Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Retirement of Professor Robert Schmidt

AUSTIN, Texas — Professor and former Department Chair Robert Schmidt of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin will retire on Jan. 31.

With unanimous support of the executive vice president and provost and the faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Schmidt has been granted emeritus status as the Frank Erwin Jr. Centennial Professor in Drama, effective Feb. 1.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 Texas Medal of Arts Awards: Theatre and Dance alumna, Marcia Gay Harden to be honored

Texas Medal of Arts Awards

The Texas Medal of Arts Awards, the signature event of the Texas Cultural Trust Council, spotlights and celebrates the creative excellence, exemplary talents and outstanding contribution by Texans.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Andrew Hinderaker & Daria Davis Discuss New Play Development in The New York Times

The New York Times

A discussion about the culture of New York's City and its development of new plays and musicals. 


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

UT Theatre and Dance Community Shines in The Austin Chronicle's "Top 10 of 2010"

In the annual list of theatrical favorites named by The Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires, UT Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are among the top picks of 2010.


Friday, January 7, 2011

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