African Playwright Visits
Deborah Hay has received the 1996 McKnight National Fellowship. The Austin
choreographer and dancer was selected for the Minnesota Dance Alliance award
from 200 applicants nationwide. Criteria include: strength of choreographic
accomplishments, skill as an instructor, ability to be a mentor for artists,
and ability to interact meaningfully with the Minnesota community. Hay will
conduct a residency in Minneapolis in 1996.
'Tis the season to look for performers. The folks at Playfest, the annual
celebration of theatre for children, are in search of a host or hosts to greet
and interact with kids before the shows, scheduled for February and June, 1996.
Hosts are compensated. For info, call Mary Alice Carnes at 499-8388... The City
of Austin Department of Aviation seeks singers, dancers, musicians, and theatre
and choral groups to perform in the airport over the holidays. The airport's
Sixth Holiday Festival runs Dec 8-22, 10am-7pm, in the main terminal. For more
info, call Bill Clark, 495-7587, or Cybele Diamandopoulos, 495-7515.
Call him The Lad With the Golden Laugh. That's Chip the Wonder Boy, Austin
comic whiz, after the Austin Comedy Festival, run by The Velveeta Room. The
event lets local wits and half-wits compete for prizes in such categories as
Skit, Stand-Up, and Video. Chip snared the Grand Prize (and a C-note) on
November 11, also taking the Novelty and Musical prizes. Other winners: Matt
Sadler (Stand-Up); Sadler & Scott Calonico (Skit); Joey Waldon (Video).
Cheese Room major domo Austin Jernigan reports the next fest is set for spring,
1996. Ready, set, gags!
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