24 Sep

April 19 – Theater in Early Austin

What was there before SXSW, ACL, and the Live Music Capital of the World?

UT Austin Professor and former Harry Ransom Center Curator Dr. Charlotte Canning joins us in our final installment of our Modern Times season to answer this very question, at least as regards the middle of the 19th century.

Join us and Dr. Canning at the Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2:00 pm on April 19, 2020. Complimentary refreshments provided. Presentation begins at 2:30 pm.

Admission is $10 to the general public, free to donors at the Museum society level and above, and $5 to students with valid ID. Space is limited; while tickets are available at the door, we encourage patrons to register online.

Parking is available free to patrons in the museum lot located off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.

Register online for this event

Prefer not to register online? Call museum staff at 512.478.2335 or send us a note.

About the Speaker

Dr. Canning is a recipient of the Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award for The University of Texas System and has served as a curator at the Harry Ransom Center. Her exhibitions have included Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s Theater and Becoming Tennessee Williams. She is the director of the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism which collaborates with American Theatre Magazine on Almanac as well as other initiatives on and off campus. Dr. Charlotte Canning received her doctorate from the University of Washington. Her most recent books include Representing the Past: Essays in Performance Historiography, co-edited with Tom Postlewait (University of Iowa Press, 2010) and On the Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Currently, she is coediting an anthology on global feminist performance. Additionally, Dr. Canning is writing a book on the history of theatre in Texas for The University of Texas Press. You can follow her on Twitter @CharlotteCanni1