The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program continues its 2017-2018 season with Jean-Baptiste Racine’s Phaedra. TWU welcomes guest director Lydia Mackay, an esteemed actor and director who has worked in a number of Dallas-Fort Worth theaters and playhouses, including Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three and Amphibian Stage Productions. The production runs Nov. 15-19.
The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program will open its 2017-2018 season with The Wal*Mart-ians, an original play written and directed by Steven Young, associate professor of theatre at TWU. The Wal*Mart-ians was originally produced in Chicago, where it won the 2003 Chicago Arts and Entertainment award for best comedy of the year.
The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University has announced the completion of a new digital research studio, as well as a multipurpose project space, located in the Visual Arts Building on TWU’s Denton campus. The fall semester also kicks off with the opening of The End and The Beginning, an intermedia exhibition featuring the work of four national artists, on display until Oct. 15, 2017 in TWU’s East | West Galleries.
The Texas Woman’s University Drama Program and the Department of Music and Drama have received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to change their official titles to the Theatre Program and the Department of Music and Theatre.
Faculty, staff and student flutists from the Texas Woman’s Department of Music were featured at the 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention, held Aug. 10-13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Candice Salyers (Ph.D. ‘14), an alumna of the Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance, has received a Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The goal of the $30,000 fellowship is to help women obtain tenure and further promotions by providing a year to focus on independent research.
Texas Woman’s University doctoral candidate Lela Aisha Jones was named as one of four nominees for this year’s prestigious Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award. The winner will be announced at the 33rd Annual NY Dance and Performance Bessie Awards cocktail party and press conference Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in New York City.
The TWU Theatre Program’s 2017-2018 theatre season will feature an original comedy of catastrophic proportions, a classic French tragedy, an imaginative fusion of Eastern and Western theatre styles and a Pulitzer Award winner from one of America’s favorite playwrights.
The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its spring DanceMakers Concert Series April 27-29 in Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on TWU’s Denton campus. The concert series will showcase the choreographic work of seven TWU undergraduate and graduate students, including four graduating M.F.A. students.
The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts and Department of Music and Drama present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman. The production runs April 13-15 and 20-23, 2017.
Yeajean Choi, a master of fine arts student in the Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, is one of eight choreographers and the only U.S. student to be chosen for the World Dance Alliance's prestigious 2017 International Young Choreographer Project. Choi will travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan this July to participate in the project’s three-week residency program.