Home Is Where the Art Is
Time for FronteraFest's 'Mi Casa Es Su Teatro' fun
By Robert Faires, 5:00PM, Fri. Feb. 8, 2013
Every FronteraFest has its unexpected and offbeat moments, but the one day that crams in more of them in more delightful ways than any other is Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, the day when you get to invade peoples' homes all over Austin for one-off site-specific performances. And this year's curator, Adrienne Dawes, has lined up some doozies.
This Saturday, Feb. 9, is Mi Casa day, and considering how spread out this year's offerings are, it's best to plan your outing. Fortunately, FronteraFest has provided a handy map at http://bit.ly/WchpDa. Ticket prices vary for each show – $3-$5 - but you must have cash. Also, keep in mind that seating is limited, and reservations aren't an option. For more information, visit www.hydeparktheatre.org.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: 11am: Untitled Sad Suffragette Project is a Salvage Vanguard Theater company members Adrienne Dawes, Jenny Larson, Heather Hanna Leifeste and Jessica Gilzow engage in a performance experiment. 1715 Valeria, 78704
12:30pm: Art Show/Model Show takes the process of an artist working from life with a nude model and puts it under scrutiny as a performance. Painter Chris Chappell and models Meghan Adriel Dwyer and Jen Brown are the participants in this Paper Chairs project that will be presented in a full production this summer. Rosewood Co-op, 1165 San Bernard, 78702
12:30 & 1pm: Symphonic Taint marries art song and improv, with cocktails and a parlor game or two. Content Love Knowles and David DeMaris star in what they're calling "a semi-guerilla improvised musical performance installation." Two performances. 920 Cardinal, 78704
1:30pm: Genderqueer Files: La Qolectiva is sort of a Justice League of brown, radical gender/queers who protect and heal their community with super powers linked to their indigenous spirituality and the wisdom of their ancestors. Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th, 78702
2:30pm: The Grownup Lady Story Company Tea Party is just what the name says: Rebecca Beegle, Annie La Ganga, and Amy Botelho spinning grownup lady stories over tea and cookies. 1514 Broadmoor, 78723
3:30pm: The Brothers Merlin Loaded Gun Theory offers a sneak peek at its next project, in which a faltering Third Reich pins its hopes on a savior who just wants to run away with the circus. Jeanne Harris directs Robert Deike, Brock England, Stephen Reynolds, and Andy Smith in this collaboratively written play. 2403 Greenlee, 78703
4:10pm: The Known Wizards/Alice Will/Onion This performance three-way includes Merlin Works supergroup Known Wizards performing a site-specific improv show with a live score; an excerpt from POPWORKS' upcoming production Alice Will, in which Alice and The Girl are playing a game at a tea party with bourbon and singing and their little raccoon, with Keri Boyd directing Noel Gaulin, Kelly Hasandras, and Sonnet Blanton from a script by Blanton; and Briana McKeague's video installation, Onion. 4903 Fairview, 78731
5:30-7pm: Free House Party