CAMPUS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Pre-Performance Lecture by Professor Holly Williams
Photo by Megan Yeager
Professor Holly Williams - Pre-Performance Lecture

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Masterclasses, workshops, informal talks, panel discussions, and open rehearsals both on campus and in the community provide a wide range of interactive activities.

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Campus & Community partners hold co-sponsored events such as Brown Bag Lunches, Film Series, and Community Discussions at area venues including the Jewish Community Center, Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, and Austin Public Library. Working together, partners strengthen each other, and reach far beyond what one entity alone can provide Central Texas communities.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA EVENTS

Each season we partner with Broadway Across America and professional Broadway touring artists to provide unique and exciting opportunities for students and the community. We offer a number of events such as brown bag lunches, master classes, and backstage tours. Join us for informal gatherings for a rare chance to learn from artists, designers, and technicians.

FOCUS ON SENIORS

Targeted programs for seniors include “An Evening Out at Texas Performing Arts” for seniors with limited means, persons with special needs, and their caretakers. Participating partners are City of Austin Senior Activity Centers and Austin State Hospital.

PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURES

Guest speakers (scholars, educators, professionals, and artists) create a context for the performance.

POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACKS

After the performance audience members can ask the performers or behind the scenes crew questions about their work.

STEP INTO DANCE

Dance classes and discussions led by touring company members give opportunities for UT and area high school dance students to receive professional training and connect with experienced performers.

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