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Headshots for alumni Amanda Salazar and Ashley Bowen, both of whom have joined Great River Shakespeare Festival's 2023 company

Amanda Salazar and Ashley Bowen Join Great River Shakespeare Festival's 2023 Company

May 30, 2023 | Great River Shakespeare Festival

Alum Amanda Salazar (M.F.A. 2013) has joined Great River Shakespeare Festival's 2023 company as their Director of Inclusion & Belonging and Mental Health Coordinator. She's also joined by Ashley Bowen (B.A. 2021), who will perform in multiple productions as a member of their acting company.

Faculty member Sara Simons and six UT grad students pose together in front of a colorful balloon arch at TYA/USA

Students, Alumni and Faculty Attend and Present at TYA/USA Conference

May 26, 2023

In mid-May, students, faculty and alumni traveled to Arizona to attend the TYA/USA 2023 Festival & Conference: AMPLIFY. There, they networked and learned alongside fellow theatre-makers, with many alumni performing and leading breakout sessions throughout the festival. 

David Rogers (B.F.A., Lighting Design, 1999) hired as security manager at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston

May 25, 2023

Ryan K. Johnson stands in a darkly lit space, clapping his hands in front of his chest, wearing a long sleeve black shirt

Ryan K. Johnson Joins Ohio State University as a Post-M.F.A. Scholar

May 23, 2023 | The Ohio State University

Recent graduate Ryan K. Johnson will continue his artistic journey as a Post-M.F.A. Scholar at Ohio State University's Department of Dance this fall. There, he'll deepen his work in rhythmic and kinesthetic performance.

poster for the new TV show LOVE AND DEATH, featuring a close up on Elizabeth Olsen's face

HBO Max's Love & Death Features Performances by Faculty and Alumni

May 15, 2023 | IMDb

HBO Max's Love & Death features performances by faculty member Christin Davis, alumnus Bruce McGill (B.F.A. 1973) and former UT students Olivia Applegate and Kira Pozehl. The crime drama was also partially filmed in nearby Georgetown, Texas. 

Nine UTeach Theatre graduates pose with three UTeach Theatre faculty, all smiling

ON THE BLOG: UTeach Student Teachers Learn to Lead with Empathy and Encouragement

May 11, 2023 | Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

The 2023 cohort of UTeach Theatre grads spent their final semester as student teachers. We spoke with a few of our 2023 UTeach grads about the lessons they learned in classrooms and the advice that helped them as student teachers.