Spotlight: Austin Critics Table Winners

Texas State artists win five
Austin Critics Table Awards

All Shook Up premiered at Texas State in 2010.

At a ceremony Monday night at the Cap City Comedy Club, Texas State faculty members, staff and guest artists received five Austin Critics Table Awards out of 13 nominations.

The awards, presented by art critics from the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle, recognize achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts and theater. In its 16th year, the 2011 Austin Critics Table awards shone the spotlight on events that took place between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011.

Kaitlin Hopkins, the head of the Musical Theatre Program, received the award for directing the Texas State productions All Shook Up, a 2010 musical featuring the work of Elvis Presley, and 2011’s The Wild Party, which was written by Texas State composer-in-residence Andrew Lippa.

The Wild Party premiered at Texas State in 2011.

Robin Lewis, head of the musical theatre dance program, received the movement award for his choreography in two Texas State productions, All Shook Up and The Wild Party, as well as The Drowsy Chaperone and Rent at the Zach Theatre.

Lauren Lane, an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, won the award for acting in a leading role for two performances. She was in August: Osage County and Becky’s New Car, both at the Zach Theatre.

Andy Campbell and Mary Mikel Stump won in the group gallery exhibition category for their curation of SUBstainability. He is a lecturer and she is the art gallery coordinator in the School of Art and Design.

Susan Branch Towne, a guest artist with the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance, was awarded for her costume designs for the Texas State production All Shook Up, as well as The Drowsy Chaperone at the Zach Theatre.

Watch a video of “Jail House Rock” from All Shook Up, featuring Texas State students performing the choreography of Robin Lewis under the direction of Kaitlin Hopkins.

2 responses to “Spotlight: Austin Critics Table Winners

  1. Winning Austin Critics Table Awards is really a great achievement for Texas State University. It becomes more meaningful when it is achieved out of 13 nominations. So, keep continue this performance and go ahead.

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