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The Drama Book Shop Awarded Tony for Excellence in Theatre

Publishers Weekly

The store has long fostered a strong sense of community and is proud of its history in New York City. Read all about it!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities Professor Honored: Dr. Coleman A. Jennings Awarded Orlin Corey Medallion

The Children's Theatre Foundation of America is recognizing Jennings' work by awarding him the Orlin Corey Medallion, a prestigious award that honors individuals and institutions for their significant achievements in theatre that have contributed to the cultural enrichment of children and youth.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MFA Playwriting Student Work to Premiere in NYC: Andrew Hinderaker's "Suicide, Incorporated" selected for Roundabout Underground

Playbill.com

Suicide, Incorporated — a "provocative and darkly funny new play [that] takes us to an unorthodox writing service that specializes in crafting the perfect suicide note."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2010-2011 Austin Critic's Table Awards Nominees Announced: UT Theatre and Dance Community Among Top Picks

For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

In Memoriam: Dr. Paul Reinhardt (1929-2011)

Dr. Paul Reinhardt passed away on April 29, 2011, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From Fine Arts to Finance: Alumna Jolynn Hoffman Free

The University of Texas at Austin: Know

Alumna Jolynn Hoffman Free’s career has led her from the university’s drama department, to a job as supervisor of cultural arts at the City of Austin, to director of development at Laguna Gloria Art Museum and finally into financial services. Find out how here. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Theatre and Dance Hosts The Living Newspaper Project Showcase

Using the arts to engage students around issues of human rights, The Living Newspaper Project seeks to bridge the gap between the university and the greater Austin community.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Secrets of the Stage

Innovative designs and projects reveal the secrets and talents behind theater productions and even beyond.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Theatre and Dance Celebrates Emerging Artist: Annual Showcase includes lecture by Tony Award-Winning designer

The exhibit celebrates the work of 38 emerging artists. In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a public lecture by alumnus and Tony award-winning designer Kevin Adams.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Alumna Playwright a 2011 Pulitzer Finalist: Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" Earns Prestigious Citation

Premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater in September 2010, Detroit is described by the Pulitzer jury as “a contemporary tragicomic play that depicts a slice of desperate life in a declining inner-ring suburb where hope is in foreclosure.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2011