Cohen New Works Festival 2011

Presented by the University Co-op

March 28 – April 2, 2011
Sites in and around the Winship Drama Building

Through the generous support of the University Co-op, all events are free and open to the public.

The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op is a biennial festival organized by the Department of Theatre and Dance that celebrates original works created by UT students, faculty, and guest artists. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process — the creation of new work.

Inaugurated in 2001 as a new play festival, the Cohen New Works Festival was created and named in honor of David Mark Cohen, former head of playwriting within The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance. Cohen was killed in a car crash on December 23, 1997, but during his life, he was an adamant supporter of new work. Today, the Cohen New Works Festival has evolved to include not just plays, but all mediums of student-generated new work. It is the largest festival of its kind, being run and organized entirely by a committee of graduate and undergraduate students, with the support of faculty co-producers.

Resources, Press and Reviews:

Festival Roster

The Daily Texan – “UT festival showcases student plays” – 3/29/11

The Austin Chronicle – “Team Risk: UT students create a safe place for the classmates to make daring new stage work.” – 3/25/11

KNOW Events Blog – “The Making of the Cohen New Works Festival” – 3/25/11

The Alcalde Blog – “Cool Dancing Flash Mob Storms UT Campus” – 3/25/11

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Faculty Co-Producers: Denise Martel, Suzan Zeder, and David Justin

The Cohen New Works Festival Executive Committee and Student Creative Team (2011):

Haydee Antunano, Jen Ash, Rachel Atkinson, Ryan Andrus, Nicole Barnes, Tramaine Berryhill, Cassidy C. Browning, Rene Castro, Sarah Coleman, Gabriel Jason Dean, Eric Gazzillo, Trey Gilmore, Ryan Graham, Katelyn Griffiths, Tom Horan, Christy Howell, Carrie Kaplan, Alex Lagunas, Kate Leahy, Courtney Sale, Cheng-Wei Teng, Bianca Wugofski

Please visit the Festival website for more information.