Texas Theatre and Dance presents UT New Theatre, Part One

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UT New Theatre
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UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its 14th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.

The 2020 UTNT (UT New Theatre), Part One plays include:

  • November 5-7: poolboy00 by Sam Mayer and directed by Mike Steele. Presented primarily on Twitch, poolboy00 is part reality show, part livestream. Come watch poolboy00 hang with his friends, work out, write in his journal, talk to strangers, and try to make his life into art (it’s hard because life is mostly really boring so please chat with poolboy00 and help something interesting happen. Because something has to happen. Right?) The chat is open, the water is nice, so hop on in and be a part of the show at twitch.tv/poolboy00.
  • November 19-20: Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen by Lena Barnard and directed by Andrea L. Hart. This coming-of-age story follows a group of middle-schoolers who lose the ability to play. At the start of seventh grade, Harlequin, Shoebill, Cygnet, and Finch are as close as can be. United by a shared fantasy life and bird nicknames, they’re positive they know everything about their world. None of them are prepared for the moment when their games stop being real, overshadowed by the new monsters of illness, grades, and crushes. As one by one, they lose the safety of their imagined space, their tight-knit group fractures under the pressure to fit in, find love, and group up.

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