2018 Summer Update: Part Two

As we get closer to the beginning of a new year, we look to members of our Texas Theatre and Dance community who have shared their artistry and research with the larger American theatre community. In the second part of our two-part summer series, we take a closer look at the ways in which our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and alumni have been involved this summer.Continue Reading 2018 Summer Update: Part Two

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2018 Summer Update: Part One

Summer is officially underway and faculty and students of Texas Theatre and Dance have departed Winship to spread their knowledge and creativity far and wide, from Austin to Minnesota; Cincinnati to New York. In this two-part series, we take a look at what everyone is up to this summer.

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A Day in the Life: Costume Design

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The work presented on stage would not be possible without our talented designers, who spend countless hours developing artistry that bring performances to life. We sat down with two of our design students to discuss their creative process and the challenges of crafting work for both new plays and choreography.

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The Process of Creating New Work for UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Creating new work is a challenging process, often riddled with unforeseen obstacles, tough decisions and unique opportunities to develop innovative art. We sat down with the playwrights and directors of UTNT (UT New Theatre) to discuss their process of creating these new plays, how those works have changed and why it’s important to let these works evolve as they are read, developed and, ultimately, presented to an audience.

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Inside Look: The Life and Career of Dr. Yacov Sharir

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Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson and Andrea Beckham, Transcendence is a celebration of the illustrious career of Dr. Yacov Sharir. The founder of the American Deaf Dance Company and Sharir Dance Company, Dr. Sharir’s research and choreography features virtual environments and computerized movement.

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Toxic Masculinity and ENRON

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Members of the community engagement team discuss masculinity, what defines “toxic masculinity” in the context of contemporary society, the Enron scandal and and the impact of the storyteller in Lucy Prebble’s ENRON.

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Meet the Cast: ENRON

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Meet the cast of ENRON, a true story of false profits that follows the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company. Presented as an epic myth, featuring a cast of all female and non-binary actors, ENRON takes us on the twists and turns of capitalism, the glamour of greed and the toxic adrenaline of success. Witness the depth of deceit that led to one of the largest financial scandals in history.

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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 discuss the importance of casting, gender, power and toxic masculinity in Texas Theatre and Dance’s production of 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 work of our faculty and students around the world.

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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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