A Guide to the Works
Thanks to sponsorship from the University Co-op, all performances and events are free. For more info, visit www.coopnwf.org. Descriptions provided by UT's Department of Theatre & Dance.
101 Ways To ...
written and performed by Jenny Connell, Tim Longo, Carra Martinez, Steve Moulds, and Sarah Myers; created and directed by Halena Kays
High-energy, physical theatre extravaganza using the world of women's fashion magazines as its inspiration. Mature content. (90 min.) Brockett Theatre, Tuesday, noon; Wednesday, 5:30pm; Friday, 5:30pm.
by Anna Fugate and Ashley Hayes
Four relationships facing the same problem: "The course of true love never did run smooth." Mature content. (60 min.) Winship 1.134, Monday, 1pm; Tuesday, 9:30pm; Friday, 11am; Saturday, 4pm.
designed by Sarah Lankenau; aided by Sarah Thornell; curated by Jenna Penick; documented by Michael Howell
Hanging installation that looks back through 150 years of pattern drafting for tailored menswear. Winship atrium, Monday-Saturday. Reception: Monday, 2:30pm, Winship upper atrium.
conceived and directed by Fadi Skeiker
A performance based on the dreams of the cast using a process that was improvisational. (90 min.)Winship 2.180, Monday, 8pm; Tuesday, 11am; Wednesday, 3pm; Friday, 12:30pm.
The Edge of Peace
by Suzan Zeder; directed by Wendy Bable
In the final months of World War II, a local boy is declared MIA, and his younger brother refuses to believe what seems inevitable. (90 min.) Lab Theatre, Monday, 4:30pm; Tuesday, 6pm (American Sign Language interpreted); Wednesday, 10am.
Fernando and the Killer Queen
by Kyle John Schmidt; directed by Elizabeth C. Lay
In a bloody fantasyland wracked by revolution, a queen fights to keep her government. Mature content. (60 min.) Lab Theatre, Wednesday, 9pm; Thursday, 6pm; Friday, noon; Saturday, 1pm.
by Meghan Kennedy; directed by Erin Meyer & Noel Gaulin
Work exploring identity through a ritual we all take part in every day: eating. Mature content. (60 min.) Winship 1.134, Monday, 7:30pm; Tuesday, 7pm; Friday, 6:30pm.
Footprints: A Musical Eco-Tale
book by Lindsay Genshaft; music/lyrics by Jennifer Hartmann with Lindsay Genshaft
Staged reading of a musical for young audiences about a young girl's quest to save a forest. (90 min.) Payne Theatre lobby, Monday, 8pm; Tuesday, 2pm; Thursday, 6pm; Friday, 1:30pm.
by Wendy Bable; music by Michael Bowman; directed by Brian C. Fahey; choreographed by Molly Searcy
A play/ballet for young people in which little Fritzie brings a groovalicious snowman to life. (60 min.) Winship 1.134, Tuesday, 4:30pm; Wednesday, 6pm; Thursday, 9:30pm; Saturday, 1pm.
by Nathan Brittain, Zachary Dixon, and Yonatan Mendelsberg; video by Cesar Obregon
A project that demonstrates ways technology can be integrated into performance. (40 min.) Brockett Theatre, Monday, 6pm; Tuesday; 6:30pm; Thursday, 11am; Saturday, 11am.
by the Living Colors Class, School of Architecture
A community-based performance to promote the harvest in its most aesthetic form. (Presented with "The Roaming Bassoonist." 30 min.)
Payne Theatre, Tuesday, noon; Thursday, 9pm; Friday, 11am; Saturday, 6pm.
Look, Listen, Look Again!
conceived by J. Elissa Marshall
Seven dances created from seven original musical compositions inspired by seven meaningful or provocative photographs. (60 min.) Lab Theatre, Tuesday, 9:30pm; Thursday, 9:30pm; Friday, 6:30pm.
Looking at Dance: A Journey Through the Blanton
by Mary Chase, Charlotte Grifin, and Julie Nathanielsz
A showcase of divergent perspectives in dance presented throughout the museum. (90 min.) Blanton Museum of Art, Wednesday, noon; Thursday, 1:30pm; Friday, 7pm.
Made From Scratch
written and directed by Avital Bisk
An innocent, playful relationship between two girls transforms into a naively abusive friendship. Mature content. (60 min.) Winship 2.180, Thursday, 12:30 & 9pm; Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 1:30pm.
by Esme Lejeune; directed by Glen Hall
Two seafaring enemies strive to escape from the belly of a whale. Inspired by the Decemberists' "The Mariner's Revenge Song." Mature content. (60 min.) Winship 1.134, Tuesday, 1:30pm; Wednesday, 9pm; Thursday, 5pm; Friday, 9pm.
The Nomadic Dream Project
created by Alison Heryer, Sonja Rainey, Emma Lawrence, and the Nomadic Dream Collective
An outdoor performance exploring the landscape between waking worlds and dreams. (90 min.) East Mall, Tuesday, 8pm; Thursday, 8pm; Friday, 7:30pm.
The 100 Dresses Project
curated by Heather Koslov and Ruthie Fisher
A community outreach project that includes an interactive workshop for young women and an art installation showcasing designs by women in Austin. Brockett Theatre hallway, Monday-Saturday. Reception: Saturday, 3pm, Winship atrium.
"On these four matters we cannot agree ..."
conceived by Diana Mino; co-created by Mino, Matthew Bunker, Jordan Loveland, and Zachary Dixon
A duet for a male dancer and a female upright-bass player. (10 min.) Winship atrium, Monday, 7pm; Wednesday, 6pm; Friday, 4:30pm, Saturday, noon.
by Martin Zimmerman; directed by Kelly Howe
A woman's investigation into her family's history leads her to question who she is. (100 min.) Payne Theatre, Tuesday, 3pm; Wednesday, 7:30pm; Thursday, 2:30pm; Saturday, 1pm.
The Poet and the Philosopher
designed and created by Jennifer Madison
Costume and movement tell of two people's fights to discover their hero. (Performed with The 7. 120 min.) Lab Theatre, Tuesday, 11am; Thursday, 11am; Friday, 3pm; Saturday, 4pm.
"Poof!! In Movement"
created and directed by Lindsey Bailey; choreographed by Janna Rock
A colorful, whimsical performance using dancers and soft sculptural objects. (30 min.) Gregory Gym, Wednesday, 9pm; Thursday, 8pm; Saturday, 1 & 4pm.
by Steve Moulds
Bill doesn't know why he's being held prisoner or who imprisoned him. Mature content. (60 min.) Winship 2.180, Monday, 1:30pm; Tuesday, 2:30pm; Friday, 10pm; Saturday, 11am.
The Psyche Project
by Jenny Connell & ensemble; directed by Marie Brown
Fast, funny, irreverent retelling of the myth of Eros and Psyche. Mature content. (120 min.) Brockett Theatre, Wednesday, 1 & 9pm; Thursday, 6:30pm; Friday, 11am.
Resabios de Amargura or That Bitter Cabaret
by Beliza Torres Narváez
Campy mixture of song, comedy, and social critique following a Puerto Rican diva. (60 min.)Winship 2.180, Tuesday, 8:30pm; Wednesday, 11:30am & 9pm; Saturday, 5pm.
"The Roaming Bassoonist"
written and directed by Ilana Marks
An exploration in new media that combines stop-motion animation and performance. (Performed with "Harvest Mandala." 30 min.) Payne Theatre, Tuesday, noon; Thursday, 9pm; Friday, 11am; Saturday, 6pm.
A selection of short works by filmmakers from the Department of Radio-Television-Film at UT-Austin. (60 min.) Smith Building, Blanton Museum, Monday, 6pm.
created and directed La Tasha Stephens
An autobiographical work about an inner-city African-American woman. Mature content. (Performed with The Poet and the Philosopher. 120 min.) Lab Theatre, Tuesday, 11am; Thursday, 11am; Friday, 3pm; Saturday, 4pm.
"So/La Spaces: Bodies Journey Into Rhythm"
by Angela Ahlgren and Meg Brooker
Two pieces exploring the intersections between light, sound, and female bodies in motion. (30 min.) Payne Theatre, Monday, 6:30pm; Tuesday, 8:30pm; Wednesday, 2:30pm; Friday, 3pm. Workshop 1: Winship 2.120, Tuesday, 2pm (120 min.). Workshop 2: Winship 1.172, Tuesday, 4pm (120 min.).
The Shape of White
by Yvonne Boudreaux, Chih-Feng Chen, & Andee Scott
A multimedia, site-specific dance exploring the concept of deterioration through repetition. (120 min.) Bridge behind Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Tuesday, 8:30pm; Wednesday, 8:30pm; Thursday, 8:30pm, Friday, 8:30pm.
The Tides of Aberdeen
by Erin Phillips; directed by Sarah Benson
Two best friends embark on breaking the world record for holding their breath under water. (60 min.) Winship 1.134, Friday, 3:30pm; Saturday, 10:30am.
"What Started Here Changed the World"
by Neil Ames, Trang Bui, Jessica Evans, Priscilla Hill, Kelsey Hayenga, Andrew Hlinsky, and Matt Wasson
Collaborative piece examining violence in schools, especially school shootings. Mature content. (30 min.) Winship 2.112, Tuesday, 11:30am; Wednesday, 6:30pm; Thursday, 2pm; Saturday, 2:30pm.
Writing a Letter to Fidel
by Amanda Cayo
Oral history interviews exploring the experiences of people who left Cuba for the United States. (60 min.) Winship 1.134, Monday, 4pm; Thursday, 7:30pm. Blanton Museum of Art, Wednesday, 10:30am; Thursday, 3:30pm.