"..."It's gonna be totally awesome!" says Morgan of Yellow Tape Construction Company's upcoming show, Warpstar Sexysquad. He could also be talking about any of their past eight shows, the weather, his glued-to-the-hand iPhone, or pretty much anything..."
"...Consulting a trademark attorney before conjuring the name of a production company most likely does not constitute standard artistic practice. However, it wouldn't surprise me if the folks at Yellow Tape Construction Co..."
"...Just another night of theatre, right? Yellow Tape Construction Company bills Warpstar Sexysquad as "a sci-fi action-adventure musical comedy," and indeed I would bring up Spaceballs, Star Wars, Star Trek, and a host of other movies and pop-culture references before I'd link Warpstar to another play (save Yellow Tape's own Christmas musical last year)...."
"...Yellow Tape Construction Company heads out on the highway but stays at home with their production Come Home, a self-styled "indie folk musical." Yellow Tape artistic directors Jonathon Morgan and Amanda Butterfield are new to Austin but have that do-it-yourself attitude that endures in local theatre. They crashed at the Redhouse Art Space Chris Humphrey and Ben Johnston's living room, to be exact which has wood floors and dark bookcases nesting in country home nostalgia...."
"...If you've ever wanted to speak to God in real time, now is your chance. On March 15, Yellow Tape Construction Company premieres I Am Not Tartuffe, a play in which God is available via instant messaging..."
"...Yellow Tape Construction Company's new dance production begins maybe not the way you'd expect from a show titled A Thumping Raging Explosion of Light and Marvelous Texture. Six women are seen balancing precariously on six small tree stumps as members of the band Masonic strike up some friendly chords in a major key..."
"...Suicide as the "in" thing to do. More expired adolescents than Izod has little green gators The Eighties are back with a vengeance! More specifically, Heathers, Michael Lehmann's 1989 cult film about a high school under the iron rule of three privileged princesses who share the same name, is back, adapted into a stage musical by the energy-to-burn Yellow Tape Construction Company...."
"... Hunting PLC wants to give a Texas artist $50,000. The international oil services company, which awards that amount annually via the Hunting Prize, recently shifted the prize from the United Kingdom, where it was a major art prize for 25 years, to Houston, home to its North American headquarters..."
"...Cyndi Lauper's observation of old still holds true, or so it appears in the latest production from Yellow Tape Construction Company. For three-quarters of an hour, the five women who constitute the cast of from We Are Normal, Cha Cha Chaaa run, jump, skip, caper, chase one another in and out of doors, fall into one another's arms, roll on the floor, throw themselves against walls, and play with feathers (lots of feathers) for what looks to be the sheer pleasure of it..."
"...The four lackeys in Yellow Tape Construction Company's "I.Don't.Care: A Poignant Investigation of the Customer Service Industry, You Jackass" sported white plastic raincoats and caused hilarious randomonium as they gave speedy and efficient runarounds pointing and yelling, "You know nothing." Gap attendants fought aggressively to assist while Breanna Stogner gave a comical testimonial, à la Pretty Woman, about going into ultra-chic boutiques to buy undersized, overpriced designer wear. Though it may have felt like the day after Christmas with nasty zingers to patrons that would have made Howard Stern blush, the ensemble reminded us that bad service happens to good people...."
"...But once three homegrown plays, in fairly quick succession, found notable success inside and outside Austin, a real surge in new play production began. The trifecta of Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein, by Marty Martin; Greater Tuna, by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard; and In the West, by the company members of Big State Productions, proved that there was an audience for Austin-generated plays, both locally and nationally, and anyone who wasn't already an aspiring screenwriter sat down to the keyboard and began tap-tap-tapping out a script for the stage..."
"...Gobotrick Theatre Company: Do Something for Yourself: The Life of Charlotte Bronte (7:30pm); Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 474-TIXS..."
"...These works asked us to be active, to step out of the temples of art and see it out in our world or take part in its creation ourselves. And they followed a host of like works from last season, projects that let us walk through buildings and spy dramas staged in different rooms (Vestige Group's Muses III: Memories of a House, Secondhand Theatre's Rooms, Displaced Theatre's Red Light Winter), to troop to a street corner to watch a scene play out (Hyde Park Theatre's Bombs in Your Mouth) or through Downtown to discover dancers wedged into the cityscape (Bodies in Urban Spaces), to imbibe during a show's built-in drinking game (Yellow Tape Construction Company's Warpstar Sexysquad), to type a love note and have it hand-delivered to a special someone anywhere in the city (Jaclyn Pryor's pink), to attach New Year's wishes to a 34-foot wooden clock and then see it burn to the ground (Community Art Makers' Resolution Clock at First Night Austin), and, in the grandest extreme of this kind of work to date, to choose from a list of handcrafted experiences and have one created personally and individually for you (Rubber Rep's The Casket of Passing Fancy)...."
"...43rd. Seven plays directed by Kathleen Fletcher (Yellow Tape Construction Company, Shrewd Productions, Vortex Summer Youth Theatre)..."
"...Company, Have You Ever Been Assassinated?..."
"...HIPPEST? A press release from Yellow Tape Construction Co. says that "as part of our quest to be the hippest theatre company on the planet, Yellow Tape has taken the first step into the fashion industry" by announcing a new weekly column, "Fashion Fridays," by their frequent costume designer Kendra Williams..."
"...Hot September Flurries: Night of Spank Dance Company, Spank Dance Company..."
"...8) Red Cans (Rubber Repertory) You should expect a company named Rubber Repertory to have people dress like red cans in their natural stomping ground. A double delight for those with SOD (Shoe Obsession Disorder)...."
"...4) Dance Carousel (Spank Dance Company/Austin Independent Choreographers) Spank's annual FronteraFest contribution. Always different, always innovative, always entertaining..."