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

Alumni Star in Hit HBO Series

Todd Lowe (B.F.A. '99) plays “Terry Bellefleur” for a third season in the hit vampire drama while Kevin Alejandro (B.F.A., Attended '95 – '99) joins the cast as “Jesus”, a character expected to appear in nearly every episode of the season.

Monday, June 28, 2010

“The Psyche Project” returns to the stage

Originally presented as part of the 2009 University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival and remounted as an ENCORE in the fall, The Psyche Project makes a return engagement as re: Psyche, June 23 - July 18, 2010 at the BLUE Theatre.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Alumnus Kevin Adams Awarded Third Tony

Theatre and Dance alumnus Kevin Adams (B.F.A. in Theatrical Design, 1984) won a Tony Award for “Best Lighting Design of a Musical” for his design of American Idiot. The award marks a third-career win for Adams.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Student and Alumni Work Travels Abroad

Dance Repertory Theatre in Austrian Dance Festival June 14 – July 5

Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 Austin Critics Table Awards

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, faculty, alumni and friends for their outstanding achievements in the fields of direction, performance, design and movement.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Award-winning Actor and UT Alumna Visits Theatre and Dance

In Austin to deliver the commencement speech at the university-wide ceremony, award-winning actor and Department of Theatre and Dance alumna, Marcia Gay Harden visited her alma mater to lead an intensive acting workshop with selected participants from the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Professor of Playwriting Presents Work at ZACH Theatre

An original comedy written and directed by Professor of Playwriting and Screenwriting, Steven Dietz, Becky's New Car tells the life-affirming story of an eccentric millionaire who offers Becky the keys to a brand new life.

Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 Austin Critics Table Awards Nominees Announced

For the 18th 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. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list with nearly 40 nominations.

Friday, May 21, 2010