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Alumna's Play Selected for the 2019 Kilroys List

Tuesday, June 18, 2019   |  The Kilroys

Alumna Kimberly Belflower's (M.F.A. 2017) play John Proctor is the Villain was selected as one of 33 new plays on the 2019 Kilroys List, which includes un-produced and underproduced plays by women, trans and non-binary authors. Titles are selected by nomination through the New Play Exchange. 

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Alumnus Joins the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Friday, June 14, 2019   |  Actors Theatre of Louisville

Recent alumnus Andrew G. Rodriguez (B.F.A. 2019) joins the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This program guides talented and motivated early-career theatre professionals to undertake a nine-month long training program that combines practical experience with professional development opportunities.

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Alumnus Recipient of Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship

Monday, May 20, 2019   |  Americans for the Arts

Andrew Aaron Valdez (B.F.A., 2017) is one of twelve inaugural recipients of the Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship awarded by Americans for the Arts, The Joyce Foundation and the American Express Foundation. The ACLC Fellowship is a one-year professional development program for emerging and mid-career arts leaders of color across arts disciplines in the Great Lakes region that aims to be a model for systemic national arts leadership change.

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The 2018–19 Austin Critics Table Awards Nominees Announced

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

An information affiliation of local arts critics have recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, visual arts and theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations, including three nominations for Dance Repertory Theatre's Fortitude (2019), three nominations for the fall 2018 production of Matawan and two nominations for the fall 2018 production of The Merchant of Venice.

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Alumnus Andrew Aaron Valdez Named Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow

Monday, May 13, 2019   |  Cleveland Public Theatre

Andrew Aaron Valdez (B.F.A., 2017) has been named one of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows. The Fellowship includes a cash award, with additional funds available for projects, professional development and access to space, equipment and other assets.

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Texas Theatre and Dance presents the 2019-2020 Season

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2019/2020 Subscription Series, featuring a reimagining of Shakespeare's Ophelia, a punk rock musical for a new generation, Jane Austen's classic tale of good sense and emotional sensibility, captivating new choreography and the stunning conclusion of Tarell Alvin McCraney's award-winning trilogy. 

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Review: Three Shitty Sons

Monday, March 25, 2019   |  Sightlines

Vibrant, hilarious and tender, Hannah Kenah’s Three Shitty Sons is a contemporary theatrical valentine sent to one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century.

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Review: Dance Repertory Theatre's Fortitude

Thursday, March 21, 2019   |  The Austin Chronicle

In this spring concert, a profound and moving tribute to a missing member of the Theatre and Dance Department community. 

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KJ Sanchez to Direct Quixote Nuevo at Hartford Stage

Friday, March 15, 2019   |  Hartford Courant

Associate Professor KJ Sanchez will direct playwright Octavio Solis's Quixote Nuevo for Hartford Stage's 2019/2020 season in a co-production with Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company and Houston’s Alley Theatre.

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Zero-Waste Design in Mr. Burns

Monday, March 4, 2019   |  Arts Next

Arts Next profiles the sustainable design work of M.F.A. in Design and Technology candidate Aaron Kubacak and Roxanne Rohmann (B.A., 2015) on the masks for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play last semester.

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"Charles O. Anderson's Dance (R)evolution"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019   |  Arts Next

Arts Next, the official magazine of the College of Fine Arts, profiles Associate Professor and Head of Dance Charles O. Anderson and exciting developments in the program here at Texas Theatre and Dance. 

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In Memoriam: Rebecca Ashley Walach

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   |  Ever Loved

Beloved alumna Rebecca Ashley Walach passed away February 19, 2019. A 2015 B.A. in Theatre and Dance graduate, Walach was a passionate actor and artist involved in theatre companies in both Austin and California. A talented artist and fierce friend, her light and spirit will be greatly missed. 

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Rennie Harris on NPR's All Things Considered

Monday, February 18, 2019   |  NPR

Senior Lecturer Rennie Harris discusses his new work Lazarus, commissioned for the sixtieth anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with Michel Martin for NPR's All Things Considered

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Cincinnati King by KJ Sanchez on CET

Monday, February 18, 2019   |  CET Public Television

Associate Professor KJ Sanchez's recent production of Cincinnati King at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, an exploration of the history of King Records, is featured on CET Public Television's The Art Show


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