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The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents PORTFOLIO 2014, an exciting exhibition celebrating the work of emerging artists in costume design, lighting design, scenery, media, and technology. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Come see how imagination manifests itself on stage and film!

Opening Reception 
April 27, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Hours
April 28 - May 1, 9:00  a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 3, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Reception and Fashion Show
May 3, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, F. Loren Winship Building
300 E. 23rd Street, Austin, Texas 78712

Parking Information for the May 3 Reception and Fashion Show
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees.

Attendees may purchase parking in advance at a discounted rate for $3 for the reception online at utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/venue. The discounted parking is only available online until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.

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For more information, contact Theatre and Dance at 512-471-5793 or theatreanddance@utexas.edu.

A sampling of works by our artists:

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The Cataract, Scenic Design by William Anderson

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The Cataract (2012), B. Iden Payne Theatre
Scene Design by William Anderson

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Scene from The Cataract (2012), B. Iden Payne Theatre

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PORTFOLIO 2013 Display by Costume Designer Mercedes O’Bannion

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Scene from Our Country’s Good (2013), Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Costume Design by Mercedes O’Bannion

Photography: Lawrence Peart, Sandy Carson, Amanda Miller

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Presentation of
'ratio
Visual Narrative by William Anderson
Text Narrative by David Turkel
Directed by Jess Hutchinson

March 1 at 11:00 a.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Lab Theatre

The presentation of 'ratio is FREE. Tickets will be distributed beginning one hour prior to curtain at the Lab Theatre Box Office.

About 'ratio
In the weeks following Hamlet’s death, Horatio navigates a harrowing regime change at Elsinore under the rule of bloody-minded prince Fortinbras.

A collaboration by playwright David Turkel and designer William Anderson, ‘ratio is an art-script that intertwines visual and textual narratives. Equal ‘authors’ to the work, Anderson and Turkel have developed the work over the course of a year, workshopping ‘ratio with Dan Rothenberg, Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) and now with UTNT director Jess Hutchinson.

Visual by William Anderson; Text by David Turkel

UTNT patrons will experience a first draft of the physical and media texts of 'ratio. In collaboration with media designer Daniel Berkowitz, the creative team and cast explore a variety of possible shapes that a physical embodiment of the art script could take. Rather than a traditional reading or a definitive staging of the piece, the creative team will present snippets of possible performance texts that will cover the entirely of the extant art script in order.

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image Darren Levin (MFA 2009) is now the Assistant Professor of Lighting Design in the Department of Speech and Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

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Program Area: Design and Technology

Learn more about William Bloodgood on our website!

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In June, Kassandra Patterson (BA 2010) graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a MFA in Production Design. Prior to her graduation, Kassandra worked as a scenic artist for the themed entertainment fabrication company Themeworks. While at Themeworks, she worked on projects for Sea World, Disney, Ripley’s, and the Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.

She currently works for the design and development department of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Although a designer now, Kassandra spent most of her time at the UT Department of Theatre and Dance studying dance. She credits Texas Performing Arts Teaching Artist Karen Maness for helping guide her career path.

Photo: Kaiti Patterson Photography

Another great e-postcard from Design & Technology Professor Jim Glavan and his experiences with Theatre and Dance students in Taiwan.

The group returned from a three-day weekend in Hualien on the east coast of central Taiwan. They visited the village of Xinshe, the Kavalan cultural center where they stayed with local tribal families, shared group meals of food collected from the land and prepared by the tribal chefs, and learned about the importance of the banana tree in their major art-form, banana fiber weaving.

The students continue to teach classes in millinery (hat making), draping and master building. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and creates new and unique experiences and perspectives for our Design & Technology students.

Timothy Hartung

Inspired Teaching: Essays on Theatre Design and Technology Education, edited by alumnus Erik Viker (MFA 2003), was released at the 2013 USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The collection of insights on best teaching practice is available as either a print-on-demand or e-book from the USITT online bookstore in April.

The book includes essays provided by over 20 members of USITT, including alumni Viker and Cliff Simon (MFA 2002).

Cliff Simon is an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has designed at the Truck and Warehouse Theater, the Lamb’s Club, Playwrights’ Horizons, T. Schreiber Studios in New York, the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, the Cleveland Play House, ZACH Theatre, Tapestry Dance Company, Rude Mechs, Zilker Summer Theatre, and the Riverside Playhouse in Vero Beach.

Erik Viker is an associate professor of theatre and the production manager for Susquehanna University where he teaches courses in stagecraft, production, stage management and dramatic literature.

Visit our alumni spotlights and learn more about fellow Longhorns life beyond the 40 Acres.

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Opening Reception: April 28, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Hours:
April 28, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
April 29 – May 2, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

About PORTFOLIO 2013
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents PORTFOLIO 2013, an exciting exhibition celebrating the work of emerging artists in costume design, lighting design, scenery, media, and technology. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Come see how imagination manifests itself on stage and film!

Parking Information for the April 28 Reception
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees.

Attendees may purchase parking in advance at a discounted rate for $6 for the reception online at utparking.clickandpark.com/venues. The discounted parking is only available online until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.

For more information, contact Theatre and Dance at 512-471-5793 or theatreanddance@utexas.edu.


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Since graduating in 2012, Wilberth Gonzalez has costume designed for the theatre, a children’s television pilot for PBS, and a feature film. He is currently working for the La Joya School District as the costume designer for the district’s children’s theatre. He also designed for McAllen Ballet’s production of Alice in Wonderland.

Alumna Allison Ebling is making her mark at ZACH Theatre. She is the audio board operator for many of the Austin-based theatre’s productions and most recently was associate designer for Ragtime and White Christmas at ZACH. Learn more about her accomplishments since graduating from UT.