Texas State University announces multiple virtual events

The Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance has multiple streaming events scheduled for the spring semester, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is also planned.  (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance has multiple streaming events scheduled for the spring semester, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is also planned. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance has multiple streaming events scheduled for the spring semester, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is also planned. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

While the pandemic has limited in-person events, Texas State University has adjusted to virtual events and performances with nine different productions to be held across the spring semester. On Jan. 19, the university will also host a virtual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Zoom, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration's theme of "Dream Together" will challenge attendees to collaborate as they reflect on the civil rights leader's ideas and legacy, according to a news release.

Registration for the event can be completed online, and T-shirts are available for pickup for students with a TXST ID card while supplies last.

Theatre and dance

The TXST Department of Theatre and Dance will stream productions throughout the spring semester, with multiple dates available for each.


According to a news release, there will be no performances with live audiences.

"We are following all Texas State COVID-19 safety precautions plus implementing some of our own added safety measures to allow us to rehearse in the theaters together," said Sarah Maines, interim chair of the department of theatre and dance, in a news release. "We will be filming these productions in our theaters and streaming them for ticketholders to enjoy."

Tickets can be purchased online, and the schedule of performances is as follows:

  • Feb. 12-18—"Significant Other"

  • Feb. 19-25—"Oedipus the King"

  • March 5-11—"In Arabia We'd All Be Kings"

  • March 12-18—"Bunco State"

  • April 5-11—Student Dance Concert

  • April 16-22—"Mother Courage and Her Children"

  • April 19-25—Merge Dance Company

  • April 26-May 2—Choreographers' Showcase

  • April 30-May 6—"Spring Awakening"

By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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