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Jon Ecklund (B.F.A. '91) featured in "NY Times"

for role in “Cathedral” at Manhattan Theater Source.

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Remembering Leigh Bess Boone (1979–2009),

B.F.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2003

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jason Tremblay (M.F.A. Playwriting '07) Debuts New Play in Chicago

“Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back” at Adventure Stage through May 21

Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jason Kendall (M.F.A. '96) NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to New York City

featured in “NY Times” for direction of Inwood Astronomy Project.

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009

Elena Araoz (M.F.A. '04) director of, "Thirst: A Spell for Christabel,"

featured in “NY Times” for production with The First Light Theater Group.

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009

Alumni's Film Selected to Premiere at SxSW

Karen Skloss’s “Sunshine” shown at South by Southwest

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Festival Brings New art and Established Talent to Austin

The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival, March 30 – April 4

Posted: Monday, March 9, 2009

Catherine Ann Jones- The Way of Story (BFA, Drama, 1965)

is an award-winning writer whose films include The Christmas Wife (Jason Robards), Unlikely Angel (Dolly Parton), Angel Passing (Hume Cronyn, Calista Flockhart) which screened at Sundance and went on to win fifteen awards, and the TV series, Touched by an Angel. Her book, The Way of Story, is required for NYU writing programs, www.wayofstory.com. Ms. Jones will be in Austin giving a talk and a workshop through Reel Women on May 20-23 for all levels and all forms of narrative, focusing on writing for Hollywood and independent films.

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jen Lutringer (B.F.A. '01)

Theatre Arts Teacher at North Richland Hills Middle School named Teacher of the Year.

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009

David Cloyd (B.M., Music Performance, '98)

Following its release on eMusic January 5th, David Cloyd’s album Unhand Me, You Fiend! hits #1 on eMusic’s Album Charts Tuesday, January 13th. eMusic is the world’s largest retailer of independent music and the world’s second-largest digital music retailer overall, offering more than 4 million tracks from over 40,000 independent labels spanning every genre of music.

Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hyde Park Theatre's FronteraFest 2009 presents

Lascivious Lunches and Decadent Dinners by Priscilla Sample (M.F.A. ’08), Wednesday, January 28th.

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barry Anderson's (B.F.A., Studio, '91)

new single-channel HD video animation, “Op Eyes,” opens at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art November 21, 2008. The piece was commissioned by Nerman Museum director Bruce Hartman and is part of the museum’s permanent collection. There is an opening reception on November 21 6-8:30 pm. Barry will also be giving a lecture in the museum’s auditorium on November 20 at 3:30 pm.

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TUTTO Theatre presents "Ophelia" written and directed by Dustin Wills (BA '06).

“Ophelia” runs November 7 – 23.

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008

Erik McRae, (M.A., Art History, ‘07)

was recently named curator of the Visual Resources Centre in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

David Cloyd (B.M., Music Performance, '98)

has recently signed to Engine Company Records in NYC, and his debut album, Unhand Me, You Fiend!, will be released worldwide in January 2009. Mixed by producer, recording artist, and Engine Company Records founder Blake Morgan, and mastered by Grammy Award–winner Phil “Butcher Bros.“ Nicolo, Cloyd’s national debut evokes comparisons with Radiohead, Beck, and Peter Gabriel.

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008

W. Jackson Rushing III, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Art History (1982, 1984, 1989)

is the first Adkins Presidential Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art.

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rebecca Podsednik (B.F.A. '05)

accepts new position in the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences program.

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stella Sung (D.M.A., 1991)

has been appointed as the first Composer in Residence for the Orlando (FL) Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Sung is also Composer in Residence for Dance Alive National Ballet (Gainesville, FL), and is the recipient of the 2007-10 Phi Kappa Phi National Artists Award.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kathleen A. Raymond (M.F.A., Studio Art, 1983)

will be an Art Instructor at The Episcopal School of Dallas teaching all levels of studio art in the Upper School, starting August 2008.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ben Woitena (B.F.A., Art, 1965)

will be exhibiting 45 years of work at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Ben Woitena: A Retrospective (1963-2008) will be open from September 12, 2008 – January 4, 2009.

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008