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Zachary Scott Theatre Center: Enter stage left, a new managing director
After a national search, the Zachary Scott Theatre Center found its new managing director, Elisbeth Challener, right in its own back yard
"...When the Zachary Scott Theatre Center went hunting for a new managing director to..."

June 22, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...the B. Iden Payne Awards Council Monday. When the theatre group announced the nominees for the 2016-17 season, Doctuh..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Taking the World Stage
How more theatre made Here is getting Out There and what that means
"...Exhibit A: An Austin-born theatre piece wows audiences from Galway, Ireland, to Seattle, snags..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre
When is violence in theatre too much?
"...This past June, a Chicago theatre company became the focus of national attention when the..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Theatre's Great Historian The Essential Oscar
"...Austin theatre has many heroes who are diligent and accomplished but..."

Dec. 8, 1995 Arts Feature

Theatre in the Round (Rock)
Penfold Theatre makes its entrance up north – where it's always wanted to be
"...The past decade has seen more than 50 theatre companies spring from the fertile soil of our creative..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...1. On average, how many productions does the Austin theatre community mount or present in Austin during a year?..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Raving About Theatre
A Swarm of Wily, Unruly Theatre Types Meet in the Heat
"...arguments, lengthy meals, laughter, parties, gossip, drinking, and, if anyone thinks of it, bowling, all in the name of..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Theatre Work Puts Attendees on the Trail of Notorious Art Thieves
Hit the streets and get to the bottom of this Art Heist
"...Austin’s Paramount Theatre just became the scene of one of the most..."

Oct. 15, 2020 Arts Post by Gerrard Hanly

Gateway Theatre Project's Ghosts
This site-specific staging immerses its small audiences in Ibsen's bleak, tragic world via an Austin home
"...With its maiden-voyage production, Ghosts, the recently established Gateway Theatre Project brings Henrik Ibsen's heavy domestic drama to the..."

March 6, 2020 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Capital T Theatre's It Is Magic
This captivating staging of Mickle Maher's comedy debates theatre's enchantments where Macbeth meets "The Three Little Pigs"
"...Big Bad Wolf. She's called Tim down to the theatre basement for another audition – this is, like, his..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Groundswell Theatre Company's Bear Eats Bear
This site-specific audio work puts the audience in a postapocalyptic world to show how central art is to the human experience
"...of the traditional performance spaces from a city, and theatre companies wind up making some crazy stuff...."

Nov. 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Hyde Park Theatre's My Season With the Astros, Expos, and Phillies
One man's sports obsession becomes a charming one-act exploration into mediocrity
"...Ken Webster – actor/director/producing artistic director at Hyde Park Theatre in Central Austin – also has a black box..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Dance Repertory Theatre's 2019 Fall for Dance
In works ranging from tender to tense, the student dancers in the UT Department of Theatre & Dance embodied the spirit of "I can do anything"
"...them students in the University of Texas Department of Theatre & Dance, were tearing up the stage of the..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's The Flick
Annie Baker's drama movingly shows us that the drama in a movie theatre isn't only on the screen
"...and ultimately just as meaningful and heartbreaking as the ones played out in light and shadow...."

July 22, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'
Tongue and Groove Theatre revives an odd little show that's truly dreamy
"...One of those was a little offering from Tongue and..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards Goes Digital
The Long Center’s annual celebration of excellence in high school musical theatre moves center stage to center screen
"...The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Award show is like a mash-up of the Tony..."

May 29, 2020 Arts Feature by Nataleah Small

Subject to Control
American Berserk Theatre's debut is a heady, funny treat, smuggling heavy ideas in a light package
"...Subject to ControlSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Through June 4 Running time: 1 hr., 40 min...."

May 27, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Jurassic World
Bigger isn’t necessarily better
"...brontosauruses of Spielberg’s monstrously entertaining 1993 original. The skin tones and rolling musculature of the 20-odd species of DNA-recombinant..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Zach Theatre's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette
In tracking one couple's affair, this production shows us how love is an imperfect art
"...The electricity between their locking eyes lights up Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage. "Because I know your every need before..."

May 17, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Hyde Park Theatre's Lungs
The company has gathered all the right people for this beautiful, painful, timely tale of a man and a woman in a dying world
" fear of the future. Humanity has survived plagues, world wars, and threats of nuclear holocaust. Perhaps what marks..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Government Inspector at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
The St. Edward's University Theatre Department delivers Gogol's Russian satire with gigagags at top speed
"...remainder of the show is a juggernaut of gags, one-liners, and cleverly written circular comedy as Hlestakov realizes his..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Last Act Theatre's Seven
In this documentary play, seven women from around the world tell stories that are tragically familiar
"...One by one, they tell their stories, each from a..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way
"...Capital T Theatre brings yet another Mickle Maher play (two short plays,..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Building the Wall
UT Department of Theatre & Dance rushes to get Robert Schenkkan's timely political drama onstage
" stage a script that the UT Department of Theatre & Dance promotes as having been written in "'a..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Ghost World
Brilliant portrait of teen anomie is based on the underground comic book by Daniel Clowes.
"...Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban and Teri Garr. Ghost World's Enid (Birch), a recent high-school grad, is a character..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fallout Theatre Hosts Hardass Trivia Tournament of Champions
Comedy competition of cultural arcana comes to Twitch
"...So, yes, the Fallout Theatre’s been shuttered for all these pandemic months, and that’s..."

Nov. 2, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Zach Theatre's Evita
Zach Theatre's polished revival offers food for thought in this season of campaigns and debates
"...see the rise and fall of a past leader, one who inspired real fervor rather than tired cynicism...."

Oct. 23, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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
"...Isaac thought he was leaving the war zone when he made it home from his three-year tour..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

This Is America: Part One
Zach's Notes From the Field cast on living black
"...the school-to-prison pipeline by Anna Deavere Smith – Zach Theatre was able to have four local actors play the..."

Feb. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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