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Xmas Unwrapped: Doff we now our gay apparel
After a powerhouse first year of sold-out shows, critical awards, and company growth, the shrewd women of Shrewd Productions are returning to their debut effort, the holiday burlesque Xmas Unwrapped!
"...Andrea Skola is one of Shrewd Productions' four co-artistic directors...."

Dec. 8, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Dracula: A Woman Scorned
With Dracula: A Woman Scorned, a gender-swapped variation on the classic vampire tale, it's tough to tell if a chick & a dude productions were going after sleepless nights or camp
"...that I reached primarily because of the performance of Andrea Skola as Countess Dracula. Skola handles the Countess with..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

StallGraffiti ATX
StallGraffiti ATX throws short, original plays from local writers into a full-length variety show that revolves thematically around the porcelain palace
"...ugly aesthetic of a public toilet, Melissa Livingston and Andrea Skola go plunging into an appropriately gross set design...."

June 17, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Mother Courage
Melba Martinez's legacy at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
"...(e.g., Lee Eddy, Jenny Larson, Bradley Carlin, Elizabeth Wakehouse, Andrea Skola, Brent Werzner, Jeffery Mills); and – the big..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Iron Man
Longtime local stage phenom Ken Webster has a record to rival that of a Baseball Hall of Famer
"...my favorite director in town for many reasons," says Andrea Skola, who's worked with Webster as an actress and..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cheater
With cheating so hip today, Andrea Skola and Shrewd Productions have put together eight original 10-minute plays that explore the contemporary nuances of being a cheat
"...Hanging on the skirts of Frontera's fringe, Andrea Skola has collaborated with Shrewd Productions to put together..."

May 12, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Trash Anthems
Each of the seven short plays written by Dan Dietz in Shrewd Productions' Trash Anthems unfolds like a gift being opened, full of surprising scenarios and sympathetic characters
"...remains cohesive thanks to production directors Monika Bustamante and Andrea Skola (who also works as a Chronicle classified account..."

May 11, 2007 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

The Glory of Living
As staged by Hyde Park Theatre, Rebecca Gilman's 'The Glory of Living' walks a tightrope between offensive slurs and comical jabs over solemn social issues
"...handle: "Leapin' Lizard.") Lisa's mom, played by a rambunctious Andrea Skola, is a prostitute wearing a cut-off shirt advertising..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

c/o the grove
In c / o the grove, director J. Ed Araiza has moved Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard to modern Central Texas, where pecans take the part of cherry trees and pop culture references abound, not always to the play's benefit, but the strong storytelling and focused performances of the young cast make this another success in big, collaborative, ensemble theatre for the St. Edward's University theatre department.
"...As the returning Miss Wanda, Andrea Skola strikes a nice balance between to-the-manor-born maturity and..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

'Chronicle' Modulates Frequency of KOOP's Bid for Unbeaten Season, Wins Instant Classic 7-5
"...this: Sotelo, P Christina Jupson, C Mark Fagan, 1B Andrea Skola, 2B Shannon Stott, 3B Badgley, SS James Renovitch,..."

July 23, 2007 Sports Post by Shawn Badgley

Message in a Can
What's been scrawled on bathroom walls inspired the songs and stories of 'StallGraffiti ATX'
"..."I've always had this obsession with bathroom graffiti," says Skola. "Graffiti of any nature, really, since I was 9..."

June 3, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Men of Tortuga
Rare is the theatre company whose debut is as deft and precise as Street Corner Arts' is
"...they have to spare – these men and director Andrea Skola Summers have carefully considered every nook and cranny..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
Portraying the radical bastards of Eric Bogosian's one-man show 'Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,' Ken Webster is a babbling bear on crystal meth
"...after becoming artistic director of Hyde Park Theatre. Under Andrea Skola's direction here, he's a babbling bear on crystal..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Playing God … and W
Actress Shannon Grounds on tackling a pair of the ultimate power roles – at once
"...can't quite reach the shelves. Many, many thanks to Andrea Skola for asking me to work on this project..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

St. Enid and the Black Hand
In Vortex Repertory Company's mesmerizing St. Enid and the Black Hand,' an archetypal family enacts a fairy tale with many-layered meanings
"...is a cool, saintly, compassionate figure, as played by Andrea Skola, whose gestures echo those of the hands on..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Arts Review by Jacqueline May

Ham
Hans Frank's 'Ham' offers a political drama in which a seemingly good man experiences a dangerous pressure from all sides
"...as when he turns on his lover Candy – Andrea Skola, conveying the deep frustration of a woman trapped..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Revolution in Acting
The SITI Company's J. Ed Araiza is transforming the way Austin actors view their art
"...Bradley Carlin, Brent Werzner, Elizabeth Wakehouse, Jeffery Mills, and Andrea Skola, among others – project a quirky onstage confidence..."

April 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Are We on the Edge?
In The Bateman Trilogy, about a family of working-class suburbanite Texans, Ken Webster reveals a fine playwright's voice to go along with his strong directorial style
"...play can be felt in his strong, simple portrayals. Andrea Skola offers up three increasingly edgy characters, deeply wrought..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

A Raisin in the Sun
For their production of A Raisin in the Sun at St. Edward's University, director Melba Martinez has her designers and cast support Lorraine Hansberry's play in almost every conceivable way, and the rewards to be reaped from their investment are great.
"...enough to reflect the closeness of the Younger family. Andrea Skola's period costumes look sharp, particularly on the men,..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Kentucky Cycle
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre's decision to stage Robert Schenkkan's monumental The Kentucky Cycle is laudable, and the St. Edward's University student actors and their Equity counterparts put their all into every moment of effort, but the production's nuggets of brilliance are lost in technical inadequacies, inconsistent acting, and awkward staging.
"...Brent Werzner's conflicted miner in Fire in the Hole. Andrea Skola provides a contrasting study of the wives of..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Hoodies Down Mark Pickell, The Strangerer/Year of the Rooster Andrea Skola Summers, Skylight Don Toner, Disgraced..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...Andrea Skola, Men of Tortuga..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Io: a myth about you
Monika Bustamante's updated Greek myth comes in a top-notch production that rages about like a rough sea
"...presence for dangerous cock-of-the-walk Zell, Chronicle classified account executive Andrea Skola shows great range in powering down from wicked..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Turns Out the Winners Do Write History: Late 'Chronicle' Comeback Stuns BookPeople, Clinches Series
"...drove in inflammatory third-baseman Commander Cody Captain Kirk and Andrea Skola to start the scoring in the Chronicle eighth,..."

Aug. 13, 2007 Sports Post by Shawn Badgley

'Chronicle' Upsets BookPeople at Krieg, Sets Sights on Other Sixth & Lamar Businesses
Now it's on to the rest of that intersection. What's up, Whole Foods?
"...Art Director Taylor Holland, Classified bangers Bobby Leath and Andrea Skola, Advertising Assistant Christina Jupson, and Publisher Nick Barbaro..."

June 13, 2007 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

15th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest
The winners, the judges, and the reasons why
"...Phillips, James Renovitch, Sofia Resnick, Josh Rosenblatt, Audra Schroeder, Andrea Skola, Meghan Ruth Speakerman, R.U. Steinberg, Darcie Stevens, Tim..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Austin Power and Light
A guide to 10 new companies that are charging up Austin's theatre scene

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

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