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TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS

A Thousand Thoughts A Live Documentary with Kronos Quartet and Sam Green MAR 27 | BASS CONCERT HALL

Teatro Línea de Sombra Amarillo MAR 28 & 29 | MCCULLOUGH THEATRE


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See Next? TPA Trivia Venue Fast Facts Share Your Experience 5 Things to Expect from this Essential Series Season Word Search

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Engaging with the Student Arts Audience UT alumnus Tim Rogers talks to us about engaging with the arts as an audience member.

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Student Spotlight

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We met with Hannah Robbins Hopkins to chat about the performing arts, her academic studies, and her time as a valued student employee.

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A Live Documentary with Kronos Quartet and Sam Green A multimedia performance piece that explores the power of music through the lens of Kronos Quartet’s past, present, and future.

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“A theatrical meditation on the harsh realities that face undocumented migrants and their families.” —The Washington Post

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2018–19 Season

WHAT’S NEXT JAN

Waitress Jan 22–27 | BCH

Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down Jan 30 | BCH

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Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet Feb 5 | MCT

Songs of Freedom Feb 8 & 9 | MCT

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A Thousand Thoughts Kronos Quartet and Sam Green Mar 27 | BCH

Teatro Línea de Sombra Amarillo Mar 28 & 29 | MCT

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Fiddler on the Roof Apr 2–7 | BCH

Terence Blanchard and Rennie Harris Caravan Apr 11 | BCH

Anastasia Feb 12–17 | BCH

The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano Apr 13 | BRH

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar Apr 26 | BCH

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Cats May 7–12 | BCH

Hamilton May 28–Jun 16 | BCH

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Lexus Broadway in Austin BRH Bates Recital Hall

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Please silence or turn off all electronic devices upon entering the hall and refrain from using your phone during performances; the glow from your device is distracting.

Take care of personal needs before the performance or at intermission to avoid disturbing your seat neighbors. Please sit in the seat you are assigned to avoid confusion.

Outside food or drink is not allowed in any venue. Food purchased within the venue must be enjoyed in the lobby. Drinks are allowed in the hall. We encourage you to take selfies in our lobbies before the show. Photography of any kind is not permitted inside our venues unless approved by the artist or tour.

If you need assistance during the performance, please go to the nearest usher. We understand the need to shift around, but please try not to do so constantly. You will disturb the view of those behind you. Go easy with perfume and cologne. Many people are highly allergic. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the performance, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. If your child becomes restless, frightened, or loud, please take them to the lobby. Remember, our lobby is not soundproof.

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Engaging with the Student Arts Audience For many Texas Performing Arts student employees, Tim Rogers is a familiar face around campus. As Assistant Director of Student Engagement at TPA, Tim is their go-to guy for all fun activities within the organization: Hook ’em Arts, AmBASSadors, student employment, and The Loft. This very talented and very busy employee has also taken on a new professional venture—teaching. In the spring of 2019, Tim will teach a class on campus within the College of Fine Arts. The course, Engaging with the Arts from the Audience, offers students an opportunity to

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fulfill a fine arts requirement or an elective while gaining a deeper understanding of the arts. “I hope to show my students the impact of all types of art and how unfamiliar artwork can be rewarding,” said Tim. “I want to help them learn new ways to appreciate the arts.” The class will give students the opportunity to blend their academic time with the performing arts, exposing them to these worldclass experiences on campus that they may otherwise miss. Students will learn about the history and context of fine arts performances in Texas Performing Arts Essential Series Season as well as other mediums of art like sculpture, digital art, and gallery artwork while exploring the impact it leaves on our culture. “All art comes out of an expression of culture and, whether we are texasperformingarts.org


participating or viewing that art, understanding where it came from can enrich our experience,” said Tim. Although this spring will mark his second class, Tim has been making strides towards creating this fusion of academics and live performances for some time. “When I initially joined the team in 2013, I had an interest in eventually teaching,” said Tim. “I researched Student Engagement programs at peer institutions and took note of ways that we might fill in the gaps.” Over the course of his six-year tenure, the UT alumnus (Master of Music, 2008) has been working with Texas Performing Arts Director and Associate Dean Kathy Panoff and the Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Andrew Dell’Antonio to develop this course and provide the best performing arts experience to texasperformingarts.org

“I hope to show my students the impact of all types of art and how unfamiliar artwork can be rewarding.” our students. And although a student’s time on campus is generally brief in the grand scheme of their professional careers, Tim knows that this is the best time in their lives to explore all that the fine arts has to offer. “Like the fine arts, the population of students is constantly changing. The average student is on campus for four years and then moves on to the next part of their life,” said Tim. “It’s exciting to see them grow personally and professionally over the years. I find that part of my job is very fulfilling.” 9


What Should I See Next?

BEGIN HERE The movement and music are amazing.

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE?

WHICH EXPRESSION OF ART IS YOUR FAVORITE?

Dance is great!

I loved the storyline!

I love music!

Theater rules!

WHAT KIND OF STORIES DO YOU LIKE TO HEAR?

Stories with historical value

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

Songs of Freedom

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Terence Blanchard and Rennie Harris Caravan

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Stories with multimedia elements


Student Spotlight At Texas Performing Arts, we professionally involve students in every aspect of our organization. Having the opportunity to show, connect, and inspire our students to be the next generation of arts leaders is one of the most important things we do.

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Hannah Robbins Hopkins Second-Year Masters Student Senior Student Associate for Campus & Community Engagement Information Studies/ English

e met with Hannah Robbins Hopkins to chat about the performing arts, her academic studies, and her time as a valued student employee. INFORMATION STUDIES AND ENGLISH IS AN INTERESTING COMBINATION OF MAJORS. TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THAT.

I love getting to do interdisciplinary work, and I believe that my research is so much stronger for it. Most of my research deals with teenagers’ communication practices in online spaces and the ways in which they are really making and shaping language in areas like social media. 12

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WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT TPA?

This is my second year as the Senior Student Associate for Campus & Community Engagement (CCE). Mostly, this means that I design lessons and instructional materials for schools as a part of the Performing texasperformingarts.org


Arts and Academic Connection program. This role gives me the opportunity to visit area schools to work with teachers and administrators as we’re designing lessons. I also help design educational tours, coordinate events, and create other resources for CCE.

AS SOMEONE WHO HAS SUCH A PASSION FOR EDUCATION AND THE ARTS, HOW DO YOU FEEL THE PERFORMING ARTS IMPACTS THE STUDENTS IN THE AUDIENCE?

When students see themselves represented in the performing arts, there’s an invitation to create their own dreams. Attending youth performances can help them to be inclusive, engaged, and considerate community members. As students are learning about self-expression, exposure to the arts can be instrumental in fostering healthy relationships.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS?

I love seeing students and new artists stretch themselves technically and creatively. Whether it’s a new role as a stage manager or especially complex choreography, it’s evident when students have put in the long hours of work and are truly proud of the results.

TEXAS INNER CIRCLE Take your Texas Performing Arts experience to the next level by becoming a member of the Texas Inner Circle. Your membership supports our educational engagement programs, the student employment program, and last season, thanks to donors like you, Texas Performing Arts was able to provide 14,000 $10 Student Tickets to the Central Texas community. Memberships start at just $150 for the year and include: • Free Parking • Behind-the-Scenes Tours • Access to our members-only Texas Inner Circle Lounge with pre-ordered drink service and express elevator To Join call 512.232.8567, or email support@texasperformingarts.org

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT TPA?

Brenda Simms is really an incredible supervisor and leader. Every single day, she comes to work focused on teachers and students, finding the best ways to make them feel heard and supported. Brenda constantly stretches herself to better, and more creatively, serve schools and communities. texasperformingarts.org

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ESSENTIAL SERIES

Terence Blanchard and Rennie Harris Caravan

Apr 11

Bass Concert Hall

Explore black lives in the 21st-century through Blanchard’s fusion of jazz, R&B, blues, funk, and soul, interwoven with Harris’ African American dance styles, and Andrew Scott’s conceptually-based visual projections and installations. PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the Butler School of Music, Texas Theatre and Dance, and KAZI-FM.

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Mar 27, 2019

Bass Concert Hall

A Thousand Thoughts A Live Documentary with Kronos Quartet Written and Directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini Kronos Quartet

David Harrington, violin John Sherba, violin Hank Dutt, viola Sunny Yang, cello Sam Green and Joe Bini, filmmakers Brian H. Scott, lighting design Brian Mohr, sound design

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and KMFA-FM. A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Kronos Quartet was commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Barbican, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Exploratorium, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MASS MoCA, Melbourne Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Additional support was received from The DrumStick Fund, Genuine Article Pictures, JustFilms/Ford Foundation, Lear Family Foundation, Andrea Lunsford, The National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Documentary Film Program with support from Open Society Foundation, Gottfried and Janet Tittiger, and Kenneth and Elizabeth Whitney. This film was supported by Sundance Catalyst.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS Sam Green is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. He received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from University of California, Berkeley, where he studied documentary filmmaking with the acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Green’s most recent projects are the “live documentaries” The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller with Yo La Tengo (2012), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). His performance work has screened at venues such as the Barbican, The Kitchen, TBA Festival, Fusebox Festival, Brighton Festival, and many others. Green’s 2004 feature-length film, the Academy Award–nominated documentary The Weather Underground, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on PBS, was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world. Kronos Quartet For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 950 works and arrangements for string quartet. They have won over 40 awards, including a Grammy 18

Award and the prestigious Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes. The nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home season performances, education programs, and a self-produced Kronos Festival. In 2015, Kronos launched Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy texasperformingarts.org


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project that is commissioning—and distributing for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Joe Bini is a filmmaker, writer and editor who works in both fiction and nonfiction forms. He is best known for his twenty-year collaboration with Werner Herzog, resulting in such notable films as, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten texasperformingarts.org

Dreams, Into the Abyss, and The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He has also edited the groundbreaking films, We Need To Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here, directed by Lynne Ramsay, and American Honey, directed by Andrea Arnold, as well as Nick Broomfield’s, Tales of the Grim Sleeper. He has lectured on and taught cinema in film schools worldwide. 19


MUSICAL SELECTIONS Philip Glass String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement II *

Philip Glass String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima Quartet): Blood Oath

Terry Riley Requiem for Adam (excerpt) *

Aleksandra Vrebalov The Sea Ranch Songs: 7. Chapel, Rainbows *

George Crumb Selections from Black Angels 10. God-music 1. Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects (excerpt)

Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik) Flow +

Ryan Brown Pinched *

John Zorn Meditation (The Blue of Noon) from The Dead Man *

John Adams Judah to Ocean from John’s Book of Alleged Dances *

Pérotin (arr. Kronos Quartet) Viderunt Omnes (excerpt) +

Tanya Tagaq (arr. Jacob Garchik) Sivunittinni (excerpt) **

Clint Mansell (arr. David Lang) Selections from Requiem for a Dream + Lux Aeterna Ghosts of a Future Lost

Ken Benshoof Traveling Music: I. Gentle, easy * Fodé Lassana Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) Sunjata’s Time: 5. Bara kala ta ** Terry Riley The Wheel * David Harrington Drone from Dirty Wars * Café Tacvba (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) 12/12 (excerpt) *

John Oswald Spectre (excerpt) * Wu Man Two Chinese Paintings: II. Silk and Bamboo (inspired by Huanlege) ** Ervin T. Rouse (arr. Danny Clay) Orange Blossom Special (excerpt) +

* Written for Kronos ** Written for Kronos and composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire + Arranged for Kronos

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CREDITS Directed, written, and edited by Sam Green, Joe Bini Music performed by Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt, Sunny Yang

Additional Cinematography Yoni Brook Pete Sillen Raf Fellner Andrew Black David Kaplowitz Associate Producer Evan Neff

Cinematography by Kirsten Johnson

Assistant Editor Jonathan Rapoport

Produced by Janet Cowperthwaite, Sam Green

Sound Mix Rich Bologna

Executive Producers Josh Penn, Maida Lynn, Kenneth & Elizabeth Whitney Co-Producers Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Brendan Doyle Lighting Designer, Performance Brian H. Scott Sound Designer, Performance Scott Fraser

Colorist Ayumi Ashley Footage Research Sierra Pettengill Rosemary Rotondi Anna Hudak Sound Claudia Katanaygi Judy Karp Stephen Koszler Doug Dunderdale Paul Mendez

Produced in Association with ArKtype, C41 Media, The Department of Motion Pictures, Genuine Article Pictures

Production Assistance Sam Schnorr Mike Reid Chris Niesing Forrest Pound Tara Kutz Evan Neff Ariel Hahn Raf Fellner

Motion Design Work-Order

Legal – Fair Use Peter Jazsi

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Special Thanks Christine Burgin Greg Dubinsky Shari Frilot Catherine Galasso Jonn Herschend Caroline Libresco Nikolás McConnie-Saad Nion McEvoy Rebecca Solnit William Wegman Thanks Jad Abumrad Aga Khan Music Initiative Kira Akerman Bay Area Video Coalition Rick Beal Yves Béhar Meriko Borogove Bill Bragin Camille Brunet Neil Burger Stuart Candy Rachel Chanoff Robert Chehoski Michele Clement Bonni Cohen Mary Fernando Conrad Tony Conrad Victoria Cook Susan Coyle Libby Craig Mary Cybulski Jay Dehejia Alejandro Delgado Dale Djerassi Katie Doering Sandi Dubowski Jessica Edwards Emily Harvey Foundation Kristin Feeley Alison Byrne Fields Dave Filipi

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Kate Fowle Vallejo Gantner Jacob Garchik Sherri Geldin Jeanne Giordano Andrew Goldfarb Michael Gottwald Barbara Green Agnes Gund Bill Haber Alana Hauser Hooligan NYC Jim Hubbard Gary Hustwit Tabitha Jackson Fred Kaplan Kirstin Kapustik Liz Keim Braden King Edward King Jim Koester Jennifer Lange Paul Lazar Brian Liem Bibiana Lozano Conchita Lozano Donlyn Lyndon Marina McDougall Amy Miller Bill Morrison Fairouz Nishanova Laurie Olinder Frederic Opsomer Emil Packer Trevor Paglen Marla Painter Annie-B Parson Liz Pasquale Boris Penth Thomas Pierce Kerry Leigh Pittenger Keri Putnam Rosemary Quigley Marjorie Randolph Revolution Studios Jonathan Rose Mark Rudd 22

Georg Schmundt-Thomas Max Schroder Tara Sheffer Jon Shibata Nadia Sirota Heike Sommer Michael Stack Noah Stahl Liz Lodge Stepp Priscilla Stoyanof Mark Swed Jules Tippett David Toop Lucinda Toy Zane Vella Tom Welsh Ryan Werner / Cinetic Media Christine Woodhouse Chi-hui Yang John Paul Young Jeffrey Zeigler For the Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Association Janet Cowperthwaite Managing Director Mason Dille Development Manager Dana Dizon Business Operations Manager

Sasha Hnatkovich Communications Manager Sara Langlands Community Engagement & Festival Manager Reshena Liao Creative Projects Manager Nikolås McConnie-Saad Office Manager Brian Mohr Sound Designer, Technical Manager Kären Nagy Strategic Initiatives Director Brian H. Scott Lighting Designer Kronos Quartet/ Kronos Performing Arts Association P. O. Box 225340 San Francisco, CA 941225340 USA The Kronos Quartet records for Nonesuch Records.

Sarah Donahue Production Operations Manager Lauren Frankel Development Associate Scott Fraser Senior Sound Designer

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The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano

Apr 13

Bates Recital Hall

Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and producer Joe Lovano joins the UT Jazz Orchestra as part of the Butler School of Music’s annual Longhorn Jazz Festival. PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the Butler School of Music, the Longhorn Jazz Festival, and KUTX’s Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg

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Mar 28 & 29, 2019 McCullough Theatre

Teatro LĂ­nea de Sombra Amarillo There will be no intermission. This performance is part of the Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience series made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Presented in partnership with the Center for Mexican American Studies and The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and KLRU-TV

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Creation and Cast Raúl Mendoza Alicia Laguna María Luna Vianey Salinas Antígona González Jesus Cuevas

Original Music Jorge Verdín - Clorofila Voices, Music / Samplers Jesús Cuevas Sound Design Rodrigo Espinosa

Texts Gabriel Contreras Harold Pinter Teatro Linea De Sombra

Video Operator Marina España

Digital Programming and Devices Raul Mendoza Kay Pérez Space Design and Lighting Design, Technical Manager Jesús Hernández

Mechanisms Raúl Mendoza Altarpieces Juana Inés Luna Assistant Director Adriana Alonso Production Assistant Patricia Sánchez

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Engagement for Residency and Performances Booked by Frontera Arts LLC

Photography Roberto Blenda Sophie García

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Graphic Design Roberto Betancourt Antígona González Executive Producer Alicia Laguna Director Jorge A. Vargas Production by Teatro Línea de Sombra and México en Escena. Member of the National System of Art Creators Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) This project received economic support from the National Arts Fund, through the program for the support to artistic groups of the stage arts México en Escena.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

An immense wall closes the horizon, a wall named by Mexicans as “The Wall of Shame.” This monolithic wall shows the ambiguity of the border relationship between Mexico and the United States. The applicants going through it are always many;

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“A man has left and nothing is heard from him. Amarillo, Texas is the destiny where he never arrived. A woman in the distance reconstructs his body, his identity, his likely itinerary and an imagined discourse from the absent one. From the recovery of these pieces and traces emerges the orography and the feasible landscapes of his journey. A search where, besides the geographical and documental trace, the emotional trace of absence manifests. That man and that woman have multiple faces, hundreds of thousands of identities conforming the image of a nation in a continuous exodus slowly emptying itself. Amarillo is a remote location, but it’s also the intense color and extreme rigor of the desert sun.” A piece that explores the notions

of cultural identity, relationships between the real and the virtual, between documentary and fiction, Amarillo is embroidered in a process that goes from installation to stage action, from improvisation with objects to landscape construction, weaving the motifs and visual narrative of the spectacle. In parallel, a voice flows like sound matter, as a sign of identity and of the sonic landscape of the stage play. Media languages, physical presence of the actors and objects are the vehicles for this transit towards Amarillo. —Jorge A. Vargas

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the coyotes are greedier each time and the police control of the American border is more violent each time. Jorge Arturo Vargas sets a very exact view on the immigrants’ condition. Through a whole new and sometimes spectacular way, he turns the scene to a transition space where he puts the everyday attempts of the Mexican illegal immigrants looking for El Dorado: a man who has departed and nobody knows about him. His destiny: Texas. A woman who, in the replica of her own, tries to rebuild herself, and seeking an identity, a corpse, a schedule, starts an imaginary dialogue with the missing one. During the piece, the characters unfold, multiply in faces, in hundreds of thousands of identities that look alike, that make the image of a small town in endless exile that spills inexorably. Amarillo is a physical theater spectacle, all committed, in which the actors do a performance that is worthy of a ballet. —Emmanuel Serafini, Les Hivernales, Avignon

ABOUT THE ARTISTS Teatro Línea de Sombra (TLS), under the direction of Jorge A. Vargas and Alicia Laguna, belongs to a new generation of independent Mexican theatermakers who have managed to establish themselves beyond their country’s state theater system to have an international presence. The company was founded in 1993 by actors, directors, and set designers. They work in cross-genres and develop their pieces in collective creative processes. In most of their work, Teatro texasperformingarts.org

Línea de Sombra critically examines the social and political reality in Mexico. The group participates in the organization of the Transversales Festival, which takes place every year in Mexico with the goal of offering a platform for contemporary Mexican theater and networking with artists from other nations. Ensemble members of TLS have political theater backgrounds and are part of the collaborative process. Their projects are characteristically modular and use visceral imagery, evocative soundscapes and semi-autobiographical fictional writing. In previous decades, many important border plays opted for realistic or documentary-style approaches in pursuit of the universal truth. TLS has shaped a new dramaturgy that deploys a highly visual method and casts attention on the untold and varied effects of the individuals involved in migration restrictions and detainments. Their work tours throughout Mexico and has toured to major festivals and theaters in France, Argentina, the US, Canada, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Spain, Finland, Russia, Korea, Slovenia, and Macedonia. Amarillo, the hallmark work by Jorge Vargas with TLS, received the Latin ACE Award to the Best Foreign Production in New York, in 2012 and the Audience Award to the Best Performance of the 21st Exponto International Performing Arts Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Universal Forum of Cultures Monterrey commissioned Vargas to create and direct The Forge of the World, a large-scale performance piece inside Oven 3 of Fundidora Park in Monterrey. More than a mil29


THE POWER OF PROTEST: ARTS AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE The Power of Protest explores the ability that the performing and visual arts has to become, in and of itself, an act of civil disobedience with the capacity to drive social and political change. The topic is motivated by the increasingly contentious climate in the United States since the election of the forty-fifth president, as demonstrated by world-wide protests for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, environmental protection, the guarantee of racial equality, and the current national controversy regarding the continued display or removal of monuments honoring Confederate generals across the country. The broad exploration of protest and civil disobedience also allows for the inclusion of concepts like identity, voice, agency and reflection. The Power of Protest is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Jalapa, Veracruz, and a theatre version of the same title (2016-2017); La Brisa, directed by Tamara Cubas (artist and choreographer from Uruguay), and The Chicago Project (working title), a commission of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Chicago, in Fall 2018. Jorge Vargas is co-founder and co-artistic director of Teatro Línea de Sombra (Shadow Line Theatre) since its inception in 1993. In the mid 1980’s, he studied at École de Mime Corporel Dramatique of Ettiene Decroux in Paris, which led to his first work, Galería de Moribundos (Gallery of Dying Men), establishing Vargas in physical and visual theater in México City. He subsequently trained with the International Theatre School for Latin America and the Caribbean in Havana, Cuba (1990), and Tlaxcala, Mexico (1994.) Until 2010, he alternated between devising experimental theater and directing plays written by authors such as Roland Schimmelpfenning, Jon Fosse, Anthony Neilson, Neil LaButte and Lars Noren. The Association of Theater Writers and Critics (UCCCT) twice recognized Vargas and Teatro Línea de Sombra with Best Theatre Group in the Provinces (1982, 1991), and Vargas with two awards for Best Research Theatre Director (2001, 2005). Alicia Laguna is co-founder and co-artistic director of Teatro Linea de Sombra, founded in Monterrey, Mexico in 1993. In addition to being an actress and producer, she is also co-founder and has been the general manager of Transversales Encuentro Internacional de Escena Contemporánea, the annual contexasperformingarts.org


Sancho: An Act of Remembrance PostPerformance Talk with Paterson Joseph.

Texas Performing Arts in the Community

Each season, Texas Performing Arts offers free community events to connect UT faculty, students of all ages, touring artists, and the greater Central Texas community with our performances. Some of these events include: • Artist-led master classes • Pre and post-performance talks • Lunch-time chats with touring artists • Daytime performances for youth Join us for these fun events!

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ference for international contemporary theatre since 1998. She has an award-winning career as an actress and physical theatre artist, both in Mexico and Canada (Mime Omnibus) and has appeared in feature films by acclaimed Mexican directors, Rigoberto Perezcano and Alonso Ruizpalacio. In addition to her work as an actress and director, Alicia Laguna produces large-scale events celebrating historical anniversaries such as Luz Sobre la Historia as well as the Revolution and Independence segments for the Bicentennial of the Federal Government. She has also curated festivals in Monterrey and Nuevo Leon, and has served on numerous juries in Mexico and Colombia. Alicia trained in theater at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon as well as workshops and courses with renowned theatre directors including Luis de Tavira, Ludwik Margules and Jose Luis Ibanez. She studied physical theatre in France, England and Montreal. She has toured internationally with TLS since 1996 and has performed in their productions including Amarillo, which has had more than two hundred performances in international festivals since 2010 in Mexico and abroad.

surge orografía y lo paisajes factibles de su recorrido. Una pesquisa donde se manifiesta, además de la huella geográfica y documental, la huella emocional de la ausencia. Ese hombre y esa mujer tienen múltiples rostros, cientos de miles de identidades que conforman la imagen de un pueblo en el éxodo continuo que se vacía lentamente. Amarillo es una remota población, pero también el color intenso y el rigor extremo del sol del desierto.

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Para la realización de este proyecto se recibió el apoyo económicodel Fondo Nacional de las Artes, a través del programa de apoyo a grupos artísticos profesionales de artes escénicas México en Escena.

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Pieza que explora las nociones de identidad cultural, las relaciones entre lo real y lo virtual, entre lo documental y lo ficticio. Bordada en un proceso que va de la instalación a la acción escénica, de la improvisación con objetos a la construcción de paisajes, que van hilando motivos y la narrativa visual del espectáculo. Paralelamente, una voz fluye como materia sonora, como seña de identidad y paisaje sonoro de la puesta en escena. Los lenguajes de la Media, la presencia física de los actores y los objetos son los vehículos para este tránsito hacia Amarillo.

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Venue Fast Facts Texas Performing Arts is home to five venues on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Each of our venues has features that set the stage for cultural contributions in Central Texas. Read more about our venues at texasperformingarts.org

Bass Concert Hall

• Seats 2,900 guests • Renovated in 2007 with Green initiatives • Home of Broadway in Austin

McCullough Theatre

• Seats 400 guests • 30-foot proscenium stage • Hosts The University of Texas Butler Opera Center

Bates Recital Hall

• Seats 700 guests • Houses the country’s largest tracker organ • Located inside the Butler School of Music Building

• Seats 244 guests • Located inside the Winship Drama Building

B. Iden Payne Theatre

• Seats 500 guests • Home to Department of Theatre and Dance student productions

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ESSENTIAL SERIES

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

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“warm, polished vocals and complex jazz harmonies... Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar demonstrate that gospel comes in many musical shades and hues.” —Journal of Gospel Music PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and KAZI-FM

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The Team Relationships & Revenue Kathy Panoff Director and Associate Dean

Judy Lister-Patrick Assistant to the Director DEVELOPMENT

Ashley Clarke

Lisa Carothers Administrative Associate, Business Affairs

Kristi Lampi Business Operations Manager

Leigh Remeny

Michael Malak Audio Supervisor

Karen Maness Scenic Art Supervisor

Ashton Bennett Murphy Assistant Scenic Charge Artist

Travis Perrin

Member Relations Manager

Administrative Associate, Business Operations

Natalia Morgan

Terri Waddle

Dani Pruitt

Senior Departmental Buyer, Business Operations

Hank Schwemmer

Development Assistant

Rachel Schoen Ticket Concierge Manager

Ann Stafford Director of Development

Sarah Weidler Young Associate Director for Development

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Judith Rhedin Assistant Director, Campus & Community Engagement

Assistant Stage Supervisor Performance Logistics Coordinator Master Carpenter

Rebecca Switzer Prop Shop Supervisor PROGRAMMING

Brenda Simms

Cynthia Patterson

HUMAN RESOURCES

Program Coordinator, Education & Curriculum Development

Warren G. Whitaker

Will Shirey

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SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Manager MARKETING

Gene Bartholomew Director of Marketing & Communications

Morgan Bathe Senior Graphic Designer

Laura Bennett

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Tim Rogers

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Assistant Director, Student Engagement

Technical Director

Sarah Cantu Master Electrician

Jeff W. Ellinger Lighting Supervisor

Danielle Culp

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Marketing Specialist, Digital Media

Nick Galuban Graphic Designer

Selena San Miguel Marketing Coordinator, Strategic Content

Business Operations, Programming & Production Rachel Durkin-Drga Senior Associate Director

Talent Buyer

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Performance Logistics Coordinator Stage Supervisor

Carolyn Hardin

Patron Experience, Planning & Analytics Tara Vela Associate Director GUEST SERVICES

Sarah Andrews Guest Services Manager

Alec Pasquarella

Assistant Prop Shop Supervisor

Front of House Operations & Special Events Manager

Jason Huerta

TICKET OFFICE

Associate Scenic Studio Supervisor

J. E. Johnson Scenic Studio Supervisor

Yvonne Kimmons Assistant Director, Performance Logistics

Kenny Kuykendall

Susan Griffin Ticketing Services Manager

Josh Hernandez Assistant Ticketing Services Manager

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Assistant Audio Supervisor

Assistant Ticketing Services Manager

Lindsay Long

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Performance Logistics Coordinator

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House Managers Dina Black Virginia Bosman Margaret Byron Gracie Cano Jan Collinson Carlos Hernandez Chuck Hesse Paige Horton Olga Kasma-Carnes Charlotte Klein

Eric Lee Laura Kojzarek Lee Michael Lee Ryan Monahan Shana Nichols Elisabeth Poigin Kimberly Hans Reaves Jessica Reed Ron Rizzato Gracie Sanders

Robyn Scott Josh Shandera Julie Spruell Andrea Stanfill Debra Thomas Leah Waheed Kyle Walker Sally Zukonik

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Kelyn Perry Eric Ramirez Alyson Redland Hayley Reese Lisa Resendez Morgan Riddle Alany Rodriguez Ericka Salas Jessica Sell Virginia Seymour Rebekah Singleton Brenda Stanfill Christian Scheller Brisa Shaw Rohit Swaminathan Skyler Taten Rohan Teredesai Taylor Travis Hemma Uzoh George Velasquez Eric Vera Max Westlund Henry Wheatley-Ruther Abigail Wiedenhoefer Nathan Wilton Christian Wintz Claire Wood

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5 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM THIS ESSENTIAL SERIES SEASON

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Multimedia

Stunning multimedia displays will add depth to your experience.

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Rhythm

Whether it’s the blues and funk fusion of Caravan or the harmonies of Sounds of Zamar, you’ll enjoy this season’s melodies.

Strength

From the athleticism of Dorrance Dance to the immigrant’s journey in Amarillo, this season’s performances will demonstrate the art of strength.

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Storytelling

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This season’s storytelling will transport you through the historic events of the 1960s, the journey of immigrants, and more.

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Culture

You’ll experience a spectrum of cultures that bring perspectives from around the globe to center stage.

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1. A Thousand Thoughts made its official debut as part of the New Frontier program at the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Film Festival in 2018, a series that features experimental works. (8 LETTERS) 2. Oscar nominated filmmaker, Sam Green, is well known for his “live documentaries” including The Measure of All Things and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, featuring the _ _ _ _ _ rock band, Yo La Tengo. (5 LETTERS) 3. Kronos Quartet has performed _ _ _ _ with famous singers such as Paul McCartney, David Bowier, and Björk. (4 LETTERS) 4. In 1987, Kronos Quartet visited Sesame _ _ _ _ _ _ and played soccer with Big Bird to explain how playing sports is similar to making music. (6 LETTERS) 54

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5. In many of their works, Teatro Linea de Sombra critically examines the social and political reality in _ _ _ _ _ _. (6 LETTERS) 6. The company integrates a multidisciplinary group of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ including visual artists, musicians, academics, sociologists, and journalists. (13 LETTERS) 7. The Association of Theater Writers and Critics twice recognized artistic _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jorge Arturo Vargas and Teatro Linea de Sombra with Best Theatre Group in the Provinces, and Vargas with two awards. (8 LETTERS)

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