College of Fine Arts News

Alum Will Davis named Artistic Director of American Theater Company

Thursday, February 18, 2016   |  Chicago Tribune
Will Davis in Chicago Tribune

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.

Arts management expert to share experiences with Fine Arts students

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ruby Lerner

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.

Playwriting Professor Kirk Lynn on a Quest to ‘Fix Shakespeare’

Friday, February 5, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Kirk Lynn in Statesman

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.

Live Entertainment Pioneer Accepts Doty Award Surrounded by Family

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Allen Becker Doty Award 2016

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.