The once-quiet halls of the Winship Drama Building are now full of conversation as friends and collaborators reunite with the start of the fall semester. As our brilliant students and faculty flock back to Winship, we’re reminiscing once more on the outstanding work they created beyond the 40 Acres over the summer break. From conferences and productions, to residencies and awards, they return this fall with stories to tell of their summer adventures.
The ingenuity of our students and faculty doesn’t stop when the school year ends in May. Artists and scholars from the Department of Theatre and Dance have continued shaping and showcasing their artistry throughout the summer months. We’re excited to highlight some of the ways that our students and faculty have stretched their creative muscles this summer, here in Austin and across the country.
For one week in December, eager, participatory shouts of children filled the Art Galleries at Black Studies. Multicolored origami carved a path through the Blanton Museum of Art, while other days, intergenerational conversations reverberated off its atrium walls. Children learned about abstract art, teenage immigrants reflected on belonging and adults reminisced on fond memories, all through performances by Theatre and Dance students. Though their pieces were vastly different, each group of students shared a common goal – making a performance with specific audiences that would help participants share and understand their own stories.