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book cover for Paz Pardo's new book THE SHAMSHINE BLIND, next to Pardo's headshot

Alum Paz Pardo Publishes Debut Novel

December 21, 2022 | Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Alum Paz Pardo's (M.F.A. 2018) debut novel, The Shamshine Blind, is now available for pre-order through Simon & Schuster, Inc. Crafted over eight years, Pardo's sci-fi noir has received glowing reviews from fellow authors and critics alike.

six dancers, all of which are students or faculty and former faculty, throw confetti at the PPP@20 celebration

ON THE BLOG: PPP@20: A History Marked by Passion in Performance and Scholarship

December 20, 2022 | Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

The Performance as Public Practice program has constantly evolved throughout its 20-year history, revolutionized by the professors who champion it and the students who participate in its courses. We spoke to faculty members past and present to find out more about PPP’s development and evolution.

four actors from ...but you could've held my hand smiling with each other

...but you could've held my hand Among 2022 Performance Highlights

December 19, 2022 | Sightlines Magazine

Ahead of the new year, Sightlines magazine writer Courtney Thomas (B.A. 2022) created a recap of seven memorable productions from 2022. ...but you could've held my hand was highlighted for its "heart and poignancy," among other performances featuring UT Theatre and Dance artists.

Headshot for Annie Baker, who was just selected for The ArtDesk 100

Annie Baker Selected for The ArtDesk 100

December 18, 2022 | ArtDesk magazine

Faculty member Annie Baker was selected for The ArtDesk 100, ArtDesk magazine's inaugural list of influential creators paving new pathways for thinking and artmaking.

headshot for Andrea L. Hart, the new Artistic Director of Cabrillo Stage

Alumna Named Artistic Director for Cabrillo Stage

December 16, 2022

Andrea L. Hart (M.F.A. 2022) was appointed as the first female artistic director for Cabrillo Stage, a summer musical festival in the Monterey Bay area of California.