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
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
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
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
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
Charlotte Griffin Awarded for Outstanding Thesis
Friday, May 22, 2009
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
Festival Gala Features Choreography by Mariclaire Gamble, Lisa Kobdish and Megan Rushing
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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
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