UTNT - UT New Theatre
Established in 2007, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from graduate playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. This showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
The 2017 UTNT (UT New Theatre) plays under consideration include:
- Gondal by Kimberly Belflower (Directed by Adam Sussman): In 1832, the Brontë sisters create a savage imaginary world that predates their classic novels, while in 2015, three teenage girls become obsessed with the internet horror figure, Slender Man. Fantasy eclipses reality and betrayals lead to violence. Performances: March 3, 7 at 7:30 pm and March 11 at 2 pm.
- Slumber Party by Elizabeth Doss (Directed by Cara Phipps): Three teen girls coerce one another into a suicide pact to end their meaningless existence. On a mountainside in New Mexico, wonder transcends their tragedy as they find new life by leaving the world behind. Performances: March 9, 11 at 7:30 pm and March 5 at 2 pm.
- The Bigot by William Glick (Directed by Hannah Wolf): When Simon Levinson accuses his father of bigotry, he must confront a series of larger challenges, including the polarization of American politics and how to make his boyfriend love him. Taking place over the course of the Obama years, the play explores what we gain and lose when society progresses and asks us to answer the question, “who is the true bigot?” Performances: March 4, 8 at 7:30 pm and March 12 at 2 pm.
- Galactic Orphans by Megan Tabaque (Directed by Graham Schmidt): With no parents, not enough Doritos and a little too much vodka in their Sprite, Ri and Ted reunite a year after graduating high school for an all-night Archangel 3 video gaming marathon. But Ted’s little sister, Cory, won’t let “Guy’s Night” happen without a fight. In 24 hours, Ri, Cory and Ted work together to save the war-torn Archangel galaxy but may not be able to save each other. Performances: March 2, 5, and 10 at 7:30 pm.