2013 The Cohen New Works Festival View Full Schedule: 2013nwf.sched.org

March 25 • Monday


 11:00am –  1:00pm O Opening Event Union Ballroom (UNB 3.202)
The official commencement ceremony for the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op! Featuring a keynote address by guest artist Polly Carl, this event is open to the public and will take place at the Texas Union Ballroom.
  1:00pm –  2:30pm D The First Steps B. Iden Payne Theatre
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas
  1:00pm –  2:30pm P Suspicious Dinner Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson
  1:00pm –  2:30pm P West Texas Beehive The Lab Theatre

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos

  1:00pm –  10:00pm I A Nostalgic Afternoon WIN 2.116
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
  1:00pm –  10:00pm I Art-Vend Winship Atrium
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan
  1:00pm –  10:00pm I Bio Light Winship Atrium
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White
  1:00pm –  10:00pm I Good Girl/Bad Girl WIN 2.120
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann
  1:00pm –  10:00pm I Light Instruments B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead: 
Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin
  1:00pm –  10:00pm I LΛMBDΛ Winship Atrium
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
  1:00pm –  10:00pm I Perceiving Campus North Hall, Goldsmith Hall

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 

  1:00pm –  10:00pm I 对视——Eye Contact B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 
  2:30pm –  3:00pm I Cancun WIN 2.136
Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder
  2:30pm –  3:00pm P LΛMBDΛ WIN 2.138
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
  2:30pm –  3:30pm D Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University WIN 2.112
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular
  2:30pm –  3:30pm I LΛMBDΛ WIN 2.138
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.
  2:30pm –  4:00pm P Amelia at the Edge WIN 2.180
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood
  3:00pm –  3:30pm F Cancun WIN 2.136
Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder
  4:30pm –  5:30pm D The Way You Move Your Body Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters
  4:30pm –  5:30pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
  4:30pm –  5:30pm P Wonder and Wander WIN 1.172
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez
  4:30pm –  5:30pm P Safe WIN 1.134
What is safety? Can one ever really find true safety? The actors explore the theme of safety versus security by following the lives of citizens in the dystopian Safehouse. In an attempt to feel free, young Oliver pushes the boundaries of his underground, sheltered world.

#safe
Project Lead: 
Kenny Chilton
Creative Team: 
Matt HIll, Alex Villarreal, Bekkah Walach, Meg Thompson, Chris Tacderas, Paxton Thomes, Shae Tomlinson, Grace Hathaway, Callie Hacker, Rush Evans, Calvin Walker, Katy Matz, and Kathryn Lane

 
  4:30pm –  6:00pm P Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play The Lab Theatre

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beautyplay
Project Lead:
Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall

  5:30pm –  6:30pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
  6:00pm –  7:00pm D Creative Skin WIN 2.112
Creative Skin provides an inside look at creative processes that choreographers navigate while focusing on the blazing flashes of inspiration, the struggles of insecurity, and the willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities. Using dance, text, media, and music this project guides the audience through an accumulative performance that exposes a choreographer’s journey.

#creative
Project Lead: 
Courtney Mazeika and Victoria Mora
Creative Team: 
Kate Kislingbury, Abby Clinton, Erica Saucedo

 
  6:00pm –  7:30pm P The Only Living Boy in New York WIN 2.180
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate
  7:00pm –  8:30pm P Dead Mall Jackson School of Geosciences
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder
  8:00pm –  9:00pm D Wild Abandon Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P Colossal Anna Hiss Gym 134
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
 William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team: 
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Women of Juarez B. Iden Payne Theatre
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P We Are StarStuff The Lab Theatre
“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery
  8:30pm –  10:00pm M Almost Invincible UT Tower
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead: 
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team: 
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P The Only Living Boy in New York WIN 2.180
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate

March 26 • Tuesday

 10:00am –  11:00am D The Way You Move Your Body Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters
 10:00am –  11:00am P Wonder and Wander WIN 1.172
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez
 10:00am –  11:30am D The First Steps B. Iden Payne Theatre
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas
 10:00am –  11:30am P We Are StarStuff The Lab Theatre

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice: If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery

 10:00am –  10:00pm I A Nostalgic Afternoon WIN 2.116
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Art-Vend Winship Atrium
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Bio Light Winship Atrium
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Good Girl/Bad Girl WIN 2.120
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Light Instruments B. Iden Payne Lobby

“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center.

Project Update:

One segment of Light Instruments is installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second is at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center. There will be a talkback at the Resource Center at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Both installations are ongoing.  

#light

Project Lead: Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

 10:00am –  10:00pm I LΛMBDΛ Winship Atrium
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Perceiving Campus North Hall, Goldsmith Hall

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 

 10:00am –  10:00pm I 对视——Eye Contact B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 
 11:30am –  12:00pm P LΛMBDΛ WIN 2.138
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
 11:30am –  12:30pm P Ish WIN 2.180
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez
 11:30am –  1:00pm S Ability in Performance WIN 1.134
This session will feature collaborators from projects within the Festival which directly engage representations of disabilities.  It will be facilitated by Stephanie Rosen, a doctoral student in English at The University of Texas at Austin.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm D Wild Abandon Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  1:00pm –  2:30pm P Déjà Vu B. Iden Payne Theatre
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman
  1:00pm –  2:30pm P Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play The Lab Theatre

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beautyplay

Project Lead: Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall

  1:30pm –  2:30pm I Believe You Me: Interpreting Media WIN 2.136
How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm D Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University WIN 2.112
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular
  2:30pm –  3:30pm I Believe You Me: Interpreting Media WIN 2.136
How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.
  2:30pm –  4:00pm P Amelia at the Edge WIN 2.180
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood
  3:00pm –  3:30pm I Light Instruments B. Iden Payne Lobby

This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center.

Project Update:

One segment of Light Instruments is installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second is at the University Co-op Materials Resource Center. There will be a talkback at the Resource Center at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Both installations are ongoing.  

#light

Project Lead: Lincoln Davidson
Creative Team:
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin

 

  4:00pm –  5:30pm P The Farewell Anna Hiss Gym 134
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb
  4:30pm –  5:30pm D Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez
  4:30pm –  5:30pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
  4:30pm –  6:00pm P West Texas Beehive The Lab Theatre

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive

Project Lead: Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos

  5:30pm –  6:30pm F Danseur Drama WIN 2.112

Danseur Drama is a story about Kavin, a man in his late twenties, who is convinced by friends to try ballet to help him get over his ex-boyfriend.  Unexpectedly, ballet will ultimately test friendships, define family, and promote healing.  The format is a play, but each scene will demonstrate a ballet term, which also represents the underlying theme.

Part 1 of 2.

Staged Reading of Scenes 1 - 3 of Danseur Drama and a short feedback session. 

#danseur
Project Lead:
Mark-Anthony Zuniga
Creative Team:
Erica Ayala, Kevin Hippler, Jason Ko, Lauren-Nicole Martin, Laura Rogers, Maureen Slabaugh, Davvi Solomon, and Ursula Walker

  5:30pm –  6:30pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
  7:00pm –  8:30pm D Synthesis Harry Ransom Center
Student organizations Dance Action and Classical Reinvention join forces to unify movement, live music, and photography in a guided performance through the Harry Ransom Center. Collaborating choreographers, dancers, and musicians will break the walls of traditional theater to bring their own invention into a haven of preservation and history.

#synthesis
Project Leads: Kate Kislingbury, Jacqueline Perrin, and Hallie Ward
Creative Team: The members of UT’s Dance Action and Classical Reinvention


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  7:00pm –  8:30pm P Dead Mall Jackson School of Geosciences
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm P Ish WIN 2.180
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P Suspicious Dinner Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Lavender and the Letter The Lab Theatre

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice: If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

 

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker

  8:00pm –  9:30pm P Colossal Anna Hiss Gym 134
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
 William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team: 
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Women of Juarez B. Iden Payne Theatre
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm M Almost Invincible UT Tower
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead:
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team:
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.

March 27 • Wednesday

 10:00am –  11:00am P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
 10:00am –  11:30am P West Texas Beehive The Lab Theatre

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos

 10:00am –  10:00pm I A Nostalgic Afternoon WIN 2.116
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Art-Vend Winship Atrium
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Bio Light Winship Atrium
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Good Girl/Bad Girl WIN 2.120
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Light Instruments UTC Flyover
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead: 
Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin
 10:00am –  10:00pm I LΛMBDΛ Winship Atrium
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Perceiving Campus North Hall, Goldsmith Hall

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 

 10:00am –  10:00pm I 对视——Eye Contact B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 
 11:00am –  12:00pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
 12:00pm –  1:00pm L More Than The Sum WIN 1.134

Project Update: Today’s performance of “More Than the Sum” rescheduled for noon tomorrow.

An affiliate production as part of the Cohen New Works Festival, More Than The Sum is an applied theatre piece that bridges creative gaps between educators and artists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter in England. Drawing on personal history to explore moments of courage, empowerment, confusion, strength and confidence, this ensemble has crafted a performance to reflect and demonstrate the ‘ways of working’ that have developed internationally over the last six months.  


In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.

 12:00pm –  1:00pm D Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez
 12:00pm –  1:00pm D Creative Skin WIN 2.112
Creative Skin provides an inside look at creative processes that choreographers navigate while focusing on the blazing flashes of inspiration, the struggles of insecurity, and the willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities. Using dance, text, media, and music this project guides the audience through an accumulative performance that exposes a choreographer’s journey.

#creative
Project Lead: 
Courtney Mazeika and Victoria Mora
Creative Team: 
Kate Kislingbury, Abby Clinton, Erica Saucedo

 
 12:00pm –  1:00pm I Believe You Me: Interpreting Media WIN 2.136
How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm P Ish WIN 2.180
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez
  1:00pm –  2:00pm I Believe You Me: Interpreting Media WIN 2.136
How do you see yourself? Believe You Me is an interactive installation which explores the relationship between humans and media through the use of video, live performance and an alien invasion. We invite you to log off, cancel your subscriptions and come as you are.
  1:30pm –  3:00pm P Déjà Vu B. Iden Payne Theatre
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman
  1:30pm –  3:30pm P The Lavender and the Letter The Lab Theatre

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker

  3:00pm –  3:30pm P LΛMBDΛ WIN 2.138
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
  3:00pm –  4:00pm D Wild Abandon Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe
  3:00pm –  4:30pm S Tech Talk: A Workshop for Information Technology in the Arts WIN 2.112
Moderators: Taylor McCaslin, Victoria Goss
Plugin Respondents: Erica De Leon, Robert Matney, Ellie McKay
Executive Committee: Cassidy C Browning
This session will address the value and implications of information technology (IT) in arts organizations of all sizes and include an application of this knowledge to attendees’ projects and organizations.  

The Festival places emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, exploring innovative forms, content, and methodology of work. This session will address the value and implications of information technology (IT) in arts organizations of all sizes.

Tech Talk features a panel of representatives from local arts organizations and is hosted by Festival Executive Committee members Taylor McCaslin (Information Technology Manager) and Victoria Goss (Applications Chair & Technical Writer). 

The goal of Tech Talk is to advocate the innovative use of technology in arts organizations to promote missions, offer material in new and different ways, and to grow, diversify and engage audiences.
  3:00pm –  4:30pm P Third Street WIN 2.180
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela
  4:00pm –  4:30pm I A Nostalgic Afternoon WIN 2.116
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
  4:00pm –  5:30pm P The Farewell Anna Hiss Gym 134
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  5:00pm –  6:30pm D The First Steps B. Iden Payne Theatre
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  5:00pm –  6:30pm P Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play The Lab Theatre

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.


#beautyplay
Project Lead:
Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall

  5:30pm –  6:00pm I Perceiving Campus North Hall, Goldsmith Hall

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead:
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team:
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

  5:30pm –  6:30pm F War Games WIN 1.134
War Games is a play for family audiences that explores the story of Jonah, a young boy whose father is deployed in Afghanistan. Jonah and his family work to navigate the harsh emotional realities of war and confront the scariest question of all.

#wargames
Project Leads:
Meg Greene and Lindsay Hearn
Creative Team:
Ella Azua, DJ Cimbala, Domi- nique Gonzalez, Erica Henderson, Kelli Kent, Patrick Lord, Marissa Luke, Sean Moran,  and Bart Pitchford
  6:30pm –  7:30pm D The Way You Move Your Body Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters
  6:30pm –  8:00pm P The Only Living Boy in New York WIN 2.180
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate
  6:30pm –  8:30pm O Guest Artist Gala Union Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502)
A gathering of thanks and celebration for all of our guest artists on behalf of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

This event is invite only.
  8:30pm –  9:30pm F Danseur Drama WIN 2.112

Danseur Drama is a story about Kavin, a man in his late twenties, who is convinced by friends to try ballet to help him get over his ex-boyfriend.  Unexpectedly, ballet will ultimately test friendships, define family, and promote healing.  The format is a play, but each scene will demonstrate a ballet term, which also represents the underlying theme.

Part 2 of 2.

Staged Reading of Scenes 4 - 7 of Danseur Drama and a short feedback session. 

It is recommended that you see Part 1

#danseur
Project Lead:
Mark-Anthony Zuniga
Creative Team:
Erica Ayala, Kevin Hippler, Jason Ko, Lauren-Nicole Martin, Laura Rogers, Maureen Slabaugh, Davvi Solomon, and Ursula Walker 

  8:30pm –  10:00pm M Almost Invincible UT Tower
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead: 
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team: 
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P Colossal Anna Hiss Gym 134
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
 William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team: 
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P Dead Mall Jackson School of Geosciences
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P The Women of Juarez B. Iden Payne Theatre
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P We Are StarStuff The Lab Theatre

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

  9:30pm –  10:30pm D Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez
  9:30pm –  11:00pm P Amelia at the Edge WIN 2.180
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood
 10:00pm –  11:30pm A We Are StarStuff The Lab Theatre

ADDED PERFORMANCE!

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery

March 28 • Thursday

 10:00am –  11:00am P Wonder and Wander WIN 1.172
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez
 10:00am –  11:30am P Déjà Vu B. Iden Payne Theatre
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman
 10:00am –  11:30am P West Texas Beehive The Lab Theatre

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

 10:00am –  10:00pm I A Nostalgic Afternoon WIN 2.116
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Art-Vend Winship Atrium
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Bio Light Winship Atrium
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Good Girl/Bad Girl WIN 2.120
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Light Instruments B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead: 
Lincoln Davidson 
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin
 10:00am –  10:00pm I LΛMBDΛ Winship Atrium
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
 10:00am –  10:00pm I Perceiving Campus North Hall, Goldsmith Hall

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 

 10:00am –  10:00pm I 对视——Eye Contact B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 
 11:30am –  12:00pm I Bio Light WIN 2.136
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White
 11:30am –  1:00pm P Amelia at the Edge WIN 2.180
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm A More Than The Sum WIN 1.134

ADDED PERFORMANCE

An affiliate production as part of the Cohen New Works Festival, More Than The Sum is an applied theatre piece that bridges creative gaps between educators and artists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter in England. Drawing on personal history to explore moments of courage, empowerment, confusion, strength and confidence, this ensemble has crafted a performance to reflect and demonstrate the ‘ways of working’ that have developed internationally over the last six months.  


In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.

Ticket Update: "More Than the Sum" patrons can use reserved tickets from yesterdays canceled performance at this preformance. 

 12:00pm –  1:00pm D Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University WIN 2.112
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
 12:30pm –  1:00pm D Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor Blanton Museum of Art
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers
 12:30pm –  1:00pm I Good Girl/Bad Girl WIN 2.120
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann
  1:00pm –  2:30pm P Suspicious Dinner Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson
  1:30pm –  2:30pm L More Than The Sum WIN 1.134

Project Update: There will be a second preformance of More Than The Sum at 12:00pm today

An affiliate production as part of the Cohen New Works Festival, More Than The Sum is an applied theatre piece that bridges creative gaps between educators and artists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Exeter in England. Drawing on personal history to explore moments of courage, empowerment, confusion, strength and confidence, this ensemble has crafted a performance to reflect and demonstrate the ‘ways of working’ that have developed internationally over the last six months.  

In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.

Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

  1:30pm –  2:30pm P Slip River WIN 1.108

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

Project Update: There will be two added performances of "Slip River" tomorrow morning (Friday, March 29) at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Walk-up tickets only. Run time is approximately 45 minutes.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

  2:00pm –  2:30pm D Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor Blanton Museum of Art
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers
  2:30pm –  3:30pm P Slip River WIN 1.108

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

Project Update: There will be two added performances of "Slip River" tomorrow morning (Friday, March 29) at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Walk-up tickets only. Run time is approximately 45 minutes.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

  2:30pm –  4:00pm P Eye of the Beholder aka The Beauty Play The Lab Theatre

“The Beauty Play” looks at how a monolithic ideal of beauty impacts the day-to-day life of people within the U.S. from various races and cultures. Using direct quotes and memories from personally conducted interviews, the play asks the audience to question their own definitions of beauty.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beautyplay
Project Lead:
Sarah Marcum and Paige Brown
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Tyler English- Beckwith, Jacques Colimon, Kyle Connealy, Calli Conti, Uyen-Anh Dang, Rosalind Faires, Amanda Koleckar, Quinn Lara, Audrey Long, Ladonna Matchett, Lindsay Miller, Christen Perez, Gracie Reyna, Natalie Rinehart, and Rocket Thrall


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

  3:00pm –  5:00pm S Salon: Open Discussion About the Content and Practices of the Festival Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Moderators: Cassidy C Browning, Sidney Monroe
Guest Artists: Michael Bobbitt, Ken Cerniglia, Madge Darlington, Dayna Hanson, Sherry Kramer, Sarah Richardson
Plugin Respondents: Roger Foster
This group discussion will feature invited Guest Artists Michael Bobbitt, Ken Cerniglia, Madge Darlington, Roger Foster, Dayna Hanson, Sherry Kramer, and Sarah Richardson.  It will be facilitated by Executive Committee members Cassidy C Browning and Sidney Monroe.
  4:00pm –  5:30pm P The Farewell Anna Hiss Gym 134
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb
  5:00pm –  5:30pm P LΛMBDΛ WIN 2.138
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  5:30pm –  6:00pm I Art-Vend WIN 2.136
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan
  5:30pm –  6:30pm P Wonder and Wander WIN 2.112
This event is a  Performance Showing (Pre-recorded) & Discussion (designed for adults)

Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
 Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team: 
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  5:30pm –  7:00pm P The Women of Juarez B. Iden Payne Theatre
Before the war on drugs took precedence in our border country of Mexico, Ciudad Juarez had a bigger problem. Told through an ensemble of Latina women, The Women of Juarez explores the ways in which the stories of the women of Juarez – the missing and the lost; the murdered and the ones left behind – are honored and told in unconventional and untraditional ways.

#juarez
Project Leads:
Isaac Gomez and Bianca Sulaica
Creative Team:
Karen Alvarado, Dana Arismendez, Mose Brown, Cassidy Browning, Andrew Carlson, Jenefer de la Fuente, Briana Garcia, Madilynn Garcia, Tawny Garcia, Estrella Gonzalez, Lisa Veronica Martinez, Moses Park, Christen Perez, Graciela Reyna, Karen Rodriguez, Victoria Solorio, and Melinda Wright
  5:30pm –  7:00pm P Third Street WIN 2.180
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela
  6:30pm –  7:30pm D The Way You Move Your Body Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
This dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Abled and disabled dancers guide the audience from the world of outcasts to a world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

#wayyoumove
Project Lead:
Lucy Kerr
Creative Team:
Susie Angel, Daniel Berkow- itz, Reema Bounajem, Raquel Breternitz, Juanita Butler, Gavin Cantrell, Joey Gaona, Lance Green, Shelby Krafka, Jack Leahy, Amy Litzinger, Juan Munoz, Jamie Schanbaum, Sophie Sevenoaks, Kirsten Schroder, Morgan Taylor, Mic Vredenburgh, and Tanya Winters


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  6:30pm –  8:30pm S By, For, and About Austin Hip Hop Generations WIN 1.134
Moderators: Cassidy C Browning
Plugin Respondents: Zell Miller III, Ebony Stewart, Sadé M. Jones, Mykal Monroe, John Smiley, Dan Lendzian

This session will combine performances by local practitioners with discussion about Hip Hop aesthetics, performance, and practice.  It will be facilitated by Executive Committee member Cassidy C Browning.

  7:00pm –  8:30pm P Dead Mall Jackson School of Geosciences
“Dead Mall” presents a haunted world of half-forgotten stores and wholly forgotten people. Ghost stories and shadows fill the spaces where Macy’s and Orange Julius used to be. For two teenage girls, a typical Saturday at the mall takes a dark turn. The muzak is on, but who is listening?

#deadmall
Project Leads: Brian Kettler and Eva Suter
Creative Team: Ryan  Belock, Christopher Carignano, Uyen-Anh Dang, Danya Gorel, Brett Hamann, Monty Killough, Noah Martin, Lindsey Miller, Mercedes O’Bannion, Merin Rogers, and Spring Snyder
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P Colossal Anna Hiss Gym 134
“Colossal” is an epic theatrical event. Featuring a twenty-person ensemble, dancing, and a drum corps, its plot centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater.

#colossal
Project Leads:
William Davis and Andrew Hinderaker
Creative Team:
Bill Anderson, William Anderson, Rachel Atkinson, Geoff Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ben Bazan, Andrea Beckham, Ryan Belock, Will Brittain, Maki Borden, David Boss, Kyle Connealy, Cody Edgar, Sean Gooden, Bart Hanson, Nikah Hatcher, Matrex Kilgore, Kate Kislingbury, Cameron Mellin, Victoria Mora, Allyson Morales, Sean Moran, Steve Ochoa, Bart Pitchford, Billie Secular, Shelby Stark, Jeff Simon, Rommel Sulit, Michael Patrick Thornton, Davie Vieira, and Amber Wall
  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Lavender and the Letter The Lab Theatre

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker

  8:00pm –  9:30pm P The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm M Almost Invincible UT Tower
“Almost Invincible” is a new musical theater collaboration piece. The concept of the show is a live-action graphic novel musical about a hero and villain in a small American city. Animated video projection will be used to bring this graphic novel to life as scenic elements and comic cell art.

#invincible
Project Lead: 
Jeff Kurihara
Creative Team: 
Ian Alexander, Hope Bennet, Joseph Dailey, Sam Gorena, and Michelle Habeck

In case of inclement weather, Almost Invincible will be cancelled.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P Déjà Vu B. Iden Payne Theatre
“Déjà Vu” is a theatrical spectacle that invites the audience into one of our most personal areas—our memory. This show reexamines how we look at memories by experimenting with the senses to discover how we really remember. Join us for a look into the complicated haze that is memory.

#dejavu
Project Lead:
Sam Gorena
Creative Team:
Cassidy Browning, Stacy Clayton, Rachel Crowell, Cody Edgar, Felicia Fitzpatrick, Kate Griffiths, Anthony Guillen, Amanda Koleckar, Anthony McCoy, Katie Miles, Courtney Norris, Christen Perez, and SamZuckerman


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  8:30pm –  10:00pm P The Only Living Boy in New York WIN 2.180
A play about a hermitic synesthete named Henry who is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by closing himself off from his father and the city until a mysterious girl named Peter enters his cramped Brooklyn apartment and scrambles his perceptions of the world.

#livingboy
Project Lead:
Haley Anderson
Creative Team:
Addie Alexander, Rene Castro, Stephen Gerald, Sam Kramer, Raquel Leal, David Oliver, and Justine Zarate


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

March 29 • Friday

  9:00am –  10:00am A Slip River WIN 1.108

Added Performance: 

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads: 
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team: 
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

 

 10:00am –  11:00am A Slip River WIN 1.108

Added Performance: 

A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads: 
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team: 
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers

 10:00am –  11:00am P Ish WIN 2.180
Ish is an auto-biographical solo performance exploring the story of how a young Jewish woman defined her own sense of identity through trauma and history. Ish explores the conscious and subconscious influence of identity we inherit but don't always know what to do with.

#ish
Project Lead:
Rachel Gilbert
Creative Team:
Brian Oglesby, Patrick Lord, and Rudy Ramirez
 10:00am –  11:00am P Wonder and Wander WIN 1.172
Designed for children under the age of two, this piece invites audience members to engage in play alongside the performers as they discover a series of objects. Responding to the audiences’ own sounds and movements, this piece will provide audiences a two-way experience of narrative, movement, sound and image.

#wonder
Project Lead:
Bethany Lynn Corey
Creative Team:
Ben Gibson, Meg Greene, Erica Henderson, Nicole Oglesby, Martin Rodriquez
 10:00am –  11:30am P Suspicious Dinner Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Joey likes the Internet. The Internet likes Joey. Generated from a hearty diet of Facebook, home videos, androids, and the diaries of prehistoric creatures, Suspicious Dinner is the story of a man's mad love affair with the world wide web. Suspicion! Dinner!

#dinner
Project Lead:
Caleb Britton and Diana Small
Creative Team:
Rachel Alulis, Caleb Britton, Nathan Efstation, Harrison Harvey, Patrick Lord, Mercedes O’Bannion, Pecos Pryor, Julie Maury, Malori Peyton Carr, Amber Prince, Morgan Taylor, and Maegan Wilson


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
 10:00am –  11:30am P The Lavender and the Letter The Lab Theatre

Meet LETTER who speaks for SARAH, a student diagnosed with a mental disability, at the University of Blah Blah Blah. Follow LETTER and SARAH to engage in a conversation surrounding how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Act, 39 years after its creation, still affects many in the world today.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#lavender
Project Lead:
Rebecca Goldstein
Creative Team:
Olivia Applegate, Rachel Bennick, Marissa Forsyth, Lauren Gallup, Tasha Gorel, Amanda Hopkins,  Lauren Kinast, Sarah Kolb, Bailey Lund, Kirk Lynn, James McMaster, Leanne Milne, Nicole Ogelsby, Jessica Painter, Juliet Robb, Kelly Ruiz, Emily Shyrock, Arnold Trevino, and Katy Wicker


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

 10:00am –  8:00pm I A Nostalgic Afternoon WIN 2.116
“A Nostalgic Afternoon” is an installation of the largest blanket fort imaginable. Individuals have the opportunity to enter and write their story on the pages of a book. A blog url will be provided with the installation and participants are invited to visit the website the following week and read the compiled stories.

#nostalgic
Project Leads:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
Creative Team:
Caleb Britton and Katy Wicker
 10:00am –  8:00pm I Art-Vend Winship Atrium
Not Coke or saltine, Art-Vend dispenses donated art from a vending machine. Art-Vend is a project founded by Jason Buchanan and Bich Vu featuring a vending machine that will dispense artwork donated by artists professional and amateur alike. All proceeds go towards The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op.

#artvend
Project Lead: Bich Vu
Creative Team: Jason Buchanan
 10:00am –  8:00pm I Bio Light Winship Atrium
“Bio Light” is an Educational Exhibit featuring costumes that faithfully mimic sea animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Led technology and cutting edge costume materials help create the illusion of luminescence. A video presentation will allow the viewer to see the costumes in action and learn more about the creatures and their environment.

#biolight
Project Lead:
Susan MacCorkle
Creative Team:
Stephanie Busing, Kelly Decker, Rebecca Fahning, Nellie Kurz, and Morgan White
 10:00am –  8:00pm I Good Girl/Bad Girl WIN 2.120
“Good Girl/Bad Girl” investigates how culture, community, race, religion, age and language influence definitions of appropriate and inappropriate dress. Communities addressed are New Mexican women, Mexican women, Native American women, women who participate in sororities, and women who work on ranches and/or define themselves as Cowgirls. Research is presented through interviews and photographs.

#goodgirl
Project Lead: Kaitlyn Aylward
Creative Team: Scott Blanco, Andrea Macias, and Christina Wann
 10:00am –  8:00pm I Light Instruments UTC Flyover
“Light Instruments” aims to redefine the way people experience everyday spaces through the manipulation of light. The project consists of two independent systems that will alter everyday spaces, creating unique emotive experiences. One will be installed in the Payne Theatre Lobby and the second at the McCombs-UTC Fly Over Staircase.

#light
Project Lead:
Lincoln Davidson
Creative Team:
Alex Dallas and Michael Rahmatoulin
 10:00am –  8:00pm I LΛMBDΛ Winship Atrium
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
 10:00am –  8:00pm I Perceiving Campus North Hall, Goldsmith Hall

This installation will no longer be showcased in its previous locations around the University of Texas campus. Instead, renderings and schematics can be viewed in the North Hall of Goldsmith Hall at the University of Texas. Refer to Festival website for talkback information and join this collaborative team in disucssing their process and methodology. For all project updates and notifications, please refer to the Festival website, smartphone and mobile app, and signs around the information table in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

What if that iconic view of the UT Tower was obscured? Would you invest the time to investigate your surrounding in more detail? This team of six architecture students plans on de-emphasizing the recognizable and bring awareness to the obscured. A series of obstructions and frames will be placed throughout the campus in an effort to bring about this mindset.

#campus
Project Lead: 
Charlotte Friedley
Creative Team: 
Alex Dallas, Lincoln Davidson, Stephanie Nguyen, Estrella Juarez, and Kim Villavencio

 

 

 10:00am –  8:00pm I 对视——Eye Contact B. Iden Payne Lobby
“Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 
 11:30am –  12:00pm P LΛMBDΛ WIN 2.138
“LΛMBDΛ” is a scientific art installation accompanied with a high-energy, physically-electric, animated scientific performance. The event will investigate astronomical phenomena involving light in our universe. Topics include gravitational lensing, the aurora borealis, and the cosmic microwave background.

#lambda
Project Lead:
Ryan Andrus
Creative Team:
Andrew Hinderaker & Bich Vu
 11:30am –  2:30pm L The Exeter Project Workshop WIN 1.134
The Exeter Project is a cultural exchange between UT Austin and the University of Exeter in which we explore the possibilities for devising new work and collaborating across the Atlantic! 

In partnership with Perfectly Mixed Up and the University of Texas at Austin Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, Perfectly Mixed Up is a theatre company that crosses countries, communities, and preconceptions and is comprised of a group of graduate students from the University of Exeter collaborating with young people transitioning out of foster care to create new theatre derived from their own stories.
 12:30pm –  1:00pm D Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor Blanton Museum of Art
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers
 12:30pm –  2:00pm D The First Steps B. Iden Payne Theatre
“The First Steps” follows pairs of actors and dancers as they journey through their own pasts and relive the moments that shaped their lives, all-the-while focusing on the journey taken by each of these performers as they recall what it takes to finally say, and mean, the words: “I’m okay.”

#1ststeps
Project Leads:
Austin Dowling, Katie McCarn, and Morganne Mazeika
Creative Team:
Rush Evans, Kristian Pina, and Nolan Thomas
 12:30pm –  2:00pm P Amelia at the Edge WIN 2.180
July 1937. 15-year-old Betty Klenck receives and transcribes the final transmissions of Amelia Earhart. Villainous company Last Words & Sons & Sons sets out to capitalize on Betty’s lucrative find. Inspired by 1930s radio, this ensemble comedy, based on a true story, asks audiences to consider: what will become of your last words?

#amelia
Project Lead:
Lydia Nelson
Creative Team:  
Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Ja’Michael Darnell, Lauren Gallup, Lydia Nelson, Kayla Newman, James V. Ogden, Kelly Ruiz, Courtney Sale, Maegan Wilson, and Katelyn Wood
  2:00pm –  2:30pm D Handcuffs are Not a Metaphor Blanton Museum of Art
People are taken from their homes. They wear pajamas. Suits. Who knows. They are told to seat on the floor; Do not move. Do not speak. Do not clap. A Work for local dancers and video from far away. A universe of oppression in a polygon.

#handcuffs
Project Lead:
Alyson Dolan, Lucy Kerr, Yvonne Keyrouz, and Nicole Roerick
Creative Team:
Daniel Berkowitz, Roni Chelben, Yao Chen, Abby Clinton, and Aaron Meyers


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm A Creative Skin WIN 2.112

Added Preformance: 

Creative Skin provides an inside look at creative processes that choreographers navigate while focusing on the blazing flashes of inspiration, the struggles of insecurity, and the willingness to expose one’s vulnerabilities. Using dance, text, media, and music this project guides the audience through an accumulative performance that exposes a choreographer’s journey.


#creative
Project Lead: 
Courtney Mazeika and Victoria Mora
Creative Team: 
Kate Kislingbury, Abby Clinton, Erica Saucedo

 

  2:00pm –  3:00pm D Wild Abandon Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Wild Abandon” is a live intersect of original Blues and Folk Music in a casual concert format with varying styles of Technical Concert Dance. This interdisciplinary performance will wildly abandon all expectations.

#abandon
Project Lead:
Chelsea Pribble
Creative Team:
Emily Arnold, Rebecca Bagley, Santiago Dietche, Eli Fieldsteel, Kent Hale, Audrey Halm, Kassie Kelly, Britney Lee, Emily Snouffer, and Ema Watanabe
  2:30pm –  3:00pm I 对视——Eye Contact B. Iden Payne Lobby
This event is a talkback session.
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.

 “Eye Contact” is a performance-based installation expressing the Westernization process of Chinese-American Women in the past 100 years. The installation will include: one scroll, two dolls and Yao Chen.

#eyecontact

Project Lead: Yao Chen 

Creative Team: Roni Chelben, Eric Gazillo, Ian Loveall, Jocelyn Pettway, and Kelly Ruiz

 

 
  3:00pm –  4:30pm P West Texas Beehive The Lab Theatre

“West Texas Beehive”, a play in one act by Alexa Kelly, explores a romantic relationship tested by the rigors of life in a brothel as based on the classic childhood song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee”.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#beehive
Project Lead:
Alexa Kelly
Creative Team:
Addie Arnold, Sloan Buffum-Robbins, Kelley Henry, Stephanie Lawson, Bill Malsam, Ben Matkin, Natalie Rinehart, John Smiley, and Alison Stoos

  3:30pm –  5:00pm P Third Street WIN 2.180
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm D Intercultural Performance: Emerging Artists from UT and Chung Ang University WIN 2.112
During the 2013 Spring Break vacation, artists from UT and Chung Ang University will create a new work in Seoul, Korea. This lecture presentation will reveal the final dance theater piece of an intercultural collaboration between performing artists that explores the relationships between civilian Korean women and military men.

#intercultural
Project Lead:
Yvonne Ferrufino
Creative Team:
Moses Park and Bellinda Secular
  4:00pm –  5:00pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers
  5:00pm –  5:30pm I Cancun WIN 2.136
Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder
  5:00pm –  6:00pm D Times Two: A Public Display of Love and Desire Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
“Times Two” is a collaborative dance piece that portrays the universal concepts of love and desire through male/male partnering. Along with an original score and spoken personal recollections, this piece will present dance and the arts as integral partners in civic dialogue.

#times2
Project Lead:
Joey Gaona
Creative Team:
Alex Chacon, Isaac Gomez, Peter Gonzalez

Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm F Safe WIN 1.134
What is safety? Can one ever really find true safety? The actors explore the theme of safety versus security by following the lives of citizens in the dystopian Safehouse. In an attempt to feel free, young Oliver pushes the boundaries of his underground, sheltered world.

#safe
Project Lead: 
Kenny Chilton
Creative Team: 
Matt HIll, Alex Villarreal, Bekkah Walach, Meg Thompson, Chris Tacderas, Paxton Thomes, Shae Tomlinson, Grace Hathaway, Callie Hacker, Rush Evans, Calvin Walker, Katy Matz, and Kathryn Lane

 
  5:00pm –  6:00pm P Slip River WIN 1.108
A confluence of Huck Finn narrative and pop music idolatry, “Slip River” follows a runaway orphan on his quest for freedom in a mythical land of milk, honey, and Beyonce.  Incorporating dream-like soundscapes and installation, interactive dance and text, "Slip River" travels audiences through the underbelly of UT’s Payne Theater, where peril– or possibility– are just around the river’s bend.

#slipriver
Project Leads:
Katie Bender, Abe Koogler, and Gabrielle Reisman
Creative Team:
Marshall Bessieres, Stephanie Busing, Briana Garcia, Sam Gorena, Kristen Jackson, Stephen Mabry, Mercedes O’Bannion, James Ogden, Kelsey Oliver, Ian Reese, Karen Rodriguez, and Merin Rogers


Following this performance there will be a talkback session held in the venue. 
Talkbacks are brief discussions about the projects designed to gather feedback and provide a forum for engagement with the work.
  5:30pm –  6:00pm F Cancun WIN 2.136
Cancun is a multimedia performance addressing American stereotypes of Mexico and the lack of knowledge about American involvement in the Mexican drug war.

#cancun
Project lead:
Raymundo Delgadillo
Creative Team:
Angie Calderon and Kirsten Schroder
  6:00pm –  7:30pm P The Farewell Anna Hiss Gym 134
“The Farewell” is an experiential adventure navigating the themes of loss and grief through our memories, multimedia, audience interaction, Viewpoints based movement and honesty. How do we celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost both individually and as a community?

#farewell
Project Leads:
Katie Folger and Olivia Reep
Creative Team:
Lincoln Davidson, Will Douglas, Katie Miles, Sean Moran, Drea Nicole, and Juliet Robb
  6:00pm –  7:30pm P The Priceless Slave: A Workshop Production Union Sinclair Suite (UNB 3.128)
“PRICELESS SLAVE” uncovers the true story of an antebellum slave-architect and his conflicted relationship with the woman who “borrowed” him to construct a lonely mansion in the wilderness of northern Louisiana. The projects’ aesthetics interweave theater and the visual arts to create a cutting-edge Southern Gothic comedy.

#priceless
Project Leads:
Gary Jaffe, Lucy Junker, and J.M. Meyer
Creative Team:
Lucy Bandoh, Stephanie Donowho,Katie Folger, Dayna Freeman, Danya Gorel, Tasha Gorel, Bob Jones, Quinn Lara, Robert Moncrieff, Megan Rabuse, Sam Strum, Jonathan Sturgeon, Reagan Tankersley, Nolan Thomas, Kelsi Tyler, and Kyle Winkelmann.
  6:30pm –  8:00pm P Third Street WIN 2.180
What dinosaurs are chasing you? “Third Street” will be a staged reading of a full-length play, developed with an ensemble, about Shane, a strange and awkward kid who escapes into fantasies of knighthood, and Otis, the bully pursued by imaginary dinosaurs. They live on Third Street, and play in dirty alleys.

#thirdst
Project Leads:
Briandaniel Ogelsby and Ben Hardin
Creative Team:
Alani Chock, Luke Stefan Gracia, Thomas Kelleher, Nellie Kurz, Audrey Long, Cameron Mellin, James McMaster, Meredyth Pederson, Ian Price, Callie Raynor, Laura Rogers, and Abigail Vela
  6:30pm –  8:00pm P We Are StarStuff The Lab Theatre

“We Are StarStuff” explores time and distance, observation and experimentation, magic, love and what we and the universe are really made of. Combining actual and imagined texts synthesized from our research of real personalities and powerful scientific concepts, creators and audience alike will experiment with the way we use stories and science to experience our world.

Notice:  If you are unable to use stairs, please check in at WIN 1.114 before the event.

#starstuff
Project Leads:
Jess Hutchinson and Sarah Saltwick
Creative Team:
David Dubose, Tasha Gorel, Colton Perry, Toto Miranda, Philip Olson, Morgan Taylor, and Alyse Ullery

  7:00pm –  8:30pm D Synthesis Harry Ransom Center
Student organizations Dance Action and Classical Reinvention join forces to unify movement, live music, and photography in a guided performance through the Harry Ransom Center. Collaborating choreographers, dancers, and musicians will break the walls of traditional theater to bring their own invention into a haven of preservation and history.

#synthesis
Project Leads: Kate Kislingbury, Jacqueline Perrin, and Hallie Ward
Creative Team: The members of UT’s Dance Action and Classical Reinvention
  8:00pm –  9:30pm O Festival Farewell Winship Atrium
As the Festival comes to an end, celebrate the weeks triumphs with Amy's "New Works" flavored ice cream and a few closing words from guest artist Sherry Kramer. This event is opening to the public and will take place in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building Atrium.