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"The Mikado: Relaimed" Tackles Complicated Legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan Opera

The Austin Chronicle

Directed by current student kt shorb with costume design by M.F.A. candidate Lirit Pendell, The Mikado: Reclaimed explores human resilience at The Vortex.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Arts Management Expert to Share Experiences with Fine Arts Students

College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts will host founding President and Executive Director of Creative Capital Foundation, Ruby Lerner, for programs discussing arts management this February. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

In Memoriam: Dr. John Brokaw

Austin American-Statesman

A professor emeritus of theatre history, Brokaw served the department from 1963-2001.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Austin Shakespeare Features Professor Franchelle Stewart Dorn

The Greek tragedy Medea slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned, starring nationally-acclaimed actress in the title role. Opens Feb. 17.

Monday, February 8, 2016

M.F.A. Candidate Uses Lighting Design to Improve Air Travel

College of Fine Arts

M.F.A. candidate Andrew Carson's thesis explored ways theatrical lighting can match passengers circadian rhythms in order to reduce the feeling of jet-jag. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Faculty Emerita's Play Nominated for Helen Hayes Award

Susan Zeder's play When She Had Wings (Imagination Stage, Maryland) received three Helen Hayes Award nominations for choreography, sound design and Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Faculty Member Kirk Lynn "Fixes" Shakespeare

Austin American-Statesman

Playwrighting faculty member and co-founder of Rude Mechs theatre collective, Kirk Lynn "fixes" Shakespeare's least-performed plays. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ph.D. Candidate Bart Pitchford Explores Theatre in Syrian Refugee Camp

The Daily Texan

Veteran and Department of Theatre and Dance Ph.D. candidate Bart Pitchford is exploring how refugees in Zaatari Refugee Camp (Jordan) use performance to re-imagine citizenship and community. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tony Award-Winning Designer Kevin Adams Honored as Doty Distinguished Alumnus

College of Fine Arts

Kevin Adams recently received the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award for his work in the field of lighting design. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Explores the American South in New Play "Terminus"

Austin American-Statesman

Alumnus Gabriel Jason Dean's (M.F.A. 2012) play Terminus, opening at The Vortex this week, explores the haunting past and present of the American South.

Thursday, January 14, 2016