The Cohen New Works Festival 2019 Guide

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Festival Guide

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APRIL 15-19, 2019 N E W W O R K S F E S T I VA L . O R G


The Cohen New Works Festival

Letter from the Producers

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LETTER FROM THE PRODUCERS

Welcome to the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival: Where new meets now! We are proud and honored to welcome you to experience 30 brand new, unique pieces of theatre, dance, visual art and music over the course of this week. It is our core belief that new, fearless work is best created when given the space, resources and audiences it needs to flourish. You are the final, crucial piece of the puzzle—and we’re so glad you’re here! New work shapes and defines our political and cultural moment. The student creators of these pieces are engaging with many of the most pressing issues in our society, including race, gender, sexuality, ability, neurodivergence, climate change, border politics, religious difference, the #metoo movement and the role of the artist in society. These pieces are historical, personal and fantastical. They are diverse in form and content, but unified in their boldness. The Festival is an outrageous concept that is intentionally built on impossible odds and expectations: Let’s make 30 projects happen in one week. Let’s open our doors to as many people as we can. Let’s take risks. Let’s change each other by asking the right questions. Let us do all this knowing there may not be answers at the end of the path. But inevitably, even without arriving at answers, there will most definitely be at least one universal output for all those involved: Growth. The Cohen New Works Festival is named in honor of former UT playwriting faculty member David Mark Cohen, who our community lost too soon in a car accident in 1997. His passion for new work lives on through an endowment that has enabled student and faculty leaders at UT to put on a new play festival in the years following in his memory. Thanks to the leadership and drive of Suzan Zeder, another former faculty member of UT, the Cohen New Works Festival flourished into the massive interdisciplinary art festival that you see today. David loved everything this festival embodies: dynamic plays, wild performance, original dance, new music, invigorating design and visionary direction. Suzan continues to champion the festival’s mission and returns to each festival as a treasured guest artist. We, as producers, are proud to keep the legacy of David Mark Cohen and the power of the Festival alive in 2019.


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Dramaturgical Note

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Good art changes you. Art is how we practice compassion; how we gain perspective on experiences outside our own. Sometimes it’s how we relax, how we laugh at the end of the day, how we allow ourselves to cry. We’ve been changed by these pieces, and we hope you encounter them ready to change as well. To become better, lighter, smarter, more compassionate— or just to join our community for a week or a day or an evening. A huge shout of gratitude to you, our supporters; to you advocates of the arts, who know the meaning of community, who embrace the change we seek, who are here with us at the moment of impact. In Solidarity, Rusty Cloyes, Erica Gionfriddo, Kirk Lynn and Dorothy O’Shea Overbey Faculty Producers Alice Stanley Assistant Producer

DRAMATURGICAL NOTE

Theatre, performance and art are opportunities to step out of the daily grind and into realms that disrupt our expectations; to expand how we understand the world around us. The 2019 Festival showcases the future of art-makers who are reimagining the world in which we live. These pieces are actively challenging expectations in order to push us toward the future that champions community connection, equity and rigorous investigation of the world in which we live. We welcome you to these provocative works. Enter with curiosity. Leave feeling changed and challenged. The Engaging Research committee is excited about the critical thought and research that goes into the creation of new work. This research connects students across the UT campus and to the Austin community and beyond. Elise Peterson, Paul Kruse, Cecelia Raker Engaging Research Committee


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GUEST ARTISTS

Guest Artists

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One of our favorite aspects of the Cohen New Works Festival at The University of Texas at Austin is the group of Guests Artists that join us here. Students get paired with professionals in the field who travel from all over the country and, in some cases, across the world. They work creatively with students, provide constructive feedback on student work, participate in panel discussions and network with the student body through Festival events. It is part of our mission to help bridge the gap between the educational and professional fields of art-making, so we open the festival’s doors to working artists we admire. This opportunity for mentorship, feedback and exchange has a lasting impact on the students at The University of Texas at Austin.

The 2019 Cohen New Works Festival guest artistS

CO U R T N E Y SA L E

SUZAN ZEDER

Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, director, deviser, playmaker and UT alumna (M.F.A. 2012).

Acclaimed Theatre for Young Audiences playwright and former Head of Playwriting at UT.

JA I M E M A R T I N O

S H E R RY K R A M E R

Executive Director of Tapestry Opera, Director of Operations at Toronto Pride, choreographer and dancer.

Acclaimed Playwright, Professor of Playwriting at Bennington College and Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop.

A M I SSA M I L L E R

CO R N E L I U S E A DY

Dramaturg, playwright and Professor of Theatre and Dance at St. Mary’s College.

Pulitzer-nominated poet and musician and the author of Brutal Imagination.

A M A N DA G L A D U

GEORGE GREEN

Costume Designer, Costume Illustrator, Assistant Costume Designer and UT Alumna (B.A. 2012).

CEO/Artistic Director of The Public Theater of San Antonio.

ST E V E N D I E TZ

One of the ten most-produced playwrights in America and playwriting faculty member at UT.


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LIZ ENGELMAN

KAT I E P E A R L

Playwriting Professor at UT, Director of Tofte Lake Center, literary manager and dramaturg.

Director/Producer of The Rest I Make Up, the acclaimed documentary about María Irene Fornés.

ADIL MANSOOR

Founding Member of Hatch Arts Collective, director and educator with a focus on stories about queer folks and people of color. M A D G E DA R L I N GTO N

View a complete list of all attending guest artists at newworksfestival.org

Founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director of the Rude Mechs. LANA LESLEY

Founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director of the Rude Mechs. RUPERT REYES

Writer, director and actor. Co-founder and artistic director of Teatro Vivo.

MICHELLE MEMRAN

Journalist, artist, filmmaker and producer of The Rest I Make Up.


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THE OUTLET

The Outlet

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The Outlet is the Festival’s dramaturgical space that plays two roles: It houses displays that bring to life the planning, conversations, argument, history, context and development that went into all of the exciting new work you will see this week. The Outlet is also the place to be curious, ask questions and engage during feedback sessions and scheduled panels with visiting guests artists. Take a look at The Outlet schedule below and join us for some horizon expanding talks. LOC AT ION

WIN 1.148 These events are free and open to the public. Learn more about The Outlet events at newworksfestival.org.

talkback sessions

Feedback is an important part of the creative process and an essential skill that all artists must develop in order to grow. Join select creative teams in The Outlet space after their performances to participate in an exchange about their work. The talkback session schedule will be posted at newworksfestival.org.

Please check The Cohen New Works Festival bulletin board in the Winship atrium for a current list of symposia and panels happening throughout the week. Look for conversations on a variety of topics, including making new plays for young audiences, the world of new opera and strategies for supporting and creating nuanced representation of marginalized communities in performance.


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Festival Guide

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The Cohen New Works Festival Lineup

THE FESTIVAL LINEUP

SPECIAL events

The Festival Lineup

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All titles, times, locations and creative teams are subject to change. Please consult our smartphone Festival app, our website (newworksfestival.org) or signs at the information table for updates and changes to the schedule. Many venues have limited seating. It is suggested that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled performance times if a ticket was not secured in advance. See the venue key on p. 18 for a map of locations.

O P ENING C ERE M O NY

Join us in a celebration of the art we have created together! The Opening Ceremony will include a live performance that embodies the spirit of the festival. Hear from our festival’s producers, the executive committee and more. WHEN

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Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m.

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Meet and mingle for an evening celebrating another great Cohen New Works Festival.

PERFORMANCE KEY

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Friday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m

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Mature Content These events are most appropriate for patrons ages 13+.

Trigger Warning These events contain specific content that might be upsetting to some audiences.

Family Friendly These events are appropriate for patrons of all ages.


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39 INS ID E

Music, Dance, Video Many of us arrive by plane, some by car, others cross the river and jump in the back of a semi- trailer to pursue their dream. Based on a true story that happened during the summer of 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, this multimedia and dance collaboration tells one of many stories about undocumented migration on the Southern border. PR OJE C T LE A D

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José Martínez

OBT

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A S NAK E IN TH E GRASS

Play A story about stories. What happens after you die? You go to a drive-in movie theater where the stories on the screen come to life, digging up all of human history. Contains mature content including child abuse, self-harm, violence, scenes of mental illness, animal abuse and prejudice. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Tanner Hudson Guinevere Govea

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AT TH E INTERS E CTIO N OF…

Dance, Installation At the Intersection of… is a solo dance performance by an American, Chinese, White, gay, grieving, Christian female that explores intersectionality of identity. While social environments and communities often focus on a single check box of identity, this project finds depth and wholeness in representing the crossover of multiple aspects of identity in one person. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Ginnifer Joe Emily Lee Jessi Rose Thomas Yee

WIN 2.116

30 minutes; Ongoing Performance Installation


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BRUTAL IM AGINATIO N

Devised, Adaptation brutal (brōōdl) adj. 1. savagely violent, vicious, inhuman Brutal Imagination is a solo performance inspired by Cornelius Eady’s poetry anthology of the same name. In 1994, Susan Smith attempted to cover up the murder of her two small sons and that lie gave birth to mister zero: a black man of white invention; a phantom cursed both to exist forever and never at all. Contains mature content including depictions of gun violence, abduction and death. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Andrew Rodriguez Kriston Woodreaux

WIN 2.180

50 minutes

¿ D E D O ND E S O M OS? LA MEZCLA

Dance, Performance Art ¿De donde somos? La mezcla. is an intersectional dance work showcasing Indigenous, Hispanic, Texan youth of Central American and Mexican origin. The work platforms inclusivity and awareness amongst our ancestral lineages and diasporas, while also alluding to the concept that our “existence precedes our essence.” It explores connections between fluctuating states of being- is our being defined by contextual environments and their limitations, or our autonomous, rightful freedom?

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Carolina Azteca Sirias

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D E NIAL O F TH E FITTEST

Dance Denial of the Fittest is a dance and film work exploring our body and mind’s response to pain, loss and trauma. The cast navigates natural defense mechanisms and questions whether those mechanisms are more harmful or beneficial in the long run. Join the dancers as they explore what it means to be in conversation with yourself and your community when processing emotional stress. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Mackenzie Lawrence Taylor Schmuelgen

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D O P E FIT!

Dance Love, Jones and an ensemble of Black artists, thinkers and collaborators use dance, rhythm, music, text and voice to create and live in their own metaphysical Black utopia. DOPE FIT! mixes rhythm tap and contemporary dance with vernacular sounds and shapes as it reclaims lost archives and visceralizes freedom. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Michael J. Love Kaitlyn B. Jones

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EX ISTENC E IS RES ISTANCE

Interactive Installation Existence is Resistance is an all-day event for students to learn about the Native American and indigenous student experience on campus. Students will be invited to share their experiences that involve identity, intersectionalities and cross-cultural differences while celebrating themselves and their communities. This project is made in collaboration with the Native America Indigenous Studies Department, The Native American Indigenous Collective and Indigenous Danza Ollinyollotl. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Mario Ramirez

WIN Circle

Ongoing Installation

GAY BO OTC AM P

Play Set in 2008 Wisconsin, Gay Bootcamp is a romantic comedy about a high school hockey team showing their tomboy goalie how to ask a girl on a date. It centers around the lives of two teenage girls and how their queerness interacts with heterosexual masculinity. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Libby Carr Ijeoma Chinedo

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GO O D CO UNTRY

Opera A chamber opera based on true accounts of Charley Parkhurst, a trans* stagecoach driver during the California Gold Rush. After surviving a holdup, Charley and his passengers tumble into a saloon for a night of revelry and revelations, set to a score by Keith Allegretti with libretto by Cecelia Raker and stage direction by Alice Stanley. Internationally acclaimed tenor and trans* activist Holden Madagame will join a cast of dynamic performers from UT in bringing this gripping story of conflicts and secrecy to life. Contains mature content including scenes of violence, abuse, abortion and homophobia. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Keith Allegretti Cecelia Raker

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IN LIGH T

Opera, Light Show In Light is an opera and light show that explores the disconnection between perception and reality; between human consciousness and physical light. Composed for soprano, flute, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion and electronics, this production uses projections and architectural instruments of light to tell the story of what might happen if one of us suddenly evolved a quantum-accurate sense of light. Contains mature content including scenes of abduction and mental illness. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Michael Zapruder

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LAND O F O P P O RTUNITY

Play Land of Opportunity is a romantic comedy that follows the experiences of Syed and Ali, two Pakistani immigrant brothers. The play is framed through the postures of Namaz (Salah), which parallels the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the journey of the brothers as they try to find their place in America. Land of Opportunity uses comedy and satire to provide a social commentary on Islamophobia, racism, South Asian representation in art and media and the “American Dream.� Contains mature content including scenes of violence, racism and depictions of gun violence. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Jeremiah Abdullah Sahil Bhutani

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LLO RO NX

Play, Dance, Devised Lloronx is a play with music and movement that upends the Latinx stereotypes of La Virgen, La Madre y La Puta, through the lens of the folktale La Llorona and its origins. Contains mature content including strong sexual themes. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Anna Skidis Vargas

WIN 2.180

Approximately 60 minutes

M ID NIGH T IN M ALAYA

Installation, Devised, Performance Art Part meditative ritual, part feat of physical endurance, MIDNIGHT IN MALAYA is a kaleidoscopic study of time zones, diaspora and building community across our differences. Unfolding over 12 consecutive hours of performance, audiences are invited to come and go throughout the course of the installation as a diverse team of performers activate the Javanese Gamelan room in the Butler School of Music, where cycles of movement collide with streams of text and the sounds of chimes and gongs over the course of one Indonesian night/Texan day. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Jeffrey Gan

MRH/MBE 3.306

Ongoing Installation

M O RE AS NEED E D

Dance Theatre More as Needed examines the current opioid crisis through a combination of dance and theatre. With a focus on the origins of prescription drug abuse, More as Needed aims to shed light on our current medical care system and the users it creates. Contains mature content including scenes of self-harm, suicide, drug abuse and mental illness.

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Sarah Jack, Alice Stanley

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NO IS E S AND VO IC ES : A COLLECTI ON OF GH OST STO RIE S

Play, Dance Noises and Voices: A Collection of Ghost Stories is an anthology that follows five true stories of mental illness, both personal and from friends and family, told as ghost stories. Noises and Voices works to confront the stigma of mental illnesses and their symptoms as scary or unreal by examining them through those very contexts. Contains mature content including allusions to self-harm and violence. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Alexandria Gonzales Armbruster Carlie Schoultz

WIN 2.180

60 minutes

oUr rooTs

Devised, Site-Specific, Installation Would the future of our university be different if were we to unearth the roots of our own histories? Can we inject forgiveness and healing into the seeds of our own roots after decades of injustice? oUr rooTs is a site-specific devised piece and installation that explores the racial history of The University of Texas from the 1960s to today through a collection of stories from people of color.

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PROJECT LEADS

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Anaya Green Molly Martinez-Collins Kialond Bronson-Smith Diana Guizado

WIN 2.138

40 minutes

RE VERIE

Devised, Interactive Reverie explores the importance of play in education through an interactive experience in which the members of the audience will witness, first-hand, the effectiveness of drama based pedagogy in the classroom. A creative analyzation of traditional educational practices, Reverie provides the audience an opportunity to discover new, more engaging modalities of learning by inviting them to imagine a reinvigorated classroom alongside one another. Through Reverie, our community will be brought together in the name of play in order to more fully understand how we can creatively inform and educate the minds of students for the betterment of their learning and lives. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Haley Brower Miranda Perkins

WIN 1.134

60 minutes


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RO LL FO R…

Interactive Roll For... is an interactive experience combining the fantasy of Dungeons and Dragons and the reality of marginalized groups’ experiences in the United States. The audience will be invited to participate in improvised Dungeons and Dragons role-play (regardless of their experience level) translated from real stories of UT students within marginalized communities. Audiences will then have the opportunity to read the stories behind the fantasy in the people’s own words. Contains mature content including scenes of racism, mental illness, sexism, classism and hateful language against religious groups. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Henry Wheatley-Rutner Diamante Martinez

WIN 1.164

Approximately two hours

SACRAM ENT O F M ATRIMON Y

Devised Why isn’t there a way to celebrate our friendships the same way that we celebrate romantic partners? Sacrament of Matrimony reclaims weddings as a ritual celebration of friendship, celebrating two groups of friends through the things that bring them together. From food to Dungeons and Dragons, Sacrament of Matrimony invites all of us to think about the important ways we connect with our friends. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Kimmothy Cole Paul Kruse

WIN 1.134

Approximately 40 minutes

S P ILLAGE

Dance SPILLAGE is a contemporary dance work about Asian American women grappling with identity, specifically our relationship to whiteness and patriarchy. SPILLAGE asks how we internalize and perform societal expectations of our identity, what it means to reject certain cultural narratives, and what it looks like to engage yellow female bodies in an amplification of personal/collective voice. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Emily Tolson Becky Nam Isaac Fuentes Hsiao-Wei Chen Bill Rios

WIN 2.180

20 minutes


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S URVIVING GO M BERT

Choral Cantata When a renowned artist is accused of committing an unforgivable act, what is to become of their body of work? Can you separate the art from the artist? This choral cantata explores these questions by focusing on the documented abuse by 16th century composer, Nicolas Gombert, whose musical legacy will forever bear the mark of his crime. Contains mature content including scenes of sexual assault and child abuse. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Alexander Johnson

BIP

40 minutes

TH E P O O L

Interactive The Pool is an interactive art exhibit that explores ritualism surrounding water. The piece is a multi-sensory experience featuring digital projections and audio that invites participants to enter and wade in a pool of water. It examines vulnerability, reliance and meditation - asking participants to consider how they interact with the water and how the water, in turn, interacts with them. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Nathan Nokes

OBT Dressing Rooms

Ongoing Installation

TH E TH INGS WE CAN’T HEA R I N SI LEN CE

Devised, Play The Things We Can’t Hear In Silence is partially devised, partially scripted play that dissects empathy in today’s digital age amidst an epidemic of social isolation. By following a post-trauma narrative and focusing on the point of view of individuals and communities, we can explore authenticity in society in relation to traumatic events. In devising characters through our personal experiences with elements of magical realism, we find a way to shed light on the ways trauma can be both lonely and enlightening. Contains mature content including scenes of self-harm, suicide, violence, death, mental illness, sexism and misogyny. PR OJE C T LE A D

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Rebekah Urban

LAB

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TH ROW YO UR FUTURE AWAY

Installation Throw Your Future Away is an interactive art installation. Your future is presented as a physical object in the form of a letter-sized piece of paper with the words “your future” printed on it. It is also a mental object that could consist of, among other things, your desires, fears, goals, hopes, angers and joys. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Jason Buchanan Jiajing Will Hee-won Kim Kaiwen Fa Harry Wilde Greer

WIN Atrium

Ongoing Installation

.TRACES

Installation .traces is a series of installations that exhibit a physical manifestation of the spirit left behind in the passion, success, failure, heartbreak, struggle and humor put forth by artists making work. This building sees a slice of many growing artists’ incredible life journeys. If the walls of Winship could talk, what would it remember about the people that pass through it?

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Delena Bradley Stephanie Fisher Tucker Goodman

WIN

Ongoing Installation

UNBOX E D : LIFE IN VERSE

Performance Art Unboxed: Life in Verse is a visual take on spoken word poetry. Inspired by real stories written by real people about issues prevalent to our community, Unboxed: Life in Verse seeks to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds by uniting us through the magic of performative storytelling. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Spoorthi Krishnaraj

WIN 2.112

60 minutes


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VID E O GAM E TH E RAPY

Installation Video Game Therapy is an art installation that aims to teach participants a new way to play video games in a way that caters to our mental health needs. Reserve a spot to receive personal instructions and dedicated playing time, or just stop by to see what others are playing. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Jake Brinks

WIN Light Lab

Ongoing Installation

XO R

Opera XOR (“ex-or”) is a chamber opera incorporating computer-generated, Shakespearian-style text and live electronics in an epic science fiction melodrama. A love triangle, death and artificial-intelligence are center stage as audiences explore the impact of humanity’s imperfection on machines. PR OJE C T LE A DS

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Christian Clark Jessy Eubanks Brian Ellis

LAB

90 minutes

YELLOW BREEZ E

Painting Yellow Breeze is an attempt to utilize hand drawings to find the connection between Eastern Asian culture with contemporary America Pop culture in our society. WHEN

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Mingxiang Ya

WIN

Ongoing Installation


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TIC KETS AND S E ATING

Regarding Performances: Ticket reservations can be made in advance April 5-12. Reserved ticket holders must check-in 10 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets that are not claimed 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to walkup patrons.

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Discounted parking is available for select performances. Purchase discounted parking online at utcofaparking.clickandpark.com/ venue. Discount parking via Click and Park is available for purchase until 10:00 p.m. the day prior to the event. I N CLEMEN T WEATHER

For the week of the festival, April 15-19, New Works Festival Ticketing ensures that a percentage of tickets are set aside for walk-up entry. We encourage you to embrace the unexpected, make new discoveries and join a walk-up line as you explore the festival.

In case of inclement weather, any performances occurring outdoors will either be delayed, relocated, rescheduled or canceled. Updates will be posted on the Festival’s Twitter and Facebook pages, website and on the Guidebook app. CON TACT U S

Regarding Installations: Installations and exhibitions do not require a ticketed reservation. Please enjoy these projects at any time during the week. PARK ING

Purchase Discounted Parking Online utcofaparking.clickandpark.com

The university requires all faculty, staff, students and visitors to pay for parking on campus. All parking on campus, including ADA, requires a permit or payment of fees. Please read parking signs carefully. Patrons are encouraged to park in university parking garages at the San Jacinto Garage and Manor Garage, both within walking distance of the theatres. In addition, there is metered parking available on Dean Keeton/26th St.

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TH E EX ECUTIVE CO M M ITTEE

The Executive Committee is comprised of graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty producers who are responsible for planning and implementing The Cohen New Works Festival. Assistant to the Producers Alice Stanley Production Managers Catie Tijerina Jazmyn Castillo Technical Director Taylor Travis Assistant Technical Directors Kyle Cordova David Hernandez Jessica Sell Information Technology Manager Grayson Rosato Marketing and PR Committee Chair Ginnifer Joe Marketing and PR Committee Christina Pennell Kendel Jones Lauren Hooper

Guest Artist Committee Dan Caffrey Jessi Rose Lowerre Engaging Research Committee Elise Peterson Paul Kruse Cecelia Raker Events Committee Taylor Schmuelgen Laura Gonzalez Adam L. Sussman Applications Committee Jess Shoemaker Francesca Ghizzoni Andrew Rodriguez The Executive Committee is supported and guided by a team of Faculty Producers: Rusty Cloyes Kirk Lynn Dorothy O’Shea Overbey Erica Gionfriddo

P RO D UC TIO N C RE W

The Festival would not be possible without the students working behind the scenes. The Festival crew ensures everything runs smoothly. Carly Banister Gilberto Beltran Lizzy Blade Ashley Bowen Brooke Bower Bridget Caston Makiah Galan William Greskovich

William Kachi Nwobum Delaney Laughlin Briah Napier Skylar Phan Ciera Ray Roberto Soto Gracyn Womeldorph


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Special Thanks

Special Thanks

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Dr. Brant Pope Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance Dr. Douglas Dempster Dean, College of Fine Arts Suzan Zeder The Cohen New Works Festival’s founding producer Susan Mickey and the Performance Production Division Dr. Charlotte Canning and the Performance Studies and Pedagogy Division Leigh Boone Memorial Donors Michener Center for Writers Kirk Lynn Megan Alrutz Robert Ramirez Faculty and Staff of the Department of Theatre and Dance, especially: Megan Bommarito, Jessica Champion, Cassie Gholston, Kevin Newcomb, Ryan Prendergast, Lizeth Salinas, Patricia Semenov, Natasha Small, Lilliana Zapatero, Mark-Anthony-Zuniga Staff of Texas Performing Arts


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The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance.

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