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.
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.
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.
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.
Jurassic Quest: Students combine design, science and technology to build animatronic raptor suits for the play Enron
University of Texas students from all disciplines come together in an independent studies course in the College of Fine Arts to build animatronic raptor suits for the play Enron.
Every year, artists of all genres travel from far and wide to perform at South by Southwest. One of these groups, Sangat, is a multicultural and transnational music ensemble that consists of members of the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Butler School of Music. Sangat’s name is Sanskrit for “a coming together."
Associate Professor of Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) at the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is given the Texas Educational Theatre Association's Higher Education Teacher of the Year award.
Faculty member Kirk Lynn will be inducted into one of the most prestigious literary organizations in the state, the Texas Institute of Letters, this April, alongside Willie Nelson, novelist Bret Anthony Johnston and screenwriter Richard Linklater.
Recognizing her work on the new musical KPOP, Jeanette Yew is the recipient of the 2017 Lit Design Award. LIT (Light in Theory) celebrates the creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and application.
Professor Christina Bain was selected to serve on the editorial review board of Arts journal. Bain joins a diverse board of colleagues in fields ranging from Semiotics to Information Science, Art History to Media Studies and Design.