AUSTIN, Texas—The San Francisco-based Theatre of Yugen will begin a one-week residency on Oct. 20 at The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
In addition to leading workshops in Noh and Kyogen Japanese theatrical aesthetics for Theatre and Dance students and the Austin community, Yugen will create a new work that will premiere this April at the “University Co-op Presents Cohen New Works Festival.”
Theatre of Yugen is offering free workshops, open to the public, Oct. 26 and 27, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the Winship Drama Building at 300 E. 23rd St., on The University of Texas at Austin campus. To register for the workshops or for more information, please contact Denise Martel at 512-232-9399.
Theatre of Yugen was founded by Yuriko Doi to bring traditional Japanese aesthetics to American audiences. While in residence at The University of Texas at Austin, playwright Erik Ehn and 15 company members will be developing “The Cycle Plays,” a set of five plays expressing traditional themes in the Noh repertoire but with western topics such as the Unabomber and the Polly Klaas kidnapping.