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The Hidden Room Theatre's Henry IV
Beth Burns' latest foray into Shakespeare will school you on how to present plays penned by the Bard
"...perform the plays of William Shakespeare. Your instructor is Beth Burns, who has directed Hidden Room productions in Shakespeare's..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre
Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy
"...at the Ransom Center by curator Eric Colleary, director Beth Burns and her team faithfully re-create the performance that..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...You know Beth Burns and her company have been bringing us this..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle
"...through the magic of modern stagecraft, as created by Beth Burns and Patrick Terry and Robert Matney and the..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
"...In a secret room in Downtown Austin, Beth Burns and company are resuscitating King Lear. Oh, not..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

'Rose Rage'
Hidden Room Theatre leads us forward into the past
"...On the one hand, Beth Burns is all about the Past. Most of the..."

July 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

As You Like It
The Scottish Rite Theatre does As You Like It the way Barry likes it
"...time to figure everything out because "master of play" Beth Burns appears to have her actors perform the entire..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The World Is Your Cubicle
Making it work, geography of no consideration
"...side of relationships sustained by technology, local theatre maven Beth Burns is taking her decade of improv experience with..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Long-Distance Theatre
Position of the speakers may affect the quality of their operation
"...started when I submitted a Facebook friend request to Elizabeth Watson. Minutes after accepting, she sent me a note..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life
"...Hidden Room Theatre. An original creation by Artistic Director Beth Burns and professional illusionist Patrick Terry, Houdini Speaks to..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The History of King Lear
A long-reviled revision of Shakespeare's tragedy proves fascinating as revived by the Hidden Room Theatre
"...Room Theatre's latest deep-dive into theatrical arcana: Artistic Director Beth Burns and her company are allowing those of us..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Meet the New ATX6
Austin music export project unveils 2016 performers
"...new chosen ones: Jai Malano, Elijah Ford, Tate Mayeux, Beth Chrisman, Andy Bianculli, and Grace Park...."

June 20, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...of watching Robert Pierson's spot-on W implode. 10) Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Mary Moody Northen Theatre)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...to hire and pay our staff a regular wage." Beth Burns of Hidden Room Theatre says, "I do not..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...earned eight nominations, including Outstanding Production, Drama; Direction (for Beth Burns); and Ensemble Performance. Right behind it with seven..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Invisible, Inc.
The Hidden Room Theatre's impressive new show is both a play about magic and a performance of magic
"...the final reveal doesn't deliver, the trick falls flat. Beth Burns, director of Hidden Room Theatre's Invisible, Inc. –..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...as exxx-cellent for the Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and Vortex Repertory Company's Terminus, both..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year
"...RICHARD III (The Hidden Room Theatre) The Hidden Room's Beth Burns and the Ransom Center's Eric Colleary collaborated to..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2017
From monsters to mountains, wolves to wild horses, the year came alive with figures boldly created onstage
"...your bracingly inventive direction, and how well it served Elizabeth Doss' exploration of history through the dramatized life of..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2017
Bold takes on history and art that moved around the city spoke to a growing, changing Austin this year
"...4) 11:11 (Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Productions) Talk..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Merry Devil of Edmonton
Hidden Room Theatre resurrects an odd comedy of Shakespeare's day
"...steal a little box-office magic from Marlowe's Faustus. (Those Elizabethan theatres were nothing if not commercial enterprises.) We're chiefly..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Der Bestrafte Brudermord
As realized by the Hidden Room, this German puppet version of 'Hamlet' is as much Monty Python as Shakespeare
"...sexual aggression. Yet Stern's collaboration with Hidden Room's inimitable Beth Burns brings to life a rare gem of an..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); and the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Jillian Owens (theatre), Adam Roberts (theatre/classical music),..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Girl With Time in Her Eyes
Hidden Room Theatre's crafty techno-noir turned an ordinary audience into an army of smartphone-wielding detectives
"...of some fantastic vision. That's not to fault director Beth Burns or anyone who worked on this Hidden Room..."

March 15, 2013 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'The Girl With Time in Her Eyes'
Hidden Room Theatre lets SXSW Interactive play with time travel
"...piece of technologically enhanced performance. So master of company Beth Burns sat down with a colleague from her Los..."

March 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Russian Drama Festival
Austin gets another taste of contemporary Russian drama, and so does actor Joey Hood
"...both Mikhail Durnenkov's Trash, given a staged reading by Beth Burns of Hidden Room Theatre on Saturday at 2:30pm,..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2012
History plays with contemporary urgency and giddy surprises made the year memorable in theatre
"...Henry VI charged to vital, absorbing life by director Beth Burns and the year's most vigorous, committed ensemble. Her..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Servant of Two Masters
A straight-up goofball comedy makes an ideal outdoor summer show
"...actors do this quite well under the direction of Beth Burns. Plays like Servant are a rare opportunity for..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Penfold Theatre's first show in Round Rock delivers a pleasant evening of laughs
"...for Penfold's Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), under Beth Burns' direction. Audiences wishing for an intellectual exploration into..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare's troubling comedy, done old-school, gets a new lease on life
"...her fellow musicians. The thing is, no amount of Elizabethan doublets or lutes and recorders or men in skirts..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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