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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?
"...Theatre's Fatigue, I noted a pair of tuxedo-bedecked actors, Ron Berry and Carlos Trevino, standing shoulder-to-shoulder at the front..."

June 16, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Fusebox Festival 2018 Is Still (In Part) Available for You
Didn’t make early reservations? Wait, wait, check this out –
"...from all over the globe, curated and produced by Ron Berry and his hardworking coterie of arts provocateurs, bringing..."

April 16, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Backward 'Spin'
Catherine Berry explains how to reverse engineer your very own musical
"...option is to make one yourself. That's what Catherine Berry did. After six years as primarily a singer-songwriter, the..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fusebox Goes Free Range
Festival's 10th anniversary gift to you: No admission charge
"...Festival? That's coming your way next spring. So says Ron Berry, founder and guiding light of the annual hybrid..."

Oct. 24, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Fuse Is Lit
The lineup for Fusebox Festival 2013 has been announced
" earnest Tuesday night when Fusebox Festival Artistic Director Ron Berry announced the lineup for the 2013 edition at..."

Jan. 30, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

To Be Conversant
Fusebox Festival gets Austin talking – with leading artists from all over the world
"...Ron Berry has an awesome job. As the artistic director..."

April 24, 2009 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

All Over Creation: Crossbred and Circuses
Fusebox's hybrid artworks get more exhilarating as they get more innovative
"...Is Ron Berry the Luther Burbank of Austin's creative community?..."

May 11, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

When Worlds Collude
Two forward-thinking arts festivals make the most of sharing the same weekend
"...things, and to share resources," explains Fusebox Artistic Director Ron Berry...."

April 23, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Road to Freedom
The Cost of Art III: How the Fusebox Festival liberated itself from charging admission
"...revenue came from ticket sales. So Fusebox Artistic/Executive Director Ron Berry and Managing Director Brad Carlin had intense talks..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Design for Living
Fusebox Festival creates a pop-up village as part of its thinkEAST Living Charrette
"...summer, the Fusebox team – led by Artistic Director Ron Berry, Managing Director Brad Carlin, and scholar-in-residence Carra Martinez..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Small Audiences, Large Souls
At the Fusebox Festival, size matters, but that doesn't always mean 'big'
"...It isn't that Ron Berry is down on crowds. The Fusebox Festival founder..."

April 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Site Specifics
Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST
"...Fusebox Artistic Director Ron Berry says thinkEAST has two user groups: artists and..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
" and working conditions of English miners reconceived by Chronicle Dance-Classical listings Editor Robi Polgar as a music hall..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Up in the Old Hotel
The delights of Refraction Arts Project's 'Up in the Old Hotel' are many, but the creators seem to assume that you already know a lot about 'New Yorker' writer Joseph Mitchell
" five writers – among them, RAP Artistic Director Ron Berry, who also directs – and while it's clear..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Genie, Light That Fuse
Get the early scoop on Fusebox 2013 at Blue Genie tonight
"...and they've decided to have their longtime creative compadre Ron Berry co-host the first one of the new year..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Electric Exchange
Theatre, dance, music, and film meld and get supercharged in the Fuse Box Festival
"...those walls harder, faster, and with more glee than Ron Berry. As artistic director for Refraction Arts Project, Berry..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not Your Father's Musical (Or Your Kid's, For That Matter)
Three local shows show breaking into song ain't what it used to be
"...Singer/actress Catherine Berry is also going the solo route on Spin, which..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Building a City on a Stage
Epic is not something often attempted in the theatre, much less by small arts groups, but with Orange, Refraction Arts Project is telling the epic history of a fictitious city across three time periods in four overlapping storylines, with the participation of 15 playwrights and 25 actors.
"...violence, and death.) Then I talked with Orange playwright Ron Berry. "One of the initial images that inspired the..."

May 23, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Dinner With Friends
The State Theater Company's production of Dinner With Friends brings into crystalline focus the many facets of friendship and love that playwright Donald Margulies has exposed in his Pulitzer-winning script, and does so with crisp timing, finely blended humor, and moments of genuine theatrical honesty.
"...aging man. The gem of the production, however, is Ron Berry's outstanding portrayal of Gabe. At the beginning of..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Review by M.B. Rice

The Metamorphosis
Capturing the creepy power and tone of Franz Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis, in which a man awakes one morning to find himself turned into a giant beetle, in a stage production may be as difficult as capturing the rare Megolaponera foetens. Still, the Refraction Arts / Public Domain co-production of The Metamorphosis is a valiant attempt, and possible required viewing for any Kafka aficionado.@META_Category_arts: Review
"...staged version of the literary classic. Director and playwright Ron Berry and assistant director Cyndi Williams (who also helped..."

June 22, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dance/USA Convenes in Austin
The national arts organization brings honors for the Butlers and big questions about the form's future
"...Take, for example, Ron Berry's 12-year-old Fusebox Festival, which has presented boundary-anarchic, rhetoric-disrupting..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Thinking thinkEAST
How Fusebox has engaged stakeholders in the planning process
"...much running the show – meaning that Artistic Director Ron Berry, Managing Director Brad Carlin, and scholar-in-residence Carra Martinez..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The North Project
Local theatre genius Ron Berry and his talented friends of the Refraction Arts Project have turned the Blue Theater into a snowed-under tundra, with an amazing array of multimedia effects, live performers, sounds, and moments real and imagined, all inspired by the frozen North.
"...haunting. As conceived and curated by local theatre genius Ron Berry and his talented friends of the Refraction Arts..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

You Made Me Love You
What is this thing called crush? Specifically, what makes us swoon over people we've never met? The creative minds at the Blue Theater have gathered over two dozen actors, musicians, artists, writers, and puppeteers to create art, wall-writing, and short performance pieces to address that very question in Celebrity Crush.
"...c'mon you know you did -- probably John, you Chronicle reader you. On the other hand, my own passion..."

March 1, 2002 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Arts & Entertainment
"...few places in Austin where a double-parked limo out front isn't completely pretentious. Sullivan's is one of them. Come..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

The Butcher's Daughter
"...The connections between Berry's production company and Troupe Texas are legion, more examples..."

June 16, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Taking the World Stage
How more theatre made Here is getting Out There and what that means
"...increasingly enormous boat. Eight Helsinki hipsters already have secured front-row seats for the Rude Mechs' Get Your War On..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Ron Berry..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Seeing the Fusebox Festival Without Reservations
Tickets to some shows have been snapped up, but there’s still plenty of electric Fusebox action available
" no charge for five years now. Fusebox mastermind Ron Berry had a hunch that if price was no..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Steve Parker's Song for Bat / Man
For this year's Fusebox, composer Steve Parker flies a batty Austin concert with live echolocation
"...Austin Chronicle: OK, is it that you had these two cool..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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