We recently interviewed 2020 Latino Media & Arts Studies Senior Thesis Award winner and recent B.A. in Theatre and Dance graduate Ariane Stier. Her project, “Mírame: Deconstructing Latina Representation and Empowerment in Performance,” takes a critical look at the film and theatre industry’s representation of Latinas and advocates for more truthful, complex Latinx characters. Stier discussed her process and plans for the project, as well as her inspirations and goals as a theatre artist who is eager to amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced.
Amid her busy life as the Director of Social Media at Playbill, Texas Theatre and Dance alumna Felicia Fitzpatrick (B.A. 2014) found time to answer our questions about her daily duties, the state of social media in American theatre and her time at UT.