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Crone by Dorothy O'Shea Overbey (Fall For Dance, 2017); Photo by Lawrence Peart (2017)

2018/2019 Subscription Series

2018/2019 Subscription Series

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2018/2019 Subscription Series, featuring an intimate exploration of the trauma of marginalized communities, a darkly satirical Shakespearean drama, dynamic new choreography and the story of a city's growing fear amidst a series of deadly shark attacks.

Upgrade your subscription for greater savings on tickets to one or more of our Series Plus offerings, including the return of the Cohen New Works Festival, which presents over 30 new works to more than 7,000 attendees in five days; UTNT (UT New Theatre), presenting new plays by M.F.A. Playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and the Michener Center for Writers; and Dance Repertory Theatre's Fall For Dance

 Subscriptions for the 2018-2019 Season are now closed.
Stay tuned for our 2019-2020 Subscription Series announcement on May 1.

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2018/2019 Subscription Series


By Dan Caffrey

October 11-21, 2018
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

In 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. Matawan follows the humans who struggle against these forces, as well as the story of the shark - a creature whose constant evolution has led to years of survival. 

The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare

November 15 - December 2, 2018
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

In Venice, a Jewish businesswoman tries to join a clique of power-brokers, a wealthy merchant tries to buy a young man's love and an heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. Combining elements of satire, comedy and thriller, The Merchant of Venice asks us how far we're willing to go to achieve happiness. 

The Women of _______ (a song not song)

Written by I-Chia Chiu, kt shorb and the ensemble

February 14-17, 2019
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 

Inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, The Women of _______ (a song not song) invites the audience to join nameless ghosts on a multilingual journey through poems and tales. As a partially-devised work collecting voices of historically marginalized people, the play explores trauma and our political and personal wars against ourselves. 

Dance Repertory Theatre Presents


March 6-15, 2019
B. Iden Payne Theatre

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 works by renowned guest artists, faculty and students as well as the annual presentation of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. 

Series Plus

A Plan and Not Quite Enough Time 

By Kirk Lynn

September 29-30, 2018
B. Iden Payne Theatre

A semi-staged reading featuring professional actors, this lyrical biography of Leonard Bernstein takes a symphonic look at the major melodies playing throughout his life: music, family, spiritual longing, carnal passions and death. We see Leonard as a boy and man, as a father and son; bisexually brilliant and politically naïve. Cymbals crash, the brass crescendos, the maestro takes a bow. 

Commissioned by the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office, Texas Theatre and Dance and Texas Performing Arts. 

Dance Repertory Theatre presents

Fall For Dance

November 7-11, 2018
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Dance Repertory Theatre, the award-winning student dance company, presents new work from professional and student choreographers in Fall For Dance.

UTNT (UT New Theatre)

New plays by M.F.A. Playwriting candidates
Curated by KJ Sanchez 
Co-Curated by Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw

March 12-31, 2019
F. Loren Winship Drama Building

Established in 2007, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its twelfth season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. 


The Cohen New Works Festival

April 15-19, 2019

Presenting over 30 new works to more than 7,000 attendees in five days. 

The largest festival of its kind, this biennial performance event celebrates original works created by university students and faculty. 


Series Plus pass holders receive four guaranteed, reserved tickets to select events as part of the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival. A list of select events will be available in March 2019. 

Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change.