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 and her own dreams. This intoxicating movement-infused theatre work charts a young girl’s thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.

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A New Journey: First Week at Theatre and Dance

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At the end of the first week of classes, the department told all of its first year students—freshmen and transfer alike—to go home.

All first year students are enrolled in TD 311C Performance as Public Practice, an introduction course for all majors. This class is an innovative introduction to theatre and dance, unlike many courses seen at other institutions. It is designed to help students discover and develop their artistic, scholarly and pre-professional interests and investments in theater and dance. It is taught in five sections by the Performance as Public Practice faculty—Drs. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Charlotte Canning (program head), Andrew Carlson and Laura Gutierrez.

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Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

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Welcome to Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog, where we will focus on the the inner-workings of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. Here, we will discuss both what goes on the stage and what goes on behind-the-scenes in an effort to create new, innovative works of performing arts.

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