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Read about Annie Baker's shift to filmmaking for her debut film JANET PLANET

Annie Baker Shifts Her Focus to the Big Screen

June 9, 2024 | The New Yorker

The New Yorker spoke with faculty member Annie Baker about her debut film Janet Planet, from her inspiration when writing the work to the discoveries she made while directing and the ways her background in theatre carried over to filmmaking.

Learn about Associate Professor of Practice and Director of Production Rusty Cloyes

ON THE BLOG: Faculty Spotlight: Rusty Cloyes

June 3, 2024 | Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

As an Associate Professor of Practice, Rusty Cloyes serves as a mentor for the next generation of stage managers and theatre artists attending The University of Texas at Austin. We spoke with Cloyes and a few of his students about his theatrical background, his favorite part of teaching and the valuable advice he’s shared with his students.
Trey Curtis, J. Quinton Johnson and Vincent Jamal Hooper pose together

The New York Times Highlights Former Students' Rise to Broadway Stardom

May 31, 2024 | The New York Times

The New York Times spoke with Trey Curtis (B.F.A. 2017), J. Quinton Johnson (attended) and their friend Vincent Jamal Hooper about their journey from teen theatre artists in Austin, Texas to Broadway stages performing in Hamilton and The Lion King
A headshot for Josafath Reynoso, winner of Santa Barbara Independent's Feast for the Eyes Award

Josafath Reynoso Receives Indy Award for Scenic Design

May 30, 2024 | Santa Barbara Independent

Faculty member Josafath Reynoso received Santa Barbara Independent's 2024 Feast for the Eyes Award, recognizing his outstanding scenic design for Pacific Conservatory Theatre's production of American Mariachi

Headshots for the six Live Design and Production alumni who presented at this year's National Design Portfolio Review

Recent Graduates Present at National Design Portfolio Review

May 23, 2024 | National Design Portfolio Review

In May 2024, recent Live Design and Production graduates Alex Rockey, Sarah Jean Elliott (Selliott), Heekyung Kim, Leah Hummel, Meagan Beattie and Sydney Sousa presented at the National Design Portfolio Review in New York City. 

A graphic for the Performance Philosophy Conference, entitled After Tragedy

UT Artists Present in Performance Philosophy Conference

May 15, 2024 | Performance Philosophy

The Performance Philosophy Conference brings scholars from around the world to the Winship Drama Building and other buildings across campus. Presenters will include students Jessica Peña-Torres, Yuge Ma and Whitney Beth Mosery, alumni I.B. Hopkins (M.F.A. 2020) and Jack Isaac Pryor (Ph.D. 2011) and faculty Leah Cox, Kirk Lynn and Alexandra Bassiakou-Shaw.

A graphic for SPELLS OF THE SEA, featuring a vial of elixir with an image of a girl looking out at the sea within it

Spells of the Sea by Guinevere Govea Sets Sail for the Kennedy Center

May 15, 2024 | The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Spells of the Sea, a new coming-of-age musical written by Guinevere Govea (B.A. 2021) with creative contributions by Anna Pickett, will be on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 12-20, 2024.

A dancer leans against the frame of a blue door, their left arm and leg extended parallel to the ground

Gesel Mason's Yes, And to be Performed at The Contemporary Austin

May 15, 2024 | The Contemporary Austin

Faculty member Gesel Mason's Yes, And will be performed at The Contemporary Austin as the final program of the HOST: Fusebox series. Her piece will be performed on all floors of the Jones Center, with the work of artist Lubaina Himid as a backdrop.

Read about the 2024/2025 Ransom Center Fellows and their research projects

Michael DeWhatley and Emma Watkins Receive Ransom Center Fellowships

May 13, 2024 | Ransom Center Magazine

Ph.D. candidate Michael DeWhatley and alum Emma Watkins (M.F.A. 2024) both receive 2024/2025 Ransom Center Fellowships. During their fellowships, they'll each have access to the Harry Ransom Center's archives and additional resources while working on their own research projects and writings.

A headshot of Dean Ramón Rivera-Servera standing with the UT tower in the background

Dean Ramón H. Rivera-Servera Joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 2, 2024 | The University of Texas at Austin

Dean Ramón Rivera-Servera (Ph.D. 2003) will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining a prestigious cohort of scholars from across the country, as well as 25 international honorary members.