It's Edinburgh for 'Bolero,' the Big Apple for 'Flawed' and 'St. Enid,' and AMOA for PR guy David Wyatt
The symphony's loss is the museum's gain. David Wyatt, who's been heading PR at the Austin Symphony Orchestra, leaves there this week to take the new post of director of marketing & public relations at the Austin Museum of Art. (Now he can put that bachelor's degree in studio art to use.) For more information, call 495-9224 or visit www.amoa.org.
SmART stands for Socially Motivated Art, an arts nonprofit being formed to create and donate art installations to the city of Austin and surrounding municipalities. The founders' long-range plans includes offices across the United States and in Canada and Europe, but for now they're looking for volunteers to get the organization going. A recruitment meeting is being held on Thursday, June 17, 6-9pm, in room 224 of the ACC Highland Mall campus. For more information, call 296-1046.
Cyndi Williams is having her script Flawed staged in New York City this weekend. The workshop production is part of the Looking Glass Theatre's Spring 2004 Writer/Director's Forum, a festival showcasing work by women writers and directors. Flawed, which Refraction Arts Project mounted as part of its Naked Theater series last summer, is one of 14 shows included in the five-week festival, which started May 27. For more information, visit www.thelookingglasstheatre.homestead.com.
Molly Rice (aka Chronicle Arts writer Molly Beth Brenner) will have her play St. Enid and the Black Hand read in NYC next week by Obie-Award-winning company Clubbed Thumb. It's part of this year's Summerworks festival, which is rife with Austin connections: Earlier in June, Michener Center Fellow Carson Kreitzer had her Flesh and the Desert worked over in the fest's New Play Boot Camp, and director Katie Pearl staged Sheila Callaghan's Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake). St. Enid and the Black Hand will be read Wednesday, June 23, at the Ohio Theater. Vortex Repertory Company will produce its world premiere in January 2005. For more Summerworks information, visit www.clubbedthumb.org/s04pr.html. Robert Faires