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    Texas Theatre and Dance Presents UTNT (UT New Theatre)

    Presented by at B. Iden Payne Theater

    March 2 - March 12, 2017


    Texas Theatre and Dance Presents UTNT (UT New Theatre)

    Curated by Liz Engelman and Steven Dietz 

    March 2-12, 2017 
    B. Iden Payne Theatre

    Established in 2007, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from graduate playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. This showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.

    The 2017 UTNT (UT New Theatre) plays include: 



    By Kimbery Belflower
    ?Directed by Adam Sussman
    March 3, 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 2:00 p.m.

    In 1832, the BrontĂ« sisters create a savage imaginary world that predates their classic novels, while in 2015, three teenage girls become obsessed with the internet horror figure, Slender Man. Fantasy eclipses reality and betrayals lead to violence. Gondal contains mature themes, including depictions of violence and self-harm. The running times is approximately two hours and includes one intermission.


    Slumber Party

    By Elizabeth Doss
    Co-Directed by Cara Phipps and Elizabeth Doss
    March 9, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:00 p.m.

    Three teen girls coerce one another into a suicide pact to end their meaningless existence. On a mountainside in New Mexico, wonder transcends their tragedy as they find new life by leaving the world behind. Slumber Party contains mature themes and language. The running time is approximately one hour.


    The Bigot

    By William Glick
    Directed by Hannah Wolf
    March 4, 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

    When Simon Levinson accuses his father of bigotry, he must confront a series of larger challenges, including the polarization of American politics and how to make his boyfriend love him. Taking place over the course of the Obama years, the play explores what we gain and lose when society progresses and asks us to answer the question, "Who is the true bigot?" The Bigot contains mature themes and is not recommended for a young audience. The play portrays acts of racism and bigotry against people of color and queer people. It also depicts misogyny. The Bigot contains mature sexual content and graphic depictions of sexuality. The running time is approximately two hours and includes one intermission.


    Galactic Orphans

    By Megan Tabaque
    ?Directed by Graham Schmidt
    March 2, 5 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.

    With no parents, not enough Doritos and a little too much vodka in their Sprite, Ri and Ted reunite a year after graduating high school for an all-night Archangel 3 video gaming marathon. But Ted's little sister, Cory, won't let "Guy's Night" happen without a fight. In 24 hours, Ri, Cory and Ted work together to save the war-torn Archangel galaxy but may not be able to save each other. Galactic Orphans contains mature themes and language. The running time is approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission.

    B. Iden Payne Theater

    300 E. 23rd St.
    Austin, Texas 78712

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    Admission Info:

    $15 - $26

    Phone: 512.477.6060

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    Accessible seating is available at all our venues. If you require wheelchair accessibility or have other special seating concerns, please notify the Box Office at the time of your ticket purchase. To request sign interpretation, audio description, FM listening devices, Braille or large print programs for any other Texas Performing Arts event, please call our Box Office at 512.471.1444 no less than two weeks before the event date. Services are not guaranteed for all events, but we will make every effort to accommodate each request. For additional questions, please contact Guest Services Office at 512.471.0611.

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