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Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...to gather, like a broccoli farm or the bottom of the sea – these artists can spin a story..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Boone to Austin Theatre
In 10 years of leading Frontera productions, Vicky Boone has touched many lives and changed the community.
"...a Wonderful Life game: What would the last decade of Austin theatre look like if Frontera Productions had never..."

May 4, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Praise of Designers
A show of gratitude as two of our finest, Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato, depart Austin
"...an evocative and cohesive theatrical world in a matter of days, then refine it during the mind-numbing marathon of..."

July 17, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Man of the Theatre
Memories of Capitol City Playhouse's Michel Jaroschy
"...Michel Jaroschy touched the lives of just about everyone in the Austin theatre community. If..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Arts Feature

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
"...The first one's free. A time-honored offer in marketing, based on the assumption that if you..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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
"...Theatre Communications Group, arguably the premier support organization for nonprofit theatres in the United States, joined with theatre organizations..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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
"...A great way to get people to sample some of the art of the stage, yes? That was the..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Macbeth's Myriad of Misfortunes
The Scottish Play – still cursed after all these years
"...Having two separate productions of Macbeth running in Austin this week called to mind..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...wanted everyone else in theatre to go, too. But Austin theatre is nothing if not persistent. Like the character..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Crank
Sketches of R. Crumb
"...Robert Crumb laughs a lot. In virtually every scene of Crumb, Terry Zwigoff's absorbing film portrait, the infamous comics..."

June 30, 1995 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Curse of the Play
"...Robert Faires updated this story in November of 2018. Read that story for the most recent developments..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Stuff of 'Legend'
Words from wushu master Yuen Woo-ping
"...Fei-Hung, Chen Zhen, Fong Sai-yuk, and Yip Man. None of them can hold a mad-monkey firecracker to the ongoing..."

May 13, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Full Circle on the Triangle
Back to the Battle Lines
"...After a three-month hiatus from the headlines, the mother of all Central Austin neighborhood battles is back in your..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...The pianist and his troupe of strings, horns, guitar, bass, and drums ventures into the..."

June 5, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin Playwright’s Final Play Might Have Died With Him, but a Community Joined Together to Ensure Its Survival
Saving Jason Tremblay’s Gretel! The Musical
"...in that he lived it. Two years ago, the Austin playwright had begun work on a new project for..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Transcript of Passing Fancy
Q&A with Rubber Repertory's Matt Hislope and Josh Meyer
"...particularly enabling cast and crew) have created The Casket of Passing Fancy. Thus do we provide this Web Extra..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Feature

Professors of Pleasure
Their name may suggest a lack of intelligence, but make no mistake, the Flaming Idiots are wise men when it comes to comedy.
"...air. It's not really doing anything else, just kind of hanging out in the ether like some serene, vinyl,..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Death of Rock & Roll
Top 10s: Year, Decade, Eternity
"...England. Though it didn't originate there, it took hold of and thrived in the taverns and music halls of..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Austin Musical Theatre Hits the Heights
That's Show Biz!
"..."The Farmboys" in Austin Musical Theatre's Gypsy. photograph by Kenny Braun..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Feature

Land of 1,000 Dances
Sundance Film Festival 1997
"...why they had trekked to this Utah mountain resort of Park City for the Robert Redford-blessed, annual celebration of..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Programs That Let Austin Youth Speak Out A Stage of Their Own
"...interviewed for this story who are involved in various Austin youth theatre programs. They know that what they are..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Arts Feature by Danielle McClelland

Rats Saving a Sinking Ship
America's Alternative Theatres Unite
"...Fifty people on a stage, slouching in chairs, clutching coffee cups, stifling yawns. On this summer morn they have..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Arts Feature

Sudden, Silent Exit
Director Mark Ramont Leaves Austin
"...finished packing his belongings into a truck and left Austin, Texas, for good. He had told no one in..."

July 21, 1995 Arts Feature

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...year's nominations for the B. Iden Payne Awards. The Austin Circle of Theatres' annual honors for excellence in local..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shannon Sedwick
The once and future queen of Esther's Follies receives a special B. Iden Payne award
"...notified about his Nobel, but the co-founder and star of Esther's Follies was nevertheless surprised when she heard that..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The year 2000 in the Austin arts, with Top 10 lists by Chronicle Arts critics and their picks for stories and personalities of the year.
"...one's dreams. He might have been writing the story of the Austin arts scene in the year 2000. For..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...Okay, class, if you think I've been spouting off here, week after week, just to hear myself talk,..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everyone's a Critic
The theatre community sounds off on critics as artists.
"...I am a writer for Theatre in Austin, TX. I have recently become concerned by the glaring..."

July 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

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