Recent Graduate Awarded $50,000 Literary Prize

Frances Ya–Chu Cowhig, a graduate of the James A. Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the 2009 Keene Prize for Literature for her play titled "Lidless," a poetic treatment of the issue of torture at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Award

Associate Professor and Dance Unit Head, Lyn C. Wilthsire, and Theater for Youth Chair and Distinguished Teaching Professor, Suzan Zeder, have been selected to receive the 2008-09 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Award.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Playwriting Professor Debuts New Work at Florida Stage

Yankee Tavern by Professor Steven Dietz, originally commissioned by the McCarter Theatre, Princeton is a dark thriller about the allure and danger of conspiracy theories, set in a crumbling New York City tavern 5 years after 9/11.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Alumna Marcia Gay Harden Wins 2009 Tony Award

Marcia Gay Harden (B.A. '80) accepted the Tony for “Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play” Sunday night for her role as “Veronica” in Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage. The award marks a first career win for Harden. Her Broadway debut as “Harper” in Tony Kushner's, Angels in America, garnered two Tony Award nominations in 1993.

Monday, June 8, 2009

2009 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced

The Austin Critics Table has chosen their favorites for the year in Theatre, Design, Dance, Visual Art and Classical Music. Among the top picks are UT Theatre and Dance students and alumni for their outstanding achievements in the fields of direction, performance, design and choreography.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Honored with Michael H. Granof Award

Charlotte Griffin Awarded for Outstanding Thesis

Friday, May 22, 2009

Alumni Earn 2009 Tony Award Nominations

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to recognize three graduates for their recent success on Broadway earning three 2009 Tony Award Nominations and featured roles in nominated pieces.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BFA Dance Students Honored At American College Dance Festival

Festival Gala Features Choreography by Mariclaire Gamble, Lisa Kobdish and Megan Rushing

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2009 Austin Critics Table Awards Nominees Announced

For the 17th 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. Theatre and Dance mainstage productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list with nearly 50 nominations.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Drama Desk Award–Winning Actress Visits Theatre and Dance

In Austin to perform her new play Let Me Down Easy at ZACH Theatre, acclaimed actress, playwright and professor, Anna Deavere Smith visited the Department of Theatre and Dance on May 1st to share her insight and experiences with an audience of students and faculty.

Friday, May 8, 2009