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Summer Youth Theatre's 'The Visit'
Kill Schill?
Arts Story  July 21, 2006, by Hannah Kenah
"...For 15 years, Vortex Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre has been not patronizing kids. On the contrary, this program has historically chosen challenging and significant material for its participants to tackle, works ranging from Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan to Sophie Treadwell's Machinal..."

Youth Theatre Programs In Brief
Arts Story  August 18, 1995
"...Summer Youth Theatre (VORTEX Repertory Company): Free theatre training for teens with theatre professionals. Participants work on a full stage production with public performances..."

Programs That Let Austin Youth Speak Out A Stage of Their Own
Arts Story  August 18, 1995, by Danielle McClelland
"...They all say it. In one way or another, with serious eyes and earnest faces, or laughing, or mad, they all tell me, "Don't underestimate kids." They are the more than 30 preteens and teenagers interviewed for this story who are involved in various Austin youth theatre programs..."

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
DAILY Arts  September 20, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Iden Payne Awards Council Monday. When the theatre group announced the nominees for the 2016-17 season, Doctuh Mistuh Productions' staging of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe received 11 nominations...."

Getting Kids Into the Act
Curtain up on GRRL Action and Vortex Summer Youth Theatre
Arts Story  July 22, 2005, by Barry Pineo
"...The summer months give parents a unique challenge: what to do with the kids during all that off-time normally taken up by school? For more than a few years, two of Austin's best-known alternative theatres have been offering options that get kids out of the house and into the arts...."

The Good Woman of Setzuan
If Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan drags some, the actors in the Vortex Summer Youth Theatre production don't, and that keeps the evening engaging
Arts Review  July 30, 2004, by Robi Polgar
"...Every summer the Vortex hosts its Summer Youth Theatre, in which a group of area teenagers and local theatre artists spends the summer creating a dramatic work from scratch. For the kids, it's a great opportunity to experience the life of a project in more professional surroundings than they might get in their various schools, working at the Vortex alongside mature actors, designers, and director; plus new artistic teammates means exposure to new ways of working, expanding a young artist's creative vocabulary..."

Cyrano de Bergerac
The Vortex Summer Youth Theatre production of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac plays up the comic elements of the story, mostly to good effect, without ever losing touch with its romantic theatricality and verve.
Arts Review  July 20, 2001, by Robi Polgar
"...The story of Cyrano, Roxane, and the handsome Christian de Neuvillette is one of theatre's best. Playwright Edmond Rostand wrought a brilliant, theatrical world where words are the equal of deeds and honor the equal of desire..."

The Wyrd Sisters
The Vortex's 2007 Summer Youth Theatre showcases more talented youth with Terry Pratchett's lighthearted, adventurous Wyrd Sisters
Arts Review  July 27, 2007, by Hannah Kenah
"...It seems that viewers and readers are craving escape more than ever. It is fitting then that Vortex Repertory Company has selected Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters for the latest installment of its excellent Summer Youth Theatre program..."

Exhibitionism
Big River: Pleasantly Adrift
Arts Review  July 29, 1999
"...Sheffield Hillside Theatre, through August 15 Running time: 2 hrs, 45 min..."

Postscripts
Thinning the Herd
Books Column  September 11, 1998, by Clay Smith
"...An ardent theatre artist and activist has passed on. Bill Jay died Tuesday, August 12, of a heart attack..."

Articulations
In Memoriam
Arts Column  August 22, 1997, by Robert Faires
"...An ardent theatre artist and activist has passed on. Bill Jay died Tuesday, August 12, of a heart attack..."

Top 10 Notable Theatrics of 2011
Recalling how scoundrels, amphibians, and grace brightened Austin stages in 2011
Arts Story  January 6, 2012, by Adam Roberts
"...2) 'THE BOOK OF GRACE' (Zach Theatre) Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' searing glimpse of a family's descent into destruction on the Texas border was heart-wrenchingly moving...."

1998-99 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
The year's best work on Austin stages.
Arts Story  September 17, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...On Monday, September 13, the Austin Circle of Theatres gave out its 25th Annual B. Iden Payne Awards in a ceremony at the State Theater..."

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
Arts Story  September 28, 2001
"...Recent Roles: Robbie, Shopping and Fucking, Vortex, 2001; Yasanoah, The Deluge: On the Shoulder of Night, Vortex, 2001; Norman, Norm L, Vortex, 1999; Sidney Carton, Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, Vortex, 1999, 1997; The Lover, Machinal, Vortex Summer Youth Theatre, 1999; Ophydon, Triskelion, Vortex, 1998; Fool, Lucifa, Vortex, 1996; Presley Stray, The Pitchfork Disney, Vortex, 1996...."

The Stats
Arts Story  September 14, 2012
"...Factors that contextualize and drive the decision-making process for the theatre's season. AUSTIN PLAYHOUSE..."

365 Days/365 Plays: Week 14
The yearlong festival of plays by Suzan-Lori Parks continues with seven plays directed by Kathleen Fletcher
Arts Story  February 16, 2007
"...Friday, Feb. 16, 7pm, outside Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W..."

Moby's Play
Playwright Kirk Smith talks about trying to squeeze a great white whale into a tiny theatre with his adaptation of Moby Dick for Vortex Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre.
Arts Story  July 19, 2002, by Robert Faires
"...You wouldn't want just anyone trying to get Moby Dick inside a theatre. After all, it takes a skilled hand to fit a beast that big onto a stage..."

The Frogs: Awkward Bawdy
Local Arts Reviews
Arts Review  July 28, 2000, by Ada Calhoun
"...The usual hazards of children's theatre are in full effect here at VORTEX Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre staging of Aristophanes' The Frogs. One boy was talking and rustling his program so loudly that I turned and glared at him with as much grown-up menace as I could muster, at which point he and his friend switched to crinkling their aluminum cans, seguing no doubt from making origami birds to fashioning a tire-slashing knife..."

Invasion of the Kiddie-Lit Plays
Characters from children's literature storm Austin-area stages in July.
Arts Story  July 5, 2002, by Robert Faires
"...Heading into the forest of Oz, Dorothy Gale and her companions on the yellow brick road had only the first three to look out for, but anyone venturing into Central Texas' thicket of theatre this month will want to keep their eyes peeled for those formidable creatures and many more -- a whole host of beasts and brutes and enchanted figures that have leaped to our stages straight from the pages of children's literature. July features a full-scale invasion of kiddie-lit adaptations, from The Wizard of Oz and Cinderella to Alice in Wonderland and The Owl and the Pussycat to Treasure Island and -- while it might be a bit of a stretch to call it a children's book, it is a tale most of us are first exposed to in our youth -- Moby Dick...."

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
Arts Story  May 20, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...Through May 30, Tue-Sat, 8pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm, Sun, 7:30pm. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress..."

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