Recent News


Theatre and Dance Inquiry


Blake Hammond (BA in Theatre & Dance, attended) stars as Edna Turnblad in Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY.

Oct. 8, 2006

Allen Robertson (MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth, 1992) plays the role of Buford in Austin's home-grown kiddie show "The Biscuit Brothers."

Sept. 28, 2006

The show just received a Lone Star Emmy nomination for children’s programming.

David Utley (MFA in Theatrical Design, 2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

has been made a member of United Scenic Artists local 829. This membership allows him to design theatre anywhere in Los Angeles and design theatre, television, and film in New York City.

Flordelino Lagundino (MFA in Acting, 2004)

Sept. 5, 2006

is currently playing Laertes in Hamlet and will be in Noises Off (dir. Keith Baxter) as Tim. Productions both staged at the Perseverance Theatre in Douglas, Alaska.

Chase Crossno (BA in Theatre & Dance/Anthropology, 2006)

Aug. 28, 2006

has been accepted into the World Teach program. The program will take her to Namibia, Africa for one year to teach HIV/AIDS resource and prevention courses using theatre and the arts.

Matthew Herrick (MFA in Acting, 2004) made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall this summer.

Aug. 27, 2006

Benefit concert of Broadway hits was entitled “The Gift of Music.”

John Newman (M.A.)

Aug. 19, 2006

was selected by the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America to received the first Robertson Award. This award recognizes an outstanding teacher of theatre in a public high school in the United States.

David M. Barber (BFA in Theatrical Design, 1990) is credited in a New York Times article

Aug. 3, 2006

for his “over the top” scene design in the Two River Theatre production of “Tartuffe”. Read more about Barber’s “Texas McMansion decorated like a Disney theme park” in this November 26 New York Times arts review.