Texas Theatre and Dance 2020/2021 Season: Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen
By Lena Barnard Directed by Andrea L. Hart
This coming-of-age story follows a group of middle-schoolers who lose the ability to play. At the start of seventh grade, Harlequin, Shoebill, Cygnet and Finch are as close as can be. United by a shared fantasy life and bird nicknames, they’re positive they know everything about their world. None of them are prepared for the moment when their games stop being real, overshadowed by the new monsters of illness, grades, and crushes. As one by one, they lose the safety of their imagined space, their tight-knit group fractures under the pressure to fit in, find love, and group up.
Contains mature content. Viewer discretion advised.
Wyeth Airlines Flight Thirteen is presented as part of UTNT (UT New Theatre), an annual presentation of newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and the Michener Center for Writers. Now in its 14th season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many productions continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. Producing Artistic Director, KJ Sanchez; Associate Producing Artistic Director, Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw; Associate Producer, Kristen Osborn.
November 19-20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
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ABOUT LENA BARNARD
Lena Barnard is a M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she spent six years making theatre in Philadelphia before landing in Austin. Her work has been presented in the SoLow Festival, Azuka Theatre’s Spotlight Series and PlayPenn New Play Development Conference. She was a member of the second class of the Philadelphia playwright’s lab, the Foundry at PlayPenn. For the past three years, she was an administrator of the SoLow Festival, an annual DIY experimental theater festival for new solo work in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.
ABOUT ANDREA L. HART
Andrea L. Hart is a writer, director, performer and educator. Her productions have been listed as one of the “10 Most Memorable Moments in Art and Entertainment” and garnered a “Best New Theater Company” award. Her work has been supported by grants from Puffin Foundation West, Theater Bay Area, Venturous Theater Fund and has been developed at Great Plains Theatre Conference, the MacDowell Colony and CounterPulse in San Francisco. She was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Her devised piece, Skinned, was most recently performed at the #AmericanAF Festival at New Ohio Theater in NYC. Her experimental short films have been official selections at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. She creates large, sprawling site-specific acts of community political engagement with Ochlos Theatre Lab and is co-founder of 6NewPlays, a producing collective of Bay Area playwrights. She has over 10 years of experience teaching drama to grades K–12 in classrooms ranging from small private, independent schools to large, public institutions and everything in between. She most recently served as director of education and public programming at Oceanside Museum of Art where she instituted its first ever performance art residency. Find out more at: www.andrealhart.org.
ABOUT THE TEXAS THEATRE AND DANCE 2020/2021 SEASON
Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present a truly unique 2020/2021 Season to meet these exceptional and unprecedented times. The power of theatre transcends the stage through a collection of digital performances, including a powerful exploration of social justice through contemporary dance, heartbreaking stories of loss across the border, an investigation of humanity and technology through movement and a series of all-new works presented as part of UTNT (UT New Theatre).
In addition, Texas Theatre and Dance is a proud participant of The JUBILEE, a year-long, nationwide theatre festival featuring work generated by those who have traditionally been excluded – including, but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous and First Nations artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQIA2+ artists, Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.
Above all, we are committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and audiences. Due to the uncertain nature of our current times, all performances dates, times and presentation details may be subject to change. We plan to offer clear and frequent communication regarding updates related to performances and our plans to ensure safety for our shared community.
Thank you for your continued support of Texas Theatre and Dance.