Īnspīrō Fest, a communal artistic festival on June 1 will be created to bring together and promote local multicultural artists in an exciting and enlightening collection of live music, dance, theatre, and an eclectic variety of other artistic performances. B*TRU ARTS is proudly working in conjunction with several local businesses to showcase their unique products while providing great food and a host of interactive activities in a spirited and electrifying atmosphere supporting Austin’s undiscovered ethnic talent.
Events will include musical performances by Meagan Jacobsen and Hillie Lyman, 5 original short plays written and performed by local artists, a variety of exhilarating dance performances, stand-up comedy, beat-boxing, and a special performance by the groundbreaking, genre-defying artist ExStus. The festival will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at The Vortex 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 from 1pm-7pm and will be emceed by local beatbox talent Michael “The Maestro” Matson. Tickets are currently available through http://www.btruarts.com/ for a discounted price of $10.
a communal artistic festival
1:00 pm-7:00 pm
Intro - Emcee Maestro
performed by Hillie Lyman
EL VENDEDOR, a ten minute play
written & directed by Sean Whelton
Brief Synopsis: With a play minutes away from its official premiere, cast members battle their nerves while gradually realizing there may be an ulterior motive for the production.
SAM: Derrick Bryant MARTY: Aaron Walther
SALLY: Carley Marrissa DIRECTOR: Mick D'arcy
STAGE MANAGER: Tiffany Richardson
"Opa Cabana: A Blended Vintage Belly Dance Revue"
performed by Emerald Mystiek
ALONE IN THE PARK, a ten minute play
by Aisha Melhem & directed by Mick D'arcy
YOUNG MAN/INNER VOICE:Derrick Bryant
LADY BUG/ACORN/TREE: Gareth White
BUM: Kirk Kelso
”A One Man Bit” (interactive stand-up)
performed by Aaron Walther
ONE MAN'S TRASH, a ten minute play
by Will Johnson & directed by Aisha Melhem
Brief Synopsis: One Man's Trash is a short play in which a man finds his voice amidst all of his objects. Phillip, the main character is filmed and interviewed for the t.v. series, One Man's Trash, as he brings the audience deep into the heart of his obsession of collecting. The interviewer is followed by the camera guy through a house full of past-remnant things kept alive by a man who claims he's ready to let go of it all.
INTERVIEWER: Chanise Littlefield PHIL: Justin LaVergne
CAMERA GUY: George Ray
dance performed by Phillip KidFury Wainwright & Talaessa Bice
LOVE IS A KNIFE FIGHT, a ten minute play
by Daniel Hershberger & directed by Justin LaVergne
FRANKIE: Aaron Walther CREEPY GUY: TBD
LOU: Kirk Kelso NICE GUY: Dashiell Johnson
SATIN: Daria Jansen
"Definition of My Heart":Excruciatingly vindictive against the persona of privileges pertaining to decorum...
dances performed by Erickque & company @@gotta see it to believe it@@
THE GIRL WHO WAS TOO FAT, a ten minute play
by Aisha Melhem & directed by Rudy Ramirez
GIRL: Natalie Rivera
CAT: Hayley Armstrong
TIMMY: John Lopez
performed by Poet Selah Vie from EXSE SPOKENWORD on Channel Austin
dance performed by Precious Jewel (DGMM)
Boogie Bones' Popping Showcase
performed by Robbie Pryor
performed by Meagan Jacobsen
Meagan Jacobsen (Meganoke) is an accomplished Austin based artist, writer, songstress & speaker. With 2 books and 2 albums under her belt, she is no stranger to collaboration, creation & hard work. These days you can find Meagan dancing Argentine Tango, singing, speaking at events & creating fun new projects with other innovative artists across her home planet. Visit (www.Cloudsofsky.com) for more info.
6 pm-7 pm
Transglobal Electronic Music
performed by ExStus
Exstus is on a mission: To spread a message of dance, spirituality and unity through the creation of innovative transglobal electronic music. Lush sonic textures and phat beats coexist with elements of traditional Middle Eastern, Indian, & Latin music. He combines all of this with live virtuosic jazz & gypsy/spanish guitar in the context of uplifting, ultra-modern, all-original songs.
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