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UT Out Loud

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Are you interested in hearing new stories and diving deeper into the narrative? Ever wanted to stop mid-page and ask, what does this mean? Always wanted to be a character but not ready to perform on stage?

Join University Theatre’s Out Loud series as we sit back and read aloud plays by both student and professional playwrights. Attendees have the opportunity to read a character, pause the reading for discussion, or simply sit back and hear fellow attendees lend their voice to the show.

Out Loud is a casual theatre experience for first-time theatre goers and seasoned theatre lovers alike.

Readings are free and open for all to participate in-person. In-person attendees may register at the door, advanced registration preferred.

Mother Courage and her Children

by Bertolt Brecht

Adapted by Ntozake Shange

Playwright Ntozake Shange puts a uniquely American spin on Brecht’s classic drama. In his adaptation the plot takes place in the American Southwest after the Civil War. Mother Courage struggles to survive the war. She tries to profit from the war but ultimately ends up paying the price for her actions.


Content Warnings:

September 10 | 7:30pm EST

Rehearsal Hall 150 | Thompson Hall

Banned Books

The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read.

In collaboration with University Libraries, UT students will rehearse and read various books in an evening of staged-readings

This event will be presented to a live audience.

Readers must register in advance.

Limited seating available for audiences. Registration for seats will open mid-August.

September 26 | 7:30pm EST

Rehearsal Hall 150 | Thompson Hall

A Case of Salt

by Gaven Bell

A murder mystery highlights the expectations, fears, and assumptions about disability that a group of high school theatre students face in this 2021 Creative Artist winning play.


Content Warnings:

October 1 | 7:30pm EST

Rehearsal Hall 150 | Thompson Hall

Past Out Loud Titles

By supporting the student through the arts we promote the success of the whole student, preparing them to succeed academically, professionally and personally. Donor support is critical to the success of University Theatre and makes an impact beyond the performances you see on stage, particularly in a time when live audiences are unable to attend. Your gifts allow our programs to grow and thrive.