Category: Beyond the Stage

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… Continue Reading A Day in the Life: Costume Design

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

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

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.

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… Continue Reading Meet the Cast: ENRON

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

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

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.

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

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