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Getting SeenUp in Boston, The Theater Offensive is in the midst of its annual festival of lesbian and gay theatre, Out on the Edge, and this year Austin is a very big part of it. The fest showcases new works by prominent artists in the queer theatre scene, and of the six shows being presented in the 1996 fest, two hail from our town. Performing alongside such national notables as Holly Hughes, Tim Miller, Muriel Miguel, and The Five Lesbian Brothers are our very own root wy'mn theatre company and Daniel Alexander Jones, Daniel Dodd-Ellis, and Jason Phelps. The men will present Jones' Blood:Shock:Boogie (just performed in The Roxanne Popsicle Exlosion produced by Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre) this weekend, September 20-22, and the wy'mn will present No Mo' Blues (with Sonja Parks performing Sharon Bridgforth's script) September 27-29. Congratulations, folks!
Paynes on ParadeThis Sunday, September 22, the Austin Circle of Theatres (ACoT) hands out its 1995-96 B. Iden Payne Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in local stage productions during the past 12 months. Awards for artistic endeavors will be presented in 30 categories, and special honors will be conferred on John Aielli and on The Austin Chronicle for support of local theatre. The event takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel. Tickets are $25. For info, call 499-8388.
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