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Theatre & Dance News

Kyla Olson

March 27, 2023

In Motion

The dance faculty have been busy this year with their research and creative work both on and off campus. I am dedicating this month’s article to discuss some of their amazing work.

BurkTech Players

March 27, 2023

The BurkTech Players to Stage "A Midsummer's Night Dream"

Melanie Frasca, a graduate student in the Performance & Pedagogy program, has spent the last three years working with The BurkTech Players, a collaboration of students from the School of Theatre & Dance and the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research. Providing performance opportunities for people on the autism spectrum is one emphasis of many for the group.

Justin Krall

March 27, 2023

Grappling with What Theatre Can Be

Theatregoers are familiar with traditional plays and musicals; most audiences find the stories told through these mediums engaging, entertaining, and inspiring. Justin M. Krall, a third-year MFA student studying performance and pedagogy, will introduce audiences to another form of theatre—devised action theatre—with his thesis-show "Cycle(s)."

Mark Charney

March 24, 2023

The Importance of Accreditation

Having recently served for six years on the Board of NAST and elected this year to a three-year term as the Chair of the Committee on Ethics, I am justifiably proud that Texas Tech is one of the few state universities in Texas to have all arts program accredited: dance, art, theatre, and music. But since many of you may not know what this distinction means, I thought I’d share with you why we at Tech believe this is important.