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As Theatre for Children Matures
In 40 years of nurturing young people's love for the stage, Coleman Jennings has helped a profession develop, too
"...has been studying, creating, and teaching others to create theatre for children and youth. It's a field that has..."

April 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lisa Scheps' Ground Floor Theatre
The tireless advocate for the underserved has built a home for their stories
"...Classy and a bit sassy, this woman of the theatre stands at center and begins her melody, a symbolic..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Jenn Lewis

What Kind of Theatre Do You Go For?
Our sassy quiz will match you up with the Austin theatre company of your dreams.
"...which you aren't well-suited. Where, oh where, is the theatre company for you? Life without a theatre company to..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature

Theatre -- ALL CAPS, All the Time
There's nothing lower-case or lethargic about theatre director, actor, and producer Sharon Sparlin. She's bold, animated, even electric, and channeling all that high-voltage energy into creating equally energetic theatre all the time.
"...the scene herself. She saw that the Public Domain theatre company was doing her favorite play, Bertolt Brecht's The..."

April 13, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

The Alley Cat Project
MASS leaves artistic surprises in a dozen East Austin backyard byways
"...The kinds of felines that are branded "alley cats" tend to resemble the byways they roam: a..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment
"...being Cleo, now having its world premiere at Houston's Alley Theatre (see "The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright," April..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Dreaming ART
This year in Austin, autumn brings a Spring Storm, and with it Actors Repertory of Texas, the realization of the city's long-cherished dream of a locally based professional theatre company.
"...premiere production in Austin. Inside the B. Iden Payne Theatre, an opening-night crowd watches student actors from the UT..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

`Tis the Season...
When Zachary Scott Theatre Center Flies With Angels
"...easy, not for Oedipus or for the Zachary Scott Theatre Center. The tragic king of ancient Greek drama took..."

June 27, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art of the State '98
Art & Theatre to See Around Texas This Summer
" its new facility. And I dug into the Alley Theatre's latest world-shaking theatrical endeavor: the premiere of a..."

May 29, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Flood relief is on the way for Houston arts organizations devastated by Tropical Storm Allison and a memorial service is being held for longtime Austin actress Judi Sklar Becker.
"...localized in the city's Theater District. Jones Hall, the Alley Theatre, and the Wortham Theater Center all sustained losses..."

June 29, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...which explains why he's staging Cleo's premiere at the Alley Theatre in Houston...."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Bright Lights, Little City
It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.
"...... which shouldn't matter, but does nonetheless. Inside the theatre, two young girls have claimed front row center, in..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

In Memoriam: Linalice Carey
Pioneer of Austin independent theatre passes at age 95
"...When Linalice Carey began making theatre in Austin, the spaces were small and far from..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

This meditation on the blurring of theatre and life doesn't quite seem to fit in a punk club
"...As you enter the Broken Neck, "theatre" is probably not the first word that comes to..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Tennessee: Lost - and Found - In Texas
"...Named Desire and other great works of the American theatre...."

May 29, 1998 Arts Feature

Getting the Look
Following the Path of Theatrical Designers
"...In the theatre, there are masters of the Look, artists whose purpose..."

July 12, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Don't Drink the Water
While pursuing her masters in film at UT, Laura Dunn spent every semester break in Louisiana making Green, a documentary about the toxic 100-mile stretch along the Mississippi River known as Cancer Alley. The film screens at the Alamo Drafthouse this Sunday.
"...Brockovich had witnessed from her own tour of Cancer Alley, the toxic 100-mile stretch along the Mississippi River between..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Screens Feature by Peter Debruge

"...Tue, Feb 20, 8pm. $8-$15. Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market, San Antonio. 800/225-6516...."

Feb. 16, 1996 Arts Feature

"...MUNTU DANCE THEATRE OF CHICAGO presents "African Visions," a program combining traditional..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Arts Feature

Austin native Starla Benford brings The Vagina Monologues to town, Kerthy Fix takes Heaving Shadows at the Skin Show to Chicago, and where does rm 120 theatre go?
"...spent the time since acting professionally in such regional theatres as the Guthrie, the Shakespeare Theatre, and Long Wharf..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

"We'll Always Have 807 Congress"
The Raging of the Elements, or Indoor Theatre in Austin -- Al Fresco
"...operates en plein air: an Eden one day, tornado alley the next. That inspires the following elemental discourse. The..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Austin Lyric Opera hires a new managing director, Horton Foote's The Carpetbagger's Children is named best new play by America's theatre critics, and half-price tickets are back at BookPeople.
"...Texas was front and center at the Actors Theatre of Louisville last Saturday, April 6, when the American..."

April 12, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

It may still be too hot to frolic in the noonday sun, but it's not too hot to put on a show to help someone in need, and that's what a number of Austin artists are up to this month, raising funds for flood victims in Houston and an Austin musician with a spinal cord injury.
"...aka Helping Houston Out, a benefit performance for Houston's theatre district, which suffered millions of dollars worth of damage..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Art of the State
"...Fictions: Photography by Paul Jeremias, large-scale color images of theatre and opera, through Jan 14. 6000 N. New Braunfels..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Arts Feature

The Meteor Man
" an “emerald meteor” one night in a Hollywood alleyway (you can tell it's a Hollywood alley because even..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playing 'House' (and 'Garden')
At Austin Playhouse, running Alan Ayckbourn's paired comedies side-by-side is double the pleasure, double the fun
"...lark it must be for the audience, this whole paired-comedies-performed-simultaneously-in-adjacent-theatres thing, watching actors dash off stage in one play,..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Quiet Man
To Kill a Mockingbird screenwriter and Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Horton Foote reflects on the last 87 years.
"...recent play, The Carpetbagger's Children, which won the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award last year, the threads..."

March 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Head in the Game
In Houston, 'Warrior Class' and 'Road Show' show it is how you play the game
"...musical we have by Stephen Sondheim, and Stages Repertory Theatre was mounting the first regional production since its 2008..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Insomniac's Ball
Bottle Alley's new site-specific show feels very much like a house party in which the guests talk all night long
"...Sessions on Mary, 604 W. Mary Running time: 1 hr...."

Jan. 16, 2015 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Art of the State
"...Friday, 8pm. $15-$55. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, Houston. 800/828-2787. Theatre: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Shakespeare`s double-trouble farce updated and..."

Feb. 28, 1997 Arts Feature

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