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Professor of Playwriting Presents Work at ZACH Theatre

An original comedy written and directed by Professor of Playwriting and Screenwriting, Steven Dietz, Becky's New Car tells the life-affirming story of an eccentric millionaire who offers Becky the keys to a brand new life.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 Austin Critics Table Awards Nominees Announced

For the 18th 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 with nearly 40 nominations.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dr. Brant Pope Appointed Chair of Department of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Brant Pope, currently head of the Department of Theatre at The University of Illinois, has been appointed chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin, effective June 1, 2010. Pope has also been appointed as holder of the Z.T. Scott Family Chair in Drama in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Holly Williams Appointed Interim Chair of Department of Theatre and Dance

Williams succeeds Bob Schmidt, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, who is stepping down after serving as both Interim and Chair of the department since 2006, and Senior Associate Chair from 1996–2006.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Broadway in the Classroom

In coordination with Texas Performing Arts' Campus and Community Engagement program, students from the Department of Theatre and Dance have had an exciting week filled with unique opportunities to meet and work with members of the "The Phantom of the Opera" touring company.

Friday, April 2, 2010

M.F.A. Student Garners National Award

Third year M.F.A. in costume design candidate, Ariana Schwartz, has been awarded the prestigious Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design and Technology Award. Presented by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), The Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence or outstanding potential in the areas of costume design or technology in the performing arts while pursuing a graduate degree.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Theatre and Dance Thrives at Premier New Play Event

Actors Theatre of Louisville will round out its 34th Humana Festival of New American Plays (February 21 – March 28) with a bill including one full-length play and two ten-minute plays written by Theatre and Dance students, faculty and alumni.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Actor and UT Alumnus Visits Theatre and Dance

In Austin to accept a Texas Film Hall of Fame Award from the Austin Film Society, San Antonio born actor, Bruce McGill (B.F.A. Drama '73) spent Thursday's lunch hour sharing experiences and wisdom with students, faculty and staff from the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Friday, March 12, 2010