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A neon sign for a sandwich shop called Clyde's from Lynn Nottage's play CLYDE'S

Yunina Barbour-Payne and Andy Grapko Collaborate on Clyde's at Ground Floor Theatre

April 11, 2024 | Ground Floor Theatre

Ground Floor Theatre's production of Clyde's features Ph.D. candidate Yunina Barbour-Payne as "Clyde" and intimacy direction by faculty member Andy Grapko. The production will be on stage May 16-June 1, 2024.

Discover more about the Texas Immersive Institute's upcoming experience, Elysian Heights

Current Students Collaborate on Texas Immersive Showcase

April 9, 2024

The Immersive Experiences course through Texas Immersive Institute is debuting an interactive event, Elysian Heights, which asks the question "What if Austin was ruled by artificial intelligence?" The creative team bringing this project to life features multiple UT Theatre and Dance students. 

Learn more about KJ Sanchez, Valeria Najera Zavala and Karla Bermudez's experiences in Romeo y Juliet in this Daily Texan article

Professor’s Bilingual, LGBTQ+ Adaptation Romeo y Juliet Creates Space for Unique Cast Bonding, Expression

April 8, 2024 | The Daily Texan

Co-creator of Romeo y Juliet, KJ Sanchez, speaks to Flora Farr of the The Daily Texan on the "why" behind the new bilingual LGBTQIA+ production. Farr also speaks to Theatre and Dance students Valeria Najera Zavala and Karla Bermudez, who play "Romeo" and "Juliet," about their experiences stepping into these roles.

Learn more about our Faculty and current student's involvement in Latinx Theatre Commons 10 year anniversary

Demian Chavez and Alison N. Vasquez On Attending the 2024 Latinx Theatre Commons Gathering

April 4, 2024 | American Theatre

Faculty member Alison N. Vasquez and current student Demian Chavez discuss their experiences attend the 10th anniversary Latinx Theatre Commons gathering in Boston.

An image of a mother and daughter sitting next to each other, with the text JANET PLANET TRAILER layered over

First Trailer is Released for Annie Baker's Janet Planet

April 4, 2024 | Vulture

A24 has released the first trailer for Janet Planet, written and directed by faculty member Annie Baker. Baker's feature film debut will hit theatres in June of 2024. 

Learn more about the script and setting in this blog from dramaturg of Romeo y Juliet, Demian Chavez Galvan

ON THE BLOG: Nuestra Tierra, Nuestro Teatro: Affirming Latinidad on Winship Stages

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

Dramaturg Demian Chavez Galvan dives into the script and context of Romeo y Juliet ahead of the show's run on April 10-21, 2024. Their article is published in both English and Spanish.

Discover more about Kirk Lynn's finishing of famed playwright, Thornton Wilder's unfinished work

Kirk Lynn on Completing Thornton Wilder's Unfinished Work, The Emporium

April 3, 2024 | New York Headline

Faculty member Kirk Lynn recounts the process of completing Thornton Wilder's unfinished play, The Emporium, which is set to premiere at the Alley Theatre on May 10, 2024. 

Discover more about Alum Rosalind Faires's newest directorial excursion alongside Jenny Connell Davis

Penfold Theatre's Reading Series to Feature Work by Rosalind Faires and Jenny Connell Davis

April 1, 2024 | Broadway World

Penfold Theatre Company has announced the two plays kicking off their new play reading series: Greyhound Famous, written by Tony Faia and directed by Rosalind Faires (B.A. 2015), and Anton Chekhov is a Tasty Snack, written by Jenny Connell Davis (M.F.A. 2009) and directed by Liz Fisher. 

Learn more about Alum Trey Curtis and J. Quinton Johnson's journey to the Broadway stage

Q&A: Years After Freshman Debut, Alums are Broadway Stars

April 1, 2024 | The Daily Texan

Trey Curtis (B.F.A. 2017) discusses his journey to the Broadway stage alongside former student J. Quinton Johnson, from their first UT Theatre and Dance production to now performing in Hamilton on Broadway together, with Curtis taking on the titular role.

Learn more about UT Theatre Artists involvment in Teatro Vivo's 2024 Austin Latinx New Play Festival

Austin Latinx New Play Festival Features Many UT Theatre Artists

April 1, 2024

Teatro Vivo, one of the cornerstones of the Austin theatre community, is hosting the 2024 Austin Latinx New Play Festival, featuring work by many alumni and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance. Now in its 14th year, this annual festival showcasing new works by Latinx theatre artists.