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The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...Austin’s Hidden Room theatre company is officially in cahoots with John..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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
"...In a secret room in Downtown Austin, Beth Burns and company are resuscitating..."

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

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

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
"...myself needing 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

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle
"...Terry and Robert Matney and the crafty crew of Hidden Room Theatre. And the speaking that's done, with Terry..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre
Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy
"...Ghosts and theatre have historically gone hand-in-supernatural-hand, from the ancient Roman works..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life
"...you favor in this latest theatrical adventure from the Hidden Room Theatre. An original creation by Artistic Director Beth..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...were to die for. 2) Refugia (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre Thinker
In the online dialogue about the art of the stage, Travis Bedard is a star
"...He's probably poring over a vast assortment of theatre blogs from around the world, but he might be..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Top 10 Reasons (+3) I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014
Valentines to theatre and comedic craft played a large part in making 2014 a memorable year in theatre
"...1) THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (National Theatre of Scotland/Texas Performing Arts) On a Bass Concert Hall..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2017
From monsters to mountains, wolves to wild horses, the year came alive with figures boldly created onstage
"...1) LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (National Theatre of Scotland/Texas Performing Arts)/THR3E ZISTERS (Salvage Vanguard Theater) In..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long-Distance Theatre
Position of the speakers may affect the quality of their operation
"...Know Him, He Lives in Texas, a work of theatre that hauls the ancient art form into the Age..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Raving About Theatre
A Swarm of Wily, Unruly Theatre Types Meet in the Heat
"...most clear about RAT is that it is about theatre and at least in part about bringing together people..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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 itself in..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

'Rose Rage'
Hidden Room Theatre leads us forward into the past
"...from the classical canon, and with her company the Hidden Room, Burns introduced Austin to Shakespeare staged in Original..."

July 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'The Girl With Time in Her Eyes'
Hidden Room Theatre lets SXSW Interactive play with time travel
"...and by "play," I mean literally a play. The Hidden Room Theatre, which took part in a panel talking..."

March 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Merry Devil of Edmonton
Hidden Room Theatre resurrects an odd comedy of Shakespeare's day
"...premiered – with the entertainment factor enhanced in the Hidden Room Theatre's staged reading by Ryan Crowder's suavity as..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The History of King Lear
A long-reviled revision of Shakespeare's tragedy proves fascinating as revived by the Hidden Room Theatre
"...today. And therein lies the initial fascination of the Hidden Room Theatre's latest deep-dive into theatrical arcana: Artistic Director..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Edinburgh Festivals
If it's August, this must be Scotland, say three Austin arts groups
"...dog days mean Scotland. Every August sees another area theatre company, solo performer, improv troupe, or school group jumping..."

July 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Der Bestrafte Brudermord
As realized by the Hidden Room, this German puppet version of 'Hamlet' is as much Monty Python as Shakespeare
"...York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh www.hiddenroomtheatre.com Through Feb. 8 Running time: 1 hr., 15 min...."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

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

Matney vs. Cancer – FIGHT!
Artists and supporters from across Austin's theatre community unite behind actor Robert Matney to KO the Big C
"...look at how companies and indviduals from across the theatre community have swarmed to the aid of Robert Matney,..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year
"...JOHN FAUSTUS ON THIS HIS FINAL EVENING (Capital T Theatre) Cap T's Mickle Maher twofer of these hilarious and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014
The 'Fix' was in at the 40th theatre awards ceremony
"...– that's now how I'll think of our local theatre awards after hearing their title mangled by the 2014..."

Nov. 4, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
"...was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span and announced the nominees for the..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span and announced the nominees for the..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

One-Two Cancer KO
Two benefits working to deliver a knockout to the Big C
"...but this week a pair of benefit efforts from theatre artists aim to put the Big C on the..."

July 17, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, visual arts, and theatre...."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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