In Support of Kinder HSPVA

We couldn’t be more excited about the new campus, every opportunity it will provide for future students, and the deepening of our longstanding relationship with the Kinder Foundation. We are aware of a group of concerned constituents who have established a petition against the level of recognition granted to the Kinder Foundation by the HISD policy…

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Sprung Dance Floor: New campus feature to improve performance and prevent injury at the new Kinder HSPVA

Construction on HSPVA’s new state-of-the-art downtown campus is well underway! Situated between Houston’s Theater District and Discovery Green, this 21st-century facility houses academic classrooms and learning centers; four performance venues, including an 800-seat main theater; dance and music studios; and more. Thanks to the HSPVA Friends capital campaign and the extraordinary lead gift from the…

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Alumni News—December 2016

HSPVA alumni make a difference in the arts and their communities Robert Hodge (Visual ’98) will have a solo exhibition at Freight + Volume in New York City in January 2017. Check out this story in Papercity. Cameron Ross (Theatre ’06) recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and the Next International Film Festival Houston. His…

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Kinder Foundation contributes $7.5 million lead gift to HSPVA Friends capital campaign

In an unprecedented partnership, a private donor and a non-profit organization are collaborating for the benefit of a Houston Independent School District (HISD) public school. HSPVA Friends, the non-profit dedicated to raising funds for Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, launched a $10 million Build the Extraordinary. Inspire Dreams. capital campaign to…

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Alumni News—October 2016

Photographer Mark Seliger (Media ’77) releases new book On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories Best known for his celebrity portraiture, and as HSPVA’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, in his new book Seliger photographs more than 70 trans people on Christopher Street, a West Village haven for LGBT people a few blocks from his studio. The bold black…

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Urinetown is Oct. 6-8, 13-15

The All-School Musical Urinetown Opens This Week Urinetown plays October 6-8, 13-15! Get your tickets now! Urinetown tells the story of a town suffering from an unbearable 20-year drought, ultimately leading to a water shortage and a fee for all public bathrooms. It’s a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalist greed, social irresponsibility,…

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