News http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/new-season-kicks-classic-chekhov Department of Theatre & Dance - The University of Texas at Austin en Austin Shakespeare Features Professor Franchelle Stewart Dorn http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/austin-shakespeare-features-professor-franchelle-stewart-dorn <p> The Greek tragedy <em><span>Medea</span></em>&nbsp;slashes across the stage with the revenge of a woman scorned, starring nationally-acclaimed actress&nbsp;in the title role. Opens Feb. 17.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 8, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/austin-shakespeare-features-professor-franchelle-stewart-dorn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spring 2016 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:12:57 +0000 gholston 2166 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad M.F.A. Candidate Uses Lighting Design to Improve Air Travel http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/mfa-candidate-uses-lighting-design-improve-air-travel <p> <span>M.F.A</span>. candidate Andrew Carson&#39;s thesis explored ways theatrical lighting can match passengers circadian rhythms in order to reduce the feeling of jet-jag.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-optional-text-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> College of Fine Arts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-related-websites1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://finearts.utexas.edu/feature/news-showcase/can-good-lighting-alleviate-jet-lag-mfa-candidate-uses-theatrical-design?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=UTAustinSocial">http://finearts.utexas.edu/feature/news-showcase/can-good-lighting-alleviate-jet-lag-mfa-candidate-uses-theatrical-design?utm_so...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 8, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:35:53 +0000 mlb3322 2165 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Faculty Emerita's Play Nominated for Helen Hayes Award http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/faculty-emerita-s-play-nominated-helen-hayes-award <p> Susan <span>Zeder&#39;s</span> play <em>When She Had Wings</em>&nbsp;(Imagination Stage, Maryland) received three Helen Hayes Award nominations for choreography, sound design and Outstanding Production, <span>Theatre</span> for Young Audiences.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-related-websites1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://theatrewashington.org/content/nominations-2016-helen-hayes-awards">http://theatrewashington.org/content/nominations-2016-helen-hayes-awards</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 5, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:29:31 +0000 mlb3322 2164 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Ph.D. Candidate Bart Pitchford Explores Theatre in Syrian Refugee Camp http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/phd-candidate-bart-pitchford-explores-theatre-syrian-refugee-camp <p> Veteran and Department of <span>Theatre</span> and Dance <span>Ph.D</span>. candidate Bart <span>Pitchford</span>&nbsp;is exploring how refugees in <span>Zaatari</span> Refugee Camp (Jordan) use performance to re-imagine citizenship and community.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-optional-text-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Daily Texan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-related-websites1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/01/22/ut-phd-candidate-explores-power-of-theater-in-syrian-refugee-camp">https://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/01/22/ut-phd-candidate-explores-power-of-theater-in-syrian-refugee-camp</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/phd-candidate-bart-pitchford-explores-theatre-syrian-refugee-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:02:35 +0000 mlb3322 2163 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Shakespeare's cherished romantic comedy "Twelfth Night" brings magic to the stage this spring http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/shakespeare-s-cherished-romantic-comedy-twelfth-night-brings-magic-stage-spring <p> Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to<br /> build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to procure a job with Duke&nbsp;<span>Orsino</span>, she finds herself in the midst of a <span>topsy-turvy</span> love triangle. Magic, mayhem and&nbsp;mistaken identities come to the stage in William Shakespeare&rsquo;s treasured romantic&nbsp;comedy of revelry, reunion and love.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-related-websites1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/sites/files/tad/content_files/twelfthnight_mediarelease2_1_2016.pdf">http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/sites/files/tad/content_files/twelfthnight_mediarelease2_1_2016.pdf</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, February 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/shakespeare-s-cherished-romantic-comedy-twelfth-night-brings-magic-stage-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:09:33 +0000 mlb3322 2162 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Explores the American South in New Play "Terminus" http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/playwright-gabriel-jason-dean-explores-american-south-new-play-terminus <p> Alumnus Gabriel Jason Dean&#39;s (M.F.A. 2012) play <em>Terminus</em>,&nbsp;opening at The Vortex this week, explores the haunting past and present of the American South.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-optional-text-field"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Austin American-Statesman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-related-websites1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/playwright-gabriel-jason-dean-mines-southern-past-/npybn/">http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/playwright-gabriel-jason-dean-mines-southern-past-/npybn/</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 14, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:17:14 +0000 mlb3322 2160 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Graduate Uses Creativity On Stage and Off http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/graduate-uses-creativity-stage <p> David <span>Modigliani</span> (M.F.A. 2007), previously named one of the &quot;next great Texas directors&quot; has taken his talents off-stage to Austin-based startup company Able.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 12, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/graduate-uses-creativity-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:04:16 +0000 gholston 2159 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Alumna Kelly Howe to Chair Association of Theare in Higher Education's Annual Conference http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/alumna-kelly-howe-chair-association-theare-higher-education-s-annual-conference <p> An advocate for the field of <span>theatre</span> and performance in higher education, Association of <span>Theatre</span> in Higher Education (<span>ATHE</span>) serves as an intellectual and artistic center for producing new knowledge about <span>theatre</span> and performance-related disciplines, cultivating vital alliances with other scholarly and creative disciplines, linking with professional and community-based <span>theatres</span>, and promoting access and equity.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 7, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/alumna-kelly-howe-chair-association-theare-higher-education-s-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:08:45 +0000 gholston 2157 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities Graduate Leads Theatre Program http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/drama-theatre-youth-communities-graduate-leads-theatre-program <p> <span>Abra</span> <span>Chusid</span> (<span>M.F.A</span>. 2012) is in her second year of service as the <span>theatre</span> director at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa, Illinois.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 6, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/drama-theatre-youth-communities-graduate-leads-theatre-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:40:52 +0000 gholston 2149 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad Theatre and Dance Partners with ZACH Theatre http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/theatre-dance-partners-zach-theatre <p> <span>Jos&eacute;</span> Cruz <span>Gonz&aacute;lez&#39;s</span> bilingual play <em><span>Tom&aacute;s</span> and the Library Lady </em>opens January 15 at ZACH <span>Theatre&#39;s</span> <span>Whisenhunt</span> Stage.</p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-list-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 6, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/news/theatre-dance-partners-zach-theatre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spring 2016 2015-2016 ZACH Theatre Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:34:57 +0000 gholston 2145 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad