Texas Theatre and Dance is delighted to introduce the cast of In Sisters We Trust, or My F*cked Up American Girl Doll Play, written by Justine Gelfman in collaboration with Susanna Wolk. This pointed, witty and darkly-humorous new play tells the story of the much-beloved American Girl Dolls who are all grown up and gathering for a televised Bachelor-style reunion to decide the fate of the company. Suddenly, the girls start disappearing; something glitches and we’re thrown into a glossy feminist co-working space on the brink of expansion. The progressive women at the helm are still perpetuating age-old oppressive practices, now just in a shade of millennial pink. In Sisters We Trust, or My F*cked Up American Girl Doll Play investigates how corporate feminism is repeating and rebranding mistakes of the past instead of finding new pathways to empowerment.
Murky as Hell, written and directed by Andrea L. Hart, takes audiences through a multi-leveled rehabilitation program, transitioning from an empty wasteland to a sterile training center as her protagonists wrestle with the demons of their past. Presented as part of UTNT (UT New Theatre), this multi-layered narrative structure culminates in an over-the-top fight to the death that draws inspiration from film, wrestling and coliseum battles of the past.
Josiah Thomas Turner’s UTNT (UT New Theatre) script Jinkies! or The Dog Play prolongs the nearly 60-year legacy of our favorite gang of meddling, mystery solving teens. But unlike its predecessors, Turner has revitalized these characters, opening up their identities beyond the images plastered on TV screens and lunchboxes for decades. We delve into the complexities of UTNT’s presentation of Jinkies! or The Dog Play with Turner, director Braxton Rae and members of the cast to better understand the development process and the new life being brought to this classic cartoon.