2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Season

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents The Bigot

Mar 4 – 12, 2017

When Simon Levinson accuses his father of bigotry, he must confront a series of larger challenges, including the polarization of American politics and how to make his boyfriend love him. Taking place over the course of the Obama years, the play explores what we gain and lose when society progresses and asks us to answer the question, "Who is the true bigot?"

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents Slumber Party

Mar 5 – 11, 2017

Three teen girls coerce one another into a suicide pact to end their meaningless existence. On a mountainside in New Mexico, wonder transcends their tragedy as they find new life by leaving the world behind.

The Cohen New Works Festival 2017

Apr 10 – 14, 2017

The Cohen New Works Festival, presented by Broadway Bank, is a biennial, week-long showcase of new work created by students at The University of Texas at Austin held in various locations in and around UT campus. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process–the creation of new work.

Luna (2017)

Apr 20 – 23, 2017

A play for all ages, Luna tells the captivating story of Soledad who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school. She finds comfort in the company of the moon, Luna, and their magical relationship encourages Soledad to reach out to those around her.

2017 BFA Actor Showcase

Apr 25, 2017

After three years of rigorous training in Austin, our actors have spent this past semester in Los Angeles studying with Howard Fine and Michael D. Cohen and engaging with a number of industry professionals. Presented at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, California. 

Panorama

May 1 – 4, 2017

This portfolio showcase features an exciting exhibition celebrating the work of emerging artists in costume design, lighting design, scenery, media and technology. 

Ears, Eyes + Feet

May 5 – 6, 2017

An annual performance of collaborative works by composers, choreographers and media artists from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Building the Wall (2017)

Aug 30 – Sep 10, 2017

From Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, comes the incendiary political thriller that is captivating audiences across the country. Written in “a white heat” fury following the November 2016 election, Building the Wall imagines a dystopia impacted by President Trump’s border and immigration policies.

A Career in Arts Journalism and Writing with Robert Faires and Jay Handelman

Sep 7, 2017

In this moderated conversation, Robert Faires, Arts Editor of the Austin Chronicle and Jay Handelman, Arts Critic of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, will explore questions and pathways about careers in arts journalism and writing. Students will be given a chance to dialogue and engage with both of these professionals, deepening their understanding of the role of the critic in the modern artistic landscape.

Writing and Producing New Work in the American Theatre

Sep 7, 2017

A discussion on developing new work as part of a series of panels surrounding Building the Wall (August 30 - September 10).

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