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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

Imagination and Ingenuity: Profiling Sonja Rainey (M.F.A. Theatrical Design '10), Assistant Prop Shop Supervisor

The Statesman

Not many people have the pleasure of going to work each day and making imagined contraptions functional, creating life-sized toys and trick furniture or perfecting optical illusions unless you're Sonja Rainey. Read a wonderful story about Sonja and the university prop shop.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Presenting two works by Pulitzer Prize- Winning Playwright, Bruce Norris

The talents of The University of Texas at Austin M.F.A. Acting class of 2013 take stage in The Pain and the Itch and Clybourne Park at the Department of Theatre and Dance's Lab Theatre starting April 27.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011