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Ground Floor Theatre's Long Comeback
With Gibberish Mostly, Lisa Scheps' company makes its long-awaited return to the stage scene
" resolve the code compliance issues that shut down Ground Floor Theatre, her performance venue on Springdale Road, in..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lisa Scheps' Ground Floor Theatre
The tireless advocate for the underserved has built a home for their stories
"...Classy and a bit sassy, this woman of the theatre stands at center and begins her melody, a symbolic..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Jenn Lewis

Ground Floor Theatre's Fun Home
Lisa Scheps’ production is invested with a level of care that makes this musical memoir movingly familiar
" perfect fodder for a company as ambitious as Ground Floor Theatre...."

Dec. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Ground Floor Theatre's White Rabbit Red Rabbit
In Nassim Soleimanpour’s play, what happens is as much a surprise for the actor as for the audience
"...You know how you go into a theatre and you often know nothing of the script, and..."

March 23, 2018 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ground Floor Theatre’s Gibberish Mostly
This production of Max Langert’s brave play breaks the silence about autism and the stigma and shame surrounding it
"...production, directed by Lisa Scheps (founder and co-director of Ground Floor Theatre), makes the most of Langert's smart script,..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Ground Floor Theatre's Dex & Abby
In this premiere production of Allan Baker's play, the bond of love between canines and humans is tenderly expressed
"...Despite its far-out premise, Ground Floor Theatre's world premiere, directed by Robert Tolaro, grounds..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Ground Floor Theatre's black do crack
In this new solo show, writer-performer Florinda Bryant shatters the myth that black women must go it alone
"...– she is surrounded by helping hands. black do crackGround Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Through March 2 Running..."

March 1, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ground Floor Theatre's There and Back
This new play by Raul Garza lets us spend a lifetime with an immigrant and all the decisions she makes
" and returns to the role here. For in Ground Floor Theatre's production, Garza and director Patti Neff-Tiven give..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ground Plan
Lisa Scheps' Christmas gift to the local stage scene is a new performance venue, Ground Floor Theatre
"...For most people who have run a theatre of their own, once is enough. The unrelenting pressures..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...imagery and deeply moving. In a year thick with theatre making the political personal, Jesus I. Valles' (Un)Documents and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Penfold Theatre's Crime and Punishment
In this stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel, a fascinating glimpse into the more twisted corners of the human mind
"...Penfold Theatre has done us the great service of mounting a..."

April 5, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Capital T Theatre's I and You
Lauren Gunderson's play uses Whitman's "Song of Myself" as a vehicle for two teens on the cusp of adulthood to explore identity
"...For most of the Capital T Theatre production, it feels like two precocious, prickly teenagers collaborating..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's Nevermore
In Jonathan Christenson's musical, Edgar Allan Poe's life is imagined as a spooky, entrancing dance of the spirits
"...(here co-produced by McKelvey's Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company), Poe and his partners never touch; their hands..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's Confessions of a Mexpatriate
Raul Garza's solo show tells us that finding your true self in another country isn't easy
"...characters he plays, as he demonstrated recently in the Ground Floor Theatre premiere of another Garza play, There and..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Capital T Theatre's Hir
The Capital T Theatre production of Taylor Mac's absurdist satire puts the front lines of combat inside an American home
"...current state – a cunning reveal in Capital T Theatre's staging, as the whole house rotates from exterior view..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Found in the Ground
Mother Falcon takes flight – past Paganini
"...the upper deck railings are lined, and the dance floor is a sea of bobbing heads. Crowds in both..."

July 30, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Empowering Queer People of Color Through Health and Wellness
allgo holds its second annual health fair
"...& Queer People of Color Health Fair at the Ground Floor Theatre on Saturday, March 24...."

March 23, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

2016 Long Fringe Canceled
Permit issue leads FronteraFest to shut down part of festival
"...Moore of ScriptWorks and Ken Webster of Hyde Park Theatre announced that the 2016 Long Fringe, scheduled for Jan...."

Jan. 22, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin
The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions
"...This past Friday, I was talking with a fellow theatregoer at the Mexican American Cultural Center about how that..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Feature by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Forever Plaid
Austin Theatre Project's staging of the popular musical hits all the right notes
"...Plaids, the concert venue happens to be Austin's new Ground Floor Theatre, with staging courtesy of Austin Theatre Project..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

FronteraFest: The Place to Start
Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' annual performance festival keeps giving artists a spot to launch a stage career in Austin
" Austin's annual arts calendar. For years, Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' unjuried jamboree of performances has followed the..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Jason Phelps & Co.'s Landfallen – the lost and found
This new work of dance-theatre takes us on journeys through wild wastes and personal histories, but leaves us in a place of hope
"...– the lost and found, a new work of dance-theatre by Jason Phelps & Co., we are conscious of..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Color Arc Productions' People of Color Christmas
With her new holiday comedy, theatre artist Christine Hoang makes a safe place for everyone
"...she isn't just tossing off the phrase. This Vietnamese-American theatre artist watched her share of TV holiday specials as..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Getting Political With The Tree Play and Robin Hood: An Elegy
Two new Austin plays tackle timely subjects
"...Theatre in summer can often feel like just a thicket..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"We'll Always Have 807 Congress"
The Raging of the Elements, or Indoor Theatre in Austin -- Al Fresco
"...and howling gusts of rain-laced wind roared into the theatre. Closing the doors by hand secured the closer a..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Excitingly Unpredictable
The best fringe since fashion week, FronteraFest 2015 promises a month of exhilarating alternative performance
"...of celebrating and events. January is when Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' FronteraFest begins, kicking off a month of..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Making Room to Play
Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city
"...Two things happen when a roomful of Austin theatre artists gather with no audience present: They start on..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Austin One-Minute Play Festival Is Back!
ScriptWorks presents another round of locally penned 60-second dramas – 70 staged back-to-back
"...annual Austin One-Minute Play Festival, running Aug. 17-19 at Ground Floor Theatre. Thirty-seven playwrights. Eight directors. Forty-plus actors. Seventy..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

All Over Creation: Wide Open Spaces
A new crop of arts venues is sprouting all over Austin
"...Gallery 702. ATM Gallery. Center for Creative Action. Permanent.Collection. Ground Floor Theatre. Lower Left Gallery...."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Gold n' George's For a Limited Time Only
In this lighthearted show, Natalie George, Heloise Gold, and their collaborators reacted to current events by exploring, inventing, playing
"...of those associations; they scraped their sneakers on gritty floors and repeatedly kicked an indestructible plastic garbage cart. Gold,..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

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