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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
" Firstly, starting Nov. 11, the locally developed Austin Playfest brings together a dozen stalwart institutions of the stage..."

Nov. 12, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

The folks in Tuna offer support to Austin Musical Theatre students, Austin's Santa finds his Mrs. Claus, and the city seeks Art in Public Places panelists.
"...her own right and collaborator with Anderson on the FronteraFest/Playfest piece Hold On to Your Dreams, as their witness...."

March 29, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

How Playfest's Bernadette Nason Got Hooked on Theatre
As Playfest begins its 10th season this week, the Chronicle turned to actor-storyteller Bernadette Nason, one of the longtime regular contributors to the festival, to see what part theatre played in her childhood and how it influenced her current work.
"...For a decade now, Playfest has been offering young people tales of magic in..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Big career moves for a couple of Austin playwrights and big parties thrown by a couple of Austin arts organizations.
"...The Austin Circle of Theatres' Playfest program is one of the city's best-kept theatrical secrets...."

March 2, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Just when you thought that Elizabethan drama fad was fading, a slew of Shakespeares hits the scene.
"...and the rude mechanicals, is staged as part of Playfest 2001 and can be seen through Sunday, Feb. 18...."

Feb. 9, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin playwrights are drawing attention around the nation, and one theatre company is getting hit by the Macbeth curse smack in the face.
"...UT's Department of Theatre & Dance and presented at Playfest...."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Through the Eyes of a Kid
Bringing kids to adult theatre is uncool, but what's about children's theatre, where they belong? Ada Calhoun borrows a friend's three-and-a-half-year-old son to find out and discovers that theatre ain't all magic when you're a preschooler.
" where audience participation is actually a good thing. Playfest is a 13-week annual children's performance festival at the..."

July 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Organizers of Three Recent Arts Festivals Pass on Lessons Learned
"...increasingly numerous arts festivals, such as FronteraFest, DANCEfest, MOMFest, Playfest, SculpFest, Texas Young Playwrights Festival, Harvest Festival of New..."

March 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires reports his recent binge of arts festivals programming.
"...openings of the Mid-Winter Festival of Early Music and Playfest. It's too much at once, I feared. The audience..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

In Memoriam
"...costs. Tapestry performs next February 5-9, as part of Playfest '97 at the Dougherty Arts Center. See this issue's..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Arts Column

"...Dougherty Arts Center (DAC); Mary Alice Carnes for chairing Playfest '96; the Austin Circle of Theatres for promoting DAC..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Arts Column

Being Seen
"...Elves, and Dragons, Oh My!, which he'll perform at Playfest at the Dougherty Arts Center February 28-March 3. It's..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Arts Column

African Playwright Visits
"...the season to look for performers. The folks at Playfest, the annual celebration of theatre for children, are in..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Arts Column

Best Playground
"...and theatre is a great way to get there. Playfest, the Coalition for Children's Theatre's annual showcase of works..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Kids 'n' Tell
Why Children Groove on Stories
"...are an integral part of most productions, and in Playfest '95, the celebration of children's theatre running currently at..."

June 23, 1995 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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