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Luna: The Impact of a Migrant Story on Tour to Austin Students

Rudine Sims Bishop, Professor Emerita of Education at Ohio State University and influential scholar on multicultural children’s literature, commonly notes the power of theatre for young audiences as a mirror of experiences very similar to their own as well as a… Continue Reading Luna: The Impact of a Migrant Story on Tour to Austin Students

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Celebrating Creative Innovation with The Cohen New Works Festival

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Every two years, The Cohen New Works Festival presents over 30 new works of theatre, dance, art and performance to over 7,000 attendees in five days. This festival, named after former playwriting faculty member David Mark Cohen, who our community… Continue Reading Celebrating Creative Innovation with The Cohen New Works Festival

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Creating New Work with UTNT (UT New Theatre)

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The creation of new work is challenging for many reasons. Over the course of its development, pages are written and rewritten; scrapped and embellished; characters change, finding new paths through their newly-imagined lives and plot lines take unexpected turns. UTNT… Continue Reading Creating New Work with UTNT (UT New Theatre)

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Celebrating Black History Month Through Contemporary Dance

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February is Black History Month in the United States and Dance Repertory Theatre is marking the occasion in a celebration of African American culture upon contemporary dance in Momentum, under the artistic direction of Charles O. Anderson, Jeremy Arnold and Lyn… Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month Through Contemporary Dance

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A Day in the Life: Scenic Design

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The first in a series of behind-the-scenes looks at what it’s like to be involved both on stage and off, we discussed the process of scenic design with M.F.A. in Design and Technology candidate Bruno-Pierre Houle from conception to strike… Continue Reading A Day in the Life: Scenic Design

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Love Theatre

Today the world celebrates #LoveTheatreDay, a day where organizations and cultural institutions across the globe publicize all the reasons why theatre and the arts are worth fighting for. Students, faculty and staff from Texas Theatre and Dance have raised their… Continue Reading Love Theatre

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Interview with “Lost Girl” Playwright, Director and Dramaturg

We sat down with Lost Girl playwright, Kimberly Belfower; director, Cara Phipps; and dramaturg, Cortney McEniry to discuss the development of this exciting new piece of theatre including the social implications of the work, the cultural context and the cast’s… Continue Reading Interview with “Lost Girl” Playwright, Director and Dramaturg

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The History and Context of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”

In both the original text and in the adaptations that followed, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women speaks across generations of discovery, heartache and love. Zoë Crabtree, dramaturg, goes deeper into the historical context of this work and the place of feminism… Continue Reading The History and Context of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”

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The Nine Best Theatre and Dance Costume Designs of All Time

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In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the top nine works of costume design and technology according to faculty members Susan Mickey (Costume Design) and James Glavan (Costume Technology).

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Interview with “In the Red and Brown Water” Directors Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez

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Directors Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez bring Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water  to the stage this October. The story of a young runner with boundless possibilities, Oya is forced to choose between her ailing mother… Continue Reading Interview with “In the Red and Brown Water” Directors Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez

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