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One Man Talking
In these days of HDTV, IMAX theatres with SurroundSound, and interactive software in 3-D hyper-realism, who wants to listen to one man talking for 90 minutes on a stage? A lot of people, when the man is Steven Tomlinson, award-winning economics lecturer, lay preacher, and Austin's premier monologist, as Wayne Alan Brenner explains.
"...hour and say, 'You should watch me talk,'" says Steven Tomlinson, Austin's premier monologist and Tall, Lanky Guy with..."

March 31, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Dish on Desire
In 'American Fiesta,' Austin's favorite economist / playwright / actor has plenty to say about what makes us want
"...have a hard time not applying that term to Steven Tomlinson. Starting this week at the State Theater, Austin's..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Lowell Bartholomee

Land of 1,000 Dramas
Venues
"...Afterlives (Deborah Hamilton-Lynne), Lust Supper (Kirk Lynn), Managed Care (Steven Tomlinson), Clayangels (Daniel Alexander Jones), curst & Shrewd (Rude..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Exhibitionism
(Re)Flex: Opposing Dance Camps
"...In the terrific opening sequence of Steven Tomlinson's latest tear on the modern world, the spontaneous,..."

June 18, 1999 Arts Review

Curb Appeal: Where the Heart Is
In Steven Tomlinson's Curb Appeal, Austin's best monologist builds on a basic foundation : the inherent similarities of dating and house-hunting : and constructs room by well-appointed room a more stately mansion of the soul.
"...Steven Tomlinson's Curb Appeal builds on a basic foundation --..."

April 21, 2000 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

American Fiesta
In 'American Fiesta,' Steven Tomlinson's quest for a set of Fiestaware leads him to embrace his past, imperfections, and those who are different
"...pasta – but as this new solo show by Steven Tomlinson instructs us, they can also be repositories for..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Managed Care: Down the Rabbit Hole
"...Or, much closer to home, you could go ask Steven. Judging by his latest work for the stage, Austin..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Arts Review

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...millennium bugs to our emotional and spiritual well-being, playwright-performer Steven Tomlinson is ...? a. A social worker b. An..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long Fringe @ the Hideout
"...of solo material: Christina Moore, who has helped shape Steven Tomlinson's Managed Care...."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

Articulations
Less Payne, More Pleasure
"...Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre (F@HPT) for Production of a Play (Steven Tomlinson's engaging solo work Managed Care). Tomlinson was also..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Arts Column

American Fiesta
The American Theatre Critics Association has awarded Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta its 2005 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award
"...Last month, Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta was named one of six finalists..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin At Risk
Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems
"...social entrepreneurs," says UT economist, playwright, and social commentator Steven Tomlinson, "and use the tools of technology to improve..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

'American Fiesta': New York not quite bowled over
Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta made its Big Apple debut at the Vineyard Theatre on April 25, and the response from New York critics was less than ecstatic
"...Austin loved Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta, cheering it through two successful runs..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

American Fiesta: Doing the dishes one more time
Interest from New York producers is prompting a second encore run for Steven Tomlinson's award-winning one-man show 'American Fiesta'
"...be back to grace the first days of fall. Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta, which followed its hit world premiere..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

American Fiesta
The revival of Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta arrives with such hype, one might think it would have difficulty living up to it; but with this uplifting, transcendent show, one would be wrong
"...Let's start with Steven Tomlinson's script. Rarely have I encountered an original play..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Articulations
The winners of the 26th annual B. Iden Payne awards for local theatre..
"...Theatre's production of Curb Appeal, which won awards for Steven Tomlinson's performance and for his script, as well as..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Another death in the dance community, longtime UT jazz dance instructor Lathan Sanford.
"...to hate the flu: It's laid low local playwright-performer Steven Tomlinson just as he was about to premiere his..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Looking for Las Vegas
An Austin playwright discovers Sin City by going to Louisville
"...producing director of Austin Script Works! She's here with Steven Tomlinson, the brilliant writer/economist whose plays Managed Care and..."

May 5, 2006 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

A Commitment to Playwrights
The Life and Legacy of David Mark Cohen
"...will be presented to David's parents and his partner Steven Tomlinson. Others were created for this mini-memorbuch, a small..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Arts Feature

Articulations
In Memoriam
"...killed as he and his partner, economist and monologist Steven Tomlinson, were traveling to Oklahoma to spend the holidays..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

'American Fiesta': Big Apple in a Fiestaware bowl
That buzz last summer about an off-Broadway run for Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta? Consider it confirmed: The show opens in New York on April 26.
"...and about the time he finishes up his run, Steven Tomlinson will begin a run of his award-winning monologue..."

March 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2006 B. Iden Payne Awards: Payne, Payne, who got the Payne?
When the Austin Circle of Theaters handed out its B. Iden Payne Awards for 2005-2006, it was 'American Fiesta' that, well, bowled over the rest of the nominees
"...that, well, bowled over the rest of the nominees. Steven Tomlinson's artful exploration of political divisions, marriage, and collecting..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
American Fiesta makes the finals of a national new play award, the Rude Mechs get their Gun from Creative Capital, and Katalin Hausel lands the Umlauf Prize
"...• Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta (above) has been named one of..."

March 10, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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
"...Steve Moore's Nightswim, and the current American Fiesta, by Steven Tomlinson – it just missed finding its audience...."

Oct. 28, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Shall We Sundance?
"...highly anticipated world premiere of the newest work by Steven Tomlinson, the economist and storyteller par excellence behind Managed..."

May 7, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics' Table 1999-2000 Nominations
"...Curb Appeal, Steven Tomlinson..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Matney vs. Cancer – FIGHT!
Artists and supporters from across Austin's theatre community unite behind actor Robert Matney to KO the Big C
"...old-school, raise-the-roof revival with live music and theatre from Steven Tomlinson, Kirk Lynn, Manateeman, guest deejay Graham Reynolds, and..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Alone in the Lab
FronteraFest gives solo performers plenty of room to experiment
"...lighting, and sound design available. It's attracted talent like Steven Tomlinson, the TEDxAustin speaker and recipient of the American..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Culture Flash!
Police believe they have the killer of Esther's juggler Warren Ryder Schwartz, Jenny Hart puts 'Space Ghost's Brak in stitches, more stage hits are back by popular demand, and construction starts on Ballet Austin's new dance center
"...The State Theatre just closed its revival run of Steven Tomlinson's exquisite American Fiesta; Austin Playhouse has already launched..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

State Theatre
The waters may be gone, but the State Theatre is still sunk in the aftermath of a June 13 water-main break that left the venue's stage, basement, and four rows of seats inundated
"...a slew of other shows, including a revival of Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta, might need to be relocated. First..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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