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Wayne Alan Brenner

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Wayne Alan Brenner has been covering arts and culture for The Austin Chronicle for 20 years, bringing you the brilliant, the odd, and the underexposed.

23 articles in 2005

The Santaland Diaries

An infusion of Lee Eddy into 'The Santaland Diaries' makes Zach's holiday classic even more delightful

Arts Review, Dec. 2, 2005


The folks at the Hideout didn't scrimp on the titular treats at the third annual Wafflefest, and the waffles and their toppings were as good as the improv

Arts Feature, Nov. 18, 2005

One / the body's grace / Carmina Burana

Ballet Austin's bill of 'One / the body's grace' and 'Carmina Burana' provided a living spectacle of sound and motion that evoked the pleasure in what it means to be human

Arts Review, Oct. 7, 2005

A Duo From Drawn and Quarterly

'Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea' and 'Drawn and Quarterly Showcase #3'

Books Review, Sep. 23, 2005

Two From Alternative Comics

'The Cute Manifesto' and 'A Strange Day'

Books Review, Sep. 23, 2005

Shear Madness

Zach's spirited revival of 'Shear Madness,' that audience-interactive murder mystery-comedy, just might be the kind of confection your dayjob-wearied mind could use

Arts Review, Sep. 2, 2005

Brawl in the Family

It's Round 10 of the Rude Mechanicals' annual fundraiser, and the Black Eye Ball promises to pack enough punch to send a herd of Santa Gertrudis to Slumberland

Arts Feature, Aug. 19, 2005

'The Retro Show'

Review of F8 Gallery's Retro Show

Arts Review, Aug. 12, 2005

My, My, Maestro

One reporter's firsthand account of exploring competitive improv at the Hideout

Arts Feature, Aug. 5, 2005

Ramsey's King

How an unknown law student became this year's Funniest Person in Austin

Arts Feature, Jul. 15, 2005

Holes Before Bedtime

Dan Basila's 'Holes Before Bedtime' is an unsettling work of art; but it is a work of art, as opposed to a mere vulgar spectacle, and that's the really weird thing about it

Arts Review, Jun. 17, 2005

Citizen Quién?

The Latino Comedy Project's 'Citizen Quién?' hits the audience like a 300-pound masked Mexican wrestler rebounding almost horizontal off the ring ropes of parody

Arts Review, Jun. 3, 2005

The R. Crumb Handbook

R. Crumb and Peter Poplaski

Books Feature, May. 27, 2005

Long Way Home

Considering the art of the map, as inspired by two local exhibitions and a housewarming party

Arts Feature, May. 20, 2005

Start Trekkin'

The Heroes of Comedy boldly go where no troupe has gone before

Arts Feature, May. 6, 2005

Get Your Rees On

Comic artist David Rees and the theatre of 'War'

Arts Feature, Apr. 29, 2005

The Brave and the Bowled-Over

How to survive the creativity marathon that is 24 Hour Comics Day

Arts Feature, Apr. 22, 2005

The Stage Uncaged

How a performative open mic From Iowa became a theatrical springboard in Austin

Arts Feature, Apr. 15, 2005

Facing the Media

Who is Young-Min Kang? That's what he wants to know.

Arts Feature, Mar. 25, 2005

At Home With Dick

'At Home With Dick' is approximately an hour and a half of songs and memories from the funny, very talented songwriter Dick Price

Arts Review, Mar. 18, 2005

Collating the Underexposed

Chris Nicholas and Austin's STAPLE! Independent Media Expo

Books Feature, Mar. 4, 2005

Down at the Jinn Mill

Austin's dirigo group prepare to premiere the best new play one could wish for

Arts Feature, Feb. 18, 2005

Home Land

Wow. Wayne Alan Brenner actually gives something a negative review. You'll want to see this, and soon.

Books Review, Jan. 28, 2005

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