BurkTech Players Offer Spring Performances

The two performances will be the last of the semester.

WHAT: The BurkTech Players will present a new, original dance piece, musical theater number and devised work as part of their spring performance.

WHEN: 7:30-9 p.m. Monday (April 24) and Tuesday (April 25)

WHERE: Lab Theatre, next door to the Burkhart Center, 2902 18th St.

EVENT: The BurkTech Players ensemble has taken on playwrighting. Under the mentorship of graduate instructor William Sinclair, student Morgan Brundrett will become the first company member and playwright to produce a new full-length work in the BurkTech Players playwright program.

Though the BurkTech Players have produced new works in the past, Brundrett represents the first in a program geared at developing opportunities for playwrights within the ensemble. The themes of Brundrett’s work, “You Live and You Learn,” focus on friendship and growing up.

Tickets are free and can be reserved in person at the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts box office or by calling (806) 742-3603.

CONTACT: Winter Davis, managing director, BurkTech Players, Texas Tech University, winter.davis@ttu.edu

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The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is part of the College of Education and is the premier center in Lubbock for research, education and assistance for families affected by autism.

Research at the center covers three major aspects: developing strategies for the preparation of teachers to meet the needs of students, examining ways to develop parent support networks and preparing individuals with autism as they transition from school to adult services.

The Transition Academy, the center’s flagship program, is home to about 15 teenagers and young adults who have an autism spectrum disorder. They come to campus Monday through Friday to learn job and life skills, including how to live independently, and many have jobs through partnerships with campus and community organization.

The Burkhart Center is named for Jim and Jere Lynn Burkhart in honor of their grandson Collin.

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Department of Theatre and Dance

Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The university is one of two in Texas to offer all traditional degrees in theatre, and one of only three in the southwest to offer a Ph.D. in Fine Arts.

Students in the School of Theatre and Dance pursue a core curriculum that includes training in the areas of design, acting, directing, dance, stage management, history and playwriting.