Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance student discovers interest in sound design through job at Texas Performing Arts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Through their student employment program, Texas Performing Arts provides the opportunity for students to learn alongside industry professionals and to gain valuable resume-building experience that serves as a unique complement to the university curriculum. Malyssa Quiles, a junior in Theatre and Dance, works as a student audio assistant at Texas Performing Arts.

Abe Koogler’s work reviewed by the New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017   |  The New York Times
Abe Koogler

Abe Koogler’s (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2014) latest play, Fulfillment Center, was reviewed by the New York Times, which described it as “finding poetry in missed connections.” The play runs off-Broadway through July 9.

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.

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