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Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
" 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

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

Little Big Plan
The Austin Creative Alliance proves it can think big by thinking small
"...Payne Theatre Awards for the past 37 years. But ACoT also provided other services to its members, and over..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Creative Alliance
After a decade of leading the arts service organization, Latifah Taormina retires
"...night in September 2000 when she was introduced at ACoT's B. Iden Payne Awards ceremony as the arts umbrella's..."

April 29, 2011 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

Plan, Be
The citizens who spent years dreaming up CreateAustin are now working to make it real
"...If you know ACoT only for the B. Iden Payne Awards for local..."

Sept. 25, 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

Get Your Art On
A new 18-day campaign tries to build awareness of the city's rich cultural scene
"...are built around events developed specifically for the campaign, ACoT's Get Your Art On simply – and smartly –..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Arts Feature 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: 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

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

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

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

Free Night of Theater 2006: Encore run, still no charge
After a smash debut in 2005, the Free Night of Theater goes nationwide, with 300 performances across the country – including 21 in Austin – being offered at no charge
"...Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations," says Latifah Taormina, ACoT's managing director. "We have an annual conference where we..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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

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

After a Fashion
Is DIY design? Your Style Avatar weighs in ... like the 500-lb. gorilla in the middle of the room.
"...about the work that Austin Circle of Theaters does. ACOT is a performing-arts service organization that provides marketing, ticketing,..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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

Improvising Every Second
The secret history of Austin Circle of Theaters director Latifah Taormina, from Second City to the Committee and beyond
"...background necessary to take on a huge undertaking like ACoT. And it's that spark of surprise that has given..."

March 10, 2006 Arts Feature by Lowell Bartholomee

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 2005
Drama with a Gothic flair scored high in the nominations for the 2005 B. Iden Payne Awards, as announced by Austin Circle of Theatres on August 15
"...Theatres' annual B. Iden Payne Awards. As announced by ACoT on Monday, Aug. 15, the most favored productions were..."

Aug. 19, 2005 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

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

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
" 35 different companies and organizations, was announced by ACoT on Monday, Aug. 16. Garnering six nods apiece were..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature 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

Arts Bits
Calling all artists for new Art in Public Places projects! Heather Barfield does England with Metamorphosex.
"...& Dance. All this activity means she's leaving the ACoT staff – stepping into her managerial shoes is St...."

July 2, 2004 Arts Feature

(Bring Your Own Venue)
"...Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 8pm, at the Orange Room at ACOT, 701 Tillery #9...."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature

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