Chicago’s American Theater Company named Will Davis (M.F.A., Directing, 2013) its new artistic director. Davis, 33, is a New York-based director and choreographer, who will move to his new gig in the Windy City this fall, reports the Chicago Tribune.
College of Fine Arts News
The Austin Chronicle looks at how the new Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies will merge the arts with technology to educate the artists for the 21st century.
The College of Fine Arts is hosting Ruby Lerner, founding President and Executive Director of Creative Capital Foundation, for a pair of programs where she will discuss her experience in arts management. The college expects to launch a minor in arts management and administration in fall 2016.
Local artist and VAC Director Jade Walker (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2005) discusses her new exhibition “Four Cornered,” on view at Texas State University. Walker’s work explores a diverse representation of the human body.
Theatre Studies Alumnus Antonio Hendricks discusses his career working behind the scenes as a personal fitness trainer in Los Angeles.
Playwriting and Directing Professor Kirk Lynn sat down with the Austin American-Statesman to discuss his latest play, “Fixing Timon of Athens.” This is Lynn’s second time rewriting Shakespeare’s work for a modern theater audience.
Graduate Student Andrew Carson uses his knowledge of theatrical lighting design to improve air travel experience for his thesis project.
Landmarks Director Andrée Bober discusses her new book, The Collections, and its complementary relationship to her efforts to bring public art to The University of Texas at Austin.
To honor and congratulate Kevin Adams on his impressive body of work in theatrical lighting design, the College of Fine Arts presented him with the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award. With more than two decades in theaters and four Tony Awards, Adams said he still finds excitement in his work.
Allen Becker (B.B.A. 1954) is known for bringing live entertainment to venues across the country. As the recipient of the 2016 Doty Award, Becker reflects on his career, working with the College of Fine Arts to revitalize Bass Concert Hall and the passion behind his family-run business.