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Vortex Repertory Company's Last: An Extinction Comedy
The magic cast by the company of this devised show pulls laughs from the impending demise of the planet
"...Extinction Comedy from director Rudy Ramirez and his fellow company members at the Vortex shows a group of sketch..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Vortex Repertory Company's Storm Still
Gabrielle Reisman's script refashions King Lear into the daughters' story, and the Vortex stages it with admirable heart
"...Marie Gordon has designed a great set for the Vortex's outdoor stage, where light and sound from the bar..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong
"...And their appeal is considerable in the Vortex Repertory Company's staging. Director Rudy Ramirez has cast actors..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Vortex Repertory Company's Underground
Driven by Lisa B. Thompson's powerful text and masterful acting, this new drama drops a truth bomb
"...The Vortex Repertory Company's latest world premiere, Underground, explores the different..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Vortex Repertory Company's The Way She Spoke
At the Vortex, Isaac Gomez's drama made us remember the lost women of Juárez
"...Karen Rodriguez, and director Rudy Ramirez crafted at the Vortex made me want to guard the memory of all..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Vortex Repertory’s A Perfect Robot
Sarah Saltwick’s timely script elegantly explores the tension between idealized automatons and messy humans
"...However, in the Vortex Repertory Company's world premiere of A Perfect Robot, Diego..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Performance Park Takes Over the Vortex
Bonnie Cullum’s dream wakes the Tarot into life in her company’s immersive theatrical experience
"...The Vortex Repertory Company, that provocative and often ritual-inspired theatre group..."

March 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Help the Vortex Shine On
One more day to help fund the theatre's new lighting system
"...a theatre lighting system's, it's Methuseluh territory. So the Vortex Repertory Company – which just hit the quarter-century milestone..."

Feb. 13, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Vortex’s Wild Horses
This staging of Allison Gregory’s new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear
"...of it through a 13-year-old's eyes. And in this Vortex Repertory Company production (part of a National New Play..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Vortex Cosplay Expo
All week, Austin's masters of theatrical fantasy show you how to make an out-of-this-world look
"...emptor. Unless, that is, said Expo is produced by Vortex Repertory Company. The Vortex was cosplay before cosplay was..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Vortex's Vampyress
Chad Salvata’s gothic opera is the perfect treat for the season of ghouls, sensual and spooky
"...Ethos and the Vortex Repertory Company spin a fictional history of Bathori's killing..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Never Mind the Polar Kind, Austin Has Its Own Vortex
And that irrepressible powerhouse of theatre is about to turn 25
"...The Vortex. They began in 1989 without a permanent space, they..."

Jan. 9, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Moody Northen Theatre's Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and Vortex Repertory Company's Terminus, both of which also received a..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What a Piece of Work Is Woman!
After four centuries of being berated, belittled, betrayed, bullied, battered, and butchered by the men in Shakespeare's plays, the women have had enough. They're ready to speak out, to give Will a piece of their minds. And in playwright Susan Kelso's Roses and Thistles, they do just that.
"...where the evening is headed when he opens this Vortex Repertory Company production. He introduces his "roses and thistles"..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What Kind of Theatre Do You Go For?
Our sassy quiz will match you up with the Austin theatre company of your dreams.
" aren't well-suited. Where, oh where, is the theatre company for you? Life without a theatre company to call..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature

The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell
"...ChangelingsThe Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282 Through Feb. 7 Running..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

VORTEX X X (Times Ten)
"...VORTEX Repertory Company is heading into its tenth season (I..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
"...having all the resources of a major resident theatre company forces them to be innovative in the creation of..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

Working Beauty
In spinning a fairy tale of gifts, outsiders, and thorns, Bonnie Cullum's own story gets told
"...probably envies Sleeping Beauty. The artistic director of the Vortex has had a very heavy week, laboring over a..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

B. Iden Payne Award Nominations, 1999-2000
"...production of The Music Man (10 nominations) and the VORTEX Repertory Company production of Despair's Book of Dreams and..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Warning! Nudity!
Austinites love to shed their clothes, and a number of them do it onstage -- what's up with that? Some of the city's most nakedness-prone actors, performance artists, and directors expose their reasons to arts writer Ada Calhoun.
"...he developed as part of a workshop at the Vortex. The theme of the workshop was "Heart's Desire," and..."

April 14, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

The Grand Designs of Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato
"...The Tempest, Present Company (2014). Austin Critics Table Award for Outstanding Set Design...."

July 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

The Frogs: Awkward Bawdy
Local Arts Reviews
"...The Vortex,..."

July 28, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...Club d. First artistic director for an Austin theatre company..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top Ten Stage
Top Ten Theatrical Experiences of 1997
" was so splendidly realized by Dave Steakley and company that it attained a sort of camp transcendence. The..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Y Ask X and Y?
"...pleasant as a car wreck and just as compelling, VORTEX Repertory Company's TheX and Y Trilogy seemed to elicit..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

New Works Theater Community
Austin theatre groups band together and land $90,000 to support making new work
"...utilize funding. Katie Pearl of Physical Plant Theater and Vortex Repertory Company Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum took on leadership..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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