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The Last Five Years
Penfold Theatre's remount of The Last Five Years tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish
Arts Review  April 2, 2015, by Elissa Russell
"...Though only two actors create this show's magic onstage, a powerful creative team help to realize this production. Both Glenda Barnes' costuming and David Utley's scenic design help to believably place the pair in modern-day New York..."

Top 10 Theatrical Sets of 2013, to a Cat
The year's scenic designs proved especially appealing to the feline theatregoer
Arts Story  January 3, 2014, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...7) 'RED' (David Utley for Penfold Theatre Company) A thoughtful, realistic treatment of Mark Rothko's art studio provided hiding spaces and paint cans in abundance...."

Top 10 Designer Contributions of 2012
Celebrating the year's most exquisite – and often surprising – stage designs
Arts Story  January 4, 2013, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...5) DAVID UTLEY'S SET FOR 'THE PAVILION' (Penfold Theatre) Sometimes good, solid realism is just what you need...."

The Pavilion
Penfold Theatre offers an example of a great production built on an almost-great script
Arts Review  May 11, 2012, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...She creates memorable personalities who wander in and out the way people who have known each other for more than two decades tend to do at parties: with hope for finding something new, with disappointment that history hasn't changed. All three actors turn in strong performances, aided by a set design from David Utley that makes the often-challenging space at Hyde Park Theatre work for them...."

Intense is an apt word for describing Shakespeare's bloody Macbeth, but intense moments in the UT Department of Theatre & Dance's new revival are few and far between
Arts Review  November 18, 2005, by Barry Pineo
"...Director Kenneth Albers stages the play effectively enough. Scene follows scene as blood will have blood, and Albers makes some very intriguing and tension-filled pictures with his actors and with David Utley's simple and appropriate set, which consists of a large mound of scorched earth in the center of the stage, with rows of smaller, similar mounds attached to it and echoing the larger one, backed by a giant wall pierced by a single door..."

I Love You Because
This funny, naughty musical is the perfect show for a Sunday afternoon
Arts Review  June 24, 2011, by Barry Pineo
"...Written by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, it's produced by Penfold Theatre Company and directed by one of Austin's masters of musicals, Michael McKelvey, in one of the last shows he'll direct in Austin before he moves to Pittsburgh. It is a chamber musical of no pretensions, with utterly charming set design by David Utley..."

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
DAILY Arts  May 8, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...David Utley, Red..."

The Last Five Years
Jason Robert Brown's musical anatomy of a relationship gets a tender, wistful staging
Arts Review  January 9, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...In the 55-seat Larry L. King Theatre, we are so near the action that we might be sitting at the kitchen table in the couple's apartment (smartly appointed by designer David Utley)..."

This struggle between an aging Mark Rothko and his idealistic assistant is a good fit for Penfold Theatre
Arts Review  September 20, 2013, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...David Utley's relatively simple set design creates Rothko's studio in satisfying detail. The play's boldest action is to feature Rothko and Ken working an actual canvas with great swaths of red paint..."

From Penitentiaries to Picture Shows
Spiderwood Studios founder Tommy Warren follows the dream
Screens Story  January 30, 2009, by Joe O'Connell
"...Warren's dreams are already taking shape 25 miles from Austin in what is left of the Utley community, a former cotton town that is now best known as a place to launch canoes on the Colorado River that flows right through film-studio property. "When cotton went away, [Utley] went away," Warren says of the town that boasted almost 500 residents in the 1850s, noting that another Warren (no relation) built a chapel for slaves on this spot..."

Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in Austin
How local authors who work beyond the world we know meet, connect, and launch themselves into the business
Arts Story  July 13, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Brown's arrival coincided with the 20th anniversary of ArmadilloCon, the homegrown annual sci-fi convention that was not just a celebration of the more fantastic genres of literature and one hell of a fannish good time, but somewhere aspiring writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror could meet and polish their craft via workshops led by their fellow writers from the local scene. In the days of ArmadilloCon's founding, such writers included Bruce Sterling, Howard Waldrop, Steven Utley, Lisa Tuttle, Tom Reamy, and their beloved mentor, University of Texas anthropology professor Chad Oliver – all members of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop, a Lone Star coterie that became one of the epicenters of speculative fiction..."

2002 Texas Book Festival Schedule
Books Story  November 15, 2002
"...3:15-4:15pm CExt. #E2.012Texas Rangers: Justice in the Lone Star StateRobert Utley, Stephen L..."

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
Music Story  March 19, 2015
"...Torres 10pm, Central Presbyterian Church Brooklyn-based songwriter Mackenzie Scott demonstrated a tightly wound intensity, understated but scorched with emotion, on her eponymous 2013 debut. For follow-up Sprinter, due in May on Partisan, the Georgia native recorded in England with former PJ Harvey backers Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver, plus Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley, resulting in an even darker and more heavily riffed sound to match her fierce vocals..."

The Interpreter
Although The Interpreter is intelligent, intriguing, and topical, it's hampered by its own good intentions, too many plot convolutions, and character ambiguities that try to pass for suspense.
Film Review  April 22, 2005, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Sydney Pollack. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron, Jesper Christensen, George Harris and Byron Utley..."

Music Review  April 25, 2008, by Audra Schroeder
"...Mid-1990s Britain yielded some questionable pop pap, but Portishead was an exception. Singer Beth Gibbons, guitarist Adrian Utley, and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow no doubt spent the last decade trying to shake a short-lived genre (trip-hop) that never really fit them..."

Book deals, raw deals, and notable upcoming events of interest
Books Column  May 11, 2007, by Shawn Badgley
"...At BookPeople on Sunday, May 13, 3pm: Jim Chastain (I Survived Cancer, but Never Won the Tour de France) and poet Nathan Brown (Suffer the Little Voices)… At Barnes & Noble West Lake in May: the likes of David Liss (The Coffee Trader) on Wednesday, 10am; Ben Rehder (Gun Shy) on the 29th, 7pm; and Robert Utley (Lone Star Lawmen) on the 31st, 7:30pm, as part of the Discovery Speaker Series...."

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