2018-2019 Season, University of Texas Theatre and Dance

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2018/2019 Subscription Series, featuring an intimate exploration of the trauma of marginalized communities, a darkly satirical Shakespearean drama, dynamic new choreography and the story of a city's growing fear amidst a series of deadly shark attacks. 
Subscription Series packages will be on sale beginning August 2018. 
By Dan Caffrey
Directed by Alice Stanley
October 10-21, 2018

In 1916, a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Further inland, a polio epidemic plagued Philadelphia, while the cloud of World War I loomed. Matawan follows the humans who struggle against these forces, as well as the story of the shark - a creature whose constant evolution has led to years of survival. 
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adam L. Sussman

November 14 - December 2, 2018
A businesswoman, hated for being Jewish, tries to break into the clique of rich men that run Venice. A wealthy merchant seeks to buy the love of a young man. A sheltered heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. One of Shakespeare's most controversial and misunderstood plays, this production of The Merchant of Venice tackles, head-on, the topics of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia in society. 
By I-Chia Chiu
Directed by kt shorb

February 13-17, 2019
Inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, The Women of _______ (a song not song) invites the audience to join nameless ghosts on a multilingual journey through poems and tales. As a partially-devised work collecting voices of historically marginalized people, the play explores trauma and our political and personal wars against ourselves. 
Dance Repertory Theatre Presents 

March 5-15, 2019
Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fortitude, a concert celebrating the enduring spirit of dance and the strength of those called to it as a field. Fortitude features works by renowned guest artists, faculty and students as well as the annual presentation of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. 
By Kirk Lynn 
Directed by KJ Sanchez 

September 29-30, 2018

A semi-staged reading featuring professional actors, this lyrical biography of Leonard Bernstein takes a symphonic look at major melodies playing throughout his life: music, family, spiritual longing, carnal passions and death. We see Leonard as a boy and man, as a father and son; bisexually brilliant and politically naïve. Cymbals crash, the brass crescendo, the maestro takes a bow. 
Dance Repertory Theatre Presents

November 6-11, 2018

Dance Repertory Theatre, the award-winning dance company, presents new work from professional and student choreographers in Fall For Dance
Curated by Liz Engelman and KJ Sanchez

March 14-31, 2019

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its twelfth season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. 
Presented by Broadway Bank

April 15-19, 2019

Presenting over 30 new works to more than 7,000 attendees in five days. 
The largest festival of its kind, this biennial performance event celebrates original works created by university students and faculty. 
Titles, dates and venues are subject to change.