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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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Monday, March 25
 

11:00am

Opening Event
The official commencement ceremony for the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op! Featuring a keynote address by guest artist Polly Carl, this event is open to the public and will take place at the Texas Union Ballroom.

Monday March 25, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Union Ballroom (UNB 3.202) 2247 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78713

1:00pm

The First Steps
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Suspicious Dinner
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

West Texas Beehive

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos


Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

1:00pm

A Nostalgic Afternoon
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
WIN 2.116 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Art-Vend
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Bio Light
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Good Girl/Bad Girl
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
WIN 2.120 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Light Instruments
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead: 
Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Perceiving Campus

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 


Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
North Hall, Goldsmith Hall 399 22nd St W Austin, TX 78705

1:00pm

对视——Eye Contact
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 

Monday March 25, 2013 1:00pm - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Cancun
Limited Capacity seats available

Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder

Monday March 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Monday March 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
WIN 2.138 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular

Monday March 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

Monday March 25, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WIN 2.138 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Amelia at the Edge
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood

Monday March 25, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

3:00pm

Cancun
Limited Capacity seats available

Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder

Monday March 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

The Way You Move Your Body
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters

Monday March 25, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Monday March 25, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

Wonder and Wander
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez

Monday March 25, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
WIN 1.172 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

Safe
What is safety? Can one ever really find true safety? The actors explore the theme of safety versus security by following the lives of citizens in the dystopian Safehouse. In an attempt to feel free, young Oliver pushes the boundaries of his underground, sheltered world.

#safe
Project Lead: 
Kenny Chilton
Creative Team: 
Matt HIll, Alex Villarreal, Bekkah Walach, Meg Thompson, Chris Tacderas, Paxton Thomes, Shae Tomlinson, Grace Hathaway, Callie Hacker, Rush Evans, Calvin Walker, Katy Matz, and Kathryn Lane

 

Monday March 25, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beautyplay
Project Lead:
Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall


Monday March 25, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

5:30pm

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Monday March 25, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:00pm

Creative Skin
Creative Skin provides an inside look at creative processes that choreographers navigate while focusing on the blazing flashes of inspiration, the struggles of insecurity, and the willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities. Using dance, text, media, and music this project guides the audience through an accumulative performance that exposes a choreographer’s journey.

#creative
Project Lead: 
Courtney Mazeika and Victoria Mora
Creative Team: 
Kate Kislingbury, Abby Clinton, Erica Saucedo

 

Monday March 25, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:00pm

The Only Living Boy in New York
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate

Monday March 25, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

7:00pm

Dead Mall
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder

Monday March 25, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jackson School of Geosciences 30.285669,-97.735877

8:00pm

Wild Abandon
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe

Monday March 25, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:00pm

Colossal
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
 William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team: 
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall

Monday March 25, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

8:00pm

The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.

Monday March 25, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128) 30.286272,-97.741059

8:00pm

The Women of Juarez
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright

Monday March 25, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:00pm

We Are StarStuff
“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery

Monday March 25, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

8:30pm

Almost Invincible
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead: 
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team: 
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.

Monday March 25, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
UT Tower 30.285947,-97.738591

8:30pm

The Only Living Boy in New York
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate

Monday March 25, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg
 
Tuesday, March 26
 

10:00am

The Way You Move Your Body
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Wonder and Wander
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
WIN 1.172 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

The First Steps
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

We Are StarStuff

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice: If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery


Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

10:00am

A Nostalgic Afternoon
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
WIN 2.116 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Art-Vend
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Bio Light
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Good Girl/Bad Girl
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
WIN 2.120 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Light Instruments

“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center.

Project Update:

One segment of Light Instruments is installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second is at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center. There will be a talkback at the Resource Center at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Both installations are ongoing.  

#light

Project Lead: Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin


Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Perceiving Campus

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 


Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
North Hall, Goldsmith Hall 399 22nd St W Austin, TX 78705

10:00am

对视——Eye Contact
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 

Tuesday March 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Tuesday March 26, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
WIN 2.138 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

Ish
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez

Tuesday March 26, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

Ability in Performance
This session will feature collaborators from projects within the Festival which directly engage representations of disabilities.  It will be facilitated by Stephanie Rosen, a doctoral student in English at The University of Texas at Austin.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Wild Abandon
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Déjà Vu
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman

Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beautyplay

Project Lead: Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall


Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

1:30pm

Believe You Me: Interpreting Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular

Tuesday March 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Believe You Me: Interpreting Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Amelia at the Edge
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood

Tuesday March 26, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

3:00pm

Light Instruments

This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center.

Project Update:

One segment of Light Instruments is installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second is at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center. There will be a talkback at the Resource Center at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Both installations are ongoing.  

#light

Project Lead: Lincoln Davidson
Creative Team:
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

 


Tuesday March 26, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:00pm

The Farewell
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb

Tuesday March 26, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

4:30pm

Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez

Tuesday March 26, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Tuesday March 26, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:30pm

West Texas Beehive

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive

Project Lead: Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos


Tuesday March 26, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

5:30pm

Danseur Drama

Danseur Drama is a story about Kavin, a man in his late twenties, who is convinced by friends to try ballet to help him get over his ex-boyfriend.  Unexpectedly, ballet will ultimately test friendships, define family, and promote healing.  The format is a play, but each scene will demonstrate a ballet term, which also represents the underlying theme.

Part 1 of 2.

Staged Reading of Scenes 1 - 3 of Danseur Drama and a short feedback session. 

#danseur
Project Lead:
Mark-Anthony Zuniga
Creative Team:
Erica Ayala, Kevin Hippler, Jason Ko, Lauren-Nicole Martin, Laura Rogers, Maureen Slabaugh, Davvi Solomon, and Ursula Walker


Tuesday March 26, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:30pm

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Tuesday March 26, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

7:00pm

Synthesis
Student organizations Dance Action and Classical Reinvention join forces to unify movement, live music, and photography in a guided performance through the Harry Ransom Center. Collaborating choreographers, dancers, and musicians will break the walls of traditional theater to bring their own invention into a haven of preservation and history.

#synthesis
Project Leads: Kate Kislingbury, Jacqueline Perrin, and Hallie Ward
Creative Team: The members of UT’s Dance Action and Classical Reinvention


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Harry Ransom Center 30.284335,-97.740973

7:00pm

Dead Mall
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jackson School of Geosciences 30.285669,-97.735877

8:00pm

Ish
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:00pm

Suspicious Dinner
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson

Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:00pm

The Lavender and the Letter

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice: If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

 

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker


Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

8:00pm

Colossal
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
 William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team: 
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

8:00pm

The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128) 30.286272,-97.741059

8:00pm

The Women of Juarez
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:30pm

Almost Invincible
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead:
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team:
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.


Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
UT Tower 30.285947,-97.738591
 
Wednesday, March 27
 

10:00am

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

West Texas Beehive

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos


Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

10:00am

A Nostalgic Afternoon
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
WIN 2.116 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Art-Vend
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Bio Light
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Good Girl/Bad Girl
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
WIN 2.120 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Light Instruments
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead: 
Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
UTC Flyover 30.28364,-97.738162

10:00am

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Perceiving Campus

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 


Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
North Hall, Goldsmith Hall 399 22nd St W Austin, TX 78705

10:00am

对视——Eye Contact
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 

Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:00am

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Wednesday March 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

More Than The Sum

Project Update: Today’s performance of “More Than the Sum” rescheduled for noon tomorrow.

An affiliate production as part of the Cohen New Works Festival, More Than The Sum is an applied theatre piece that bridges creative gaps between educators and artists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter in England. Drawing on personal history to explore moments of courage, empowerment, confusion, strength and confidence, this ensemble has crafted a performance to reflect and demonstrate the ‘ways of working’ that have developed internationally over the last six months.  


In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.


Wednesday March 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez

Wednesday March 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

Creative Skin
Creative Skin provides an inside look at creative processes that choreographers navigate while focusing on the blazing flashes of inspiration, the struggles of insecurity, and the willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities. Using dance, text, media, and music this project guides the audience through an accumulative performance that exposes a choreographer’s journey.

#creative
Project Lead: 
Courtney Mazeika and Victoria Mora
Creative Team: 
Kate Kislingbury, Abby Clinton, Erica Saucedo

 

Wednesday March 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

Believe You Me: Interpreting Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

Ish
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez

Wednesday March 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Believe You Me: Interpreting Media
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:30pm

Déjà Vu
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman

Wednesday March 27, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:30pm

The Lavender and the Letter

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker


Wednesday March 27, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

3:00pm

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Wednesday March 27, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
WIN 2.138 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

3:00pm

Wild Abandon
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe

Wednesday March 27, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

3:00pm

Tech Talk: A Workshop for Information Technology in the Arts
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.

Moderators
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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 →
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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

3:00pm

Third Street
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela

Wednesday March 27, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:00pm

A Nostalgic Afternoon
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker

Wednesday March 27, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
WIN 2.116 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:00pm

The Farewell
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

5:00pm

The First Steps
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:00pm

Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.


#beautyplay
Project Lead:
Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall


Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

5:30pm

Perceiving Campus

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead:
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team:
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 


Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
North Hall, Goldsmith Hall 399 22nd St W Austin, TX 78705

5:30pm

War Games
War Games is a play for family audiences that explores the story of Jonah, a young boy whose father is deployed in Afghanistan. Jonah and his family work to navigate the harsh emotional realities of war and confront the scariest question of all.

#wargames
Project Leads:
Meg Greene and Lindsay Hearn
Creative Team:
Ella Azua, DJ Cimbala, Domi- nique Gonzalez, Erica Henderson, Kelli Kent, Patrick Lord, Marissa Luke, Sean Moran,  and Bart Pitchford

Wednesday March 27, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:30pm

The Way You Move Your Body
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters

Wednesday March 27, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:30pm

The Only Living Boy in New York
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate

Wednesday March 27, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:30pm

Guest Artist Gala
A gathering of thanks and celebration for all of our guest artists on behalf of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

This event is invite only.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Union Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502) 2247 Guadalupe St Austin, TX 78713

8:30pm

Danseur Drama

Danseur Drama is a story about Kavin, a man in his late twenties, who is convinced by friends to try ballet to help him get over his ex-boyfriend.  Unexpectedly, ballet will ultimately test friendships, define family, and promote healing.  The format is a play, but each scene will demonstrate a ballet term, which also represents the underlying theme.

Part 2 of 2.

Staged Reading of Scenes 4 - 7 of Danseur Drama and a short feedback session. 

It is recommended that you see Part 1

#danseur
Project Lead:
Mark-Anthony Zuniga
Creative Team:
Erica Ayala, Kevin Hippler, Jason Ko, Lauren-Nicole Martin, Laura Rogers, Maureen Slabaugh, Davvi Solomon, and Ursula Walker 


Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:30pm

Almost Invincible
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead: 
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team: 
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
UT Tower 30.285947,-97.738591

8:30pm

Colossal
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
 William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team: 
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall

Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

8:30pm

Dead Mall
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder

Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Jackson School of Geosciences 30.285669,-97.735877

8:30pm

The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.

Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128) 30.286272,-97.741059

8:30pm

The Women of Juarez
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright

Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:30pm

We Are StarStuff

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.


Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

9:30pm

Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez

Wednesday March 27, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

9:30pm

Amelia at the Edge
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood

Wednesday March 27, 2013 9:30pm - 11:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00pm

We Are StarStuff

ADDED PERFORMANCE!

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery


Wednesday March 27, 2013 10:00pm - 11:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255
 
Thursday, March 28
 

10:00am

Wonder and Wander
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
WIN 1.172 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Déjà Vu
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

West Texas Beehive

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.


Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

10:00am

A Nostalgic Afternoon
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
WIN 2.116 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Art-Vend
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Bio Light
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Good Girl/Bad Girl
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
WIN 2.120 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Light Instruments
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead: 
Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Perceiving Campus

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 


Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
North Hall, Goldsmith Hall 399 22nd St W Austin, TX 78705

10:00am

对视——Eye Contact
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 

Thursday March 28, 2013 10:00am - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

Bio Light
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White

Thursday March 28, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

Amelia at the Edge
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

More Than The Sum

ADDED PERFORMANCE

An affiliate production as part of the Cohen New Works Festival, More Than The Sum is an applied theatre piece that bridges creative gaps between educators and artists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter in England. Drawing on personal history to explore moments of courage, empowerment, confusion, strength and confidence, this ensemble has crafted a performance to reflect and demonstrate the ‘ways of working’ that have developed internationally over the last six months.  


In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.

Ticket Update: "More Than the Sum" patrons can use reserved tickets from yesterdays canceled performance at this preformance. 


Thursday March 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:00pm

Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:30pm

Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers

Thursday March 28, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX

12:30pm

Good Girl/Bad Girl
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann

Thursday March 28, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
WIN 2.120 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:00pm

Suspicious Dinner
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson

Thursday March 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:30pm

More Than The Sum

Project Update: There will be a second preformance of More Than The Sum at 12:00pm today

An affiliate production as part of the Cohen New Works Festival, More Than The Sum is an applied theatre piece that bridges creative gaps between educators and artists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter in England. Drawing on personal history to explore moments of courage, empowerment, confusion, strength and confidence, this ensemble has crafted a performance to reflect and demonstrate the ‘ways of working’ that have developed internationally over the last six months.  

In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.

Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.


Thursday March 28, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

1:30pm

Slip River

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

Project Update: There will be two added performances of "Slip River" tomorrow morning (Friday, March 29) at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Walk-up tickets only. Run time is approximately 45 minutes.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers


Thursday March 28, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:00pm

Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers

Thursday March 28, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX

2:30pm

Slip River

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

Project Update: There will be two added performances of "Slip River" tomorrow morning (Friday, March 29) at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Walk-up tickets only. Run time is approximately 45 minutes.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers


Thursday March 28, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beautyplay
Project Lead:
Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.


Thursday March 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

3:00pm

Salon: Open Discussion About the Content and Practices of the Festival
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.

Moderators
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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

Dramaturg
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

Playwright
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

Sculptor
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

4:00pm

The Farewell
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb

Thursday March 28, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

5:00pm

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
WIN 2.138 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:30pm

Art-Vend
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan

Thursday March 28, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:30pm

Wonder and Wander
This event is a  Performance Showing (Pre-recorded) & Discussion (designed for adults)

Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
 Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team: 
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:30pm

The Women of Juarez
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright

Thursday March 28, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:30pm

Third Street
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela

Thursday March 28, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:30pm

The Way You Move Your Body
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:30pm

By, For, and About Austin Hip Hop Generations

This session will combine performances by local practitioners with discussion about Hip Hop aesthetics, performance, and practice.  It will be facilitated by Executive Committee member Cassidy C Browning.


Moderators
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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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Ebony Stewart

Spoken Word/Interdisciplinary Theatre Artist
Ebony Stewart: With lips from any ghetto you choose and words spoken to save her own life, this Gully Princess by the name of Ebony Stewart, is the only adult female Three Time Slam Champion (2007, 2009, 2011) in Austin, TX. She has shared stages with Amiri Baraka, voted Slam Artist of the Year by National Poetry Awards, nominated top eight of Austin's MUST SEE, was one of the leading members of the Austin Neo-Soul slam team in 2010, ranking... Read More →
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Mykal Monroe

Mykal Monroe is an actress/writer/producer completing her final year in the MFA program in acting at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her tenure in grad school, Monroe toured internationally with six time Grammy-nominated recording artist Janelle Monáe as a dancer and creative collaborator. Monroe plans to move to New York City in the summer upon graduation to further pursue her career theatre, film, and... Read More →
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Sadé M. Jones

Psychology M.A. candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
Sadé M. Jones is currently a psychology M.A. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she received most of her training in different NYC dance classes including Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center. As an undergraduate of William Smith College, she minored in Dance and Social Justice.  | | During this time, she performed works of Afro-Caribbean dancer and choreographer Chris Walker and... Read More →
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Zell Miller III

Artistic Director; Co-Artistic Director, The Cipher; UpRise!
Zell Miller III: Artistic Director of The Cipher and Co-Artistic Director of UpRise! Productions Zell Milller III has won numerous awards for his work as an interdisciplinary theatre artist, poet, and youth counselor, teacher, and mentor. Miller directed the critically acclaimed production of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (UpRise! Productions... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

7:00pm

Dead Mall
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder

Thursday March 28, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jackson School of Geosciences 30.285669,-97.735877

8:00pm

Colossal
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team:
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall

Thursday March 28, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

8:00pm

The Lavender and the Letter

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker


Thursday March 28, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

8:00pm

The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.

Thursday March 28, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128) 30.286272,-97.741059

8:30pm

Almost Invincible
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead: 
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team: 
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.

Thursday March 28, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
UT Tower 30.285947,-97.738591

8:30pm

Déjà Vu
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

8:30pm

The Only Living Boy in New York
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Thursday March 28, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg
 
Friday, March 29
 

9:00am

Slip River

Added Performance: 

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads: 
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team: 
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

 


Friday March 29, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Slip River

Added Performance: 

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads: 
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team: 
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers


Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Ish
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Wonder and Wander
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
WIN 1.172 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Suspicious Dinner
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

The Lavender and the Letter

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.


Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

10:00am

A Nostalgic Afternoon
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
WIN 2.116 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Art-Vend
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Bio Light
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Good Girl/Bad Girl
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
WIN 2.120 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Light Instruments
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead:
Lincoln Davidson
Creative Team:
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
UTC Flyover 30.28364,-97.738162

10:00am

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

10:00am

Perceiving Campus

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 


Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
North Hall, Goldsmith Hall 399 22nd St W Austin, TX 78705

10:00am

对视——Eye Contact
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

LΛMBDΛ
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu

Friday March 29, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
WIN 2.138 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

11:30am

The Exeter Project Workshop
The Exeter Project is a cultural exchange between UT Austin and the University of Exeter in which we explore the possibilities for devising new work and collaborating across the Atlantic! 

In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.

Friday March 29, 2013 11:30am - 2:30pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:30pm

Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers

Friday March 29, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX

12:30pm

The First Steps
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas

Friday March 29, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

12:30pm

Amelia at the Edge
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood

Friday March 29, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:00pm

Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Friday March 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX

2:00pm

Creative Skin

Added Preformance: 

Creative Skin provides an inside look at creative processes that choreographers navigate while focusing on the blazing flashes of inspiration, the struggles of insecurity, and the willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities. Using dance, text, media, and music this project guides the audience through an accumulative performance that exposes a choreographer’s journey.


#creative
Project Lead: 
Courtney Mazeika and Victoria Mora
Creative Team: 
Kate Kislingbury, Abby Clinton, Erica Saucedo

 


Friday March 29, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:00pm

Wild Abandon
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe

Friday March 29, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

2:30pm

对视——Eye Contact
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

 “Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 

Friday March 29, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
B. Iden Payne Lobby F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

3:00pm

West Texas Beehive

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos


Friday March 29, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

3:30pm

Third Street
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Friday March 29, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:00pm

Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular

Friday March 29, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WIN 2.112 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

4:00pm

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

Friday March 29, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:00pm

Cancun
Limited Capacity seats available

Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder

Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:00pm

Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez

Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:00pm

Safe
What is safety? Can one ever really find true safety? The actors explore the theme of safety versus security by following the lives of citizens in the dystopian Safehouse. In an attempt to feel free, young Oliver pushes the boundaries of his underground, sheltered world.

#safe
Project Lead: 
Kenny Chilton
Creative Team: 
Matt HIll, Alex Villarreal, Bekkah Walach, Meg Thompson, Chris Tacderas, Paxton Thomes, Shae Tomlinson, Grace Hathaway, Callie Hacker, Rush Evans, Calvin Walker, Katy Matz, and Kathryn Lane

 

Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WIN 1.134 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:00pm

Slip River
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WIN 1.108 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

5:30pm

Cancun
Limited Capacity seats available

Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder

Friday March 29, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
WIN 2.136 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:00pm

The Farewell
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb

Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Anna Hiss Gym 134 30.288574,-97.737926

6:00pm

The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.

Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128) 30.286272,-97.741059

6:30pm

Third Street
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela

Friday March 29, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
WIN 2.180 F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg

6:30pm

We Are StarStuff

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery


Friday March 29, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Lab Theatre 30.286188,-97.735255

7:00pm

Synthesis
Student organizations Dance Action and Classical Reinvention join forces to unify movement, live music, and photography in a guided performance through the Harry Ransom Center. Collaborating choreographers, dancers, and musicians will break the walls of traditional theater to bring their own invention into a haven of preservation and history.

#synthesis
Project Leads: Kate Kislingbury, Jacqueline Perrin, and Hallie Ward
Creative Team: The members of UT’s Dance Action and Classical Reinvention

Friday March 29, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Harry Ransom Center 30.284335,-97.740973

8:00pm

Festival Farewell
As the Festival comes to an end, celebrate the weeks triumphs with Amy's "New Works" flavored ice cream and a few closing words from guest artist Sherry Kramer. This event is opening to the public and will take place in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building Atrium.

Friday March 29, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Winship Atrium F. Loren Winship Drama Bldg