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Arts on Real: Theatre under threat
Escalating property values may cause the Eastside's classiest warehouse theatre to close its doors for good
"...A month ago, Arts on Real was cheerfully celebrating five years..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts on Real: Secrets to building a successful theatre
Naughty Austin Artistic Director Blake Yelavich spills all about the creation of his theatre, Arts on Real, in his cover-story interview in the trade publication DramaBiz
"...Blake Yelavich has won thousands of dollars on TV game shows, kept his..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Get Real!
With the Arts on Real, Blake Yelavich has managed to do what many other theatre groups in the city have been attempting to do, some for years upon years: create from scratch the premier alternative theatre facility in Austin.
"...of Naughty Austin, a local company that made its reputation doing musical parodies of the local theatre scene ô..."

June 13, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

A Day on Craigslist Austin
Inspired by Craig's call for democracy and Michael Ferris Gibson's documentation of it, I set out one morning to see what the good people of Austin were serving to their neighbors
"...Inspired by Craig's call for democracy and Michael Ferris Gibson's documentation of it, I set out one morning to..."

March 5, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

End of an Arts Era
The most prosperous period in Austin's cultural history came to a painful close in 2003.
"...If a history of the Austin arts scene is ever written, 2003 will be remembered in..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

It's Open ... Come On In
Screen Door Film welcomes short-film makers
"...Once you get past the foreboding barbed-wire fence around the..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

One to Grow On
It's a happy first birthday for Arts on Real
"...Arts on Real just celebrated its first birthday, and it..."

July 9, 2004 Arts Feature

Confessions of a Mormon Boy
In his 'Confessions of a Mormon Boy,' Steven Fales reveals intimate details about his life as a Mormon and a male escort and proves himself as brave and courageous as a performer can be
"...Confessions of a Mormon Boy..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Full Monty
Naughty Austin's production of the musical The Full Monty gets off to a clunky start, but once it hits its stride, it generously delivers a fun night for its audience
"...The Full Monty..."

June 8, 2007 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

The 24th Day
Not everything in Arts on Real's production of The 24th Day comes together as well as it might, but Tony Piccirillo's script works quite effectively on the level of human drama
"...Arts on Real, through June 24..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

There's something inherently entertaining about men in women's clothing, and you'll rarely see so many men in so much women's clothing as you will in Naughty Austin's quite entertaining revival of Pageant
"...Arts on Real, through Jan. 27..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
There's a sincerity and sweetness to Different Stages' production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre' that makes the show tender and touching
"...Arts on Real, through Feb. 5..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Arts Bullets
Bring cans of food to the ballet for a prize in return, holdovers for 'Stadium Devildare' and 'Noises Off,' and it's time for the O. Henry Pun-Off and the Capital City Men's Chorus midnight cabaret
"...needy, and get some culture in return. For its production of Cinderella this weekend, Ballet Austin is teaming up..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature

Matt & Ben
Naughty Austin's comedy doesn't provide deep insights into Damon or Affleck, but it's funny, with some darn fine acting
"...Arts on Real, through May 10 Running time: 1 hr,..."

April 4, 2008 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Psycho Beach Party
The humor in Psycho Beach Party might seem as mindless as the targets, but with Naughty Austin's production the fun of guys in wigs, dancing hunks, and screaming chicks yanks you in
"...Arts on Real, through Oct. 28..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

When Pigs Fly
If there's a surprise to the Arts on Real production of Howard Crabtree's extravagant and campy revue, 'When Pigs Fly,' it's that it's so, well, modest
"...Arts on Real, through Jan. 28..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Mambo Italiano
Naughty Austin looks to be "coming out" for a more serious production with the gay "straight" play Mambo Italiano
"...Arts on Real, through March 31..."

March 23, 2007 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Bitten! A Zombie Rock Odyssey
As a play, 'Bitten! A Zombie Rock Odyssey' is impressively bad, but it's got one hell of a soundtrack
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through Oct. 14; Arts on Real, Nov. 2-8..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Keep Austin Real
It would be so sad to lose the theatre on tha Real.
"...Been seeing more and more tags all over Austin. Pony boys and girls ( = kids on two wheels..."

April 23, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate Getty

When (More) Pigs Fly!
With this Naughty Austin revue, it ain't about the story; it's about the songs – and the costumes
"...Arts on Real, through Jan. 26..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The King and I
Allison Orr's choreographic tribute to Elvis Presley, The King and I, is perceptive, inventive, and surprisingly engaging
"...Arts on Real, through Aug. 18..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Batboy: The Musical
As long as it has its mind squarely on fanged freaks, horror cliches, and musicals it can shamelessly riff off, 'Batboy: The Musical' is one bloody good time
"...Arts on Real, through July 2..."

July 1, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Vaudeville Vanya
St. Idiot Collective's 'Vaudeville Vanya' ambitiously seeks to explode a great old play with a great old medium, but it ends up a sheen of vaudeville brushed over a hellbent staging of Uncle Vanya
"...Arts on Real, through July 22..."

July 21, 2006 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

The Grind
'The Grind,' a new workplace satire by local playwright Timothy Thomas, reveals what happens when a company Everyguy gets caught in interoffice intrigues
"...Arts on Real, through Aug. 27..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

City Offers Arts Venue Aid ASAP
Cultural Arts Division's Art Space Assistance Program will award $200,000 in grants to creatives in need this summer
"...of venues they've created and run, and that 16 months have passed since Mayor Steve Adler named the lack..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Arts Funding Matrix: Reloaded
Arts Commission's FY 19 funding adjustments head to Council
"...After recipients of city cultural support reacted strongly to deep cuts in funding for FY 19, the..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Portable Worlds
In 'Sabina's Letters,' Cuban artist Eduardo Mu& #241;oz Ordoqui offers images in which video correspondence is projected onto everyday objects from his U.S. environment
"...a space within Flatbed World Headquarters dedicated to showing contemporary Cuban art, is currently presenting black-and-white photography by Eduardo..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Arts Review by Jacqueline May

'Margarita Cabrera: Maquila'
Margarita Cabrera's show at Women & Their Work is filled with soft, stuffed sculptures of everyday household objects rendered in bright, cheerful colors
"...colors. Threads dangle from their seams, indicating a more personal sense of craftsmanship, a certain mammalian warmth in contrast..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Review by Jacqueline May

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts
Showdown on the fifth floor
"...A tale of two floors: On one, rows and rows of books filling the length..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Panel Recap: Immerse Yourself: AR & VR in Museums and the Arts
An odd juxtaposition of VR experience and expert panel
"..."Immerse Yourself: AR and VR in Museums and the Arts" panel at SXSW on Thursday – the day after..."

March 16, 2018 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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