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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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Wednesday, March 27 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tech Talk: A Workshop for Information Technology in the Arts

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This session will address the value and implications of information technology (IT) in arts organizations of all sizes and include an application of this knowledge to attendees’ projects and organizations.  

The Festival places emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, exploring innovative forms, content, and methodology of work. This session will address the value and implications of information technology (IT) in arts organizations of all sizes.

Tech Talk features a panel of representatives from local arts organizations and is hosted by Festival Executive Committee members Taylor McCaslin (Information Technology Manager) and Victoria Goss (Applications Chair & Technical Writer). 

The goal of Tech Talk is to advocate the innovative use of technology in arts organizations to promote missions, offer material in new and different ways, and to grow, diversify and engage audiences.

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Victoria Goss

Applications Committee Chair and Technical Writer, The Cohen New Works Festival
Victoria Goss (Applications Chair & Technical Writer) is a third year at the University of Texas at Austin focusing in arts administration and management. She is also pursuing a Business Foundations Certificate through the McCombs School of Business and a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profits with the Bridging Disciplines Program. Victoria has worked eight shows; stage managing five, for the Department of Theater and Dance... Read More →
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Maegan Wilson

Information Technology Manager, The Cohen New Works Festival
Maegan Wilson works at High End Systems as a Product Support Engineer. She also works as a freelance lighting & projection designer and programmer.

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Ellie McKay

Associate Education Director, ZACH Theatre
Ellie McKay is the Associate Education Director at ZACH Theatre creating program content, mentoring up-an-coming teaching artists, and providing professional development for local classroom teachers.  She spent six years with Seattle Children's Theatre in various positions including Education Program Manager, Teaching Artist and Literary Manager.  In 2012, Ellie co-founded Austin Theatre Teaching Artists Collective, a group committed to... Read More →

Erica De Leon

Marketing Specialist, Texas Performing Arts
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Robert Matney

Technology Director/Designer, Actor, The Hidden Room
Robert Matney is the Director of Technology for Hidden Room Theatre, Board Trustee for Austin Shakespeare, a company member for Breaking String Theater, an actor, director, and a web technologist. Most recently, Robert played Topflyte in Invisible, Inc. and Humphrey Rose Rage (both for Hidden Room’), Piero in Big Love for Shrewd Productions, the title role in Uncle Vanya for Breaking String Theater, and Pompey in Measure For Measure... Read More →

Executive Committee
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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 →

Wednesday March 27, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

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