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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..."

GenEnCo's 893 | Ya-ku-za
This suspenseful two-hander serves up tension in its silences as much as its words
Arts Review  February 1, 2018, by T. Lynn Mikeska
"...And because the show runs only an hour, you can make it happen. You'll definitely have everything you need for an awesome dinner conversation. 893 | Ya-Ku-ZaThe Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282 Through Feb..."

Generic Ensemble Company’s Collection
GenEnCo uses an eclectic mix of objects to explore how relics of relationships past keep us connected to love
Arts Review  August 31, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Each is an independent tale of human connection, which makes Collection just that: an assemblage of anecdotes. In it, almost everyone will find something to relate to, but how much of the whole affects may depend on the number and kinds of keepsakes that are stored in your own personal attic. CollectionDougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Through Sept..."

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..."

Generic Ensemble Company's Carmen
This devised work shares the name of Bizet's opera, but it has its own story to tell, one that's modern, irreverent and funny
Arts Review  May 24, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...And the same's true of GenEnCo's Carmen. As devised by the cast and director kt shorb, this play wanders freely from its source..."

Gay Place
'Tis the season to be prideful
Columns  May 31, 2018, by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Long live the long weekend
Columns  May 24, 2018, by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
UNdeniably queer, summer
Columns  May 17, 2018, by Sarah Marloff

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. 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.,"

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.,"

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.,"

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2017
From monsters to mountains, wolves to wild horses, the year came alive with figures boldly created onstage
Arts Story  December 28, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...SCHEHERAZADE (GenEnCo)..."

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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