Q&A: Playwright and Screenwriter Robert Schenkkan

Monday, February 6, 2017
Robert Schenkkan

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan is busy these days. The film Hacksaw Ridge, co-written by Schenkkan and directed by Mel Gibson, has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The Great Society, the follow-up to the Tony Award-winning All the Way about President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s time in the White House, is currently enjoying its Texas premiere in a production at the Zach Theatre in Austin. And Schenkkan has his hands in multiple ongoing projects, both in film and theatre. We caught up with him recently to learn more about his work and creative process.

Putting a visual mind to work in medical school

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
a portrait of Woody Green

Studio art alumnus Woody Green discusses the journey that led him from sculpture to earning a place in the inaugural class of University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School. Now he uses his creativity and visual thought process to prepare for a career as a doctor. 

Visual Arts Studies student takes second place in university research contest

Tuesday, November 22, 2016   |  School of Undergraduate Studies
an adult and child look at art on the wall while holding their hands in the air

Julia Caswell, visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern, took second place in the university’s Undergraduate Research Showdown, held Nov. 15 by the School of Undergraduate Studies. She presented her research into new strategies for digital engagement for museums through audio walks.

Theatre Alumnus finds longevity designing sets for NCIS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
James Walters poses for a photo next to Mark Harmon

James Walters has spent nearly 40 years working in set design in Los Angeles. For the past decade, he’s enjoyed the stability of working on NCIS—a popular crime drama in its 14th season.

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