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Gender, Masculinity and Casting in ENRON

Lucy Prebble’s ENRON examines the fall of the Houston-based energy giant – but what happens when roles traditionally cast as men, are presented by a cast of female and non-binary actors? Artistic engagement strategist, Jess O’Rear and director, Hannah Wolf… Continue Reading Gender, Masculinity and Casting in ENRON

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2017: Year in Review

There’s never a dull moment in Winship, and we wanted to take a moment to review the wonderful works of art and artistry of 2017 which included striking new works of choreography, the Cohen New Works Festival and the incredible… Continue Reading 2017: Year in Review

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Director’s Corner: A Conversation With Nick Mayo

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We sat down with Nick Mayo, a Central Texas native and the director of The Drowsy Chaperone, to discuss his life, career and the process of bringing this five-time Tony Award-winning musical to life on the stage.

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Kirk Lynn’s Top Five Spine-Chilling Halloween Plays

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There’s a chill in the air and All Hallows’ Eve is upon us. Whether you’re a fan of gory horror or you’re just looking for a spooky story, these playwrights know the way to send shivers down your spine. Faculty… Continue Reading Kirk Lynn’s Top Five Spine-Chilling Halloween Plays

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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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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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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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Meet the Masterminds Behind MOMENTUM

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Get to know the masterminds behind the moves of Dance Repertory Theatre’s Momentum (on stage through February 26, 2017). Featuring nationally renowned choreographers, these artists use movement to express what often cannot be put into words and bring to light… Continue Reading Meet the Masterminds Behind MOMENTUM

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