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Working Beauty
In spinning a fairy tale of gifts, outsiders, and thorns, Bonnie Cullum's own story gets told
"...At this moment Bonnie Cullum probably envies Sleeping Beauty. The artistic director of..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Performance Park Takes Over the Vortex
Bonnie Cullum’s dream wakes the Tarot into life in her company’s immersive theatrical experience
"...that provocative and often ritual-inspired theatre group helmed by Bonnie Cullum for three decades now, is not being kicked..."

March 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Y Ask X and Y?
"...its creators, Houston performance artist Chad Salvata and director Bonnie Cullum; that for VORTEX, it is the culmination of..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...Funky, renovated barn where VORTEX Repertory Company artistic director Bonnie Cullum recently crowed that this year's VORTEX season was..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
" any other name would smell as sweet, so Bonnie Cullum's theatre would, were it not Planet Theatre called,..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Warning! Nudity!
Austinites love to shed their clothes, and a number of them do it onstage -- what's up with that? Some of the city's most nakedness-prone actors, performance artists, and directors expose their reasons to arts writer Ada Calhoun.
"...nudity equation; she loves being naked onstage. When director Bonnie Cullum is doling out the nude roles at the..."

April 14, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

The Bullet Hole in the Butterfly Bar
This East Austin joint's a good story you could be part of
"...a story that goes with the bullet hole, and Bonnie Cullum – artistic director of Vortex Repertory Company, owner..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Drama & Tonic
Why Austin theatres are adding mixed drinks to the mix, offstage and on
"...your next cyberopera. Theatre founder and Producing Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum has been working toward this for several years,..."

July 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
A strong sense of community at possibly the funniest Payne Awards ceremony ever
"...Outstanding Production of Music Theatre and was honored for Bonnie Cullum's direction, the ensemble performance of its seven-woman chorus,..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Vortex
The Eastside theatre bids farewell to a treasure: managing director Edna Parra
"...event planning to staff management," according to Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum. Parra was a freshman at the University of..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Art prize finalists, grants for a dancemaker and a new musical, and Mother Ginger
"...Beauty by Content Love Knowles and Vortex Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum, the company will receive $20,000 to support Sarah..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Arts Column by Robert Faires

"...The way Bonnie Cullum gave me the news about her performance venue..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Moby's Play
Playwright Kirk Smith talks about trying to squeeze a great white whale into a tiny theatre with his adaptation of Moby Dick for Vortex Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre.
"...on A Tale of Two Cities, Vortex Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum, serves in that capacity here, and the talented..."

July 19, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Performance Park Preview at the Vortex
"...dozens of production team members, and Vortex Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum gather on the Midway of Performance Park. Do..."

March 22, 2018 Photo Gallery

Vortex Cosplay Expo
All week, Austin's masters of theatrical fantasy show you how to make an out-of-this-world look
"...such as composer/imagineer Chad Salvata and Vortex Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum (6pm). Then comes a look at a new..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Game-Changers
The 2009 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
" these cultural heroes and why we honor them. Bonnie Cullum..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam
"...the theatre space reclaimed by VORTEX and artistic director Bonnie Cullum has never been more secure; earlier this spring,..."

April 30, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

To Boldly Go Where No Opera Has Gone Before Opera: The Next Generation
"...According to Salvata and Bonnie Cullum, who is directing the VORTEX Repertory Company production,..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Arts Feature

'The Dragonfly Queen'
Composer Chad Salvata takes his Dragonfly Princess to the next stage of her evolution
"...collaborator on stage and in life, Vortex Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum, about revisiting this particular world...."

Aug. 28, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...Bonnie Cullum, Pythia Dust..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The winners are in for the 28th annual B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in Austin theatre from August 2001 through July 2002.
"...with eight awards (including one for absentee artistic director Bonnie Cullum, off honeymooning with groom Chad Salvata). Austin Musical..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Holy Well, Sacred Flame
Irish mythology is littered with conflicts more dramatic than the material for Holy Well, Sacred Flame. Still, writer-director Bonnie Cullum makes a unique rite from sincerity, sensuousness, and outlandish vision.
" the gas flame that tops it. Chief druid Bonnie Cullum simulates the pleasures of a Celtic feis (a..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Arts Review by Rob Curran

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
"...Conceived and directed by Vortex Producing Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum and written by Cullum, Sarah Saltwick, Lorella Loftus,..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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
" does not influence what we pay other actors." Bonnie Cullum, artistic director of Vortex Repertory, has had only..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

New Works Theater Community
Austin theatre groups band together and land $90,000 to support making new work
"...Physical Plant Theater and Vortex Repertory Company Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum took on leadership roles in the process, and..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beat the heat with a cool dip in the new Vortex show, and swim with mermaids and selkies
"...exploration of myth from Vortex Repertory Company Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum and her tribe of adventurous theatre makers, whose..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Neovagina Monologues: Tales of transformation
UT RTF professor Sandy Stone takes the stage to tell stories from the lives of transgendered individuals
"...Bonnie Cullum, Vortex Repertory Company's producing artistic director, says she..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Sleeping Beauty
The Vortex Repertory Company's 'Sleeping Beauty' shows the company in a playful mood, delivering a musical adaptation that is fanciful, lighthearted, and disarmingly sweet
"...shows the company in a playful mood. Artistic director Bonnie Cullum, who co-wrote and directed the show, and her..."

March 25, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Deluge
In his new musical, playwright-composer Kirk Smith uses the story of Noah and his wife to look at the seeping, leaking, dripping, pouring inevitability of loss and renewed hope, and the Vortex Repertory Company production makes for a dreamy and wet world, sometimes punctuated with lightning and thunder, but mostly pleasantly adrift in an ocean of sweet, melancholic rain.
"...the line between delicate imagery and ponderousness. And director Bonnie Cullum doesn't offer any significant variety of rhythms to..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Fractured Greeks: Great Deeds, Human Follies Fractured Greeks
If any company in Austin is equipped to handle the mythological heft of the Greek tragedies, it's VORTEX Repertory Company, and under the direction of Bonnie Cullum, Fractured Greeks, a collection of scenes taken from and inspired by the Trojan War plays of Euripides and Sophocles, holds together pretty well.
"...tragedies, it is VORTEX, and under the direction of Bonnie Cullum, this fractured collection holds together pretty well...."

May 26, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

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