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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!
The Jewish Community Association of Austin production of 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!' is that rare revue where you actually care about the characters and what happens to them
"...you attend, you won't see a brilliant set, although Ann Marie Gordon's oversized postcards, side stages, and high-quality slides..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), Tommy O'Malley (theatre), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); and the Chronicle's Heather Barfield..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sisters Under the Scrim
Six of the finest theatrical artists in Austin discuss their work behind the curtain designing lighting schemes, mixing sound, and creating and constructing sets and costumes and how their careers have been affected by the fact that they're women.
"...table are Lisa Byrd, production director for Ballet Austin; Ann Marie Gordon, set designer known for her work with..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

Working Beauty
In spinning a fairy tale of gifts, outsiders, and thorns, Bonnie Cullum's own story gets told
"...to speak their minds, whether the subject is porn (Annie Sprinkle), being gay (Quentin Crisp, Tim Miller, Jade Esteban..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...nominations were Austin American-Statesman staff reporters Michael Barnes and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); freelance writers Jamie Smith Cantara..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Children's Hour
Design takes center stage in Different Stages' revival of Lillian Hellman's drama
"...Different Stages' production of The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's oft-banned drama of 1934. Thanks to the play's historical notoriety..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Quills
Different Stages doesn't light up the dark corners of this gothic comedy about the Marquis de Sade
"...Charenton Asylum, the wayward old pervert de Sade (Craig Kanne) prolifically writes – and disseminates, via chambermaid Madeleine (Melissa..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...show's designers weren't ignored either, with awards going to Ann Marie Gordon for her set, Patrick Anthony for his..."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

The Vortex's Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale
Ancient myth meets modern surveillance memorably in this devised work at the Vortex
"...As I quickly scanned the release form I was asked to sign before..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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
"...On the set designed by Ann Marie Gordon, a hearth dominates the back of the..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Arts Review by Jacqueline May

The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong
"...Afghanistan. Ramirez stages this all in one space – Ann Marie Gordon's set efficiently draws on both Midwest living..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Different Stages' Great Expectations
In this retelling of the Charles Dickens novel, a visible love of narrative is the show's greatest strength
"...misused. And no one here misuses him better than Annie Nicole Merritt's Estella. The pride ascribed to this object..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Vortex's Performance Park
Whatever you want to call this play/scavenger hunt/immersive live roleplay, it’s a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience
"...itself is an exceptionally lofty undertaking. Scenic design by Ann Marie Gordon and Griffon Ramsey transforms the entire property,..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Performance Park Takes Over the Vortex
Bonnie Cullum’s dream wakes the Tarot into life in her company’s immersive theatrical experience
"...stuck somewhere and end up playing longer than they planned. Maybe they'll be on the Midway. Or they'll get..."

March 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Different Stages’ The Member of the Wedding
This staging of the coming-of-age drama evokes the small-town South with vivid design work and a rock solid ensemble
"...the production is cast against age in a similar manner. The choice to do this adds a kind of..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

The Vortex's Vampyress
Chad Salvata’s gothic opera is the perfect treat for the season of ghouls, sensual and spooky
"...If Ann Marie Gordon's set design is the show's body, Jason..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Vortex Repertory Company's Storm Still
Gabrielle Reisman's script refashions King Lear into the daughters' story, and the Vortex stages it with admirable heart
"...benefit of a script to read along with and annotate, it's best just to roll with it...."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Vortex Repertory’s A Perfect Robot
Sarah Saltwick’s timely script elegantly explores the tension between idealized automatons and messy humans
"...to end, A Perfect Robot is a perfect production. Ann Marie Gordon's sleek, spartan set gives way to captivating..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Different Stages' 4000 Miles
The grandmother in the tiny Manhattan flat is the heart of the quiet, thoughtful 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog
"...who'd answer the door at 3am and embrace an unannounced houseguest. The matriarch in Amy Herzog's play 4000 Miles..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Different Stages' Dracula
Despite atmospheric design work and some strong acting, the production never quite realizes the sensuality and lyrical ferocity in Steven Dietz's script
"...sharp exteriors on a window/scrim to the rear of Ann Marie Gordon's creative and functional set, which includes hidden..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Grand Designs of Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato
"...concert lights, twisting and twirling pop art patterns across Ann Marie Gordon's crystal-columned starship bridge stage (which appears to..."

July 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

When the Rain Stops Falling
Strong writing and a robust cast make Different Stages' production stay with you
"...the girth to plumb its depths. Similarly streamlined is Ann Marie Gordon's set, which smartly provides everything needed to..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Pythia Dust
The Vortex's star-spanning musical is out of this world, but it doesn't really go anywhere
"...hypernauts: Captain Aranzia, navigator Sintela, and science officer Hypernica. Ann Marie Gordon's scenic design is composed of various gizmos..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Changelings
The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell
"...movement chorus: Winnie Hsia, Jonathan Itchon, Melissa Treviño, and Joanna Wright, many of whom have previous acrobatic experience, which..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

H.M.S. Pinafore
It would be difficult not to have fun at this Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin production
"...fine showing, as does Gil Zilkha as Captain Corcoran. Ann Marie Gordon's whimsical set establishes a fantastic tone for..."

June 20, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Elizabeth: Heart of a King
Lorella Loftus' ambitious new bio-play boasts strong performances by the three women portraying the Virgin Queen
"...won't find lace ruffs or gold leaf facades here. Ann Marie Gordon's simple set and Pam Fletcher Friday's monochromatic..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Top 10 Designer Contributions of 2012
Celebrating the year's most exquisite – and often surprising – stage designs
"...3) ANN MARIE GORDON'S SET FOR 'WATER' (Vortex Repertory Company) The..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Elementals: Water
This Vortex dance exploring water as sacred is often beautiful but not always deep
"...nature of water, within an impressive set (designed by Ann Marie Gordon). Dancers move together like ocean creatures. Performers..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Sarah Silver Hands
The magic in this new fairy-tale opera lies in its look more than its story
"...the theatre, at first in awe of scenic designer Ann Marie Gordon's visually dominating Cornucopia Tree laden with sparkly..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
With a simple, smart approach, Soubrette's debut show takes home the prize
"...The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeBoyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina Through..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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