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Kirk Lynn Co-Writes Screenplay with Meg Ryan and Steven Dietz

Tuesday, May 3, 2022   |  Variety

Faculty member Kirk Lynn is serving as co-writer for the upcoming film What Happens Later, directed by Meg Ryan who will also star alongside David Duchovny. This new take on the romantic comedy genre is based on the play Shooting Star by former faculty member Steven Dietz, who also serves a co-writer for the screenplay along with Lynn and Ryan.

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Alumna Kimberly Belflower Discusses John Proctor is the Villain

Wednesday, April 27, 2022   |  Washingtonian

During the world premiere run of her play John Proctor is the Villain at Studio Theatre, alumna Kimberly Belflower (M.F.A. 2017) spoke with Washingtonian about the themes that course through her work, re-examining the American classic The Crucible through the lens of high school students in the post-#MeToo era.

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Ventana Ballet Presents World Premiere of A Million Alien Gospels

Monday, April 25, 2022   |  Ventana Ballet

The world premiere of A Million Alien Gospels, co-choreographed by faculty member Dorothy O'Shea Overbey, will be featured as part of Ventana Ballet and Austin Camerata's upcoming event Beautiful World. A segment of A Million Alien Gospels was previously performed as part of Dance Repertory Theatre's PIVOT.

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UTeach Fine Arts to Host Representation Matters Symposium

Friday, April 22, 2022   |  College of Fine Arts: UTeach Fine Arts

UTeach Fine Arts, under associate dean and Theatre and Dance faculty member Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, to host Representation Matters Symposium, a celebration of Mexican American youth and fine arts education. Events and workshops will taking place at the College of Fine Arts and other locations across Austin on May 14-16, 2022.

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Co-Curator Karen Maness on Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema's Creative Legacy

Sunday, April 17, 2022   |  AP Archive on YouTube

Faculty member and co-curator Karen Maness and her colleagues discuss the importance of celebrating some of Hollywood's hidden treasures - hand-painted film backdrops. These backdrops are on display as part of the Art of the Hollywood Backdrop: Cinema’s Creative Legacy exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art until January 2023.

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Fusebox Festival 2022 Features UT Theatre and Dance Artists

Friday, April 15, 2022   |  Fusebox Festival

Fusebox Festival 2022's lineup includes Gesel Mason's Yes, And, which features multiple UT Theatre and Dance artists, as well as the installation Living Modernity, created by integrated media students under the guidance of faculty member Sven Ortel. Their work will be on display April 14-16, 2022. 

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Students Discuss Their Roles in Love and Information

Friday, April 15, 2022   |  The Daily Texan

The Daily Texan caught up with undergraduate students Andrea Nuñez (ensemble), Alyssa Hernandez (ensemble) and Alex Titsworth (sound designer) about their roles and experiences while working on Caryl Churchill's Love and Information, presented as part of the Texas Theatre and Dance 2021/2022 Season. 

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The 2022 BFA Actor Showcase

Monday, April 11, 2022

The B.F.A. in Acting degree program provides an opportunity for senior acting students to spend their final semester in residence at our Los Angeles campus, otherwise known as The University of Texas Semester in Los Angeles Program (UTLA). The semester concludes with a digital showcase released through Breakdown Services/Actors Access. 

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ON THE BLOG: Interpreting Connection in Caryl Churchill's Love and Information

Monday, April 11, 2022   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Love and Information director Mike Steele and dramaturg/movement director Molly Roy discuss the team’s interpretation of Caryl Churchill’s work and the movement, design and theatrical elements that bring lift to the technological underpinnings of the play.

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ON THE BLOG: Exploring the Forms and Themes in PIVOT

Tuesday, April 5, 2022   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

PIVOT, Dance Repertory Theatre’s spring 2022 performance, combines choreographic works by both faculty and graduate students, meditating on the many interpretations of the word “pivot.” To get a better idea of what audiences can expect, we spoke with each choreographer about the unique themes and dance styles that are incorporated into their work.

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ON THE BLOG: Meet the Cast of Love and Information

Thursday, March 31, 2022   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Caryl Churchill’s fast-moving kaleidoscope of vignettes features a versatile ensemble of 16 actors along with innovative design and theatrical elements. Meet the cast and creative team who are transforming the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre this spring.

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Alum Minghao Tu Receives Jerome Fellowship

Monday, March 28, 2022   |  Playwrights' Center

Playwright Minghao Tu (M.F.A. 2020) was selected as one of four 2022-23 Jerome Fellows, earning him a year-long residency at the Playwrights' Center as well as monetary support for new play development and opportunities to collaborate with professional artists. 

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UT Theatre and Dance Artists Featured in Austin Premiere of DOT

Thursday, March 24, 2022   |  BroadwayWorld

Faculty member Dr. Lisa B. Thompson to direct the Austin premiere of Colman Domingo's DOT at Ground Floor Theatre. The production, running May 13-28, 2022, also includes lighting design by Amber Whatley (M.F.A. 2021) and costume design by Desirée Humphries (staff), with actress Oktavea LaToi (B.A. 2017) among the cast.

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New Don Wilson Glenn African American Playwright Scholarship Announced

Sunday, March 20, 2022   |  East Texas News

Starting in fall of 2023, the newly endowed Don Wilson Glenn African American Playwright Scholarship will be awarded to a UT Theatre and Dance student playwright. Created with generous support by friends and classmates of award-winning playwright Don Wilson Glenn, each year's recipient will be selected following an annual playwriting competition.

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Kirk Lynn's Adaptation of The Emporium Among Works Celebrating Thornton Wilder

Thursday, March 17, 2022   |  AP News

On the 125th anniversary of his birth, theatres across the country are presenting works celebrating playwright Thornton Wilder. Among them is faculty member Kirk Lynn's adaptation of Wilder's unfinished script The Emporium, premiering at the Alley Theatre in June 2022.

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UT Faculty and Alumni Featured in McNay Art Museum Exhibit

Thursday, March 3, 2022   |  McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum's current exhibition, The Great Stage of Texas, highlights work by Texas theatre artists, including faculty member Karen Maness and alumni Michelle Nay (M.F.A. 1989) and Stephanie Busing (M.F.A. 2014). Their artwork will be on display March 3-July 24, 2022.

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ON THE BLOG: Celebrating Fifteen Years of New Play Development with UTNT

Friday, February 25, 2022   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

In celebration of its fifteenth season, we are exploring UTNT (UT New Theatre)’s history of fostering experimentation, creative collaboration and hands-on new play development, through the eyes of its playwriting alumni.

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