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Trouble Puppet Theater Company
A visiting puppeteer flies in with a show about a really wild duck
"...point of having a resident artist program for visiting puppeteers, you can consider this whole puppet trend of the..."

March 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Frankenstein: A Trouble Puppet Show
In this puppet retelling, the monster is a hybrid of human and plant tissue
"...Connor Hopkins, who reread it and adapted it for Trouble Puppet Theater Company's production, opening this week at the..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Trouble Puppet's The Wars of Heaven, Part I
The eons-old battle between heaven and hell gets reorganized along gender lines
"...the hell of war. Except the heads of these puppets reveal that they are demonic soldiers. Which is interesting,..."

May 8, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Hand Inside the Puppet Head
Connor Hopkins and his friends are pleased to meat you
"...Trouble Puppet Theater Company has your answer, and it's partly..."

March 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ethos' Atlantis: A Puppet Opera
This new musical take on the fall of Atlantis pulls us into an ancient place, powered by myth and ritual
"...So it goes in Atlantis: A Puppet Opera, the latest musical creation from Ethos, the company..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

New Works Theater Community
Austin theatre groups band together and land $90,000 to support making new work
"...The New Works Theater Community, as this confederation is called, echoes previous efforts..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!
This Trouble Puppet Theater production takes the philosophic battle between good and evil into the pro-wrestling ring
"...buddies with a black light and a bong. With Trouble Puppet Theater Company's Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!, the challenge..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Creature Construction
How Trouble Puppet creates those ingenious, inhuman figures that populate its plays
"...To pay a visit to the Trouble Puppet studio with a show under construction is to..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

'The Jungle'
Connor Hopkins distills Upton Sinclair's sprawling novel down to paper and strings
"...At least that's the strategy that Connor Hopkins and Trouble Puppet Theater Company are pursuing. Their adaptation of the..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Head
This intensely personal look at depression and personal demons provides a showcase for Trouble Puppet's builders and puppeteers
"...The HeadSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Through Oct. 12 Running time:..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...Payne Theatre Awards on Monday, where the Vortex Repertory Company production of Terminus received a total of 11 awards...."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

Brutality Television
Why you won't be seeing Austin emo puppet band Fragile Rock on America's Got Talent
" backstage at America's Got Talent with my emo puppet band Fragile Rock, being interviewed after our performance...."

July 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Brently Heilbron

Hyde & Shriek
When Trouble Puppet Theatre tackles Dr. Jekyll's dark tale, the villain may not be who you think
"...his lab. Connor Hopkins, Austin's mad scientist of the puppetry arts, is back in his workshop with another work..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...annual awards ceremony, held at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater Monday, those they loved they loved a lot. They..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...honored with nine nominations each: the musicals Atlantis: A Puppet Opera (ethos and Vortex Repertory Company) and Monty Python's..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Henson supports The Jungle, Margraff's back, and coming soon to a cinema near you: The Intergalactic Nemesis
"...• Trouble Puppet Theater Company scored big with its recent production..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth
"...Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's MacbethSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

First Night 2009 Schedule
"...Save Our Springs Puppet Show: City Hall lobby..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature

The Crapstall Street Boys
This darkly comic tale of monster slaying shows Trouble Puppet's artists at the top of their game
"...The Crapstall Street BoysSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/573-2540 Through Mar. 15 Running..."

March 14, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

The Cruel Circus
Though often entertaining and quite humorous, this Trouble Puppet show seems to be missing something
"...The Cruel CircusSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. Through May 25 Running time:..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Frankenstein: A Trouble Puppet Show
A creative adaptation that offers the pleasure of seeing good puppeteers at work
"...Frankenstein: A Trouble Puppet Show..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Top 9 Creative Arts, Ah, Things I Was Lucky Enough to Experience This Year
Theatrical and cartographic deconstruction plus improv pwnership equals a fine '09
"...5) 'GUILDS OF STEEL'/'DUSK' (GNAP! THEATER PROJECTS) Gnap! pwned the local improv scene with Guilds..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Adam Sultan
In marking the future deaths of local theatre artists, Physical Plant celebrates their community today
"...Adam SultanSalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., Through April 19 Running time:..."

April 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 Arts Events of 2012
Remembering the year onstage in dynamic acting, atmospheric design, and unexpected beauty
"...1) FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY FOR 'TOIL AND TROUBLE' (Trouble Puppet Theater Company) Trouble Puppet has proven itself..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Production, Drama Disgraced, Austin Playhouse Frankenstein: The Trouble Puppet Show, Trouble Puppet Theater Company The History of..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Nasty, Brutish, and Short?
We're not talking about Frodo on a meth bender
"...the production of Riddley Walker that he's directing for Trouble Puppet Theater Company. "Was it Hobbes," asks Hopkins, "who..."

Sept. 28, 2011 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 Favorite Arts-Related, Ah, Things From the Past 12 Months
A surfeit of visual-arts splendors and transcendent theatre elevate 2010
"...1) SALON VANGUARD (SALVAGE VANGUARD THEATER) SVT's fundraiser was just crowded enough to feel convivial,..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gricelda Silva, Equal Parts Pragmatism and Whimsy
For five years, the actress has been among the busiest and best on Austin's stages
"...Silva excitedly recounts her trip to Connecticut with Austin's Trouble Puppet Theater Company to attend the National Puppetry Festival..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Fup Duck
Live music by the White Ghost Shivers made this puppet adaptation complete
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Making Room to Play
Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city
"...status of theatres without a clear future? Salvage Vanguard Theater will lose its space on Manor Road this summer..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

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