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Out of Ink 2016: Carry On
As usual, ScriptWorks' annual showcase of 10-minute plays is a bit rough but shows the promise of creative minds
Arts Review  May 5, 2016, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...Among the many annual events on Austin's arts calendar, ScriptWorks' Out of Ink is among the smallest. Each year, in the fall, the playwrights organization offers its members three "ingredients" to include in a script and 48 hours in which to write a play that has all three in them and is no longer than 10 minutes..."

The Austin One-Minute Play Festival Is Back!
ScriptWorks presents another round of locally penned 60-second dramas – 70 staged back-to-back
Arts Story  August 13, 2015, by Stephanie Carll
"...The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) is the country's largest and longest-running short-form theatre company – boasting 24 national partnerships in 20 cities – and the list of festival alumni reads like a Who's Who of American contemporary theatre. For the second year, 1MPF is partnering with ScriptWorks, the homegrown organization dedicated to the career advancement and artistic growth of playwrights, to create an evening of original one-minute plays for Austin..."

FronteraFest: The Place to Start
Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' annual performance festival keeps giving artists a spot to launch a stage career in Austin
Arts Story  January 7, 2016, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...FronteraFest, now entering its 23rd year, has become a tradition in Austin's annual arts calendar. For years, Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' unjuried jamboree of performances has followed the same format: a Short Fringe featuring five short pieces per evening for five weeks; a two-week Long Fringe that offers a handful of one-act and full-length shows; plus some works in unconventional locations, including a full day devoted to such works (Mi Casa Es Su Teatro)..."

2016 Long Fringe Canceled
Permit issue leads FronteraFest to shut down part of festival
DAILY Arts  January 22, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...20, a joint statement from fest co-producers Christina J. Moore of ScriptWorks and Ken Webster of Hyde Park Theatre announced that the 2016 Long Fringe, scheduled for Jan..."

Arts Board Love Stories
That special thing that happens between artists and boards of directors can be a lot like a love relationship: Intimate. Fulfilling. Long-term. Working as one body. However, it can be and often is complicated.
Arts Story  November 3, 2000, by C. Denby Swanson
"...Emily Ball Cicchini, who helped found Austin ScriptWorks, called me with a flattering offer: "We're doubling the size of our board. I want you to be on it." I agreed to come to the next meeting, hung up the phone, and strutted around like a god-blessed peacock, not a little gussy, feeling all kinds of wanted..."

Random Acts of Magic
The 2015 batch of Out of Ink 10-minute plays is a satisfying buffet of silliness and thoughtfulness
Arts Review  April 30, 2015, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...What do a witch, a parrot, and a bartender all have in common? The first answer is, not much. The second answer is, they're all roles played by one of the actors in Random Acts of Magic, this year's Out of Ink offering from ScriptWorks...."

Out of Ink 2017: Object Lessons
This year’s crop of new 10-minute plays captures the apprehension in the air but with creativity and craft
Arts Review  May 4, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...That's the message that comes through again and again in Object Lessons, the 19th edition of ScriptWorks' annual Out of Ink showcase. The eight 10-minute plays presented here may have been penned by different hands, but most toll the same midnight bell..."

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Weather’s lovely, isn’t it? Just right for going out into the city.
DAILY Arts  April 26, 2018
"...2) It’s the theatrical version of flash fiction: ScriptWorks presents the 20th annual Out of Ink showcase of 10-minute plays, with a swift array of drama, hilarity, and surprising shenanigans based on three items – one of which is the brain of a deceased president. Eight playwrights, eight directors, many actors, much merriment; and you can catch the locally sourced action onstage at Hyde Park Theatre this weekend...."

Making Room to Play
Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city
Arts Story  April 14, 2016, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...Christina J. Moore, executive artistic director of the playwright service organization ScriptWorks, helmed the mini-conference, along with performer/producer Jason Phelps and director Derek Kolluri, as the new­ly formed organization Create Space Austin...."

Out of Ink 2012: Sound Off
Eight playwrights wrote 10-minute plays, and the audience lived happily ever after
Arts Review  April 27, 2012, by Jillian Owens
"...Out of Ink 2012: Sound OffBlue Theatre, 916 Springdale, 454-9727 Through April 28 Running Time: 1 hr., 50 min...."

Knot a Secret
After 17 years, playwright Hank Schwemmer is finally getting seen
Arts Story  February 24, 2012, by Robert Faires
"..."One of the catchphrases we have for FronteraFest is 'expect the unexpected,' and I think you can say the same thing about Hank," says fest producer and ScriptWorks Executive Director Christina J. Moore..."

Out of Ink: Forgetting Finnegan
The charm of ScriptWorks' annual showcase of 10-minute plays is in its potluck nature
Arts Review  April 15, 2011, by Barry Pineo
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 474-7886"

Culture Flash
The city helps artists plan, and a writers' organization edits its own name
Arts Column  September 17, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...The reason: The organization is expanding its services to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and a quarter of its members are no longer locals. (Many join as university students, then retain their membership when they move to other cities.) ScriptWorks is not only a sleeker moniker but better reflects its status as a national force in theatre..."

Excitingly Unpredictable
The best fringe since fashion week, FronteraFest 2015 promises a month of exhilarating alternative performance
Arts Story  January 8, 2015, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...After the Christmas wrappings are thrown out, the Kwanzaa kente is folded up, the Chanukah dreidel stops its spinning, the Yule log ashes are discarded, the Festivus grievances are aired, and the new year has been rung in, Austin performers and performance enthusiasts gear up for a second round of celebrating and events. January is when Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' FronteraFest begins, kicking off a month of some of Austin's best fringe theatre, music, choreography, and improv..."

Nowhere to Play
The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one
Arts Story  January 24, 2014, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...Christi Moore is frustrated. It took the ScriptWorks executive director six months of searching to find a venue to rent for Out of Ink, an annual show which will receive its 16th year of production in 2014..."

Culture Flash!
City arts funding revisions get a thumbs-up from council, theatre artists sing for cancer charities, and local playwrights meet and greet
Arts Column  August 26, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...The public is welcome, and admission is free. (Though you're on your own if you call for a round for all those thirsty playwrights.) For more information, call 454-9727 or e-mail"

Mmmm! Mmmm! Good drama!
Austin Script Works has four new scripts just out of the oven that it wants you to sample
Arts Story  October 29, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...43rd. For more information, call 454-9727 or visit"

Arts Bullets
It's the Changing of the Bard, from Dietz to Swanson, and Tina Marsh plays it cool for CO2. Artists talk techniques, and teens tell you where to find Good Love.
Arts Story  July 9, 2004
"...33rd. For more information, call 454-9727 or visit"

A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene
Arts Column  January 25, 2002, by Robert Faires
"...Tickets for the show only are on a pay-what-you-wish, sliding scale starting at $10. For reservations to the benefit e-mail, or call 692-0523..."

Austin Playwrights Dan Dietz and Tom White get produced in L.A., playwright Colin Swanson gets two shows mounted in NYC, and set designer Christopher McCollum and painter Michael Ray Charles show up on PBS.
Arts Column  October 19, 2001, by Robert Faires
"...And don't forget the ever-popular Mi Casa Es Su Teatro! -- site-specific performance events staged in homes throughout Austin -- on February 9. Applications for the festival are available now on the respective Web sites for Hyde Park Theatre ( and Austin Script Works ( ..."

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