South Texas Theatre Auditions November 13, 2017


South Texas College Drama Department Announces South Texas Theatre Auditions in November


McAllen, TX (October 31, 2017) – Drama departments from colleges across the nation will begin scouting exceptional talent from the Rio Grande Valley beginning in November.


In collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, PSJA ISD, and South Texas College’s Drama Department, South Texas Theatre Auditions (STTA) will begin offering high school seniors and college students from the Valley who intend to pursue a degree in theatre, an opportunity to present monologues, musical theatre selections, and technical theatre portfolios for the consideration of college admissions representatives.


Auditions will be held Nov. 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.


Universities attending South Texas Theatre Auditions as of press time include The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, University of Texas at El Paso, Abilene Christian University, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.


“This is a new venture for us,” said Drama Department Chair Joel Jason Rodriguez.  “We are excited to be working in partnership with PSJA ISD and The University of Texas at Austin on this project.  We believe education makes a world of difference in people’s lives.  Students across the Rio Grande Valley will have an opportunity to audition and present their work to university representatives from some incredible theatre programs across Texas.”


STTA is a pilot program between The University of Texas at Austin and local theatre educators from across the Rio Grande Valley. Students interested in attending the auditions can register at STTA.FINEARTS.UTEXAS.EDU.


For more information, call (956) 872-2639 or email


Halloween Hurricane Relief Mixer October 30 at 6PM

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It is our pleasure to invite you to our Halloween Hurricane Relief Mixer on Monday, October 30th at 6pm.  This is part 2 of what was supposed to be a second fundraiser for those affected by Hurricane Harvey; however we all know that so much has happened since that event, so all donations will be distributed to where they are needed the most at this time.


Our intention is for all of us to come together for a good cause and have some fun while we do it.  Please bring your donation and be a part of this great night!  There will be music, cocktails, food and a Costume Contest!  Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.


Just confirmed – Author David Bowles will be here narrating his Casa de Palmas ghost story that was recently featured in The Monitor. 

You don’t want to miss that!!


We hope to see everyone here!

Deadline to apply for City Poet Laureate November 10th, 2017

While public art such as sculptures and murals is beginning to become more visible around town, the McAllen Arts Council recognized that there were limited options for presenting literary arts to the community, having an official City Poet Laureate offers many opportunities to incorporate poetry into official functions. 


Apply today to become the City’s Poet Laureate at   The Poet Laureate will hold the title through 2020. DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 10TH, 2017


2018 Poet Laureate – call for


2018 Poet Laureate Application

STC Theatre 2017-18 Season Pass filled with Suspense & Mystery

McAllen, Texas (August 21, 2017) – South Texas College Theatre returns for its eighth year with a full lineup of productions for the 2017-18 season filled with suspense and mystery.


The Theatre invites the community to become a Season Pass subscriber for another year of fun and quality entertainment. All productions will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at the Pecan Campus, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

STC Theatre opens the season on Oct. 19, 2017 with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ story The Turn Of The ScrewThe opening production runs through Oct. 22 and is followed by Israel Horovitz’s play The Indian Wants The Bronxfrom Nov. 16-19.


In the spring, the STC Theatre will let art take center stage with Tony Kushner’s The Illusion, Feb. 22-25. The 2017-18 season wraps up with Bernard Pomerance’s drama The Elephant Man that runs April 26 – 29.

All Sunday matinee productions are ASL interpreted by student interns from STC’s Interpreters Training Program. Individual ticket prices for Main Stage productions are $5 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $10 general admission. Studio productions cost $5 general admission.


Season passes are also available, allowing patrons to attend all the productions and choose between general or reserved seating. All subscribers also receive special deals for any additional guest performances that may arise throughout the year.

General season passes are $15 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $25 for the community. Reserved seating season subscriptions are $25 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $35 for the community. Season Passes can be purchased online at .


For more information about STC Theatre, call (956) 872-2301.



Daniela Rodriguez

Box Office Manager

Theatre Support Service Technician

South Texas College

Drama Department

3201 W. Pecan Blvd.

McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 872-2301


UTRGV Production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Nov 8th-12th

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University Productions presents “Midsummer Night’s Dream” this fall

EDINBURG, TEXAS – October 18, 2017 – UTRGV’s University Productions this fall will present the classical Shakespearean comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Arguably Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presents a blend of fantasy, romance and slapstick humor that appeals to a broad range of tastes.

The production runs Nov. 8-11 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 12, at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in the ELABS Building, located on the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Open dress rehearsal is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $5 for UTRGV students, faculty and staff with a current school ID. No children below third grade will be admitted.

For more information, special accommodations, or to be added to the theatre mailing list, call the box office at (956) 665-3581 or email

You can also like the UTRGV University Productions page on Facebook.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.


UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications / 956-665-2742