Tuesday, September 4, 2012

UT Lab Theatre profile by Rene Castro, Daily Texan, September 3

From the Daily Texan:

University of Texas Lab Theatre members Will Davis and Olivia Dunn
Will Davis, Olivia Dunn (photo: Fanny Trang for the Daily Texan)

Diamond in the rough in UT’s theater program

by Rene Castro, September 3

In the midst of the glamorous and high-budget theater that happens at this university, there is a diamond tucked away behind the Winship Drama Building. The Lab Theatre is a space for student-funded, created and produced work. Will Davis, the artistic producer of the Lab Theatre for three years running, likes to describe the space as a venue where students can “stretch themselves beyond what they think they can do.” Davis said the Lab Theatre solves a very common problem in the theater world, not just here but all across the country: new theater needs a place to experiment. No work is deemed too radical or avant-garde to be accepted into the Lab’s season. Whether it is a classic, an adaptation of a classic or a completely new work that is still in the making, all projects can find a home in the Lab.

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