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Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Shark,' 'Red Winds,' and the Globe
Three personal projects need your help
"...From a theatre remembered from childhood to a mother's fear for her..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

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
"...oblivion. Burns and her team in the Hidden Room Theatre have been focused on a mystery: the unexplored practices..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

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
"...one. This evening's lesson, provided by the Hidden Room Theatre, is on how to produce, direct, and perform the..."

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

Blue Theatre
Despite fire damage, the Eastside venue's managers say the show will go on
"...One word you never want to hear associated with theatre: fire. It's laid waste to too many stages throughout..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

World Theatre Day
On March 27, you may encounter theatre where you least expect it
"...This Saturday, March 27, get ready for theatre to come out of the theatre and into your..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's The Antipodes
A ton of tales enliven this play by Annie Baker, but what do they tell us about the state of storytelling?
"...In Hyde Park Theatre's staging, the stories spun around the sturdy, stylish conference..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Penfold Theatre’s Around the World in 80 Days
This original, gender-bending theatrical take on Jules Verne’s adventure tale is a grand story told with delightful imagination
"...gentlemen: How long does it take to circumnavigate the globe? A woman, one Phyllida Fogg, declares that she could..."

June 23, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Zach Theatre’s Ann
Holland Taylor captures every nuance of Ann Richards in this magnificent production
"...soldier, I spent the next 16 years hopping the globe, spending no more than a couple of years in..."

April 29, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Working Vacations
Theaterless Theater Corps, Rude Mechanicals, KAIROS! Co.
"...Ice Factory '99, Soho Think Tank's festival of fringe theatre, rocks the City That Never Sleeps this summer, three..."

July 9, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Shakespeare Festival: Playing in a theatrical mecca
A dream comes true for the Austin Shakespeare Festival when it gets to perform the Bard's As You Like It in Richard Garriott's replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
"...visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and see his Globe Theatre, the wooden "O" on the River Thames that..."

April 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Shakespeare Around Austin
Productions this fall show us there's no limit to how the Bard's plays get done
"...For three nights on the stage of the McCullough Theatre (and one night in the Theater Barn of the..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Until the Light Takes Us
This music documentary chronicles the history, ideology, and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal.
"...commercially viable music genre heard and patronized around the globe. Kiss’ face paint is now black metal’s corpse paint,..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela
A fascinating, confounding documentary portrait of the "longest running religious festival in history" – the Kumbh Mela in Prayag, India, a 70 million-strong, once-every-12-years event.
"...attracted the Hindu faithful from all corners of the globe (the Americans included here all seem to be appropriately..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Salt of the Earth
The amazing work of photographer Sebastião Salgado is scrutinized in this doc
"...is a genius behind the camera. The years of globe-trotting to the most horrific places on Earth catch up..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The First To Question
Remembering the ultimate theatre historian, Oscar Brockett, 1923-2010
"...impossible, but consider this: His books History of the Theatre and The Essential Theatre have been standard texts in..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Search Through the Skies
The new musical Jouét represents a journey not only for the title character, a pop star in search of a home, but one for Austin composer Allen Robertson and for the city's Zachary Scott Theatre Center, which is producing its first original musical.
"...thesis when he was getting his masters in children's theatre at UT -- that is titled The Journey. And..."

April 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Home for Heroes (and Others)
Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill. But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard labor, they have created one of Austin's most user-friendly theatre spaces.
"...thorough cleaning of the interior, as they readied the theatre for opening earlier this year, turned up such artifacts..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature by Phil West

Looking for Richard
"...to visit the place of Shakespeare's birth and the Globe Theatre. His point is that understanding Richard III -..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gold Fever
"...explores the human obsession with the precious metal. The globe-trotting movie follows a modern-day prospector in the Yukon, who..."

Sept. 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Waves Coming to Shore
No artist in the last 50 years has combined dance, theatre, music, scenery, and costume into epic spectacles like Pina Bausch, and as this German visionary returns to Austin Dawn Davis explores her work and her impact on the city's Johnson / Long Dance Company.
"...-- no artist matched the revolutionary integration of dance, theatre, music, scenery, and costume into large-scale spectacles like visionary..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

Delicious Collisions
What a difference a year makes with Ann Ciccolella at Austin Shakespeare's helm
"...its viability. After all, theatrical tradition suggests that failing theatre companies often produce the infamously unlucky tragedy in a..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Billy Shakes, Superstar
"...them in at the new incarnation of his Old Globe Theatre (as exact a re-creation of the Elizabethan playhouse..."

April 23, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Vodka, Fucking, and Television'
For Breaking String's latest show, the whole world is watching
"...me to discourage someone from actually going to the theatre in order to see something on a small screen,..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Season Selection Case Study
ZACH's Topfer Theatre
"...is the question faced by the artistic leadership of theatres across the globe every year. And what these leaders..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Articulations
Neighborhood Watch
"...Catmull performing in, opening this week at Hyde Park Theatre), and while Catmull admits that "at the moment it..."

March 6, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Being There
"...mother over the phone. The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, I’d thought, where last November free jazz maverick Charles..."

Nov. 19, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Austin Dance
Some Austin dance artists will be getting out of town this summer – way out of town: Innsbruck, Jacob's Pillow, and Hong Kong – thanks to special invitations
"...thanks to special invitations. The students in Dance Repertory Theatre, UT's performing ensemble for dance majors, are currently in..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
What's in a Name?
"...comes from the community and from the field of theatre. The Friends of the Summer Musical, which has long..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

WaffleFest 2015
For the 14th year, the Hideout Theatre brings 25 troupes together for a toasty mix of improv and free waffles
"...runs the description on the website for the Hideout Theatre on Congress in Downtown Austin...."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fusebox Festival 2018 Is Still (In Part) Available for You
Didn’t make early reservations? Wait, wait, check this out –
"...salons filled with creative savants from all over the globe, curated and produced by Ron Berry and his hardworking..."

April 16, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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