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.
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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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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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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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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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.
From Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way,The Kentucky Cycle,Hacksaw Ridge), comes the incendiary political thriller that is captivating audiences across the country. August 30-September 10, 2017 in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. Tickets on sale June 19.
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UT Theatre and Dance Welcomes Renowned Hip-Hop Choreographer and Educator Dr. Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris
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.
A play for all ages, Luna tells the captivating story of Soledad who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school. Turning inward, she finds comfort in the company of the moon, Luna, her constant companion. Soledad finds the joy of friendship in her magical relationship with Luna, which encourages her to reach out to those around her. April 20-23, 2017 in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
The Cohen New Works Festival, a biennial festival presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin with sponsorship by Broadway Bank, is returning this year to premiere 38 new student-made projects April 10-14, 2017 on the university campus.
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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 tenth year, UTNT brings to the stage compelling works by Kimberly Belflower, Elizabeth Doss, William Glick and Megan Tabaque.
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Under the artistic direction of Charles O. Anderson, Jeremy Arnold and Lyn C. Wiltshire, The University of Texas at Austin's award-winning dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre, returns to the stage in Momentum.
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What became of Wendy Darling in the years following her adventures with Peter Pan in Neverland? An exploration of love, loss, identity and magic, Lost Girl, a new play by Kimberly Belflower, continues the story of J.M. Barrie's beloved character - the girl who had to grow up.
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The romance, passion and fears of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to life by actor Lucien Douglas in this dramatic, solo performance that includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, Eleonora, To Helen, selected letters and more. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents A Shadow Among Strangers: Performing the Life and Works for Edgar Allan Poe September 7-9, 2016 at the Oscar G. BrockettTheatre. Admission is free.
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Established in 2007 by nationally-renowned playwright Steven Dietz, this annual showcase of newly developed works for the American stage presents compelling works by Lydia Blaisdell, Joanna Garner, Gia Marotta and Tegan McLeod. UT (UT New Theatre) runs April 14-24 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.
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Bodies & Souls features new works by Alvin Rangel, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Jun Shen and Dance Repertory Theatre Artistic Directors Charles O. Anderson, Erica Gionfriddo and Lyn C. Wiltshire. Bodies & Souls runs April 8-17 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre.
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Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to procure a job with Duke Orsino, she finds herself in the midst of a topsy-turvy love triangle. Magic, mayhem and mistaken identities come to the stage in William Shakespeare’s treasured romantic comedy of revelry, reunion and love.
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