UT Asst. Professor of Playwriting and Directing Kirk Lynn has been fixing Shakespeare plays for years. His Fixing Shakespeare series is essentially his cover versions of some of Shakespeare's lesser-known works, updated for a modern audience while also made to fit into his own theatrical style a little better.
College of Fine Arts News
Faculty and staff from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin will be presenting at the 2018 SXSW and SXSW EDU.
Austin’s Invoke isn’t your average string quartet. Not content to limit themselves to the typical pair of violins with a viola and cello, they’ve explored the sounds of banjos and mandolins and even their own voices.
At the time of his death, Terence Grieder was Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1961 where he taught until 2000, retiring as a David Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Art History.
Harvey Schmidt, who earned his shining spot in theatre history as composer of the longest-running musical ever, The Fantasticks, died February 28 at age 88.
Ashton Bennett Murphy, a Theatre and Dance major focusing on technical design and production, shares what it was like building the animatronic raptor costumes for the University of Texas production of the play Enron.
Art History Professor David Stuart's New Interpretation For Aztec Sun Stone Shows It's a Named Portrait
Longstanding ideas about the face of one of the most famous works of Aztec sculpture are being challenged by a new theory from a University of Texas at Austin researcher. Art history professor David Stuart argues that the image on the Aztec Sun Stone is more than a calendar or a simple representation of the sun god, but rather a named portrait of the ruler Montezuma II as a “sun king,” dedicated a few years before the arrival of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
Assistant Professor of Studio Art Nicole Awai Selected By Joan Mitchell Foundation For Artist-In-Residence Program
Assistant Professor of Studio Art Nicole Awai has been selected for The Joan Mitchell Foundation's 2018 Artist-in-Residence program. Hosted at the Foundation's Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, recipients include local artists as well as national and international artists who have previously received grants from the Foundation.
Longhorn band alumnus Rick Church recently made the largest planned gift ever to the Longhorn Band — $12 million, to be exact.He also committed $7 million from his estate to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1977. These gifts are in addition to his generous $350,000 pledge to support the Longhorn Band’s Legacy Fund and scholarships. Church’s remarkable generosity to the Longhorn Band and the Cockrell School was motivated by gratitude and appreciation for the people who helped shape his future.
A graduate of the University of Texas now holds the record for the largest planned donation to the Longhorn Band after gifting $12 million to the program. Rick Church, a 1977 engineering graduate who still plays his tuba in the “X” of the “TEXAS” formation during Alumni Band Day, also committed $7 million from his estate to the university’s Department of Engineering and the Cockrell School of Engineering, and $350,000 to the band’s Legacy Fund and scholarships, the university said.