UTNT Presents “Static” Feb. 17-26

By Tom Horan
Directed by Courtney Sale

February 17, 18, 23 at 8:00 p.m.
February 25 at 5:00 p.m.
February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Lab Theatre

Tickets for UTNT productions are $10 per performance and may be purchased at the Winship Box Office beginning 90 minutes prior to curtain.

About the play
Since Emma was a little girl she heard the ghost stories told about her neighbors Walter and Millie Burke - how the couple filled their home with strange things, which drove them mad. Years have passed and Emma finds herself the owner of this house that has sat abandoned for years. She discovers, among the jars of buttons and tubs of forks, a box full of cassette tapes filled with secrets of Walter and Millie.

This play is approximately one hour. There is no intermission.
There is no late seating for Static.

UTNT (UT New Theatre) is curated by Steven Dietz and Katie Bender.

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For additional information, call 512-471-5793

About the playwright

Tom Horan
is a third-year MFA candidate at University of Texas at Austin, studying both Sound Design and Playwriting. He received his BFA from DePaul University, studying under Dean Corin and Ntozake Shange. In Chicago, he worked with Sansculottes - a theater company committed to original work. There he served as Artistic Director and then Literary Manager, produced two of his plays, INVISIBLE BOB and 13 DEAD HUSBANDS, and oversaw a handful of productions - including three short play festivals. At UT Austin, Tom collaboratively created five pieces, serving at the Head Writer and Sound Designer for each piece; including a site-specific spectacle about the Dionne quintuplets entitled THE FICTIONAL LIFE OF HISTORICAL ODDITIES, an interview driven sound installation entitled HEADPHONE STORIES, a love story told with objects entitled THE MAN WITH THE DANCING EYES, a playful memorial entitled september play, and a drive-in puppet theater about Elvis’ car entitled ELVIS MACHINE. He also designed sound for the world premiere’s of 360 (round dance) by Steven Dietz and EMERGENCY PROM by Steve Moulds; and work-shopped his plays THE PLAGIARIST, WISH YOU WERE HERE and STATIC.

About the director

Courtney Sale moved to Austin by way of New York City, where she spent five years as Co-Artistic Director of “The Management.” With a strong interest in new and devised work, her credits at UT include THE FICTIONAL LIFE OF HISTORICAL ODDITIES, EMERGENCY PROM, THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER AN EPILOGUE, THE TIDES OF ABERDEEN and THE MAN WITH THE DANCING EYES. Other credits include BRUECKLEN, THE CHALK BOY, ALOHA, SAY THE PRETTY GIRLS, THE WELL (The Management), THE ZOO STORY (Secondhand Theatre), A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY (Strike Anywhere Productions) and SINGER’S STORIES (Seattle Children’s Museum). Her production of Kristen Kosmas’s THE SCANDAL! was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award and featured in American Theatre Magazine. She was also selected as one of fourteen emerging directors to participate in Peter Brook’s workshop in conjunction with his tour of HAMLET. She assistant directed with many artists including: Dael Orlandersmith, Richard E.T. White and Steven Dietz. Last fall she directed 360 (round dance) by Steven Dietz and premiere september play, a theatrical event that focuses on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. She holds a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts and is currently in her 2nd year as a M.F.A. Directing Candidate at UT.

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