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Texas Theatre and Dance presents the 2019-2020 Season

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2019/2020 Subscription Series, featuring a reimagining of Shakespeare's Ophelia, a punk rock musical for a new generation, Jane Austen's classic tale of good sense and emotional sensibility, captivating new choreography and the stunning conclusion of Tarell Alvin McCraney's award-winning trilogy. 

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A celebration of new work and innovation returns in the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Cohen New Works Festival, presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin, returns in a biennial, five-day festival celebrating new, student-created work April 15-19, 2019 on the university campus. The 2019 Festival will present 30 new works, including works of dance, theatre, new plays, installations and site-specific performance work.

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Celebrating the Creation of New Work, UTNT (UT New Theatre) Returns for a Twelfth Season

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance at Austin presents UTNT (UT New Theatre), March 12-31, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the F. Loren Winship Drama Building. Established in 2007 by nationally renowned playwright Steven Dietz, UTNT (UT New Theatre) is an annual showcase of newly developed works for the American stage from playwrights of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s master of fine arts program and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its twelfth year, UTNT brings to the stage compelling works by I-Chia Chiu, Hannah Kenah, Daria Miyeko Marinelli and Thom May.

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Dance Repertory Theatre Returns to the Stage in Fortitude

Monday, February 18, 2019

Under the artistic direction of Andrea Beckham and Erica Gionfriddo, Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fortitude, a concert celebrating the enduring spirit of dance and the strength of those called to it as a field. Fortitude features work by renowned guest artists, faculty and students as well as the annual presentation of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. 

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A story of longing and loss, The Women of _______ (a song not song) takes the stage

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Women of _______ (a song not song), inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, is a partially-devised work collecting the voices of historically marginalized people in an effort to explore trauma, political wars and our personal battles against ourselves. Written by I-Chia Chiu, kt shorb and the ensemble, February 13-17, 2019 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

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Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Tells a Story of Greed, Hatred and Love

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A businesswoman, hated for being Jewish, tries to break into the clique of rich men who run Venice. A wealthy merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. One of Shakespeare's most controversial and misunderstood plays, this production of The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society. Part scathing social satire, part romantic comedy, part revenge thriller, The Merchant of Venice defies expectations and asks us to examine what hatred we hold in our hearts.

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Dance Repertory Theatre Explores Embodiment and Innovation in Fall For Dance

Monday, October 15, 2018

Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Dorothy O’Shea Overbey and Gesel Mason, The University of Texas at Austin’s award-winning dance company Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fall For Dance, November 6-11 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. An examination of embodiment and innovation through contemporary ballet, Fall For Dance features works by renowned guest artists, including Gregory Dolbashian and Sidra Bell. 

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A New Play About the Fatal Shark Attacks of 1916

Monday, September 17, 2018

Texas Theatre and Dance presents Matawan by Dan Caffrey, October 10-21, 2018 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. In the summer of 1916, a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Further inland, a polio epidemic plagued Philadelphia, while the cloud of World War I loomed over the Nation. Spanning several cities, the infinite depths of the ocean and the point of view of the shark herself, Matawan examines how our internal anxieties are often just as terrifying as our national catastrophes.

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A New, Lyrical Biography of Leonard Bernstein Takes the Stage

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents a semi-staged reading of A Plan and Not Quite Enough Time featuring professional and student actors, directed by KJ Sanchez (ReEntry). Written by Kirk Lynn (The Method Gun) and commissioned through collaboration with The College of Fine Arts and Texas Performing Arts, this new play takes a symphonic look at the major melodies playing throughout Bernstein’s life: music, family, spiritual longing, carnal passions and death. 

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Three New Plays Take the Stage as part of UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Established in 2007 by nationally renowned playwright Steven Dietz, UTNT (UT New Theatre) is an annual showcase of newly developed works for the American stage from playwrights of the Department of Theatre and Dance's master of fine arts program and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its eleventh year, UTNT brings to the stage compelling works by Paz Pardo (Milton, MI), Drew Paryzer (Loverboy) and Travis Tate (MotherWitch). 

Dance Repertory Theatre Returns to the Stage in Transcendence

Monday, March 19, 2018

Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson and Andrea Beckham, Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Transcendence, a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Yacov Sharir. Featuring works by nationally renowned artists including Rennie Harris, Yacov Sharir, Madison Hicks, Andee Scott and Andrea Beckham, Transcendence also marks the inaugural year of a celebration of the life and art of Haruka Weiser through a new work commissioned in her name. 

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A True Story of False Profits, ENRON Brings Lucy Prebble's Epic Myth to the Stage

Monday, January 29, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents a true story of false profits, ENRON directed by Hannah Wolf, February 21-March 4, 2018 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Written by Lucy Prebble, ENRON follows the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company. Presented as an epic myth, featuring a cast of all women and non-binary actors, ENRON takes us through the twists and turns of capitalism, the glamour of greed and the toxic adrenaline of success. Witness the depth of deceit that led to one of the largest financial scandals in history. 

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Tony Award-Winning Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Comes to the B. Iden Payne Theatre

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents the musical comedy gem The Drowsy Chaperone directed by Nick Mayo, December 6-10, 2017 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. With book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, The Drowsy Chaperone offers a delightful tribute to Jazz Age musicals. 

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An Exploration of Identity and Self-Expression, Dance Repertory Theatre Returns in Fall For Dance

Friday, October 20, 2017

Under the direction of Jeremy Arnold, Erica Gionfriddo and Dorothy O'Shea Overbey, The University of Texas at Austin's award-winning dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fall For Dance, November 7-12, 2017 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. An exploration of identity, cultural experience and self-expression through contemporary dance, Fall For Dance features works by renowned artists, including Charles O. Anderson with Jeremy Arnold, Jenn Freeman, Ray Eliot Schwartz and Dorothy O'Shea Overbey. 

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Arthur Miller's Tony Award-Winning Masterpiece On Stage This Season

Monday, October 16, 2017

Texas Theatre and Dance presents Arthur Miller's The Crucible directed by Michael Fry, November 8-19, 2017 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Accusations of wtichcraft turn neighbor against neighbor in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts. The malicious trials that follow reflect the mob psychology of a community paralyzed by terror, in which piety and righteousness are masks for malevolent greed and self-interest. 

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Anon(ymous), a Play for Young Audiences, Takes the Stage This October

Monday, September 18, 2017

Based on Homer's The Odyssey, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people - some kind, some dangerous and cruel - as he searches for his family. From a sinister, one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies, to a sweatshop, Anon much navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape to find "home." October 4-15, 2017 in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. 

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Series of Panels to Discuss the Importance of New Work

Monday, August 14, 2017

In association with Texas Theatre and Dance's production of Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall, a series of panels are planned to discuss creating innovative theatre. Featuring Writing and Producing New Work in the American Theatre and The Role of the Critic and Scholar in Assessing New Work. These discussions, along with a post-performance talk back with playwright Robert Schenkkan and director Brant Pope, will take place at the Osar G. Brockett Theatre on September 7, 2017. 

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UT Theatre and Dance Welcomes Renowned Hip-Hop Choreographer and Educator Dr. Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the faculty appointment of renowned choreographer Dr. Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris. Recognized by the United States Department of Education as a leading ambassador for the art of hip-hop dance, Harris will teach technique courses, set repertory and offer lectures in the Department of Theatre and Dance beginning January 2018.

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