1-30 of 75 results, sorted by relevance | sort by date
Is the Hideout’s Improvised Play Festival Just Too Much to Deal With?
Three nights of shows from across the city, the nation, and … London?
"...Yeah: Thanks a lot, Improvised Play Festival, thanks one hell of a lot...."

April 14, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Improvised Play Festival Isn’t on Fire Downtown
The Hideout Theatre’s annual supercharging of improv is pretty hot tho
"...And although the Improvised Play Festival does bring in several talented troupes from..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Festival Flood
A brief guide to the 13 – count 'em, 13 – arts fests coming your way in April and May
"...Now that SXSW is behind us, the festivals can begin...."

April 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

No Idea Festival Q&A
Improvisational guru Chris Cogburn explains the matrix
"...In a festival-heavy town, No Idea is a breed apart. Now 14,..."

Feb. 16, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...drumkit, while the second, Drawing the Circle, records Bozzio playing tongue-on-the-floor tom rolls, cymbal splashes, and snare snaps over..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Old Settler's Music Festival Preview
Bluebonnets and bluegrass: the Old Settler's Music Festival, still picking, still grinning
"...For 21 years now, the Old Settler's Music Festival has marked the arrival of spring to Central Texas..."

April 18, 2008 Music Feature

Comedy Out the Wazoo and In Your Weekend: Now!
Unless you'd rather just, what, twiddle your thumbs until Moontower?
"...You know the Moontower Comedy Festival's coming up fast...."

April 9, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...local bands, and every few months, they congregate in festivals so well-established that they draw improvisers here from across..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin
As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny
"...sees an invasion of narrative-based improv troupes for the Improvised Play Festival at the Hideout Theatre. Then the last..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin's Improv Comedy Marathon 2014
Supposedly sane people, totally making shit up for 45 hours straight
"...Paul Normandin produces Wafflefest, and Thedward Blevins produces the Improvised Play Festival, and I've been producing this. And by..."

June 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
How Parallelogramophonograph survived Scotland and became a better improv troupe
"...the hundreds of other offerings at this ginormous arts festival you're performing in and instead come see your show,..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival makes more room for Austin's increasingly savvy audiences
"...When you hear about a local festival expanding – and what local festival isn't, in our..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

De-Spurring the Moment
The making of the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...for performers and audience alike. Try organizing a largish festival of improvisation that way, though. Try corralling and accommodating..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

OoBer Alles
A guide to the troupes of the 2006 Out of Bounds Improv Festival (aka OoB V)
"...Theatre, Foleyvision); scenes include their popular "24 (minutes)," an improvised parody of the TV thriller...."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...will be this year's opening night movie, today the festival confirmed it will close with the new adaptation of..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Gets Bigger, Stranger
Four films, three shorts, and an extra screen added
"...he would be holding the first Other Worlds Austin festival this Dec. 4-6, it was going to be a..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW 09 Film Lineup Announced
What's all the ruckus? Why, it's the SXSW Film lineup!
"...the complete lineup for the South by Southwest Film Festival popped up in our in-box. Sure, the fest doesn’t..."

Feb. 1, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Tonal Proximity
NMASS matured into Austin's foremost showcase of performance sound art, audiovisual improvisation, nonconformative music, and sensory installations
" explore music outside of the homogeneous summer music festival landscape," offers organizer Henna Chou. "[It fulfills] COTFG's mission..."

June 24, 2016 Music Feature by Conor Walker

Other Worlds Austin Finds the 'Dead Within'
Austin's newest film fest announces special preview screening
"...The 512's freshest film festival, Other Worlds Austin, may not even kick off until..."

Aug. 4, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Not Coming to a Network Near You
Q&A with ATX panelist & 'NTSF:SD:SUV' star Paul Scheer
"...ATX Television Festival panelist Paul Scheer talks about plastic surgeons, police procedurals,..."

May 29, 2012 Screens Post by Leah Churner

An Interview with Kevin Shields
The sonic architect deals with the past
"...that we would make a record first and then play live. And then Coachella in 2006 offered us to..."

April 16, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Those Crazy Kids Will Do Anything ...
"...else. Any further proof you might need was on display during this sellout screening and star-studded Q&A from the..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

FronteraFest Schedule
"...will feature a work that was commis-sioned by the playwrights organization Austin Script Works. The 2009 Short Fringe runs..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Arts Feature

The New Rites of Spring
The Last Word in Instrumental Rock
"...Argo, this handful of local visionaries assembled the Melodica Festival, a three-day event featuring 18 bands, some of them..."

April 27, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Alone in the Lab
FronteraFest gives solo performers plenty of room to experiment
" on the material she was developing for her improvised, one-woman show Let's Make Love Tonight! and a whole..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...of work by companies outside of Austin proper, and Improvised Production, recognizing mainstage projects by area improv troupes. Wimberley..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Torch of the Mystic
Sir Richard Bishop, keeper of the flame
"...ago and I spent some time at a Tantrik festival in Assam state, where they celebrate the annual menstruation..."

May 26, 2009 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Gung Ho
Q&A with punk priestess Patti Smith.
"...KGSR Program Director Jody Denberg had done with music festival headliner Tom Waits, who the longtime local deejay, writer,..."

March 31, 2000 Music Feature by Jody Denberg

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...of work by companies outside of Austin proper, and Improvised Production, recognizing mainstage projects by area improv troupes...."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Wilde Life
"...director Don Toner during his curtain speech at the play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. The..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

1   2   3     NEXT    3 »
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle