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State Theater Company: Kanoff Terminated
Just two weeks into what was to be his sixth season with the State Theater Company, Scott Kanoff was booted from his job as producing artistic director
"...most ambitious and fully realized – season with the State Theater Company, Scott Kanoff was booted from his job..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

State Theatre Company
It's a new year, and the State Theater has a new artistic director, who has announced some new additions to the theatre's season
"...It's a new year, and at the State Theatre that means much that's new, including the artistic..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Free Night of Theater: The List
These Central Texas theatre companies are offering free tickets as part of the national Free Night of Theater campaign
"...Baker Theatre: The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie; Baker Theater, 216 S. Main, Lockhart, 474-TIXS..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature

DVD Watch: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie'
The TV show that spoofed cinema, then became a movie, comes home
"...paid to talk over movies. And thus, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie...."

Sept. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

State of Love and Trust
Have a little faith for the new millennial music paradigm and trust in the 2011-12 Austin Music Awards.
"...is believing in something in lieu of evidence," Quiet Company front man Taylor Muse told the Chronicle last month...."

March 9, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

'Company'
Laura Powell has waited 20 years for Sondheim's landmark musical to return
"...10 years or more to pass between revivals. Take Company – it's a breakthrough work for Sondheim and an..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: The New Vulcan Gas Company
You heard right, hippie – a new Vulcan Gas Company
"...dance music focus had been christened the Vulcan Gas Company after the legendary Congress Avenue psych-rock incubator (1967-70), the..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Art of the State '98
Art & Theatre to See Around Texas This Summer
"...Windows of Remembrance at Josef and Edith Mincberg Gallery,..."

May 29, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art of the State
Art:
"...close their run. December 29 Sun, 7:30pm. $10-$60. Brown Theater, Wortham Center, Texas & Smith, Houston. 800/828-2787...."

Dec. 27, 1996 Arts Feature

Play On!
In the backstage comedy Anton in Show Business, playwright Jane Martin wittily paints the contemporary stage as a madhouse overrun by loons and lunatics so preoccupied with money, image, and themselves that they can hardly be bothered to create art. And the State Theater Company's production takes us inside the insanity with an air of playfulness that keeps the audience primed for a good time.
"...American theatre is one seriously fucked-up place. Here's this company staging The Three Sisters -- a drama of great..."

March 30, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Time for Magic
The State Theater Company feels the time is right for magic, and so has a gift to offer this holiday season: the tale of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince told in story and song by John Scoullar and Rick Cummins.
"...The State Theater Company has a gift to offer this holiday..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Tying the Knot: A Drama
Yes, the merger of Austin's Paramount Theatre and State Theater Company is a business affair, but since theatres traffic in stories, human dramas that talk to us about life, this historic event deserves to be looked at as a story, the story of a wedding between two neighbors.
"...the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts and the State Theater Company is a business affair, replete with all..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Never Give Up
Don Toner's 13 years as producing artistic director of the State Theater Company have been full of struggles, but in Toner's world, struggles are good. They bring understanding, richness, beauty, and in his case, a new theatre and a loyal company.
"...When people say that Don Toner built the State Theater Company, they aren't just speaking figuratively. From the..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
New Direction at the State
"...has yet to come from 719 Congress, but the State Theater Company is in the midst of its biggest..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Dreaming ART
This year in Austin, autumn brings a Spring Storm, and with it Actors Repertory of Texas, the realization of the city's long-cherished dream of a locally based professional theatre company.
"...of several Austinites to create a quality professional theatre company in this city...."

Nov. 5, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...Center): This theatrical mosaic, crafted by New York's Tectonic Theater Company following the savage murder of Matthew Shepard, evokes..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Blood Wedding: Folk Tale Under a Glitter Moon
"...The State Theater, through May 16 Running Time: 2 hrs, 45..."

April 30, 1999 Arts Review

Land of 1,000 Dramas
Venues
"...Funky, renovated barn where VORTEX Repertory Company artistic director Bonnie Cullum recently crowed that this year's..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

More Places at the Table
The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.
"...season -- which ended April 30 -- were Austin American-Statesman staff reporters Michael Barnes and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Home for Heroes (and Others)
Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill. But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard labor, they have created one of Austin's most user-friendly theatre spaces.
"...by a Houston family since before Texas was a state, has been a saloon, a dry cleaning shop, a..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature by Phil West

A Question of Equity
Is It Time for Austin Actors To Go Union? And Vice Versa?
"...might be the most nerve-racking for all concerned. The company has worked on the play for weeks, and this..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Long Fringe @ the Hideout
"...Produced by: Frontera@Hyde Park Theater..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
"...Fri; Paulette MacDougal/David Gunderson Sat. May 20-22, Thu-Sat, 7pm. State Classroom Studios, 719 Congress. $3 suggested donation. 454-9727...."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
For the new year, resolve to support the new in the local arts scene. Here are several new projects that would welcome support.
"...Austin theatre artist Cyndi Williams (Fish, American Arcana). The State Theater Company continues its longstanding support of local writers..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
An honor for Don Toner at the State Theater.
"...been a defining presence in the life of the State Theater Company and Live Oak Theatre, its earlier incarnation...."

April 28, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Dish on Desire
In 'American Fiesta,' Austin's favorite economist / playwright / actor has plenty to say about what makes us want
"...term to Steven Tomlinson. Starting this week at the State Theater, Austin's favorite economist/playwright/actor is bringing his latest work,..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Lowell Bartholomee

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...informal affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Sondra Lomax..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...2002 to April 30, 2003. Contributing nominations were Austin American-Statesman staff reporters Michael Barnes and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...informal affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre/music), Clare Croft..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Treasures & Pleasures of 2005
'Chronicle' Arts Editor Robert Faires lists his favorite theatrical productions of 2005
"...1) Americamisfit (Salvage Vanguard Theater) Playwright Dan Dietz dusted off the lost saga of..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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