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Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Shark,' 'Red Winds,' and the Globe
Three personal projects need your help
"...From a theatre remembered from childhood to a mother's fear for her..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
"...Burns and company are resuscitating King Lear. Oh, not the one from your high school English class. Not the..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

Theatre Review: The Baron’s Men Presents Romeo and Juliet
The Curtain Theatre’s BYOB outdoor production is a magical night out
"...of strangled high school readings might have done to the text. What bored you in class is perfection onstage...."

April 19, 2024 Arts Feature by Cat McCarrey

Until the Light Takes Us
This music documentary chronicles the history, ideology, and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal.
"...Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites. Swedish vampire tingler Let the Right One In turns out to be child’s play..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

The First To Question
Remembering the ultimate theatre historian, Oscar Brockett, 1923-2010
"...Measuring the impact that the late Oscar Brockett had upon the..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hidden Room Theatre's Henry IV
Beth Burns' latest foray into Shakespeare will school you on how to present plays penned by the Bard
"...programs to page one. This evening's lesson, provided by the Hidden Room Theatre, is on how to produce, direct,..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

The Week in Recommended Live Music
Narrow Head, Pussy Gillette, the Nude Party, and even some innuendo-less acts to see
"...João Gilberto or Natalia Lafourcade. Real name Nicolás Perea, the Mexico City-born artist most recently released March soother “Vente..."

May 3, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

World Theatre Day
On March 27, you may encounter theatre where you least expect it
"...This Saturday, March 27, get ready for theatre to come out of the theatre and into your..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Search Through the Skies
The new musical Jouét represents a journey not only for the title character, a pop star in search of a home, but one for Austin composer Allen Robertson and for the city's Zachary Scott Theatre Center, which is producing its first original musical.
"...and as he guides his RAV 4 away from the curb, he punches a button on the CD player...."

April 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ethan Hawke Pens a Valentine to Theatre in A Bright Ray of Darkness
His new novel is also a prayer for the stage and a reminder of the healing power of performance
"...The protagonist of the novel A Bright Ray of Darkness..."

April 23, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Last Act Theatre's Seven
In this documentary play, seven women from around the world tell stories that are tragically familiar
"...One by one, they tell their stories, each from a different spot on..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Secret History of the Off Center
Looking back at the former home of the Rude Mechs and why it mattered
"...Oh, no mistake, there was plenty about the Off Center not to like...."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hamilton's Resident Director Makes Bass the Room Where It Happens
Austinite Ashley Brooke Monroe leads the touring Broadway show back to the stage she loves
"...For many Austinites, their first taste of a Broadway show doesn't involve walking..."

Dec. 10, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Earth Moves
For choreographer Ellen Bartel, dance does make the world go 'round
"...Let's get one thing straight: Dance doesn't make the world go 'round. Although the world itself, the terrestrial..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hyde Park Theatre's The Antipodes
A ton of tales enliven this play by Annie Baker, but what do they tell us about the state of storytelling?
"...six skilled storytellers were assembled in one room for the purpose of spinning a new tale that would be..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Game-Changers
The 2009 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...That Austin's creative scene is among the liveliest and most watched in the nation may feel..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
"...herself a fusion of different cultures, so why shouldn't the dances she creates be the same? "I am part..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Going the Distance
The International Movement of Sharir Dance Company
"...to Austin," says Rina Schenfeld, and she should know. The accomplished choreographer and dancer, who makes her home in..."

May 2, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...The Looming Tower Hulu series digs into the lead-up to..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

The Fuse Is Lit
The lineup for Fusebox Festival 2013 has been announced
"...The countdown to Austin's annual hybrid arts hootenanny began in..."

Jan. 30, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Anthea, Terry Allen, the Greeting Committee, Hellfury, Dorian Electra, and Olson St. Clair
"...Anthea..."

Feb. 18, 2022 Music Column by Christina Garcia

Austin Shakespeare Festival: Raising the Curtain for ASF
The Austin Shakespeare Festival has been invited by gaming guru Richard Garriott to perform regularly at the Curtain, his scaled-down replica of the Globe Theatre
"...The Austin Shakespeare Festival called its recent performance on a..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

AI, Strikes, and Burning It Down: Highlights of the ATX TV Festival
Celebration of the small screen becomes a war room for writers
"...It started with one person clapping. Then a row of people. Then a second row. A..."

June 9, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen
From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure
"...On Story: The Golden Ages of TelevisionEdited by Maya Perez and Barbara..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

We Remember What the Dormouse Said
Ten authors cut you a little slice of their own personal Wonderlands
"...Down the rabbit hole we go, reader, and you're already familiar..."

March 31, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ray Manzarek: Trying to Set the World on Fire
The late Doors keyboardist at the Garden of Eden
"...first semester, I only knew one individual who fit the criteria: Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek...."

May 23, 2013 Music Post by Danielle Zelisko

Life at the Cha-Cha Palace
Stephen MacMillan Moser takes a trip down the yellow brick-laid, disco ball-lit memory lane in the world of Austin's Seventies Disco scene.
"...It was one of the most schizophrenic eras, but so typical of Austin --..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Weird Scenes Inside the Joke Mine
Austin Comics at the Montreal Comedy Fest
"...hundred comics walk into a bar.... It sounds like the opening line to a joke (and it probably is..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Arts Feature

The Hidden Room Theatre's The Duchess of Malfi
In staging John Webster's revenge tragedy, the company strikes a delightful balance between historical authenticity and genuine emotion
"...once chastised by an editor for too frequently using the word "authentic" in my pieces (in my defense, I..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

The Salt of the Earth
The amazing work of photographer Sebastião Salgado is scrutinized in this doc
"...For the past 40 years, Sebastião Salgado has been documenting human..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

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