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Race to Innovation
With $1,000 each and eight weeks, five teams compete to take theatre to a new level
"...production from scratch. Five of the teams have a theatre focus; the sixth is a combination of theatre artists..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Deus Ex Analysis
Tutto Theatre's 'Zeus in Therapy' gives new voice to the late, great UT classics prof, Douglass Stott Parker
"...Now Tutto Theatre Company has turned that unfinished cycle of wild, comedic..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

The Last Five Years
Penfold Theatre's remount of The Last Five Years tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish
"...The Last Five YearsTrinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity Through April..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

The Secret History of Tuna
Tuna isn't the only Texas town with which actor-writers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears can be closely identified. Austin has played a significant role in the development of their town, and in return Sears and Williams have changed the face of the capital city.
"...And rightly so. It's through Tuna that these two theatre artists have received their greatest attention: playing Broadway, appearing..."

April 12, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...Planet Theatre: Tomorrowland..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Tying the Knot: A Drama
Yes, the merger of Austin's Paramount Theatre and State Theater Company is a business affair, but since theatres traffic in stories, human dramas that talk to us about life, this historic event deserves to be looked at as a story, the story of a wedding between two neighbors.
"...merger. Think wedding. Yes, the union of the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts and the State Theater Company..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All the Way to State
A high school play contest might not sound like a big deal, but it is to the 18,000 students in 1,200 schools across Texas who participate in the state's UIL one-act play every year -- and here's a look at why.
" empty anymore, and an official with the University Interscholastic League (UIL) will make the announcement Humphrey is waiting..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

Putting Himself 'Out Here'
Theatre Arts and English teacher Rick Garcia has put himself "out here," on Austin's fringes, n the off-the-map, lost-worldness of Johnston High School, to reach out to some of the poorest kids in one of Austin's most neglected neighborhoods and make a difference through that rare and vital cocktail: art and education.
", lost-worldness of Johnston High School where he teaches Theatre Arts and English to some of the poorest kids..."

March 9, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

A Question of Equity
Is It Time for Austin Actors To Go Union? And Vice Versa?
"...might be the most nerve-racking for all concerned. The company has worked on the play for weeks, and this..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Scavenging for Home
The NATObombing of Belgrade provoked playwright Lisa D'Amour to examine the intention behind her art and reasons for being an artist.
"...previous fall, studying with Dah Teatar, the powerhouse collaborative theatre company that wowed audiences in Austin during the 1996..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Lisa D'Amour

A Night at The Opera: Artists Sing Out at Arts Commision
"...minutes at the largely inaudible allocation meeting of the theatre panel -- ostensibly a public hearing, yet barely that..."

June 18, 1999 Arts Feature

Poetry in Emotion
Katherine Catmull never intended to pursue a career in acting. In fact, she seriously avoided it for as long as she could, choosing instead to earn her degree in English literature. Why is revealed in this profile of one of Austin's most sophisticated and literate performers.
"...her life, was made powerful and real by an actress who has undergone her own transformation into one of..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Directors' Festival 1997: One-act Wonders
"...The Acting Studio, through May 24 Running Time: 2 hrs..."

May 23, 1997 Arts Review

The premiere production of the City Theatre Company is excellent – a simple and powerful staging of Bryony Lavery's Frozen, a difficult drama about a serial killer and forgiveness
"...The City Theatre Company, through Nov. 26..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Our readers talk back.
"...a serious conflict of interest with one of your theatre reviewers, Barry Pineo. If he is an ethical man,..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Column

A busy summer for Austin artists.
"...about creating a work for his White Oak Dance Company. Hay spent three weeks in June with the company..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Cultural Coolness Around Texas This Month
"...African and Caribbean ancestral roots that would come to characterize the exotic spirit of the Twenties. "Rhapsodies in Black:..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Arts Feature

Young Guns and Typewriters
"...monthly publications; even the legislature gets in on the act every other year. The local theatre scene boasts strong,..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Arts Feature

Getting Online With Art
"...Aspen, New Orleans, and Atlanta before returning to town last year as Curator of American and Contemporary Art for..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Arts Column

The Play's the Thing
Nine local directors on the secrets of season selection
"..."To every thing there is a season." In the theatre, the turning of these seasons can tell us a..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

FronteraFest Schedule
"...The Short Fringe at Hyde Park Theatre..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Arts Feature

Mother Courage
Melba Martinez's legacy at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
"...tenure as artistic director of the Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Tackling epic works like the nine-hour Pulitzer Prize-winning drama..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not Just Another Pretty Face
With the Naughty Austin theatre company, there's more than meets the eye.
"...a mister under all that pancake and padding. In fact, all the gals in this title hunt are really..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nonunion Actors: Raising It a Notch
"...For every Equity actor in Austin, there are scores of nonunion actors. Some..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

"...As you may recall from last week's column, in what feels a lot like one..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Arts Column

On the Stage, On the Screen: Austin's Theatres Embrace a Virtual Future
Ahead of Austin Playfest and the All Together Now! Revue, directors and producers discuss the challenges and potential they've found online
"...The rumors of the death of virtual theatre have been greatly exaggerated...."

Nov. 12, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Knot a Secret
After 17 years, playwright Hank Schwemmer is finally getting seen
"...excitement. But Woodwork: A Hank Schwemmer Collection, which the company Paper Chairs has put together and is currently running..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hedda Games
Two productions take a new look at Ibsen's troubled and troubling heroine
" warrants a spoiler alert – is her defining act as a character. But though it comes at the..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Emperor Jones
"...artist can't help but share his love for the theatre with audiences and fellow artists. It is a love..."

April 30, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

A Talent for Deception
When Joey Hood is onstage, you want to buy whatever he's selling
"...Joey Hood is backstage at Hyde Park Theatre, doing those last-minute things that actors do before a..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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