Theatre and Dance

UT Austin Launches Free Digital Edition of "The Collections"

Thursday, June 8, 2017   |  UT News
A compass, map, plant, rock, and picture

The University of Texas at Austin has released a digital edition of The Collections, the first encyclopedic account of the university’s repository of cultural artifacts. With more than 170 million objects, the university outpaces the largest collections in America and rivals many in variety and importance. Available for free download, the broad distribution of the e-book and searchable PDF enables worldwide access to the university’s distinguished collections. 

Alumnus Will Davis discusses first season with Chicago’s American Theatre Company

Thursday, June 8, 2017   |  American Theatre
Will Davis holds papers while directing

In an interview with American Theatre magazine, Will Davis (M.F.A., Directing, 2013), artistic director of American Theatre Company in Chicago discusses his process and planning his first season in his new role that includes work that reckons with race, gender, culture and controversy.

Charles O. Anderson Honored with College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award

Thursday, June 1, 2017   |  Department of Theatre and Dance
A portrait of Charles O. Anderson

Charles O. Anderson, associate professor and head of the Dance program in the Department of Theatre of Dance, received the college’s Distinguished Teaching Award for his contributions as an educator and artist. Formally recognized at the College of Fine Arts 2017 spring commencement ceremony, he will receive a monetary prize and is invited to present the keynote address for the 2017 winter College of Fine Arts commencement.

Three Fine Arts students receive Roy Crane Award

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Sofia performs dance moves while holding an Indian scarf

Three of the four 2017 Roy Crane Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts went to students within the College of Fine Arts. Dance and economics senior Sofia Aranha, graduate theatre student Jacqueline Heimel, and music composition doctoral candidate Alex Heppelmann were all honored in this year’s category of performing arts. To be considered, students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Robert Schenkkan’s latest play coming to UT

Monday, May 8, 2017   |  Austin American-Statesman
Robert Schenkkan

The Austin American-Statesman highlights the latest play by Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Drama, 1975) that will be performed at Brockett Theatre in August. “Building the Wall,” is set in West Texas two years into the future and will be directed by Brant Pope, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

What does the threat to cut NEA funding mean in Austin?

Monday, May 1, 2017   |  The Austin Chronicle
Professor Francie Ostrower

As proposed budgets threaten to cut all federal funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, the Austin Chronicle looks at what impact this could have in Austin. Francie Ostrower, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and LBJ School of Public Affairs, provides insight into how this federal funding filters down to states and local arts organizations.

Video: College hosts “Designing an Arts College for the Future” at SXSW

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dancers perform as part of "Reflective Impulse" at SXSW

The College of Fine Arts recently had the opportunity to highlight some of our new and evolving programs at SXSW this month. The University of Texas hosted their second “UT Live” event this year at 3Ten ACL Live. The college participated with the program “Designing an Arts College for the Future,” which covered how the college is evolving and shared the work of two graduate students.

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