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"..."Austin audiences are sharp. Give them the opportunity to experience art that treats them as intelligent, intrepid, and open-minded, and they'll seek out those projects." Krysta Gonzales, the playwright for GenEnCo's production, is equally confident: "I have faith that Austin audiences are hungry for bold new work that takes risks and takes a stance..."
"...Director Jenny Lavery packs just 20 people per show into the Pony Shed at the Vortex, plus two actors: Krysta Gonzales as Vicki and Marina DeYoe-Pedraza as Erica. Upon entering the space, which I'd estimate (roughly) at only 170 square feet, Vicki and Erica are already seated next to each other on a small bench against the far wall..."
"...Robin Hood: An Elegy, a new play by Krysta Gonzales, begins as a retelling of the Robin Hood legend. The initial scene takes place at a masquerade, as Robin (Taji Senior-Gipson) falls in love with Marian (Chelsea Manasseri)..."
"...Directed with a loving and highly personal touch by Rudy Ramirez (be sure to read his director's note in the production's playbill if you attend), El Nogalar provides a strikingly intimate and welcoming bilingual context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico, paralleling the themes explored by Chekhov in The Cherry Orchard's Russia more than a century ago. Ramirez's very skilled cast (Yesenia Yadira Herrington, Krysta Gonzales, Olivia Jimenez, Gricelda Silva, and Jesus Valles) delivers the story deftly, set against yet another of Ia Ensterä's beautifully inspired and final scenic designs to appear on an Austin stage prior to returning to her native Finland..."