School of Theatre & Dance Season Features Classics, Student Works

By Mike Emery

Houstonians are well aware of the talents emanating from the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance. Audiences are now experiencing the creative energies of its actors in some of the most intimate performance spaces on campus.

For a full season, the school’s plays and dance concerts will be delivered in UH’s acclaimed black box space, the Jose Quintero Theatre, and Studio 208. Both venues are in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts building.

During the Alley Theatre’s residency in the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre, audiences are getting a close look at the artists being developed by UH’s School of Theatre and Dance.

“What I love about doing shows in the Quintero is that I find them incredibly engaging,” said Jim Johnson, director of UH’s School of Theatre & Dance. “I feel like I'm more directly engaged in the experience of live theatre.”

For this season, the school is delivering stage classics and new works (written by students themselves). It also will present premiere dance performances choreographed by the school’s students, faculty and local dance pros.

For ticket information, visit the UH School of Theatre and Dance ticket website, or call the box office at 713-743-2929.

Season Highlights
Dec. 3 – 6
Emerging Choreographers Showcase

Feb. 19
“Bus Stop”

March 25 – 29
UH Dance Ensemble

April 23 – May 3
“The Miser”

Additional performances in Studio 208 will include:
Dec. 4 – 6
“The End of Side A”

April  30 – May 3
The 10-Minute Play Festival

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