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All the Neighborhood's a Stage in the Drive-Through Vortex Odyssey
The Vortex keeps things safe, sacred, and mythically provocative in their newest stage spectacle
"...Hey, hold on: The Vortex, that longtime and relentlessly inventive theatre troupe on the..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Vortex vs. Coronavirus: The Shows Really Do Go On
Melissa Vogt explains the how and the why
"...Given the circumstances, is it surprising that the Vortex is presenting their real-life-and-virtual theatrical megashow called Odyssey and..."

Sept. 24, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Vortex Becomes Safe Haven for Protesters on Sunday as Part of Call for Theatres to #OpenYourLobby
“Police will not be allowed to enter”
"...The Vortex will open as a sanctuary for protesters needing to..."

June 5, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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

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

Review: Vortex Repertory Co.’s Ride the Wave
All foam, no fortitude in this surfer dude play
"...Wave, which is getting its world premiere at the Vortex...."

Jan. 18, 2023 Arts Post by Bob Abelman

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

The Vortex
The Eastside theatre bids farewell to a treasure: managing director Edna Parra
"...the key people keeping that pioneering Eastside theatre the Vortex spinning has been Edna Parra, who has "done everything..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

French cinema’s enfant terrible faces the horrors of growing old
"...husband-and-wife octogenarians stuck in a whirlpool of infirmity in Vortex aren’t raging against the dying of the light. As..."

May 6, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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
"...Rudy Ramirez and his fellow company members at the Vortex shows a group of sketch comedians under the leadership..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Vortex's Performance Park
Whatever you want to call this play/scavenger hunt/immersive live roleplay, it’s a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience
"...Performance Park, now occupying the full Vortex compound (including the Butterfly Bar and Patrizi's food truck),..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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

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

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

Performance Park Preview at the Vortex
"...On March 23, the Vortex Repertory Company opens the most ambitious production in its..."

March 22, 2018 Photo Gallery

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

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

The Vortex's Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale
Ancient myth meets modern surveillance memorably in this devised work at the Vortex
"...asked to sign before taking my seat at the Vortex, I became keenly aware of the point immediately made..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Vortex and New Manifest Theatre's good friday
Kristiana Rae Colón's shocking drama puts audiences at the intersection of gun violence and sexual assault, and makes us think about both
"...tonal discontent is only amplified as audiences exit the Vortex theatre space into the adjacent Butterfly Bar, only to..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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

Ocean at the Vortex
In her solo show, Ebony Stewart makes a canvas out of herself and a beautiful gift we should embrace
"...a lot in Ebony Stewart's one-woman show at the Vortex. The spiritual connection to the Yoruba goddess of the..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Going Underground at the Vortex
Lisa B. Thompson's new drama digs deep into politics past and present, and asks us all: What are you gonna do?
"...its three-week world premiere run this weekend at the Vortex. Kyle's appearance on Mason's doorstep is unexpected – the..."

March 24, 2017 Arts Feature 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

The Vortex’s Ballot Eats the Bullet
This timely production’s extraordinary performers speak truth, as black women in America, that makes us see them
"...And you will. Ballot Eats The BulletThe Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282 Through Nov. 5 Running..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

'Gyre': A swirling vortex of plastic ... and creativity
Ariel Dance Theatre revisits Gyre, its investigation of things we don't want to look at, and pulls into its spinning mass bunches of new artistic collaborators
" which the strong clockwise current creates a swirling vortex just to the northeast of the Hawaiian Islands, a..."

March 2, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Review: Vortex Repertory Co.’s Ride the Wave
All foam, no fortitude in this surfer dude play

Jan. 27, 2023 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Getting Kids Into the Act
Curtain up on GRRL Action and Vortex Summer Youth Theatre
"...A little farther north on the Eastside, the Vortex is hosting its 15th year of Summer Youth Theatre...."

July 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Pythia Dust
The Vortex's star-spanning musical is out of this world, but it doesn't really go anywhere
"...Pythia DustThe Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/477-5282 Through March 8 Running..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

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

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