Dream of Perfect Sleep
Written by Kevin Kautzman
Directed by Courtney Sale
April 18 and 26 at 8:00 p.m.
April 21 and 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 adults/$12 UT faculty and staff/$10 students with valid I.D.
Tickets are available online, by phone at 512-477-6060 or 800-982-BEVO, and in person at:
Mature Content: Mature thematic material, language, and drug use
About the play
Mary and Gene are old. Mary suffers from severe vertigo and just wants to watch her show, gosh-darn-it. Gene has some big news for their middle-aged kids. When new-ager Melissa and recovering-addict Robert return to a home decorated for the holidays (when it’s not the holidays), the family must make a hard decision about what it means to exit this world with grace.
About the playwright
Kevin Kautzman is a playwright originally from North Dakota pursuing his M.F.A. at the Michener Center, with a screenwriting secondary. In 2012 he premiered six plays (three full-lengths and three shorter works) at theatres in Canton, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, New York, and Saint Paul. Honors include the Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship, the Tennessee Williams Scholarship, and the International Student Playscript award. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights’ Center, and Scriptworks. He can be found online at kevinkautzman.com.
Curated by Steven Dietz and Brian Kettler. UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed work of emerging playwrights from the Department of Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Other 2013 UTNT playwrights include Gabrielle Reisman, Andrew Hinderaker, and Sarah Saltwick. Click here for an overview of this year’s productions.