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Amplify Austin Is Needed Now, More Than Ever
This annual fundraising program amplifies the arts
"...arts," says Ken Webster, head honcho of Hyde Park Theatre, "we've had a 58% cut in funding this year..."

March 5, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
Austin's classical music radio station has a new building where people can see the sounds
"...hallway running the length of the building on the ground floor, with virtually no natural light infiltrating the studios..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top Nine in Visual Art of 2020, Plus One Exceptional Other
Wayne Alan Brenner chooses outstanding visual artistry that made this year a feast, save for one performative and culinary experience that was the cherry on top
"...but that's not why he had a show at Ground Floor Theatre as COVID-19 invaded, now has a show..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Local Comedian Prepares New Show for CBS in Shuttered Venue
Laura de la Fuente gets in on the Ground Floor
"...at Dusk at ColdTowne, is the inaugural performer for Ground Floor Theatre's new artist-in-residence program. And, because sometimes good..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

New Solo Performance Shows How Black Mothers Are Left Doubly Unprotected by the Constitution
Taji Senior's amendment puts the country’s foundational document on trial
"...it, but not in the same way most other theatres were producing work in socially distanced times. The Zoomscape..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

This Is Who We Are #12: Tapestry Dance Company's Rhythm … of a Life
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...Rhythm ... of a Life Paramount Theatre Feb. 27..."

May 27, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...versions of some events Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards 4/15 – canceled Landmarks: Art All Night 3/26..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Sad Girls Productions' So Lucky
This world premiere from a brand-new company lacks polish, but it does honor its community’s stories
"...the past, when it seemed like going to the theatre on opening night during a pandemic wasn't a bad..."

March 20, 2020 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Right This Minute: See So Lucky, Live
Lucky Chaos and Sad Girls, streaming their new show for your eyes lonely
"...most urgent hankering to see … some local live theatre right now?..."

March 15, 2020 Arts Post by W. A. Brenner

Austin Area Cancellations and Other COVID-19 Updates
Gov. Abbott declares statewide public health disaster
"...reassess the performance situation after this weekend. • Penfold Theatre has postponed its production of the one-man show Vincent,..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by James Renovitch

So Lucky Makes Space for Asian Americans Onstage
Sad Girls Productions' new play hopes to create connections within the community
"...Asian American Culture Committee and the Creative Arts + Theatre Committee. It reinforced the importance of that event and..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: SUGA
Travis Coe performs his personal solo work with rigorous grace
"...SUGA rips raw in an equally grounded and heightened solo show featuring Travis Coe of Double..."

March 5, 2020 Arts Post by Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

Review: Single Black Female
Lisa B. Thompson's play preaches from a Nineties perch
"...Female is stuck in the Nineties. Currently running at Ground Floor Theatre under the direction of Matrex Kilgore, this..."

Feb. 26, 2020 Arts Post by Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

Is FronteraFest Even Half Human?
Two local brothers deck the Long Fringe walls at Ground Floor Theatre
"...Ah, the Brothers Torres, Vincent X. and Eric, better..."

Jan. 23, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wayne Alan Brenner's 10 Favorite Arts-Related Things of 2019
Kinetic performances and galleries mounting great show after great show kept the year exciting
"...3) GHOST QUARTET (Penfold Theatre Company) Dave Malloy's complex musical ghost tale was a..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Looking back, enjoying gelato, and the return of Middle School Dance Party
"...production is fully deaf-inclusive. Through Dec. 21. Wed.-Sat., 8pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale #122. $5-45. www.groundfloortheatre.org...."

Dec. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre's Next to Normal
In this collaboration between the two companies, having signing actors and speaking actors perform side by side provides a uniquely engaging experience
"...In keeping with Ground Floor Theatre's stated mission of theatre for underrepresented communities,..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Video Festival Reaches 5
Local DIY videos mingle with the big leagues, Austin Music Commission forecasts 2020, and Federico Pacheco leads KOOP into its next quarter-century
"...opened it up to worldwide submissions and screened Beyoncé's groundbreaking Lemonade. Last year, they finally hopped to a winter..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Qmmunity: Less Hateful Chicken
Plus drag dance parties, queerotica, and Thanksgiving-themed storytelling
"...on all things Dolly. Thu., Nov. 21, 8pm. Sellers Underground, 213 W. Fourth. Free...."

Nov. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

2019 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Five shows share top honors with four awards each
"...For many in Austin's theatre community, they will remember, remember the fourth of November,..."

Nov. 6, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

TILT Performance Group's Pandora: Life Outside the Box
This world premiere of Allen Robertson's musical releases kindness and joy into the world
"...upbeat attributes from the misfits peopling the stage at Ground Floor Theatre. After all, their greeting to the audience..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Qmmunity: Lez Get Spooky
Plus commemorating Intersex Awareness Day and Halloween vibes
"...Fang-tastic drag, drinks, and bites! Thu., Oct. 31, 6:30-10:30pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale #122. $25-35. www.citytheatreaustin.org...."

Oct. 25, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

10 of Austin's Best Halloween and Día de los Muertos Parties and Events for 2019
These haunted listings won't be here long
"...light show, dance troupes, and holographic spirits roaming the grounds. Thu., Oct. 31, 7pm. $50-150. Carson Creek Ranch, 9501..."

Oct. 16, 2019 Chron Events Post

Paper Chairs' Plano
Paper Chairs' production gets inside the heads of three sisters over a decade that races by in a breakneck 90 minutes
"...designer) has made it work, and that's in the Ground Floor Theatre, a tall and wide performance space that..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: The Big Cheese
Jessi Cape hosts and talks veganism and Plano with Wayne Alan Brenner
"...the Texas premiere of Will Arbery’s Plano playing at Ground Floor Theatre – by local theatre group Paper Chairs...."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Post by Jessi Cape

Paper Chairs Makes Theatre With a Little Lone Star Surregionalism
The Texas premiere of Will Arbery’s Plano play knows place like home
"...2) nicely in sync with this new show at Ground Floor Theatre – and with the company's concept of..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: It Takes a Village
Plus new queer music, queer history dishing, and the return of Gender Unbound
"...party with DJ Eye Q. Second Fridays, 9pm. Sellers Underground, 213 W. Fourth. Free...."

Sept. 13, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Fangirling Over Austin’s Queer Film Fest
Plus make marriage with p1nkstar and Y2K, and Erica Nix promises no cults
"...31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Wed., Aug. 28, 8pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale #122. $5-40...."

Aug. 23, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

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..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Causing Trouble as We Smiled: A Dusty Story
Playwright Timothy Braun remembers the canine companion who changed his life
"...night of the festival, was thrown out of Zach Theatre on account of being a dog but welcomed by..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Feature by Timothy Braun

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