Blog Archives

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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