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In Memoriam: Frank Benge
On March 14, Central Texas theatre lost one of its most ardent and active players, a man who did so much for so long on so many fronts – actor, director, designer, writer, critic – that he seemed to need it to breathe. Theatre was oxygen to Frank Benge up to his last breath, which he took at 11:37am on Saturday. He was 67.

11:30AM Wed. Mar. 18, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Parallelogramophonograph Goes Virtual
How the hell can a live, improvised comedy show be done virtually — with each of a troupe’s four members streaming from their own separate abode — and still have that, you know, improv comedy feel?

5:40PM Tue. Mar. 17, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Parallelogramophonograph Goes Virtual
Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Over the last few years, many independent artists have become dependent on membership platform Patreon to pay the bills. Now, in the wake of SXSW's cancellation amid the coronavirus pandemic, Patreon is mounting a special fundraising streaming event on Wednesday – and the service is putting its own money in the pot.

5:19PM Mon. Mar. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

BookPeople Is Temporarily Closed – But Still Ready to Sell You Books & More
Yes, these crazy times have affected this homegrown bastion of bookish bounty, too: BookPeople (and their interior cafe CoffeePeople) is closed to in-person visits until at least March 29th.

4:00PM Mon. Mar. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Persistence of Vision Podcast Books Your Life Up Right
They’re telling you to stay the fuck home, citizen. “Binge some video,” they’re telling you. “Read some books, listen to podcasts,” they’re saying.

8:00AM Mon. Mar. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Social Distancing Festival Is Live Online
This is an online community, as playwright and unstoppable force of creative nature Nick Green informs us, and it's been activated to "celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)."

5:30PM Sun. Mar. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Right This Minute: See So Lucky, Live
What’s that you say? You’re stuck in your house or your apartment or whatever, due to you-know-what, and this feeling doesn’t really make sense, but for some reason you’ve got the most urgent hankering to see … some local live theatre right now?

1:45PM Sun. Mar. 15, W. A. Brenner Read More | Comment »

Austin Area Cancellations and Other COVID-19 Updates
The city identified its first two cases of COVID-19 this morning and with that another wave of event cancellations in and around Austin have been confirmed.

11:30AM Fri. Mar. 13, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

Frank Erwin Center Postpones Shows Indefinitely
Keeping up with the local cancellations caused by the looming COVID-19 pandemic is a full-time job. Conveniently, we have people who do just that. Here's a list of the most recent drop-outs.

4:05PM Thu. Mar. 12, the Editorial Staff Read More | Comment »

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