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graphic for Lincoln Center Theater's production of DAPHNE, written by alumna Renae Simone Jarrett

Lincoln Center Theater Presents Daphne by Renae Simone Jarrett

September 15, 2023 | Lincoln Center Theater

Lincoln Center Theater will present Daphne, a new, surreal play by Renae Simone Jarrett (M.F.A. 2021), beginning October 2023. Her play delves into the mind-bending realizations of her main character Daphne following her move out of the city with her girlfriend.

incoming 2023 faculty

The Department of Theatre and Dance Welcomes Incoming Faculty

September 14, 2023

The Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to celebrate a number of incoming tenured and tenure-track faculty this academic year. Among them is newly-appointed chair Dr. Peter Carpenter (Z.T. Scott Family Chair in Drama), who joins the department from his previous position as director of the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida. Also joining the department this fall are Performance as Public Practice faculty members Enzo E. Vasquez Toral and Rosemary Candelario, who represent the continued growth, development and expansion of their area. 

Headshot for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and faculty member Annie Baker

Annie Baker Featured in Vogue for Premiere of Infinite Life

September 8, 2023 | Vogue

Faculty member Annie Baker recently spoke with Vogue about the world premiere of her play Infinite Life. Baker's new play, which explores pain, fragility and comfort, is on stage at Atlantic Theater Company beginning in August 2023. 

A yellow graphic for UNTITLED F*CK M*SS S**GON PLAY, with a silhouette of a woman, behind which another woman's face is visible peering through

Kimber Lee's untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play on Stage at Young Vic

September 7, 2023 | Young Vic

After a production at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play by Kimber Lee (M.F.A. 2011) will be on stage at Young Vic Theatre in London, England. Lee's acclaimed play will run from mid-September to November 4, 2023.

A group of 11 alumni, faculty and students pose together at the 2023 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference

UT Theatre and Dance Artists Present at ATHE Conference

September 7, 2023

Before the start of the fall semester, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s (ATHE) Annual Conference took place in Austin, Texas. UT Department of Theatre and Dance affiliates attended, presented and orchestrated this year’s conference, sharing their theatrical knowledge and networking with fellow theatre practitioners.

Read more about kt shorb and siri gurudev's Arts Research with Communities of Color Fellowships

kt shorb and siri gurudev Awarded Arts Research with Communities of Color Fellowships

September 1, 2023 | Social Science Research Council

Alumni kt shorb (Ph.D. 2021) and siri gurudev (Ph.D. 2023) have been selected as Arts Research with Communities of Color Fellows by the Social Science Research Council. As members of this year's cohort, shorb will work with Theater Mu and gurudev will work with Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, conducting research geared towards making the arts a more equitable field.

Danny Tejera's (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2020) play, TOROS, had its world premiere at Second Stage Uptown in August

Sept. 1, 2023 | New York Times

The play was presented at UTNT and stars Tony-Award-winner Frank Wood.

Jacqueline Hinton (B.F.A., Dance, 2001) produced, choreographed, and performed in the short dance film "Mi Gran Dolor"

Sept. 1, 2023 | Instagram

The short film was chosen to screen at Los Angeles Dance Film Festival's Dance Films on the Lawn at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica. Hinton can also be seen in the sci-fi film Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth, now out on Amazon Prime.