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Pleasure With the Payne
38th annual local theatre awards ceremony tonight
"...the current B. Iden Payne Awards Council, established after ACoT evolved into the Creative Alliance, has followed suit. And..."

Nov. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
Big love for UT in this year's nominations for the annual ACoT theatre honors
"...The awards are determined by a vote of the ACoT membership, which receives ballots that are tabulated by the..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2007 B. Iden Payne Awards
More than 60 shows scored nominations for ACoT's annual theatre honors
"...The awards, determined by a vote of the ACoT membership, will be presented during a ceremony at which..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best Force for Theatre Behind the Curtain
Austin Circle of Theaters
"...train before she walks down the aisle in splendor. ACOT provides marketing, ticketing, and capacity-building programs to more than..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Best of Austin Feature

Payne Pleasures 2006: The nominees
Your play didn't have to tackle a political theme to earn a nomination for ACoT's 2005-2006 B. Iden Payne Awards, but the top nominees reveal that it sure didn't hurt
"...of Silence Broken. Nominations will be voted on by ACoT members and tabulated by the accounting firm of KPMG..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Play About the Baby
Though the baby in Edward Albee's 'The Play About the Baby' may or may not exist, the play is funny and, in its evocation of a traumatic dream state, terribly, horribly frightening
"...for The House of Yes, and Latifah Taormina at ACoT pointed us to play!," says Coda artistic director Kate..."

July 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

In Memoriam
Bil Pfuderer, an actor, director, and designer in Austin theatre for 20 years and producer of the Zilker Summer Musical from 1980-1995, died in Canton, Ohio, on June 4
"...on the city's cultural life was acknowledged with the ACoT Special Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to Austin theatre,..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Boyd Vance
Boyd Vance, founder and director of Pro Arts Collective, acclaimed musical theatre performer, and leader in nurturing and promoting African-American arts for a quarter of a century, has died
"...found him honored for all his good works: with ACoT's highest honor, the Special Recognition Award for outstanding contributions..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
More budgetary bloodshed in the UT College of Fine Arts, as Daniel Johnson, nationally renowned early music specialist and director the UT Early Music Ensemble for 17 years, has been cut loose from the School of Music.
"...they may be picked up by members at the ACoT offices, 701 Tillery. For more information, call ACoT at..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Austin Circle of Theatres has released the nominations for the 2002-03 B. Iden Payne Awards.
"...vote on the nominations and return them to the ACoT offices for tabulation by an independent accounting firm. The..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
People and organizations on the move: KMFA and the Austin Circle of Theatres look for new homes, and Austin Theatre Alliance CEO Dan Fallon and KMFA Director of Broadcast Operations Randy Harriman leave their respective companies.
"...love to hear from you. Call 454-9700 or e-mail acot@acotonline.org...."

June 28, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Nominations for the 2000-01 B. Iden Payne Awards for theatre excellence
"...vote on the nominations and return them to the ACoT offices for tabulation by an independent accounting firm. The..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Live and Let Live
Too Much Bitching Can Be Hazardous to Theatre's Health
"...much effort and care the Austin Circle of Theatres (ACoT), the arts umbrella which sponsors the awards, puts into..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everyone's a Critic
The theatre community sounds off on critics as artists.
"...on by members of the Austin Circle of Theatres [ACoT])...."

July 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Articulations
In Memoriam
"...of Theatres Executive DirectorAnn Ciccolella leaving that post: The ACoT board is actively seeking her successor. They want a..."

July 2, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Lawdy, What a Payne!
"...but the folks at the Austin Circle of Theatres (ACoT) did finally hand out all the 1996-97 B. Iden..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Theatre Mecca?!?
Honest, Some Folks Move to Austin for the Theatre
"...Boone: ACoT [Austin Circle of Theatres]. Ann Ciccolella [ACoT's Executive Director]...."

July 18, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Short Cuts
"...Production Fund (TFPF) and the Austin Circle of Theatres' (ACOT) Aus-Tix/The Box Office. Tickets for the 7pm screening on..."

July 4, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Articulations
Payne Nominees
"...The Austin Circle of Theatres (ACoT) has announced the nominees for its 1995-96 B. Iden..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...as determined by the improv community itself. Latifah Taormina, ACoT's executive director at the time and an illustrious improviser..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2009 B. Iden Payne Awards
The crowd came to honor local theatre but left impressed by Austin's strong comedy scene
"...ceremony attendees could nominate a production or person that ACoT's Nominations Committee hadn't recognized. Their votes were tallied after..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
A strong sense of community at possibly the funniest Payne Awards ceremony ever
"...chorus, and the lighting by this year's recipient of ACoT's Special Recognition Award, Jason Amato...."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2007 B. Iden Payne Awards: Prize night
Running down the winners at this year's awards from the Austin Circle of Theaters
"...Sunday, Oct. 21, with the ever-divine Karen Kuykendall accepting ACoT's Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to Austin Theatre...."

Nov. 2, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Free Night of Theater 2007: See a bit of drama, on the house
Time again for your annual chance to sample what area thespians do, at no cost
"...of Theaters, and the rest of our friends at ACoT all are excited about Free Night of Theater III..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Still time left to get some free theatre, laurels for historian Oscar Brockett and director Don Toner, and a new baby for the first couple of Salvage Vanguard Theater
"...its Special Recognition Award for 2006. Every year the ACoT board honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Free Night of Theater 2006: The list
Take your pick of 21 performances being offered at no charge with Free Night of Theater 2006

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Feature

Austin Theatre: Free for All (At Least for a Night)
A national audience development campaign that's offering a free night of theatre on Oct. 20 has cast Austin in a starring role for its national premiere

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards
"...from August 2003 through July 2004. The ceremony, marking ACoT's 30th anniversary, was held at the home of Esther's..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
New gifts to the Long Center, a new Little Elf for 'Santaland,' a new name for the AMOA Guild, a retirement at the symphony, and a return to Venice for Allison Orr
"...companies and organizations. As it's the 30th anniversary of ACoT's founding, attendees are encouraged to show up with "that..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Payne Award nominations on the horizon, a big banner dresses up the Long Center, a record haul at the Pink Eye Ball, Patsy Cline aids AIDS Services, and Hyde Park Theatre's garage bonanza
"...period August 2003-July 2004. Following ballot voting by the ACoT membership, the awards will be presented in a ceremony..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Arts Column

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