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The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op, is a week-long showcase of new work created by UT students held every other Spring in various locations in and around the Winship Drama Building and the University of Texas campus. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process–the creation of new work.

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Thursday, March 28 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon: Open Discussion About the Content and Practices of the Festival

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This group discussion will feature invited Guest Artists Michael Bobbitt, Ken Cerniglia, Madge Darlington, Roger Foster, Dayna Hanson, Sherry Kramer, and Sarah Richardson.  It will be facilitated by Executive Committee members Cassidy C Browning and Sidney Monroe.

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Cassidy C Browning

Engaging Research Committee Chair, The Cohen New Works Festival
Cassidy C Browning (Engaging Research Subcommittee Chair) is an activist theatre educator, practitioner, and scholar. Browning began the PhD in Performance as Public Practice in 2009 and is currently serving as the Graduate Student Representative on the Season Selection Committee and the Focus Group Representative-Elect for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education... Read More →
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Sidney Monroe

Assistant Producer, The Cohen New Works Festival
Sidney Monroe (Assistant Producer) is a MFA candidate in the Drama and Theatre for Youth & Communities program. In addition to being the student chair of The Cohen New Works Festival, Sidney is an active member of Voices Against Violence and Drama For Schools. Before attending The University of Texas at Austin, Sidney served as the Theatre Department Chair at Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, AR where he wrote curriculum for... Read More →

Guest Artists
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Michael Bobbitt

Producing Artistic Director, Adventure Theatre MTC
Michael J. Bobbitt, the Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre MTC has directed, choreographed and performed at many theatres in the DC region, including Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre Society, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Metro Stage, Rorshach Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, The Helen Hayes Awards and the Washington National Opera. His national and... Read More →
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Ken Cerniglia

Ken Cerniglia is a professional dramaturg based in New York City whose credits span plays, musicals, operas, symphonies, and films. His work is currently represented on Broadway by the 2012 Tony-winning productions of Disney’s NEWSIES and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Other stage credits for Disney include ALADDIN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, TARZAN, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, and twenty musicals for young performers. With the Seattle-based Fisher Ensemble... Read More →
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Madge Darlington

Co-Producing Artistic Director, Rude Mechs
Madge Darlington, M.F.A., is a founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director for Rude Mechs of Austin, TX. In the collaborative spirit of the Rudes, Madge has worked on almost every show the Rudes have made in some form or fashion including directing, acting, production managing, technical directing, stage managing, and designing. Most recently she was a key artist on the Rudes' Now Now Oh Now and The Method Gun.  With Shawn Sides, she... Read More →
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Dayna Hanson

Choreographer, Performer, Film Maker, Musician
Dayna Hanson is a Seattle-based choreographer, dance theater director and filmmaker. Co-founder of dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Dayna’s work has been presented nationally and internationally since the early 1990s, including several residencies at Dance Umbrella Austin. Her dance films have screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, including New York Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Dayna’s 2010... Read More →
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Sherry Kramer

Sherry Kramer couldn’t be happier to be back at The Cohen New Works Festival. She hasn’t missed one since the first in 2003. When she is not participating in the New Works Festival, she writes plays and teaches. Her newest plays—HOW WATER BEHAVES and THE BAY OF FUNDY--are part of her ongoing conversation about the American dream and the shape of charity in the modern world. She’s just completed THE DREAM HOUSE, a... Read More →
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Sarah Richardson

Co-Producing Artistic Director, Rude Mechs
Sarah Richardson is a founding Co-Producing Artistic Director for Rude Mechs. She has performed in 8 of the company’s critically acclaimed productions and directed Kirk Lynn’s Lust Supper (“Outstanding Director,” Austin Critics’ Table), Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry and the critically acclaimed How Late It Was, How Late which also toured to the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. She also directed Shakespeare’s R&J... Read More →

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Roger Foster

My stone and wood sculptures are the result of repetitive and derivative interpretations of the ancient Asiatic Bi and Cong.  These small jade ritual objects referencing the sky and earth have been associated with Shaman dating from 5,000 BC.  In my series of physical translations, I seek to express the connection these symbols have had throughout societies from antiquity to the present.

Thursday March 28, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

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