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

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.

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Meet Sam Olayiwola, Class of 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018   |  UT News

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. 

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Kirk Lynn Inducted Into the Texas Institute of Letters

Monday, January 29, 2018   |  Los Angeles Times

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.

Alumnus Celebrated as one of Chicago's Top 50 Players for 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018   |  Newcity Stage

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."

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The Murdered Women of Juárez Find a Voice Onstage

Thursday, January 11, 2018   |  The Austin Chronicle

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.

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UTLA Program in Los Angeles Prepares Students for Show Business

Monday, January 1, 2018   |  The Alcalde

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.