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Pollyanna Theatre Company
Kids loved Emily Cicchini's play about patterns so much that it's spawned two sequels
"...Cicchini is the playwright-in-residence with Pollyanna Theatre Company. In 2005, she created Patterns, an energetic..."

June 19, 2009 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

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

As Theatre for Children Matures
In 40 years of nurturing young people's love for the stage, Coleman Jennings has helped a profession develop, too
"...has been studying, creating, and teaching others to create theatre for children and youth. It's a field that has..."

April 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Violet Crown Treasures
Pollyanna Theatre Company's new play brings together two of Austin's most exceptional artists and women
"...On May 12, Pollyanna Theatre Company opens I'm Not the Woman I Was,..."

May 13, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Payne the Town Red
What might be considered the theatrical fringe in other cities is more and more the theatrical mainstream in Austin, an idea that was reinforced with the announcement of the nominations for the 2001-02 B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards.
"...who built his reputation on the phrase "I hate theatre." At least, that's the feeling on first hearing that..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...at the 42nd edition of the B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards on Monday, where the Vortex Repertory Company production..."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...the B. Iden Payne Awards. The Austin Circle of Theatres' annual honors for excellence in local stage work are..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Invasion of the Kiddie-Lit Plays
Characters from children's literature storm Austin-area stages in July.
"...for, but anyone venturing into Central Texas' thicket of theatre this month will want to keep their eyes peeled..."

July 5, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Actors' Equity honors Dirk van Allen, and the 2005 B. Iden Payne Awards go to ...
"...B. Iden Payne Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in local theatre from August 2004 through July 2005, at the Parish...."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Payne Theatre Award winners, new companies at home at the Long Center, and an arts administrator gets more classical work
"...• The Hidden Room's Rose Rage, Zach Theatre's Next to Normal, Trouble Puppet Theater Company's Riddley Walker,..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Arts Column

Long Center for the Performing Arts: Opening the house before it opens
The long-awaited cultural facility throws wide its doors for four days of free performances and tours
"...see the center's 2,400-seat Dell Hall, 240-seat Rollins Studio Theatre, and open-air City Terrace facing Lady Bird Lake and..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gift Guide: Support Stocking Stuffers
Give a gift that keeps on giving – to your local creatives
"...• Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! – Pollyanna Theatre Company wanted to make sure that its audiences..."

Dec. 10, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'The Funnybun Family Picnic'
In her new play for children, Emily Ball Cicchini clowns around with an Arthur Miller classic
"...her idea to appropriate Miller's drama. "I want live theatre to be really special, vibrant, interesting – so it..."

July 12, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wise Up
For its staging of Sandy Asher's ironically titled children's comedy 'The Wise Men of Chelm,' Second Youth Family Theatre gets to bring the playwright to town
"...The Wise Men of Chelm for Second Youth Family Theatre. "In the Yiddish tradition, there are dozens of tales..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Shame the Devil
The celebrated 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble possessed the courage both to stand on a stage and speak as someone else and to stand on principle and speak up for someone else, as we learn with admiration and delight in the Pollyanna Theatre Company's production of Shame the Devil.
"...as we learn with admiration and delight in the Pollyanna Theatre Company's production of Shame the Devil. This solo..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Arts Review

Edward, the Owl & the Calico Cat
Austin playwright Emily Cicchini tells the true story behind Edward Lear's magical "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" in Edward, the Owl & the Calico Cat, and the Pollyanna Theatre Company production delivers it smartly, if at a somewhat breathless pace.
"...offers him a shilling and that's that ...), the Pollyanna Theatre Company's production stays on track, even throwing detail-meaty..."

July 12, 2002 Arts Review by Kate X Messer

Karen Kuykendall: In Memoriam
When this performer and friend of the arts died on Oct. 31, the city lost the grandest of its grande dames
"...the late Fifties, she was performing with Austin Civic Theatre (now the Zachary Scott Theatre Center) and appeared in..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Nominations for the 2004-2005 B. Iden Payne Awards
A complete list of all Payne Award nominees.
"...Charlotte's Web, Second Youth Family Theatre..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature

2016 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and what that line’s going to be like
"...Built in Downtown Austin in 1929, the Ritz Theatre has flirted with many identities over the years: music..."

March 7, 2016 Screens Post

2017 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave.)..."

March 3, 2017 SXSW Post

Articulations
The Harry Ransom Center has acquired all the professional and personal materials of profoundly influential acting teacher Stella Adler
"...Warren Beatty, among others. From membership in the Group Theatre in the early 1930s and studying with the Moscow..."

April 30, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Everybody Must Get 'Stoned'
Improv Guru Keith Johnstone brings his Maestro to the Long Center
"...extemporaneous storytelling. The author of Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre and Impro for Storytellers, the creator of the popular..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Marc Seriff Named New Long Center CEO
Longtime trustee serving as interim leader gets gig for good
"...key in establishing the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards at the center, and he's served on the..."

March 4, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'The Girl With Time in Her Eyes'
Hidden Room Theatre lets SXSW Interactive play with time travel
"..."play," I mean literally a play. The Hidden Room Theatre, which took part in a panel talking about digital..."

March 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...will stand alongside another behind-the-camera debut, with Scottish actress Pollyanna McIntosh first feature as director: The third in the..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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