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UT Hires Playwrights Annie Baker and Branden Jacob-Jenkins
Aspiring playwrights are about to have two new reasons to want to come to the University of Texas – two big new reasons, and their names are Annie Baker and Branden Jacob-Jenkins. The two MacArthur Fellows have just been hired by the university to teach in the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Michener Center for Writers.

9:30AM Wed. Jan. 30, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Viking Heroine Towers Over FronteraFest in Shield Maiden
Hail, citizens of Austin! As the great-grandson of Finn Rongvald Wilhelmsson, it is my duty – if not my very weird, my destiny – to herald the arrival of Melanie Teichroeb’s Shield Maiden in this land.

8:00AM Tue. Jan. 29, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Speed Levitch’s “Birth of the New Ghetto”
A what? A comedic play about the founding father of Zionism? The founding father of Zionism (Theodor Herzl, to put a name to him) who was also a repeatedly failed playwright?

1:35PM Mon. Jan. 28, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Mixing Race, Gender, and Improv Is a Heady Cocktail for Two
You get an eyeful of that tall and gangly Quinn Buckner with his glasses and his short tanglemop of ruddy hair and especially his pale skin, and, because Buckner is obviously a white guy, you might think, because those fuckers are everywhere, “Well, here’s another white guy.”

5:15PM Tue. Jan. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Second Wave of Acts Added to Moontower Comedy Festival 2019
Well, Austin fans of Schitt's Creek, if you thought nothing in January could make you happier than the start of the Canadian sitcom's fifth season, try this news on for size: Schitt's Creek is coming to the River City. As part of the 2019 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, the cast will appear live on the Paramount stage.

12:01PM Fri. Jan. 18, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Carol Channing (1921-2019)
You’re to be forgiven if you can’t recall a time when Carol Channing wasn’t a star. She and her platinum tresses and million-watt smile first lit up Broadway in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes back in 1948, and she’s been belting “Hello, Dolly!” since 1964. Alas, that star has fallen. Channing died Jan. 15, two weeks shy of her 98th birthday.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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Graham Reynolds Is Doing What, Exactly, to the Alamo Drafthouse?
Got a press release for this Golden Hornet event the other day. Seems there’s going to be a listening party for the Sound of Science album fomented up by Graham Reynolds and Jeffrey Zeigler and their talented associates of modern musical brilliance.

7:00AM Wed. Jan. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Literally Show Me a Healthy Person
This is like one of those trainwrecks that you can’t look away from, OK, except it’s the written presence of a young woman whose intimate, drug-riddled, cum-stained, fragmented-text story is as deftly captured as it is harrowing.

8:00AM Fri. Dec. 28, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Post No Williams: A Vivid Section of the Human Animal
1) “What these are,” says my Uncle Stan, “are the record of often surreal but hauntingly familiar social misadventures, of the sort of transgressive carnal shenanigans that ensue after a young student of literature visits a secret research library and is bitten by a radioactive Russell Edson.”

10:00AM Mon. Dec. 24, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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