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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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumna featured in Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

2009 MFA Dance Graduate Charlotte Griffin’s film “Barefoot Negotiations” part of Oklahoma Dance Film Festival.

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010

UT Alumni nominated for prestigious Chicago Jeff awards

Chicago Tribune

MFA Playwright Andrew Hinderaker nominated for Best New Play, Suicide Incorporated, in Chicago’s Jeff Awards. Alum Inseung Park nominated for Jeff award for Best Scenic Design of a Midsize Production. Best Scenic Design of a Midsize Production.

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010

_Pigskin_ part of Samuel French Short Play Festival

MFA Playwriting Candidate and Michener Center Fellow Gabriel Jason Dean’s Pigskin wins the 35th Annual Samuel French Short Play Festival.

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010

Lindsey Ervi (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, ’06)

Lindsey Ervi (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, ’06) will be recognized as the 2011 K-8 Educator of the Year at the January TETA conference! Ervi is now embarking on her 5th year of teaching.

Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Erica Nagel (M.F.A., Theatre, ’08)

Erica Nagel (M.F.A., Theatre, ’08) just received a prestigious TCG New Generations Future Leaders award funding a two year position at the McCarter Theatre. McCarter Theatre Center’s (Princeton, NJ) producing director Mara Isaacs will mentor Nagel in all aspects of creative producing, emphasizing a holistic approach to production, play development and community engagement.

Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jennifer Remenchik (B.F.A., Studio Art, ’09)

Jennifer Remenchik has launched a new website at

Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

James Willard Pierce (B.F.A., Studio Art, ’09) and Robert Boland (M.F.A., Studio Art, ’07)

James Willard Pierce and Robert Boland will be exhibiting their work in “Methods of Entanglement.” Join the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and MASS Gallery on Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at TACC Visualization Laboratory, ACE 2.404a, The University of Texas at Austin. This exhibition presents digital and interactive artwork from local and national artists. Meet the artists, view their work, and enjoy light refreshments. Please RSVP to

Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010