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    B. Iden Payne Awards: Citywide Cast Party

    The B. Iden Payne Awards Council invites the theatre-makers and theatre-goers of Austin to gather outdoors (on the grounds of the lovely Umlauf Sculpture Garden, no less) for this citywide cast party. It'll be a socially distanced night of celebration, of survival, of mourning, and of reunion with the theatre-making community. Note: There will be an open bar, music, tasty noms, and scheming for an incredible year to come. [Ed. note: Because fuck you, 'ronas!] Also, if the pandemic's left you unable to scratch up a five-spot for admission, email kate@bidenpayneawards.org and maybe she can work a deal.
    Mon., May 17, 7:30pm. $10 ($5, in advance).  
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    10 Ways to Survive Life In Quarantine

    Texas School for the Deaf’s performing arts program presents this new play by Don Zolidis, a virtual presentation (streamed on-demand) full of handy solutions learned and life lessons shared when the recent lockdown left us to entertain (and sometimes fend for) ourselves. Directed by Brian Cheslick, voiced and captioned for all audiences.
    May 13-22. $5.  
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    Heroic Dose

    Surely those Rude Mechs aren't planning on treating everyone to a hit of acid on Bicycle Day, right? Surely this latest multimedia, assorted-deliveries, unique community engagement project of theirs will only suggest or roughly replicate the effects of that psychedelic experience? Although who the fuck knows, these days? Especially since this is the award-winning, wholly entertaining, and paradigm-twisting Rudes we're talking about? Listen: "We will create an artistic circle of insight in which members will receive messages, signs, experiences, medicine, prayers, happenings and access to insights now and thru the near and far futures. These communications will begin but not be limited to the USPS, electronic mail, phone calls, gatherings, bonfires, scripture, visitations and visions. This ceremony does not promise us absolute truth. However, art can arise throughout our journeys and change can follow as that art is integrated into our daily lives in this urban jungle." Our professional recommendation: Get on it, voyager.
    It's already begun and it runs until, oh god, it could really be whatever. Pay what you can.  
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    The Social Distancing Festival

    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)." It's not Austin-based, this virtual and ongoing festival of all kinds of performance arts, but damned if there aren't a few talented Austinites among the eclectic mix.

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