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Student Spotlight: Emily Haueisen

October 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Emily is a senior at UT studying Theatre & Dance and Radio-Television-Film (RTF). It is required for her Theatre & Dance degree, that all students take a Production Lab class. This class places students in one of the five production shops: scenery, audio, lighting, props, or costumes. Emily was placed in the Scene Shop for […]

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Student Spotlight: Kurt Mitschke

August 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

You don’t find too many students like Kurt Mitschke, and we’re glad he was part of our team at Texas Performing Arts. Kurt graduated in May from UT with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, but he had been working with us since January of this year. He was working as the Marketing Research Student Assistant, […]

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Student Spotlight: Jumana Rizik

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

For Jumana, it seems as though theatre is just in her blood. She began playing piano when she was 3 years old, and she always enjoyed film and theatre growing up. There wasn’t a theatre program at her high school, so she didn’t have much exposure to the theatre world until college. Her curiosity led […]

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Student Spotlight: Krystal Hawkins

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Krystal, with her infectious smile, is a joy to work with. She’s a sophomore working towards her BBA in Management. Hopefully down the line she’ll be able to add Theatre & Dance as an additional major. We found Krystal last spring after she interviewed for a position in the Scene Shop. Even though she wasn’t […]

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Student Spotlight: Pablo Sanchez

February 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Pablo has made quite the impact at Texas Performing Arts. He’s the Marketing Student Assistant, as well as the Director of Hook ‘em Arts, Texas Performing Arts’ official student organization. Pablo first got involved with Hook ‘em Arts in the fall of 2008 when he started at UT as a freshman, and he wanted to […]

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Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete World of Sports Abridged

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

On Sunday January 30th, I went to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company at Payne Theatre. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a theatre performance. They set it up like an ESPN-type broadcast but it was incredibly dynamic and the physical comedy was awesome. The cast was 3 guys, all […]

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Student Spotlight: Trey Gilmore

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

Trey is a self-proclaimed “super senior” studying Lighting Design at UT in the Department of Theatre & Dance. Fittingly, he also works in the Lighting department here at Texas Performing Arts. Four semesters ago he heard through the grapevine about this opening in the Lighting department at Texas Performing Arts and sought out to apply. […]

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Student Spotlight: Emily McDuff

January 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Emily is starting her last semester at UT, and she plans to graduate in May with a degree in Sociology and a minor in French. She started working at Texas Performing Arts by happenstance, and it’s been a match made in heaven. One year ago a friend of Emily’s, who was working in the Texas […]

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Student Spotlight: Nathan Graham

December 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Nathan is in his second year working at Texas Performing Arts in our Scene Shop, and he is a sophomore at UT studying technical theatre. Nathan is an ambitious young man who knew what he wanted to do when he started at UT, and he has continued to work hard to make sure that he […]

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Student Spotlight: Sonia Melendez

September 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sonia has been with us for three years, and we are so lucky to have her! At the beginning of her freshman year she found out about jobs at Texas Performing Arts through a posting on HireALonghorn.org. Now in her third year at the University of Texas, Sonia is working on her Radio-Television-Film degree with […]

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