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Gay Place
'Tis the season to be prideful
"...May 31, 8pm; Fri., June 1, 7 & 10pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale. $5-30. www.groundfloortheatre.org...."

June 1, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Long live the long weekend
"...night this weekend, with CPR-ready lifeguards keeping the dance floor safe and sexy. Carry Illinois is dropping their latest..."

May 25, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Council: Come Get Loopy
Life on the dais, for quite a while
"...for No Sit/No Lie, testified as a member of Ground Floor Theatre, a group of people experiencing homelessness and..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

Different Stages’ Yankee Tavern
This production of Steven Dietz’s play offers a deep dive into what we choose to believe and a stimulating evening of theatre
"...The setting is a dive bar on the ground floor of an abandoned motel, somewhere in New York..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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

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

Gay Place
Coping, carrying on, and saying farewell
"...QPOC communities. Hosted by allgo. Sat., March 24, 12:30-4:30pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale. www.allgo.org...."

March 23, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Thoroughbreds
America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.
"...of elegantly crafted excursions, everything takes place in the ground floor of one or the other girl's home. Shades..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Seen / Soon: March 2
"...Western Region who shows a lifetime commitment to the theatre and to helping other theatre artists. The longtime director,..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Column

Queer Events to Come
A guide to Austin's poppin' parties, fests, and art shows
"...Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog with a knack for predicting spring’s arrival, has doomed..."

Feb. 12, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
Fear not, citizen! We’ll shield you against that mofo of a FOMO!
"...My Alien Children Are Trying To Kill Me at Ground Floor Theatre this weekend, and parents (and even happily..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Arts Post 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

Fantastic Fest Review: Thoroughbreds
Parlor games turn bloody in dark comedy
"...of elegantly crafted excursions, everything takes place in the ground floor of one or the other girl's home. Shades..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ground Floor Theatre's Long Comeback
With Gibberish Mostly, Lisa Scheps' company makes its long-awaited return to the stage scene
"...to 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

Playback: Starf**king SXSW
SXSW’s bubble burst? Sure, okay – if you say so. Leave the starfucking to us, then.
"...has propagated a sentiment that ATX's yearly arts breeding ground and bacchanal somehow tamped down. Less action means less..."

March 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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

The Q&A Hole: What’s the Worst Thing About Austin, Texas?
With Jen Cash, Sam Eidson, Shannon McCormick, Matt Oztalay, and more.
"...Ken Webster of Hyde Park Theatre: Besides the traffic, the worst thing about Austin is..."

Oct. 11, 2016 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: The Arts Commission Hustle
City group gets moving on policy plan for Austin creatives
"...Up first was Madge Darlington of the Rude Mechanicals theatre collective who reminded the commissioners that the very space..."

Aug. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

Drawing Around Obstacles
Molly Crabapple uses her skill as an illustrator to enhance her journalism
"...as staff artist at New York's the Box variety theatre, yet she argues that drawing patrons' portraits requires the..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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
"...in 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

Gay Place: Merry Soxmas
Ebony Stewart holds a sock drive as the holidays are upon us
"...in an epic pull-up contest! Sun., Dec. 27, 6-8pm. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale, 512/926-2203. $15, $10 in advance...."

Dec. 25, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

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

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

Gay Place: Grandma's Revenge
Rudolph was framed!
"...Look where you're going, Rudolph! Rude! The Underground Roller Derby babes give granny a chance at evening..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...sound-monitoring devices inside a room on the hotel's fourth floor and another directly outside, then took readings at 15-second..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Five Nights With Monsters
ATX Halloween week: Witches, werewolves, and haints, oh my!
"...the alternately creepy and campy Loren. Well, Weird City Theatre Company has brought that little chiller from screen to..."

Oct. 22, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Five Faces of Frankenstein
This Halloween, Austin serves up five freaky takes on Mary Shelley's mad doctor and his monster
"...Trouble Puppet Theatre Artistic Director Connor Hopkins thought Frankenstein would make a..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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