2024-2025 Season, University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance

(via UTT&D)


Texas Theatre and Dance presents a season of performances under the theme of RADICAL JOY. These performances are filled with innovation and urgency and showcase the distinct voices, perspectives and talents of our community. The 2024/2025 Season includes a much-beloved tale of childhood adventure and a giant peach, multi-faceted choreography that investigates themes of identity and connection, a thrilling new piece of theatre that explores family and tradition through the lens of sports fandom, a festival of over 30 new works and the return of an annual celebration of emergent playwrights.


Also featured in the 2024/2025 Season is the return of the Texas Theatre and Dance Studio Series, an ongoing and ever-evolving series of performance and creative expression created by students at the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Tickets for the 2024/2025 Season will be on sale beginning August 6, 2024


A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

By Kate Benson

Directed by Caley Chase

October 10-20, 2024

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 

A Thanksgiving play called by sports announcers. Every family holiday is full of tradition. Every family holiday is full of strife and joy. Where do our traditions come from? Why do we hold so tightly to them? Join the family at Wembly Stadium as they play called Thanksgiving Day: a day of gratitude in which we watch some people knock some other people down in order to get the ball over the line.


James and the Giant Peach (Wood)

Adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl

Directed by Rodolfo Robles Cruz

October 31-November 10, 2024

B. Iden Payne Theatre 

In this delightful stage adaptation, Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself along with the insect characters – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York. 


Dance Repertory Theatre presents 


Artistic Director, Gesel Mason 

Producing Artistic Director, EG Gionfriddo 

November 14-22, 2024

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 

Award-winning student dance company, Dance Repertory Theatre, returns to the stage in a series of new works of choreography by students and guest artists. Centering around the spirit of the cypher, this unique dance performance (performed in the round) weaves through distinct dance styles including ballet, modern, hip-hop, African and ballroom to create space for a sense of community and catharsis. Choreographers include Sinclair Emoghene, Leandre Douglas and Love Muwwakkil. 


UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Producing Artistic Director, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw

February 28 - March 9, 2025

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 

UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now celebrating its 18th season, this festival exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. UTNT (UT New Theatre) 2025 will feature four new works by graduate playwrights.


Dance Repertory Theatre presents 


Producing Artistic Director, EG Gionfriddo 

March 5-9, 2025

B. Iden Payne Theatre 

With powerful new choreography to align with the emergence of spring, Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in EQUINOX, presenting a series of new works by artists from Austin, the United States and around the globe. Showcasing works that question our sense of self, identity and connection, EQUINOX also features the return of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission. 


The Cohen New Works Festival

April 7-11, 2025

F. Loren Winship Drama Building


The Cohen New Works Festival is a biennial, week-long showcase of new work created by students at The University of Texas at Austin held in various locations in and around UT campus. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process–the creation of new work. Learn more about The Cohen New Works Festival here