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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Alumni News—August 2016

Matt Hune (Theatre ’03) and Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Theatre ’99) launch a new, innovative performance space in Houston In June, Hune and Wachs founded Rec Room, a recreational performance venue producing unconventional original work ranging from live concerts to theatre and dance, comedy and variety shows to film screenings. Their new original show Dead Rock Star…

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Welcome Back!

Last week kicked off the 45th school year at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and we welcomed new students and faculty into the HSPVA family. We would like to congratulate three alums on their new roles at HSPVA. David Waddell (Visual ’99) is the new chair of the Visual Arts Department.…

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