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Tackling Football's Dark Side: "Colossal" Reviewed

The Austin Chronicle

If baseball is America’s pastime, then football is her guilty pleasure. Sure, it’s thrilling. But it’s also really violent. It encourages players to muscle through concussions, and it encourages them to hate. Colossal, the spectacular play premiering at the Cohen New Works Festival, tackles these skeletons head-on. - Review by The Austin Chronicle's Jillian Owens

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Austin Chronicle Reviews "The Women of Juarez"

The Austin Chronicle

The Chronicle's Jillian Owens describes the production as "devastating and beautiful." The Women of Juarez, part of The Cohen New Works Festival, honors the stories of the women who live with fear and loss in the corrupt border town of Juarez, Mexico.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Students Win Kennedy Center Playwriting Awards

Three Theatre and Dance graduate students garner top playwriting prizes.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Playwright Steven Dietz's "Rancho Mirage" Receives Rolling World Premiere

National New Play Network

Steven Dietz’s Rancho Mirage will receive four productions through the National New Play Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2013/14 season. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Cohen New Works Festival Draws International Exchange

The Cohen New Works Festival

Seven women looking upward at light
Perfectly Mixed Up Theatre Company

Every two years, the UT Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op excites and surprises Austin audiences with innovative art and performance work by University of Texas students. This year, UT has gone far beyond the campus borders to pull together talent from across the world. The 2013 festival schedule includes the affiliate production More Than The Sum, featuring theatre artists from southern England in the historic city of Exeter.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Preview by The Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires: The Cohen New Works Festival

The Austin Chronicle

"For any arts fan looking for what the next generation of performance makers and designers is all about, the five days of the festival provide an eyeful."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Veteran's Voice

The Austin Chronicle

Playwright Johnny Meyer returned from war to learn that theatre is essential to life. The Austin Chronicle's Jillian Owen's visits with the playwright behind The Cohen New Works Festival's The Priceless Slave.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tickets Now Available for The Cohen New Works Festival

Free admission to more than 35 new works presented in one week.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nottage's Story of Self-Discovery Comes to the Stage

“The language of Intimate Apparel is a thing of beauty, at times approaching poetry…" - Los Angeles Times

Monday, February 25, 2013

Alumnus Wins National Playwriting Award

Columbia University

Robert Schenkkan’s (B.A. 1975) “All the Way,” is an inaugural winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

Friday, February 22, 2013