2017 was a strong year for the University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance (SoTD). From critically acclaimed productions to groundbreaking experimental works, UH turned heads throughout the Houston theatre community — and the Houston Chronicle took notice. In their year-end lists of Best Theatre Productions and Best Theatre Actors, the Houston Chronicle recognized UH productions, students and alumni for their work.
“Topdog/Underdog,” a hard-hitting two-character drama that explores masculinity, brotherhood and rivalry, made the list of this year’s best production. Donald Barthelme's long-awaited “Snow White,” produced as part of the Mitchell Center’s CounterCurrent17 festival and featuring UH student Coralee Young in the lead role, received an honorable mention.
UH also received a nod for the Alley Theatre’s “Describe the Night,” which was hosted at the SoTD in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The two stars of “Topdog/Underdog,” Yao Dogbe and Derrick Moore, were both recognized for standout performances, as well as UH alumni Gabe Regojo, Kyle Sturdivant, Courtney Lomelo and Kim Tobin-Lehl.