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Joel Valentín-Martínez Choreographs for University of Wisconsin-Madison's Moonshine

February 21, 2023 | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Faculty member Joel Valentín-Martínez's choreographic work "Dear Brother" will be presented as part of University of Wisconsin-Madison's Moonshine, an evening of performance celebrating Black History Month. Dancer Kevin Ormsby will perform Valentín-Martínez's latest work.

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Alum Oktavea LaToi Premieres New Work at The VORTEX

February 20, 2023 | Vortex

The VORTEX presents the world premiere of i see you. you're seen., written and performed by alumna Oktavea LaToi (B.A. 2017). This solo performance, also featuring video design by M.F.A. candidate Jackson Cobb, will be on stage February 25 through March 11, 2023.

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Allen Porterie Receives Monica K. Roberts Graduate Award

February 17, 2023 | University of Texas Libraries

M.F.A. candidate Allen Porterie received the inaugural Monica K. Roberts Graduate Award. Established by UT Libraries, this award is part of their Black Queer Studies Student Awards, recognizing outstanding scholarship in the field of Black Queer Studies.

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Alum Ashley Malafronte Awarded SDCF Noël Coward Fellowship

February 13, 2023 | BroadwayWorld

Ashley Malafronte (M.A. 2021) has been awarded the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Noël Coward Fellowship. As part of her fellowship, she'll work with director and faculty member KJ Sanchez on Arizona Theatre Company's production of Private Lives.

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ON THE BLOG: Meet The Casts Of UTNT (UT New Theatre), 2023

February 13, 2023 | Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Now in its sixteenth season, UTNT (UT New Theatre) brings together students from all theatre-making disciplines to develop new plays by rising playwrights. Meet the casts and creative teams behind this year's UTNT (UT New Theatre) showcase.

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Kirk Lynn Features in Two Guys on Your Head In-Person on February 21

February 10, 2023 | Texas Theatre and Dance

Playwriting faculty member Kirk Lynn discusses the performance of play as part of Two Guys on Your Head In-Person (a production from NPR Radio) on February 21, as part of the Texas Science Festival 2023.

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World Premiere of "Spells of the Sea" by Recent Alumni Staged by Metro Theater Company

February 10, 2023 | Metro Theatre Company

Guinevere Govea (B.A. 2021) and Anna Pickett (B.S. in Youth and Community Studies) will receive the world premiere of their original work Spells of the Sea February 10-March 5, 2023. Spells of the Sea was first workshopped as part of the Cohen New Works Festival. 

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Students and Faculty Discuss the Arts and STEM

February 8, 2023 | The Daily Texan

Current B.F.A. in dance student London Lack argues for the inclusion of arts programs in STEM practices, speaking with faculty member Tina Curran and fellow student IvyCamille Sampson.

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Emma Dickerson Receives Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making

February 8, 2023 | USITT

M.F.A. candidate Emma Dickerson was selected for the 2023 Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making. This award recognizes her excellence and artistry as a costume maker and earns her a monetary prize and registration for the USITT Conference & Stage Expo. 

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Alum Kimber Lee Nominated as Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist

February 7, 2023 | The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Kimber Lee (M.F.A. 2011) is among ten finalists for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play saturday. Lee's play was selected from nearly 200 applicants worldwide for the international prize, which centers the work of women+ playwrights.