News

Professor of Playwriting Award-Winning Play at ZACH Theatre: Steven Dietz's "Fiction" take the stage February 10th

The talents of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance faculty and alumni are once again being showcased at Austin's ZACH Theatre.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Writer and storyteller of NPR fame visits campus: Kevin Kling leads workshop and shares a performance

The University of Texas: Know

Humorist, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” visited campus recently to teach a graduate-level class and perform for a group of students and faculty.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Retirement of Professor Robert Schmidt: Schmidt awarded emeritus status as the Frank Erwin Jr. Centennial Professor in Drama

The University of Texas

Schmidt has been an administrator and faculty member at the university since 1982. Recently, he and his wife Penny created the Robert N. Schmidt Performance Design Endowment. 

 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Retirement of Professor Robert Schmidt

AUSTIN, Texas — Professor and former Department Chair Robert Schmidt of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin will retire on Jan. 31.

With unanimous support of the executive vice president and provost and the faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Schmidt has been granted emeritus status as the Frank Erwin Jr. Centennial Professor in Drama, effective Feb. 1.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 Texas Medal of Arts Awards: Theatre and Dance alumna, Marcia Gay Harden to be honored

Texas Medal of Arts Awards

The Texas Medal of Arts Awards, the signature event of the Texas Cultural Trust Council, spotlights and celebrates the creative excellence, exemplary talents and outstanding contribution by Texans.

 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Andrew Hinderaker & Daria Davis Discuss New Play Development in The New York Times

The New York Times

A discussion about the culture of New York's City and its development of new plays and musicals. 

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

UT Theatre and Dance Community Shines in The Austin Chronicle's "Top 10 of 2010"

In the annual list of theatrical favorites named by The Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires, UT Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are among the top picks of 2010.

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Prominent Theatre History Scholar Oscar Brockett Dies at 87

Theatre history scholar and University of Texas at Austin Professor Emeritus Oscar G. Brockett died on Nov. 7 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 87 due to complications following a massive stroke.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Department of Theatre and Dance Hosts The Texas Theatre Educators' Forum

As leaders in their school districts, attendees are actively designing and devising curricula and teaching strategies that help cultivate the talent, passion, and value of arts education in Texas.

Monday, October 25, 2010