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Ethan Hawke Pens a Valentine to Theatre in A Bright Ray of Darkness
His new novel is also a prayer for the stage and a reminder of the healing power of performance
"...to a Lear he saw at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, one with Hal Holbrook as the king. Then..."

April 23, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How Fugitive Pieces Became Fugitive Dreams
Jason Neulander takes the trip from stage to screen for his feature debut
"...but used the intimate setting of the Hyde Park Theatre to mount the Austin premiere of Fugitive Pieces, a..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Painted Bird
Jerzy Kosinski's brutal novel of Nazi-occupied Poland loses none of its inhumanity
"...The Painted Bird is theatre of cruelty at its most literal. Brutally faithful to..."

July 17, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle
He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.
"...go through the whole of every society on the globe. Two hundred years ago, did we believe in the..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Qmmunity: Less Hateful Chicken
Plus drag dance parties, queerotica, and Thanksgiving-themed storytelling
"...works. Hopefully, it's a sign that people across the globe are becoming allies. But for LGBTQ Texans, who fought..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

From the Fonz to Gene Cousineau: Henry Winkler's Career of Fearless Reinvention
The man who defined cool on the changing demands of acting, being an icon, and the joy of fly fishing
"...TV, film, and stage. His recent Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated performance as acting coach Gene Cousineau in HBO's Barry..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hidden Room Theatre's The Duchess of Malfi
In staging John Webster's revenge tragedy, the company strikes a delightful balance between historical authenticity and genuine emotion
"...this sort of versatility when discussing the Hidden Room Theatre's production of The Duchess of Malfi...."

Oct. 11, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Qmmunity: “The category is love, y’all, love”
Plus trailblazing trans choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to Austin and Lez B In Touch says so long summer
"...the history-making show. Porter, who also received a Golden Globe nom for his alter ego Pray Tell, became the..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: 2020 Hopefuls Tackle Queer Rights Convo
Gender Unbound, AIDS Walk with Big Freedia, Butch Queen, and more
"...creators. Aside from mind-blowing visuals from creators spanning the globe, attendees can also expect a full lineup of poetry,..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Last Act Theatre's Seven
In this documentary play, seven women from around the world tell stories that are tragically familiar
"...their stories, each from a different spot on the globe, each from a different culture, but all sharing a..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Qmmunity: Queers Who Inspire Us
Plus trans-centric theatre, queer comedy, and the return of aGLIFF
"...TRANSom From the wonderful minds at Ground Floor Theatre comes a new work created by (and for) trans..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

All Is True
"Who is it that can tell me who I am?" Not this Shakespeare biopic.
"...in London. This was in 1613, soon after Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burned down when one of the prop cannons..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...kinds, art songs, operas, cantatas, scores for dance and theatre works, soundtracks for films – several hundred over the..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain
This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever
"...With their latest performance piece, the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective creates a broad portrait of time and nature...."

April 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen
From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure
"...stations you don't want but can't stomach losing Masterpiece Theatre, the new wave of digital antennas brings back the..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Paranormal Activity
Four places to check out if you ain't afraid of no ghosts
"...hometown: Ghosts of the Orpheum, set in a historic theatre, and The Lost Graves of Sioux Falls, investigating deaths..."

Oct. 10, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Walsh The lives of four women from across the globe are radically changed by their deep love of boy..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Events to Help Queer Up Your Autumn
As the temperatures cool, the queers come out to play
"...and more than 100 LGBTQ-focused films from across the globe. Can’t swing a full badge? One-off tickets are sometimes..."

Aug. 30, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

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

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

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...East, leading them to lump a portion of the globe and all its inhabitants into one big festering mass..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Queer Events to Come
A guide to Austin's poppin' parties, fests, and art shows
"...Community Healing QPOC Health Fair (March 24, Ground Floor Theatre, 12:30-4:30pm). An afternoon event brought to you by allgo...."

Feb. 12, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Bomb City Retells the Tensions Behind the Killing of a Texas Punk
Brian Deneke’s life and death story comes to local screens
"...Jan. 23 for its first hometown screening. The Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts is a space usually..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...Darren Foster Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...don't have to go to London to see the Globe Theatre associated with William Shakespeare, because the original was..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Don Hertzfeldt and His “World of Tomorrow”
Austin animator screens his acclaimed shorts
"...orderlies – hence the chaise longues ringing the operating theatre – and a dazzling white light reminiscent of the..."

Nov. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Project ATX6
The city’s unofficial music ambassador program turns 4 thanks to the sweat equity of founder Chris Brecht
"...to play a series of music festivals around the globe. [inset-1-right]..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Readers Poll at a Glance
Voter stats, plus the funniest/weirdest reader comments
"...the commonwealth of D.C., and from all over the globe, including São Paulo, Surrey, Belfast, Berlin, Montreuil, and Montreal...."

Nov. 3, 2017 Features Feature

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

The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
"...group had made a name for itself (ambitious young theatre collective whose members work hard and play hard), but..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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