And Then Came Tango
An interactive play for young audiences
Written by Emily Freeman
Directed by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
November 30 at 7:00 p.m.
December 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
December 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
The performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Free tickets will be issued from the Box Office table, located in the Winship Building Atrium beginning one hour prior to curtain. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to collect their tickets and ensure seat availability.
About the play
Lily invites you on a journey to the zoo!
Join Lily as she shares the heartwarming story of two male penguins, Roy and Silo, who are eager to become parents. Roy and Silo have formed a pair bond, built a nest and are waiting for the arrival of their baby fledgling. Become a part of their story and learn about love, patience, and standing up for your beliefs!
And Then Came Tango was first produced in the 2011 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op, and received an received honorable mention in The Austin Chronicle’s “Top Ten of 2011”.
Learn more about the making of this play and access activities for young patrons at utexastya.org.
The performance is approximately one hour. It is recommended for ages 6 and greater.
For more information, call 512-471-5793.
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Families are invited to experience “a day in the life” of their theatre or dance student during The University of Texas at Austin’s annual Family Weekend.
Join us in the Winship Atrium, the students’ favorite gathering space, and
WHEN: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM
WHERE: Winship Drama Building Atrium, 300 East 23rd St., Austin, Texas 78712
R.S.V.P.: Please email your acceptance to email@example.com, and include the number of family members attending
Parking is available at the San Jacinto Garage, located at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and 24th Street.
See a Department of Theatre and Dance Performance following the reception!
THE CATARACT, by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright and alumna Lisa D’Amour, takes the B. Iden Payne stage at 2:00 p.m. Set in Minneapolis in 1883, this poetic drama explores one week in the lives of Cyrus and Lottie Finch, a stalwart couple who take in two vagabond lovers from the South. The unlikely pairs’ intersection unearths their deep-seated desires – ones which they fight to keep buried.
Discount tickets are available for Family Weekend participants. Additional performance and ticket information will be provided in response to your RSVP for the October 27 events.
Learn more about The Cataract at jointhedrama.org
Faculty members Katie Dawson and David Justin have been named the recipients of the 2012 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Awards.
An alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, Katie Dawson (M.F.A. ’06) is recognized as an innovator in the classroom. Her areas of research include community-engaged outreach programs, arts integration, youth theatre, museum theatre, drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, and teaching artist praxis. A perpetual educator, Dawson’s work extends beyond the university and into classrooms throughout Texas to the far northwest of Alaska.
She serves as the director of Drama for Schools, the department’s professional development program that trains educators and students in drama-based instruction. A growing field, Dawson and her students’ work is in demand with educators, businesses and administrators.
As the head of the B.F.A. Dance program, David Justin is integral to the development of the highest quality of professional training for the department’s dance students. An experienced teacher of technique, choreography, and dance production, Justin provides learning opportunities in and out of the studio. Recently, he invited students to perform alongside his dance company, American Repertory Ensemble, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.
Justin serves as the co-artistic director of the department’s dance ensemble, Dance Repertory Theatre. His work Oblivion’s Ink, premiered in the spring’s smash hit Catalyst, received critical praise and was nominated for a 2012 Austin Critics’ Table Award. Dance Repertory Theatre presented Oblivion’s Ink in May at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the National College Dance Festival.
The Department of Theatre and Dance celebrates Katie Dawson and David Justin and their work.
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance announces an inaugural five-performance Subscription Series with a spectacular 2012-2013 Season! The 2012-2013 season brings to the stage dramatic storytelling by Pulitzer Prize acclaimed playwrights, two world premieres, a bold adaptation of a cherished classic, and enthralling dance by nationally renowned choreographers.
“You are about to witness one of the ways that the arts brings new things into the world,” explains Brant Pope, chairman of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. “Our 2012/13 season rivals in creative energy anything a state of the art science lab or think tank could invent. This year, we have two world premieres – the stunning adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, and Suzan Zeder’s brilliant The Edge of Peace. The latter marks the first co-production between our department and the celebrated Seattle Children’s Theatre. Audiences will relish the regional premiere of The Cataract by UT alumna and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, Lisa D’Amour. Add to this, Lynn Nottage’s smash hit Intimate Apparel and Dance Repertory Theatre’s compelling choreography in Roots and Wings and this season is proving to be one of the most exciting yet!”
Additional non-subscription season highlights include Fall For Dance; UTNT (UT New Theatre), curated by preeminent playwright Steven Dietz; and the Cohen New Works Festival, presented by The University Co-op. An audience favorite, the Cohen New Works Festival offers over 30 plays, dances, and exhibits to more than 8,000 patrons in six days.
Tickets for the department’s inaugural five performance Subscription Series are on sale now online at jointhedrama.org, or by calling (512) 471-4454.
Individual tickets for all performances go on sale August 20 at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Box Office, most H-E-B stores and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at jointhedrama.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO (2386).
By Lisa D’ Amour
October 19 – 28, 2012
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Set in Minneapolis in 1883, this poetic drama explores one week in the lives of Cyrus and Lottie Finch, a stalwart couple who take in two vagabond lovers from the South. The unlikely pairs’ intersection unearths their deep-seated desires – ones which they fight to keep buried.
The Scarlet Letter
Adapted by Sarah Saltwick
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
November 16 – December 7, 2012
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Sin. Guilt. Judgment. Love.
Hester Prynne comes to the stage in this world premiere reimagining of Hawthorne’s classic tale.
The Edge of Peace
By Suzan Zeder
Directed by Linda Hartzell
February 1 – 10, 2013
A play for all ages, The Edge of Peace tells the touching story of Buddy, a young boy struggling to make sense of a world at war. The final play in Suzan Zeder’s Ware trilogy, this world premiere is produced in partnership with Seattle Children’s Theatre.
By Lynn Nottage
March 1 – 9, 2013
Esther, a gifted seamstress, dreams of finding love and longs to open a beauty parlor in Harlem. She meets George, and her aspirations appear within reach. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves a tale of romance, ambition, and self-discovery in Intimate Apparel.
Roots and Wings
Artistic Directors David Justin and Charles O. Anderson
April 19 – 21, 2013
Hot on the heels of 2012’s critically acclaimed Catalyst, Dance Repertory Theatre takes flight. The showcase presents exciting new dance works and re-staged masterpieces by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty.
Join the drama this season and become a Subscription Series holder!
Learn about the full season of offerings online or by phoning 512-471-5793.
Patrons are invited to attend a performance rehearsal of UT’s award-winning student troupe, Dance Repertory Theatre. Led by Department of Theatre and Dance faculty members Lyn Wiltshire and Charles O. Anderson, Dance Repertory Theatre will present six dances created for the upcoming Young Tanzsommer International Festival in Austria. Dance Repertory Theatre has presented at this prestigious event since 2004.
When: June 21, 2012 at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Anna Hiss Gym Room 134
The rehearsal is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Dance works include:
Put Your Hands On Me by Caitlin Poulton
GROW by Andrea Beckham
High Five Jive by Mariclaire Gamble and Lisa Kobdish
Rite by Charles O. Anderson
Two Modes of Action by Lyn C. Wiltshire
Sing! Sing! Sing! by Natasha Davison
For more information, contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at 512.471.5793