In the News: Building the Wall

From Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way, The Kentucky Cycle, Hacksaw Ridge), comes the incendiary political thriller that is captivating audiences across the country. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents Building the Wall, August 30-September 10, 2017 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

“A must-see show!”
The New York Times

“Terrifyingly plausible dystopian fiction. It imagines the unimaginable and should be seen!”
– Los Angeles Times

“A mesmerizing and shocking new play that simmers with of-the-moment urgency.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

Recent publications:

How a Revolutionary New Play Takes Aim at President Trump's Immigration Policies - Time (May 30, 2017)

Sense of Crisis: An Interview with Robert Schenkkan - The Theatre Times (May 26, 2017)

Q&A: Playwright and Screenwriter Robert Schenkkan - The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts

OPENFORUM Blog: We Must Not Cede Our Moral Authority (A note from playwright Robert Schenkkan)

He Says: 'Building The Wall' The Handyman's Tale - Times Square Chronicles (May 26, 2017)

'Building the Wall,' the Hot-Button Drama About Trump's American - Variety (May 24, 2017)

Review: Immigrant interrogation drama focuses on individuals - amNewYork (May 24, 2017)

'Building the Wall': Theater Review (New World Stages, New York) - The Hollywood Reporter (May 24, 2017)

Is 'Building the Wall' a Psychic Prediction of What's to Come? - Times Square Chronicles (May 21, 2017)

Theater: 'Building the Wall,' a Trump critique, strikes a nerve - Austin American-Statesman (May 5, 2017)

Forum brings Schenkkan's must-see 'Building the Wall' to Arena and Silver Spring - DC Theatre Scene (May 3, 2017)

'Building the Wall,' Robert Schenkkan's anti-Trump protest play, is one of L.A.'s hottest tickets - Los Angeles Times (April 18, 2017)

Play from 'Hacksaw Ridge' Writer Imagines Dystopian Future After Trump Impeachment - Breitbart News (March 23, 2017)

Robert Schenkkan's 'Building the Wall,' set in Trump's America, imagines the unimaginable - Los Angeles Times (March 20, 2017)

'Building the Wall': Theater Review (Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles) - The Hollywood Reporter (March 20, 2017)

Robert Schenkkan's Protest: A Portable Wall (Interview) - American Theatre Magazine (March 7, 2017)

Denver's Curious Theatre to produce playwright's rapid response to the Trump era - The Know, Denver Post (February 10, 2017)

Onstage, Rapidly Reacting to the Dawn of the Trump Era - The New York Times (February 5, 2017)

What do we do in the time of Trump? The theater community is trying to figure out the answer. - The Washington Post (February 5, 2017)

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