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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

Top 10 Reasons I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2013
Austin thespians played for keeps, with boundless commitment and imagination, in the year's most memorable theatre
"...1) 'SLIP RIVER' (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance/Cohen New Works Festival) Spiriting its audience beneath..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics' Table Awards 1998
"...On Tuesday, June 2, the Austin Theatre Critics' Table presented its sixth annual awards for achievement..."

June 5, 1998 Arts Feature

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...to conjure dread in the heart of a poor theatregoer. It suggests self-proclaimed artistes in black turtlenecks spewing stream-of-consciousness..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Agnes & Alfred: A Relationship Forged in Fire
Steve Moore and Carlos Treviño's Physical Plant Theatre Returns
"...is why, if you spout a generality like "Oh, theatre totally sucks," you're an idiot. That's because, due to..."

Sept. 24, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Six Degrees of Ron Berry
With another acting job in a new play, his own new theatre about to open, his own stage company that champions theatre as something fun as well as substantive, and a lot of friends to help him make "good stuff" onstage, is Ron Berry the Happiest Man in Austin?
"...into the Off Center to review the production of Physical Plant Theatre's Fatigue, I noted a pair of tuxedo-bedecked..."

June 16, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Payne Pleasures 2004
Sam Bass Theatre's Forever Plaid took top honors at the 30th anniversary B. Iden Payne Awards
"...B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in local theatre from August 2003 through July 2004. The ceremony, marking..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Get Physical
"...for a program of theatrical training that combines strenuous physical work with intensive explorations into the definitions of theatre,..."

July 11, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Rats Saving a Sinking Ship
America's Alternative Theatres Unite
"...into a rough circle to invoke a new American theatre...."

Oct. 13, 1995 Arts Feature

Waterfalls and Sea Changes
The former and current artistic directors of Austin Script Works discuss new plays, local theatre, and the writer's voice
"...I went to Europe in 1996 and did English-language theatre. ... And while I was over there, I realized..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

"We'll Always Have 807 Congress"
The Raging of the Elements, or Indoor Theatre in Austin -- Al Fresco
"...and howling gusts of rain-laced wind roared into the theatre. Closing the doors by hand secured the closer a..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Live Feed
Jason Phelps turns to his theatrical past to nourish the present with a Feast of My Heart
"...See, Phelps came to town when theatre here was undergoing a generational shift. In the early..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Won't You Come In?
For four years, playwright Lisa D'Amour and director Katie Pearl have forged an uncommon bond with audiences through the welcoming, intimate quality of their theatre work. They've also forged an uncommon bond with each other, a mutually fulfilling creative partnership that will continue for the rest of their lives.
"...Lisa D'Amour and Katie Pearl aren't just theatre artists. They're hostesses of the stage. When these two..."

May 11, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Entrances & Exits
Comings and Goings on the Theatre Scene
"...the characters in the ongoing drama we call Austin theatre. Each season sees the arrival of actors, directors, designers,..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Arts Feature

Bottom's Dream: chokecherry
"...of Erik Ehn's chokecherry that this exceptional Los Angeles theatre company is bringing to town for FronteraFest 2000. "James..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Capital T Theatre had a reason to crow at the Austin Critics..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Entranced
Remembering one who fascinated us all: Karen Kuykendall, 1937-2007
"...Former director of the Paramount Theatre, actor..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

... And the 'West' is History
How Big State Productions' little monologue show changed Austin theatre
"...The Chronicle theatre listings for Nov. 1, 1985, give no real indication..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Power and Light
A guide to 10 new companies that are charging up Austin's theatre scene
"...influx of new small arts groups that re-energize the theatre scene. The early and mid-Nineties saw the arrival of..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Nonunion Actors: Raising It a Notch
"...working for the big companies such as Zachary Scott Theatre Center or the State Theater while retaining their rights..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2006 (A Hierarchical List)
"...1) American Fiesta (State Theatre Company) Steven Tomlinson's theatrical ode to cookware and relationships..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Fuse Is Lit
The lineup for Fusebox Festival 2013 has been announced
"...dance by Deborah Hay, music by line upon line, theatre by Action Hero, and film by Peat Duggins...."

Jan. 30, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin’s Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival Has No Bounds In Stock
The annual juggernaut of performative hijinks returns to the ATX
"...comedy written and directed by Hannah Kenah, produced by Physical Plant Theatre, and starring you and Lee Eddy and..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Terminal Stage
With 'Adam Sultan,' playwright Steve Moore again reflects on friendship and mortality in Austin
"...was the chill I experienced a year ago when Physical Plant Theater presented a 20-minute section of a new..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Katherine Catmull at the Texas Teen Book Festival
Like a fairy in her YA novel The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull keeps transforming the mundane into lovely art
"...into rehearsals for the next play on Capital T Theatre's season (Song About Himself, opening Oct. 27 at Hyde..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

It Was a Very Good Year
Jason Phelps on 12 Months of Exceptional Stage Projects
"...of living. For in one crowded twelvemonth, the versatile theatre artist has created two solo performance pieces of his..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015
The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones
"...aurora borealis. 2) Year of the Rooster (Capital T Theatre)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...La Femme Bohème and Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Kiss Me, Kate with three awards each...."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...home two prizes apiece: Ballet Austin’s Belle Redux; Zach Theatre’s Cenicienta; Half & Half Productions’ Chicago; Hyde Park Theatre’s..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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