NEH Seminar “Shakespeare Without Fear: Teaching the Plays.”

June 25-29, 2018

Director: Joe Falocco

Travel and Lodging Info:

For the first 1 ½ days, this seminar will meet in Flowers Hall 113; Texas State University; San Marcos, TX; 78666. For the remaining 3 ½ days, it will meet at the Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr., Austin, TX, 78730. These locations are approximately 50 miles apart, and the Curtain is located in a rural area far from downtown Austin. Seminarians who will be driving to the seminar or renting cars might wish to lodge in Austin the entire week and commute to both locations. There are many hotel options in Austin, but the two below are among those relatively close to the Curtain:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum
Address: 8901 Business Park Dr, Austin, TX 78759 (map link)
Phone: (512) 343-0888

Extended Stay America – Austin, Arboretum South
Address: 9100 Waterford Centre Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 (map link)
Phone: (512) 837-6677

Seminarians without their own transportation, however, will want to stay in San Marcos. A block of rooms has been reserved at the following location:

Motel 6 San Marcos #334
Address: 1321 N I-35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (map link)
Phone: (512) 593-4579
Fax: 512-396-7162

Please note that there are two Motel 6 franchises in San Marcos. Please make sure you contact the one listed above. Please refer to Group # 0334AAP017 when making your reservation. If you have any additional questions, please ask for Shaunna Couser, General Manager. Rates are as follows:

1 ADULT $41.39 (24TH-28TH)

1 ADULT $62.99 (29TH)

2 ADULTS $44.09 (24TH-28TH)

2 ADULTS $65.69 (29TH)

If you wish to stay at this location, please make your reservation prior to April 15. Any unreserved rooms will be released at that point. This Motel 6 is a five-minute walk from the Bobcat Shuttle bus stop at Uptown Square on Thorpe Lane. The Bobcat Shuttle brings people to campus for free and runs approximately every eight minutes during business hours. Texas State will provide transportation to the Curtain from the Texas State campus each day of the seminar as needed.

Those travelling by air should fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (http://www.austintexas.gov/airport). Please Email Joe Falocco (jf48@txstate.edu)as soon as possible if you will require transportation from the airport to the Texas State campus.