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

Faculty Members Recognized by The University of Texas Board of Regents

Faculty members Franchelle Dorn and Andrea Beckham of The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance are among the recipients from throughout The University of Texas System who have been presented the Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Department of Theatre and Dance Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend of “The Fantasticks”

This year marks the golden anniversary of the longest-running musical in American theatre history, “The Fantasticks,” written by University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts alumni Tom Jones (B.F.A. '49, M.F.A. '51) and Harvey Schmidt (B.F.A. '52).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Alumna Reunites with Colombian Dance Company

In Prague to complete her studies in photojournalism, recent graduate J Elissa Marshall rounded out her European adventure with a trip to Spain to perform with El Colegio del Cuerpo in the International Festival of Music of Dance of Granada.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Alumnus Earns Two Emmy Award Nominations for Best Writing

Theatre and Dance alumnus Robert Schenkkan (B.F.A. in Drama, 1975) received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Writing, Miniseries for his work on The Pacific. The World War II drama tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater. The Pacific received a total of 24 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Alumni Star in Hit HBO Series

Todd Lowe (B.F.A. '99) plays “Terry Bellefleur” for a third season in the hit vampire drama while Kevin Alejandro (B.F.A., Attended '95 – '99) joins the cast as “Jesus”, a character expected to appear in nearly every episode of the season.

Monday, June 28, 2010

“The Psyche Project” returns to the stage

Originally presented as part of the 2009 University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival and remounted as an ENCORE in the fall, The Psyche Project makes a return engagement as re: Psyche, June 23 - July 18, 2010 at the BLUE Theatre.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Alumnus Kevin Adams Awarded Third Tony

Theatre and Dance alumnus Kevin Adams (B.F.A. in Theatrical Design, 1984) won a Tony Award for “Best Lighting Design of a Musical” for his design of American Idiot. The award marks a third-career win for Adams.

Monday, June 14, 2010