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GenEnCo's The Mikado: Reclaimed
In this newly devised work, Asian-American artists grapple with the complicated legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan's opera
Arts Story  February 11, 2016, by Rosalind Faires
"...More than a century of appropriation and exclusion later, Austin's Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) is taking Gilbert and Sullivan's text and reforming it to serve the Asian-American community. The Mikado: Reclaimed, opening this week at the Vortex, is the second of what will likely be a trilogy of new play adaptations to speak to the immediate political moment and the needs of the Austin community..."

Getting Political With The Tree Play and Robin Hood: An Elegy
Two new Austin plays tackle timely subjects
Arts Story  August 6, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...Running Aug. 7-22, this work by the Generic Ensemble Company, aka GenEnCo, uses the familiar myth of the Sherwood Forest outlaw to confront state-sanctioned racism and violence against black people in both Robin's time and ours..."

Robin Hood: An Elegy
Rough edges aside, Generic Ensemble Company's new work makes an urgent statement that #blacklivesmatter
Arts Review  August 13, 2015, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...That said, GenEnCo and the Vortex deserve applause for bringing this story to the stage. Now is the time to offer a shared space for audiences and artists to wrestle with these problems, as rough and unrealized as the presentation may be. Robin Hood: An ElegyThe Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. www.vortexrep.org Through Aug..."

Gay Place: Where The Girls Go
Where the Girls Go? Right here, queers.
Columns  May 29, 2014
"...$20, $30 priority seating, $10 student/senior/artist. www.vortexrep.org, www.genenco.org...."

Gay Place: Which Splash?
Let Austin booty fill you with joy this week
Columns  May 22, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...$20, $30 priority seating, $10 student/senior/artist. www.vortexrep.org, www.genenco.org...."

Gay Place: Cheer Up, Goth
Austin's gay summer is off to a bright and sunny start: It's World Goth Day
Columns  May 15, 2014
"...$20, $30 priority seating, $10 student/senior/artist. www.vortexrep.org, www.genenco.org...."

Five Good Things to Do in Austin This Weekend
On what’s already the second weekend of June, yes
DAILY Arts  June 9, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...For instance: Think you’re being othered? Try being Muslim in the current Trump-humped climate of these United States, you’ll know what being othered is. Or maybe you are Muslim, and you know all too well what it’s like, yeah? Either way, consider checking out this new show from GenEnCo and the Vortex, wherein kt shorb has directed collaborators of Middle Eastern heritage in using the classic Arabian Nights stories as a basis for exploring Islamophobia, terrorism, detention, and that “Muslim Ban.”..."

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