Industry Insights Schedule

Spring 2018 Schedule

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Industry Insights with Matrex Kilgore of Creative Action

Friday, March 2 at 2:30pm in DFA 1.104

Matrex Kilgore is the Associate Program Director at Creative Action. He is an international performer and teaching artist based in Austin, Texas. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Theatre and Dance, and has taught theatre for social change to elementary to college level students. He worked internationally performing and creating bilingual performances based on classical pieces of theatre, and he developed several plays for the nation’s largest theatre for youth, Seattle Children’s Theatre. Some of his notable Austin roles include: Armpit in “Holes”; Hungry Townsperson in the original production of the Keene Prize winning play “Elephant’s Graveyard”; Guiseppe Zangara in “Assassins”; Mr. Webb in “Our Town”; and James in “FIGHT!”.

Industry Insights with Composer, Graham Reynolds

Friday, April 6 at 2:30pm in DFA 1.104

Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls. Heard throughout the world in films, TV, stage, and radio, he’s worked with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. He is a company member with the internationally acclaimed Rude Mechs theater collective, resident composer with Salvage Vanguard Theater and Forklift Danceworks, and Artistic Director of Golden Hornet, a commissioning and concert producing non-profit. His many accolades include a Creative Capital Award for his chamber opera, “Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance”, part of his decade long project, “The Marfa Triptych”.

Industry Insights with Artist, Educator & Activist, Calder Kamin

Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00pm in DFA 1.104

Artist, educator and activist, Calder Kamin’s art sparks an opportunity to participate in the greater good by transforming waste materials and her audiences through her Neocortex Classroom and Plastic Planet series. She has a background in art administration, higher education and city government offering professional development to artists. She is the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the San Antonio DoSeum and the Artist Liaison for City of Austin Small Business Program.

Industry Insights with Designer, Mark Judson

Monday, April 30 at 12:00pm in DFA 1.104

COFA Studio Art alum Mark Judson is owner and principal designer of Judson Design, an award-winning Houston-based graphic design firm specializing in print and digital media, comprehensive branding and environmental design. For the past three decades, Judson has built his company into a national force, developing effective and personalized branding for prominent clients such as Hotel Galvez, Continental Airlines, Ritz Carlton and the Texas Medical Center.

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