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Glass Half Full Theatre's Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!
This playful eco-fable by Caroline Reck and Indigo Rael creates a surprising plastic paradise under the sea
"...milieu conceived by Glass Half Full Theatre Artistic Director Caroline Reck and Indigo Rael for Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!,..."

June 1, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Peter and the Wolf Go to Texas
Lionheart Youth Theatre's new adaptation unites the music of Mother Falcon with the puppets of Glass Half Full Theatre
"...subject for the collaboration, Glass Half Full Artistic Director Caroline Reck suggested Peter and the Wolf, citing its familiarity..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: I Was Meant for the Stage
To learn which actors were destined for the theatre, watch how they hold the stage alone
"...And in that moment, any doubts that Caroline Reck, the owner of both foot and leg, was..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Gricelda Silva, Equal Parts Pragmatism and Whimsy
For five years, the actress has been among the busiest and best on Austin's stages
"...relationship, with Glass Half Full founder and Artistic Director Caroline Reck. Congrat­u­lat­ing Silva on her "BOA" win, Reck noted..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Glass Half Full Theatre's Don Quixote de La Redo
This imaginative spin on Cervantes tells of walls and the stories that inspire us to tear them down
"...thing's for certain about Glass Half Full Artistic Director Caroline Reck: Between her writing, designing, acting, and direction, she..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Missionary Position: Session 2
The intrepid women explorers of Glass Half Full Theatre make a welcome return, bringing bountiful laughs
"...I feel confident that after seeing the antics of Caroline Reck and Cami Alys in the second session of..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Thr3e Zisters
InThr3e Zisters, Salvage Vanguard disinters Chekhov's famous siblings in a beautiful, fascinating, cutting way
"...sisters are cast well – Heather Hanna as Olga, Caroline Reck as Masha, and SVT Artistic Director Jenny Larson..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Orchid Flotilla
Glass Half Full Theatre reveals moving artistry in silence, smallness, and subtlety
"...the performers and puppeteers who spin the evening's tale, Caroline Reck (who also conceived and directs Orchid) and Gricelda..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
"...those fomented by Hopkins, but by Glass Half Full's Caroline Reck and her amazing team, who brought the world..."

June 24, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!
This Trouble Puppet Theater production takes the philosophic battle between good and evil into the pro-wrestling ring
"...audience and easily garnering our emotional investment. Zac Crofford, Caroline Reck, Emily Ash, Michael Ferstenfeld, and Julie Moore fill..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...clever, witty use of household objects as puppets by Caroline Reck; and the vivacity of actor Gricelda Silva, who..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Caroline Reck, Cenicienta..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Cenicienta
Zach Theatre wondrously conjures the enchantment of Cinderella's tale and a child's imagination
"...with Teatro Vivo, with script by Rupert Reyes and Caroline Reck, who also directed, the production is rife with..."

May 15, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Simple Sundries
Glass Half Full's simple bird-meets-girl story is more complex than it appears
"...Glass Half Full Theatre Artistic Director Caroline Reck and Dority, who co-wrote the script, have layered..."

March 13, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatre Duos & Trios of 2014
Remembering a year in theatre in which performers distinguished themselves in twos and threes
"...8) CAROLINE RECK & GRICELDA SILVA IN THE ORCHID FLOTILLA (Glass..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Once There Were Six Seasons
Glass Half Full Theatre employs puppets to show us a series of visions of the Earth transformed by climate change
"...the several gorgeous, movable set-pieces courtesy of Artistic Director Caroline Reck, along with guest artists Amanda Maddock and Taylor..."

May 30, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Top 10 (+1) Theatrical Joys of 2012
Recalling a year of Shakespeare on bikes, masterful Miller, and a one-woman eco-soap
"...PUPPET THEATRE Connor Hopkins (Trouble Puppet Theater Company) and Caroline Reck (Glass Half Full Theatre) have done Jim Henson..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth
"...save for Zac Crofford, who stars as Macbeth, and Caroline Reck, as Lady Macbeth. Those two keep their faces..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

FupDuck
Glass Half Full Theatre's latest is sweeter and more uplifting than its PR suggests
"...they seem to curate them. Under the direction of Caroline Reck, FupDuck is a puppet show with a lot..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Fup Duck
Live music by the White Ghost Shivers made this puppet adaptation complete
"...modern, backwoodsy fable Fup, as directed by resident artist Caroline Reck for Trouble Puppet Theater Company...."

March 26, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Trouble Puppet Theater Company
A visiting puppeteer flies in with a show about a really wild duck
"...The first participant, Caroline Reck, is someone Trouble Puppet Artistic Director Connor Hopkins..."

March 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...and the Kansas City Swing Indigo Rael, Marie Antoinette Caroline Reck, Missionary Position, Session 2: Pleasure Journeys for the..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...(TIE)Am I White?, Adrienne Dawes Cenicienta, Rupert Reyes and Caroline Reck Dance..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Am I White?, Adrienne Dawes Cenicienta, Rupert Reyes and Caroline Reck DANCE..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 Reasons (+3) I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014
Valentines to theatre and comedic craft played a large part in making 2014 a memorable year in theatre
"...12) THE ORCHID FLOTILLA (Glass Half Full Theatre) Caroline Reck, crouched in a shopping cart, alone and adrift..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Caroline Reck and Glass Half Full Theatre More Perfect Union..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

HowlRound Spotlights Austin Theatre
The online national theatre journal devotes a week to Austin
"...in stage productions, "Hacking Theater in a Networked World." Caroline Reck of Glass Half Full Theatre has weighed in..."

April 18, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Attic Space
A husband and wife play out their decades-long marriage in this intriguing farewell from Palindrome Theatre
"...(designed by Tara Cooper, with puppetry action staged by Caroline Reck) and play out the same interactions they just..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...Caroline Reck, The Orchid Flotilla..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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