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Theatre & Dance News

October 03, 2023

In Motion

As Head of Dance, I could not be more excited about the year ahead. Over the summer, I worked on the self-study for our upcoming accreditation site visit for National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). We are proud that the program has grown tremendously in the last ten years.

October 03, 2023

Embracing Practice

Inevitably, it seems I write the column for our fall newsletter in Provincetown, where the School of Theatre and Dance sponsors 9 graduate students to join the Scholars Institute at the Tennessee Williams Festival (which we helped to create in 2012). This year, the subject is Williams, Science Fiction, and Fantasy, truly breaking boundaries in our conventional thoughts about the playwright.

October 03, 2023

The Costume Studio Comes to Life

When Susana Monreal was five, she watched her mother make quinceañera dresses in Plainview, TX, eventually learning to sew by gathering the left-over scraps of fabric and creating dress patterns for her Barbies. By the time she graduated high school, sewing was second nature, and a career was blossoming.

October 02, 2023

Dance Takes Center Stage

Texas Tech University’s School of Theatre and Dance (SoTD) has much to celebrate. In addition to the fully remodeled Maedgen Theatre, the dance program now has a newly refurbished home of its own.