Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CANCELLED: Drawing A Paycheck, by and with Annie La Ganga, Vortex Repertory, May 25 - June 2


Drawing A Paycheck

by and with Annie La Ganga 
CANCELLED per Vortex announcement of May 16
Vortex Theatre, 2307 Manor Rd. (click for map)
Tickets $10 - $30 at the door

After her critically-lauded run at FronteraFest 2012, Annie La Ganga revisits her one-woman show of Drawing a Paycheck for four nights at The VORTEX Theatre. The production runs Friday and Saturday nights from May 25th through June 2nd.


The improvised show explores all the ways that writer, comedian and monologist La Ganga has tried to make money with arts and crafts.  The one-woman show is also about drawing, working - and not working - finding out what works and doesn't, making and not making work, and whatever else comes up when La Ganga starts talking and drawing portraits of volunteers selected from the audience.

According to the Austin Chronicle, "Drawing a Paycheck is La Ganga's ode to the creative, multi-talented Austinites who have hit middle age and still don't know how they're going to earn a living when they grow up…by fusing her idiosyncratic improvisational storytelling with visual art, La Ganga hopes to transform her turbulent relationship with making money."

La Ganga is the author of Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints, A Memoir (Red Hen Press 2009) and the creator of the one-woman shows Let's Make Love Tonight, A Self-Help Stand-Up Comedy Interactive Performance Art Monologue. He also recently starred in Surprise Annie!, a collaboration with Rubber Repertory.  La Ganga is a committed arts activist and has been teaching life drawing to inmates at Travis County Correctional Complex Del Valle since 2002.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $25 to $30 for priority seating, $15 to $20 for general admission and $10 for starving artists.  The VORTEX Theatre is located at 2307 Manor Road.  For more information and reservations, call (512) 478-LAVA (5282) or visit

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