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Finding Home: Understanding the Narrative of Refugees

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From the Anon(ymous) dramaturgy team, Khristián Méndez-Aguirre and Alaina Monts, comes a closer look at the definition of “home” found in Naomi Iizuka’s play and the struggles refugees find in contemporary American society.

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A Day in the Life: B.F.A. in Acting Major Teddy Santiesteban

As part of our Day in the Life series, we followed fourth-year B.F.A. in Acting major Teddy Santiesteban (Anon(ymous), Twelfth Night, Lost Girl) through his day to give you an inside look at what it’s like to study acting at… Continue Reading A Day in the Life: B.F.A. in Acting Major Teddy Santiesteban

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Meet the Cast: Anon(ymous)

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Anon(ymous), based on Homer’s The Odyssey, tells the story of 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. The… Continue Reading Meet the Cast: Anon(ymous)

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Creating Challenging New Work for Modern America

We recently sat down with Building the Wall playwright, Robert Schenkkan, and director, Brant Pope, to discuss where the current state of American politics and artistic expression through the performing arts overlap and how challenging new plays can act as a medium… Continue Reading Creating Challenging New Work for Modern America

Posted in Beyond the Stage, New Work

2017 Summer Update: Part Two

The second part of our two-part summer series features faculty, students and alumni sharing their talents across the globe. Featuring design work presented everywhere from Kopparberg, Sweden to Taipei, Taiwan and Steven Dietz’s work at number playwriting festivals, our Texas Theatre… Continue Reading 2017 Summer Update: Part Two

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2017 Summer Update: Part One

During the summer months, Winship becomes quiet as faculty and students head out around the country and the world to create, participate in and attend performances. In a two-part series, we take a look at what everyone is up to… Continue Reading 2017 Summer Update: Part One

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Texas Theatre and Dance Presents the 2017/2018 Season

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2017/2018 Season including our Subscription Series. This powerful line up of works includes the story of an immigrant’s journey to find “home,” a playful musical that examines the true nature of theatre,… Continue Reading Texas Theatre and Dance Presents the 2017/2018 Season

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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

Posted in Academic Programs, New Work

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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