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What to Watch for the Holidays: Festive Performances Featuring UT Theatre and Dance Artists

December 8, 2022

It’s that time of year, as the holidays draw near, to watch some plays filled with festive cheer! We’re delighted to see so many Theatre and Dance artists spreading joy this winter in holiday productions across Texas. From reimagined classics right here in Austin, to dazzling productions at a neighboring Texas theatre, to an interactive bilingual performance, there are plenty of shows to help get audiences into the holiday spirit.

colorful drawing of five students and different elements from the Rude Mechs workshop they participated in

Embracing Imperfection Through Adaptation: A Workshop with Rude Mechs

December 6, 2022

Students from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance were recently invited to a creative workshop hosted by Rude Mechs, the department’s resident theatre organization.

eight actors posing with confused/contemplative expressions below the title THE ONE-ACT PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Alumni Collaborate on The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong

November 18, 2022 | Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse opens their 2022-2023 Season with The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong, featuring actor Ben G. Bazán (B.A. 2012) and lighting designer Mark Novick (B.A. 2000). This hilarious new farce will be on stage November 18-December 18, 2022. 

three images, one of the artwork STACKED WATERS, one with the words THE MATERIALS THAT MAKE US and the last with the words METAMORPHOSIS

Students Perform at the Blanton Museum of Art and Art Galleries at Black Studies

November 11, 2022 | UT Theatre and Dance

Students from multiple disciplines have been working together this semester to devise new museum theatre pieces that explore themes of belonging, memory and community. Their work will be presented in a series of free performances at the Blanton Museum of Art and Art Galleries at Black Studies.

Cover of Remember This and headshot of author Steve Adams

Alum Steve Adams Publishes Debut Novel Remember This

November 10, 2022

Alum Steve Adams (B.A. 1981) recently published his debut novel, Remember This, through The University of Wisconsin Press, acknowledging his time at the Department of Theatre and Dance as inspiration for his protagonist's artistic journey.

Dr. Lisa B. Thompson sits with The New School President Dr. Dwight A. McBride

Dr. Lisa B. Thompson Discusses Her Career with President of The New School

November 3, 2022 | YouTube

As one of their Presidential Visiting Scholars, faculty member Dr. Lisa B. Thompson sat down with The New School President Dr. Dwight A. McBride to talk about her work as a playwright and scholar and the experiences that led her to where she is now.