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Shaun Patrick Tubbs cast in "The Book of Grace"

Zach 2010-2011 Production Season

Shaun Patrick Tubbs (MFA Acting ’10) was cast in The Book of Grace Written and Directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks, at Zach. Opens June 2, 2011

A South Texas family breaks through familial borders when a young man named Snake returns home, lured by his stepmother Grace, to reunite with his father, a border patrol agent. The prodigal son confronts his father, and fences are erected as everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival. At once fiercely intimate and explosive, this surprising and truly original play finds three people bound together by longing, passion and ambition.

Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mark Schatz (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2005)

Mark Schatz (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2005), currently teaching art at Kent State, will have work in an upcoming show called New Image Sculpture at the McNay in San Antonio. He will be attending the member’s preview on February 15th and at the general opening on the 16th. The show will be up through May 8th.

Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Marie S. Brown (M.F.A., Directing, 2010)

Marie S. Brown (M.F.A., Directing, 2010) just completed a very exciting project directing a collaborative group of artists called TRIIIBE in a major exhibition at the 808 Gallery in Boston, MA. A selection of pieces from this show were then moved to the Dodge Gallery in NYC where they will reside for another few weeks. Since then, Brown has been collaborating with several artists from this group on two different new projects: the production of a stop animation film and a reproduction of The Nomadic Dream Project at the Prague Quadrennial, which was first created by an ensemble of UT students for the 2009 Cohen New Works Festival.

Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mike Osborne (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2006)

Mike Osborne (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) will soon open Papers and Trains, an exhibition at the Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas from January 8 – February 12, 2011. To read a recent article about Mike in The New Yorker, click here.

Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011

Nate Heiges (B.F.A., 2001 and B.A. Plan II Honors, 2002)

Nate Heiges (B.F.A., 2001 and B.A. Plan II Honors, 2002) will be exhibiting new work in Khaki Dreams of Plush, at Primetime in Brooklyn. The show will include a large drawing, fabric pieces and, of course, a drinks piece.

The opening event will be on Wednesday, January 19th from 6 to 9 pm.

Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011

Cherise Lukow (B.M., Music Performance, 2009)

Cherise Lukow (B.M., Music Performance, 2009) moved to Paris after graduation, and has performed as a FAVA guest artist for the city of Paris at both the l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris and la Residence de l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis. She was awarded the top prize for female voice in FAVA’s Grands Concours de Chant, and signed with the Added-Lewis International Artists Agency. She also received the first prize mention marked “à l’unanimité avec les félicitations du jury” at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.

Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hehmsoth awarded MacDowell Fellowship in music composition

Posted: Monday, December 6, 2010

MFA '10 Talleri McRae becomes Education Associate at Stage One Children's Theatre

MFA ’10 Talleri McRae is now an Education Associate for the acclaimed Stage One Children’s Theatre in Louisville, KY.

Posted: Friday, December 3, 2010

Sunyong Chung (B.A., Studio Art, 1981)

Sunyong Chung (B.A., Studio Art, 1981) will hold a Holiday Sale at Ginko Studios in Austin, TX on Saturday, Dec. 11th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12th from noon – 4 p.m.

Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010

Catherine Rogers (M.F.A., Drama, '93)

Catherine Rogers (M.F.A., Drama, ’93) will be in The Sudden Death of Everyone at the Manhattan Theatre Source on November 10th at 7 p.m. and Friday, November 12th at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010

Julia Lorenz-Olsen, BA 2008, performs as Ophelia

Austin 360

Hamlet, staged at Boggy Creek Cemetery, ran through November 6.

Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jennifer McCamish (B.A., Dance, '96)

Jennifer McCamish (B.A., Dance, ’96) opened Dancers Shape in Austin, TX. Holding classes in yoga and pilates, this new studio is also introducing a new style of fitness to Austin, called Dancers Shape, which incorporates aspects from ballet, yoga, pilates and traditional circuit training. Grand opening specials are available through Dec. 31st.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clare Croft (Ph.D., Theatre, '10)

Clare Croft (Ph.D., Theatre, ’10) currently holds a prestigious post-doc at the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of the Sally Banes Biennial Publication Prize for the best publication that explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement from the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jaime Salvador Castillo (B.F.A., Studio Art, '05)

Jaime Salvador Castillo (B.F.A., Studio Art, ’05), recently curated a show called By Your Powers Combined at Marwen Gallery in Chicago. A review of the show can be seen here.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marc Dennis (M.F.A., Studio Art, '93)

Marc Dennis (M.F.A., Studio Art, ’93) was recently seen on the Cooking Channel’s “My Life in Food.” The episode dealt with “extreme diets.” Dennis is an entomophagist and was featured in a Wall Street Journal article this past September.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Performance as Public Practice Article Wins Prize for Explorations of the New York City Ballet

Clare Croft (PhD 2010) receives the Sally Banes Biennial Publication Prize for her article “Ballet Nations: The New York City Ballet’s 1962 US State Department–Sponsored Tour of the Soviet Union” published in Theatre Journal.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Broadway Debut for MFA '07 Grad

The New York Times

Kate Roberts (MFA ’07) stars in the new Broadway production Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kevin Adams (BFA Theatrical Design ’84) receives Henry Hughes Design Award

List of productions and awards for Kevin Adams mounts.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quinton Morris (D.M.A., Music, ‘08)

Quinton Morris (D.M.A., Music, ‘08) will be making his New York City debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Student and senior discount tickets are available. For ticket information, call 212/247-7800 or go online at

Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hill Country Longhorn by alumnus Casey Craig

Casey Craig (B.F.A., Studio Art, ‘88)

Casey Craig’s (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1988) mixed media painting, Hill Country Longhorn, was selected as a finalist in the Abstract/Experimental category of the The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition. This international and widely recognized competition is open to any artist in the world creating original art. This year the number of entries totaled over 6,000. The competition winners and finalists will be featured in the December 2010 issue of The Artist's Magazine. To see her work, visit her website at

Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010