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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
"...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)..."
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
"...The day after The Tree Play launches its brief run (Aug. 6-8) at Ground Floor Theatre, Robin Hood: An Elegy premieres at the Vortex..."
Gay Place: A Feather in the Cap
This Robin Hood is not your daddy's white guys in tights
Columns August 6, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...You can't get much whiter than a British folklore legend, one that's been cast and recast through the ages as either rebel with a feed-the-hungry cause or benevolent rich guy (not unlike Bruce Wayne) driven to do good with his money bags and longbow. This current iteration, Robin Hood: An Elegy, comes from local director kt shorb (The Majestic, of chicks, dicks, and chinks, and more) and tackles way more than a Maid Marian love story and hijinx of white dudes in tights hanging out in the woods..."
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
"...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. (The first was last year's Robin Hood: An Elegy, which used the titular figure from British folklore to address the devastating history of state-sanctioned racism that inspired the #BlackLivesMatter movement; the third, which will likely grapple with trans rights and gender expression, is still "super embryonic" now.) The Mikado: Reclaimed allows an almost entirely Asian-American cast the chance to grapple with the opera's complicated legacy by finding what in the story is salvageable and what of the music still can be beautiful...."
Gay Place: Find Your Qummunity
Events for every stripe of the rainbow, especially Qumbia Queers and Going Grrls
Columns August 13, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Robin Hood: An Elegy Black Robin Hood "magically transcends space and time experiencing state-sanctioned racism" – a familiar story with twisted modern twists. Through Aug..."
Gay Place: We're Expecting Guests
Gird up, ATX! The city's expecting 150,000 revelers in a rainbow sea next weekend.
Columns August 20, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Robin Hood: An Elegy Local force kt shorb directs this ensemble cast to days pre-hashtag as well as #blacklivesmatter with Black Robin Hood. Through Aug..."
A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
Screens Story February 14, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...In addition to the three Star Wars
epics, this spring promises the re-releases of such cultural touchstones as
The Graduate, The Godfather, and John Waters' Pink
Flamingos. Also coming to theatres is a restoration of Vittorio De Sica's
Oscar-winning Italian elegy The Garden of the Finzi-Continis...."