Texas Performing Arts Home
The University of Texas at Austin



Warren Whitaker Portrait

Meet the Staff: Warren Whitaker

Apr 25

A UT employee since 1992, Warren Whitaker made his way to Texas Performing Arts in 1997 seeking out and hiring the best employees in the performing arts business. 

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera Unmasks at Bass Concert Hall

Apr 19   |  CultureMap Austin

Whether you’ve seen Phantom five times or not at all, it’s a show that never gets old. “I like to say it’s the same old grape wine but served in new glasses,” Rigby says.

Yvonne Kimmons Portrait

Meet the Staff: Yvonne Kimmons

Apr 18

Yvonne started at Texas Performing Arts as a stage manager in 2004, and thirteen years later is our Assistant Director for Performance Logistics.

Ann Hamilton ONEEVERYONE Process Photo by Lawrence Peart

Seeing and Hearing Touch

Mar 29   |  aether magazine

A composer for the upcoming Sound in Sculpture event discusses her creative process.

Kennedy Paris Headshot

Meet the TPA Ushers: Kennedy Paris

Feb 10

Texas Performing Arts has approximately 400 dedicated volunteers who help keep our performances running smoothly. Meet Kennedy Paris, a Texas Theatre and Dance Theatre Studies Major and Texas Performing Arts volunteer student usher. 

Trojan War Mask

The Untold Stories of Modern Warriors

Nov 11   |  Life & Letters Magazine

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.  – Thucydides

Allison Lowery overseeing a student putting on makeup

In the Wig Shop with Allison Lowery

Oct 31

“The first time I ever bleached someone’s hair was in a monastery using a French’s Mustard Bottle,” laughed Allison Lowery, TPA’s Wig & Makeup Specialist. She was getting ready for opening night of Little Women: The Broadway Musical


Back to top