Daily Arts: Limelight
The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
The Austin Critics Table marked its 25th year of recognizing outstanding achievements on the local arts scene with a squadron of new critics presenting awards, a city proclamation acknowledging the occasion that included a recipe for a martini, and lots of gracious, heartfelt speeches from the winners.

11:15AM Tue. Jun. 6, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Jason Tremblay
"Jason Tremblay – Our Theatre Hero." So read the Paramount Theatre marquee on April 3, and on Sunday, April 30, people will gather to explain just why this local man of the dramatic arts – playwright, director, producer, stage manager, educator – deserved that title. They'll be celebrating his life, which ended far too soon this month at the age of 39.

7:45AM Fri. Apr. 28, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Review: Type/Caste
“Did you not know that God is a Nigerian drag queen?” Rotimi Agbabiaka said as he emerged from the curtains during his awe-inspiring single-actor play, Type/Caste. His bold solo performance moved a full-house audience to a well-deserved standing ovation Thursday night at the Vortex as part of the 2017 OUTsider Festival.

12:15PM Fri. Feb. 17, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

The Empire Strikes Back
National transgender activist Sandy Stone, one of Austin's most underrated and influential artists, will be accepting the OUTsider Legacy Award of 2017 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of her academic paper The Empire Strikes Back: The Posttransexual Manifesto.

8:30AM Wed. Feb. 15, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Quinton, Meet Hamilton
Hey, Austin, if you can spare a minute today to wish an actor "Good show" – say, with a shout (or tweet) of "Break a leg!" or "Merde!" – kindly direct it up toward NYC. I'm sure J. Quinton Johnson would appreciate a bit of encouragement from the ATX before he hits the stage in his first official performance in the Broadway cast of Hamilton.

10:30AM Fri. Jan. 6, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Linalice Carey
When Linalice Carey began making theatre in Austin, the spaces were small and far from glamorous. But that never stopped this intrepid producer/director/actor/writer/puppeteer/ entrepreneur from creating stage magic in them. Now, this landmark figure in the city's theatre scene from the Sixties to the Eighties has died. She was 95.

4:08PM Fri. Nov. 11, 2016, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Exploring the "Other"
A familiar twinge of discomfort arises watching The Explorers Club at Austin Playhouse, the kind you get when you’re genuinely not sure if it’s okay to laugh. The comedy features a tribal character named Luigi, a shirtless warrior covered in blue and white paint, sporting a flamboyant mohawk, and speaking gibberish.

4:30PM Wed. Apr. 20, 2016, Shanon Weaver Read More | Comment »

Kaci and the Wagakkiband: A SXSW Interview
Before those well-dressed forces of nature that comprise Wagakkiband rocked the adoring crowd at SXSW's Des Moines Embassy last week, Chronicle freelancer (and sometimes cover model) Kaci Beeler stopped by the Zella House lounge to find out what all the buzz was about.

1:05PM Wed. Mar. 23, 2016, Kaci Beeler and Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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