Due to a rise in cases of Covid-19 in the Austin area, the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room and museum galleries will be closed as the Center continues to follow university guidelines.
Theatre + Performing Arts
Award-winning choreographer Deborah Hay has established her archive at the Harry Ransom Center, a major destination for the study of dance and performance at The University of Texas at Austin. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theater, Hay is recognized as a pivotal figure in the development of post-modern dance. [Read more…] about Choreographer Deborah Hay’s archive goes to the Harry Ransom Center
The archive of award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams is now housed at the Harry Ransom Center, a key destination for the study of theatre and performance history. Adams has received four Tony Awards for his lighting designs of Spring Awakening (2007), The 39 Steps (2008), American Idiot (2010), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014), as well as nominations for Hair (2009), Next to Normal (2009), SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (2018), and The Cher Show (2019).
The archive of award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams is now housed at the Harry Ransom Center. Adams has received four Tony Awards for his lighting designs of Spring Awakening (2007), The 39 Steps (2008), American Idiot (2010), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014). Adams is a UT alumnus, and he received the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UT College of Fine Arts in 2016. Read more about the archive.
In his day, Henry “Box” Brown was a celebrated stage magician who incorporated performance into his lectures on abolitionism in the United States and England. Much of what we know about him comes from his memoir, the Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself (1851).
The Harry Ransom Center has awarded over a dozen fellowships for 2021-2022 to The University of Texas at Austin faculty and graduate students through the Center’s new UT-Austin Fellowship program. The new fellows reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the Center’s collections and represent a wide range of departments, programs, and schools across the university. [Read more…] about Fellowships awarded to UT-Austin faculty and graduate students