Thursday, November 28, 2013

(*) 2013 Cast Photos by Ron Abrams: Black Nativity by Langston Hughes, Renaissance Guild, Little Carver Center, San Antonio, December 13 - 15, 2013

Photos by Ron Abrams for the Renaissance Guild's annual production of

The Black Nativity
by Langston Hughes

December 13 - 15, 2013

Jo Long Theatre, Little Carver Center, 226 N. Hackberry St. - click for map 

Black Nativity Langston Hughes Renaissance Guild San Antonio TX
Joseph and Mary (photo: Ron Abrams)

Black Nativity Langston Hughes Renaissance Guild San Antonio TX
Black Nativity Langston Hughes Renaissance Guild San Antonio TX
The Dancers: Jillian Jones, Anthony Hall, Lady Paula Mata, Diane Hannah, Lorenzo Hall, Amiera Mata and Rebekah Williams  (photo: Ron Arams)

Click to view additional cast photos for The Black Nativity at

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

FLORENCE, A new devised work to be performed at Sparky Park, Austin, December 6-8 & 12-15, 2013

Florence, Gale Theatre Company

From Gale Theatre Company, in collaboration with the City of Austin and Bottle Alley Theatre Company, comes FLORENCE. Directed by Katherine Wilkinson and created by the Gale Ensemble, Florence tells the story of Florence Lawrence, America's "First Movie Star." Through physical theatre, dance, and video, Florence explores fame, old hollywood, and what it truly means to be remembered. Expect to see actors literally swinging from the rafters of the historic sparky park substation. Florence is also filled with shakespeare, kanye west, exhaustion, chaos,glamor and much much more. 

Dec 6-8 & 12-15 @ 8pm

Sparky Park Substation, 3701 Grooms Street, Austin (THE SUBSTATION WILL BE HEATED!) - click for map

Tickets: $20-General, $10-25 & Under --Buy tickets at

brown paper tickets

This performance is rated PG-15


Directed by Katherine Wilkinson (
Choreographed by Katherine Wilkinson & Celina Chapin

Performed by Ra'chel Lowery, Zoey Cane Belyea, Sam Gorena, Kenny Amponsah, Vanessa Alvarado, Martha Zo Ryland, Brittaney Ortiz, Kimberly Gifford

Stage Managed by Zac Crofford & Paul Mahaffey
Scenic, Costume and Media Design by Ráchel Lowery
Dramaturgy & Video Design by Zoey Cane Belyea
Produced by Gale Theatre Company & Bottle Alley Theatre Company


For more information: @galetheatre @alleybottle

Holiday 2013 Greetings from Transit Theatre Troupe, St. Edward's University, Austin

Via Facebook:

2013 Transit Theatre Troupe St Edward's University Austin TX

Transit Theatre Troupe, St. Edward's University, 2013
Excited to announce our Spring 2013 Season!!

God of Carnage directed by Seth Stewart
This is Our Youth directed by Anna Schultz 

Video: Zach Theatre Profile by, November, 2013

Zach Theatre Dell intelDell produces a high-quality mutual appreciation 3 min. Zach Theatre profile and posts it on the Dell page 'Inspire - Small Businesses with Big Ideas.' Featuring Nat Miller, Education Director, Cate Tucker, Stage Manager, and David Munn, Interactive Art Manager.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Musical Theatre Audition Workshops with Adam Roberts, Austin Jewish Repertory Company, December 1, 2013

Austin Jewish Repertory TheatreJoin AJRT Artistic Director Adam Roberts on Sunday, December 1 for a 90-minute master class at the Austin Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane (click for map) focused on strategies for improving your musical theater dance audition skills. Participants should enroll for the appropriate session and come dressed to dance. Two mock audition combinations will be taught in each session, with specific strategies and tips discussed and implemented. Students will have the opportunity to put these strategies into practice as the session progresses.

*You do not need to be a member of the JCC to participate in these classes!! They are open to ANYONE**

Session A: For "Movers" and Less-Experienced Dancers - 1:00-2:30 pm $30

Session B: For Dancers with Experience - 2:30-4:00 pm $30

(*) IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, a live radio play, Classic Theatre, San Antonio, December 7 - 15, 2013

It's A Wonderful Life Classic Theatre San Antonio

Missionary Position—Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer, Dec. 12 - 14, 2013

Missionary Position
Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer 

Missionary Position Salvage Vanguard Theatre Austin TXONE WEEKEND ONLY!! DECEMBER 12-14TH 8 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd. - click for map
$10 tickets available for limited presale!

Salvage Vanguard presents the first in a series of faux lecture tours featuring renowned Victorian Lady Scientist Amelia Wetherbeaten (Caroline Reck) and Intrepid Lady Explorer Eleanor Dangerbottom, (Cami Alys). These daring ladies have traveled to the nether creases of the earth and run their voluminous skirt hems over the dusty bottoms of creation. They are here for a limited time to set you straight on what you thought you didn't think you needed to know.
Series One features the Acting talents of Noel Gaulin & Jay Byrd, Puppetry from Mr. Hopkins, Lighting by Natalie George, Sound by Eliot Haynes, Stage Management by Dallas Tate.

Monday, November 25, 2013

2014 Austin Theatre Project Season

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Austin Theatre Project 2014 season

Bernadette Nason's 2013 Performances of A Christmas Carol by Dickens, December 4 in Spicewood, December 18 in Austin

Two Shows Only! One in Spicewood, One in Austin!

A Christmas Carol Bernadette Nason Austin TX
Bernadette Nason (via Facebook)

Charles Dickens'

presented by Bernadette Nason

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 Burnet County Road 409, Spicewood (
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. (further details to be announced)

Award-winning actress/storyteller Bernadette Nason reprises her role as EVERYONE in this critically-acclaimed one-woman version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, bringing vivid life to more than 30 characters.

A Christmas Carol has retained its place as a Christmas classic for over 150 years. Charles Dickens streamlined A Christmas Carol to make it appropriate for his own readings. This version uses the text (almost entirely) from Charles Dickens' own abridged version of his tale.

"Now this is a one-woman show. And Nason does portray all the characters. But stating these facts doesn't fully connect to the statement that Nason is A Christmas Carol,: narrator, characters, beginning, middle, drama, humor, end, and all..." Austin Chronicle, December 2009

"We kid you not. This is the Carol to see." Austin Chronicle, December 2010

"This one-woman-show version of the Dickens classic, brought to you by Bernadette Nason at the City Theatre, will send shivers of goodness down your spine while it warms the cockles of your solstice heart. Recommended." Austin Chronicle, December 2011

"Bernadette (Nason) delivers Dickens' quick-moving vivid text with crisp assurance and deft, economical mime. No exaggerations or mugging here; a shift of the shoulders, a roughening of the voice, a glint in the eye and she creates Ebenezer Scrooge in our minds, not in pantomime on the stage. Hers is the opposite of a bravado performance. She invites us into the fable, sketches the characters, and articulates the text with precision and relish... They're all here -- skinflint Scrooge, meek Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's bounding nephew Fred, the two quite distinct old gentlemen soliciting charity, each of the Crachit children, three spirits of Christmas and a goodly crowd of others..." Austin Live Theatre, December 2010

"Bernadette Nason's one-woman show sees her take up the role of a master storyteller whose narration is very close to the soul of the original work...A Christmas Carol, has a number of characters with diverse personalities making it very difficult subject for a monologue. On the contrary, Nason actually manages to bring life to over 30 characters, and goes on to give each character a unique voice and facial expression..." Austin Post, December 2010

Sunday, November 24, 2013

(*) Video Promo: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by Larry L. King, J. Pennington Studios at Cameo Theatre, November 9 - December 8, 2013

Post by N. Doan for the J. Pennington/Cameo Theatre production of

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Cameo Theatre San Antonio TX
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

by Larry L. King
November 9 - December 8, 2013
Cameo Theatre, 1123 E. Commerce St. just east of I-37, San Antonio, 78205 - click for map
Click for info at and to buy tickets

Memorial Services for Stage Crew Member Claire Hunt, November 24 and 25, 2013

Also scheduled: a gathering at McCullough Memorial Theatre, University of Texas, 2375 Robert Dedman Drive (click for map) on Monday, November 25, from 3 - 7 p.m. Click to view Facebook event. 

Claire Hunt Memorial Service 2013 11 24

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, City Theatre, November 22 - December 22, 2013

CTXLT review

by Dr. David Glen Robinson

Chinquapin Parish comes to the City. 

Steel Magnolias Robert Harling City Theatre Austin TX
To the City Theatre, that is, in the form of Robert Harling’s superbly written modern classic, Steel Magnolias. Theatre fans cannot see this masterpiece frequently enough; they must review it often to catch the fast-flying wicked barbs, double entendres, bon mots, and just plain corny jokes that fill its two hours and ten minutes. It feels like about one hour because laughter makes one lose all track of time. City Theatre’s holiday offering is highly recommended.

The story is about the small group of women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon, get their hair done and share their lives. It is a high comedy with an underlying tragedy. The stories related by the customers in the styling chairs depict small town northern Louisiana culture, accurately in this reviewer’s experience. Further, it is a Christmas play, as part of the first act takes place at Christmastime, which at Truvy’s sees even keener and sharper humor related to the season, all without causing anyone to review their sense of the sacred and profane. Have I said this play is superbly written?

This strong material and the expectations of audiences for it set a high mark for any production, and the City Theatre production meets all the expectations for it. It's yet another glowing success for City Theatre.

The cast is well matched. Under the leadership of Samantha Brewer as Truvy, the cast shares the tidal shifts of intensity and emotion that sweep through their many stories. Director Berkovsky deserves credit for the exciting pace and its timing, that key element of comedy. The players did not miss a beat, as far as the audience could detect, quite a feat on any opening night, when butterflies and jitters are inevitable. If Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy is a category to be taken seriously, then the cast of Steel Magnolias certainly deserves a nomination for a B. Iden Payne award from the Austin theatre community.

The set was believable and authentic, and it conveyed a sense of warmth and familiarity from the first moment Berkovsky did the production design and Jennifer Cunningham did scenic painting.

A special credit goes to Val Frazee for hair design, super important in a play about beauticians and their customers. The wig work was especially spectacular.

The costume design by Rosalie Oliveri was most impressive, conveying both the idiosyncrasies and class-conscious wealth of northern Louisiana. Styling and prop design, usually credited on the program, were missing from the credits.

Steel Magnolias teaches us the age-old verity that friendship is a value that sustains us throughout our lives. On a deeper levelis the truth that friendship, simple friendship among neighbors and families, is perhaps the highest form of love. It gives much and demands everything and in the end provides strength beyond imagining. The play program carries a quote from Shakespeare that says it best: “I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul rememb’ring my good friends.”

Make Steel Magnolias your new holiday play. It runs at City Theatre at Airport Rd and 38 1/2 Street on the east side until December 22nd.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wimberley Players' 2014 Theatre Season

Wimberley Players TX 2014 Season

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wimberley Players, November 15 - December 8, 2013

CTXLT review

by Michael Meigs

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Wimberley Players TXAs fresh as the ink of the morning paper on a bright fall day, the Wimberley Players' staging of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is big, bold and beautiful. And so is the cast; director Jim Lindsay has handpicked some of the most attractive talent from the region.

Did you know that this musical by Clark Gesner is approaching its 50th birthday? You'd never know it from this production. The original version was done in 1967, and in 1998 performers using the revised script presented in this Wimberley production took two Tony awards. And Charlie Brown himself, if he weren't ageless, would be almost ready to qualify for Social Security, for Charles Schultz's first four-panel strip featuring him was published on October 2, 1950.

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Wimberley Players TX
Ryley Wilson (photo: Leanne Brawner Photography)
A musical for six players, presented as a series of lively songs and skits featuring some of the most memorable tropes and plights of the Peanuts gang, the work is a favorite of high schools and amateur groups. Director Lindsay chose to expand the cast by two women to to calibrate the choreography, so Wimberley's augmented edition includes both that little red-headed girl (the fetching Lindsay Katherine Powell) and Kate Clark (Frieda, a fine singer and captain of the dance ensemble).

Schultz drew the comic strip for fifty years, so that tiny community of primary schoolers has a rich and diverse history of incident. The situations onstage are instantly recognizable and bring smiles to faces in the audience. 

 Ryley Wilson in the title role has Charlie's yellow shirt with the zig-zag, a fugitive kite, and that mild, yearning and baffled presence. Kristi Brawner as Lucy van Pelt is adorably heedless, loud and self-certain -- comically capturing childish speech and emphasis with her frequent prolongation of initial consonants ("You're a Buh-LOCKHEAD!")

Part of the pleasure of seeing mature but young actors in these roles is the irony of age difference: grown men are returned to the tentative innocents they once were, while the actresses giving Schultz's girls their endearing brashness are at the same time very attractive young women.

Click to read more at AustinLiveTheatre. . . .

Friday, November 22, 2013

Martin Burke Interviewed about his One-Man 'It's A Wonderful Life' at Zach Theatre

Posted at
Arts and Culture Texas

Freelancer Jacey Little of Houston interviews 'Austin's favorite actor':

Martin Burke (photo: Kirk R. Tuck)

Q: For most Americans Frankl Capra's It's A Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic. What was your previous relationship with the film?

Martin Burke: I grew up watching this movie every Christmas. My Mother and Father loved Jimmy Stewart so I was fortunately exposed to all of his classic movies. I honestly love It’s a Wonderful Life. I say that in the play and it’s 100% true.

Auditions in Killeen for Caroline, or Change, a musical by Tony Kushner, VLA Theatre, December 16, 2013

VLA Theatre Killeen TXCaroline or Change VLA Theatre Killeen TXWe are holding auditions for our next production, the musical "Caroline or Change" by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori, on December 16th-17th, 2013 from 7 pm - 10 pm.

The VLA Theatre is at 3401 South W.S. Young Drive, Killeen - click for map .

Click to go to for a list of the characters we are looking to cast.

Student Intern Program at Classic Theatre, San Antonio, Application Deadline December 15, 2013

Classic Theatre San Antonio TXAIM HIGH INTERNSHIP Program Recruiting for Spring, 2014

We're looking for a few good students!


Classic Theatre San Antonio
Andrew Thornton conducts workshop (photo: Classic Theatre)
The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is seeking interns for our Spring, 2014 productions, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Private Lives by Noel Coward. The AIM High program is designed for high school and college students with an interest in pursuing careers in the performing arts; acting, directing, stage management or design. AIM High offers total immersion in these areas by working on a production with professional theatre artists. Service hours or academic credit may be available.

APPLY BY DECEMBER 15: Contact Christie Beckham, Director of Education : 

The AIM High program is funded in part by a grant fromthe Coates Charitable Trust.

Visit our website for more information:

Auditions in Boerne for Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer, Boerne Community Theatre, January 12 and 13, 2014

Boerne Community Theatre TXBoerne Community Theatre Auditions for Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer at Boerne Community Theatre , Sunday, January 12 & Monday, January 13, 2014, both at 7 pm

Sleuth Anthony Shaffer Boerne Community Theatre TXThe ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.

Winner of the Tony and Drama Critics; Circle Awards for Best Play.

Characters Needed: Andrew Wyke (40's-50's) - British and Milo Tindle (30's-40's) - British

Location: 907 E. Blanco Rd., Boerne, Texas, 78006

For more information: contact the director at

Auditions in Leander for Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, Way Off Broadway Community Players, January 6, 2014

WOBCP Leander TXAuditions January 6, 2014 for Marc Carmoletti's farce Don't Dress for Dinner, directed by Ed Trujillo -- 3 adult males, 3 adult females

Don't Dress for Dinner Camelotti WOBCP TXWay Off Broadway Community Players, Building 4 at 11880 W. FM 2243 in Leander, TX, between US 183 and Bagdad Road -- click for map

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farm-house, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu Chef to prepare gourmet delights, and has even invited his best friend, Robert, along - to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Right? Well.... Suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and when she sees Robert, they determine that she will NOT be leaving for the weekend. Suppose the Chef has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress, who is unable to cook, has to pretend to be the Chef. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. Suppose there’s another surprise guest. Simmered together, you have a delicious evening full of hilarious confusion as everyone tries to blend together all the improvised arrangements at break-neck speed.

Male Actor Needed in Leander for Desk Set, Way Off Broadway Community Players

WOBCPWay Off Broadway Community Players in Leander, TX, needs an actor for January production of Desk Set. 

Desk Set Way Off Broadway Community PlayersCharacter description:Kenny and Reporter-Photographer (20's): Mail room boy and reporter-photographer

Performances in January. More info at or contact rkrevell AT

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Auditions/Workshops in Austin for Circle The Wagons by the Exchange Artists, December 8 and 12, 2013

Exchange Artists Austin TXThe Exchange Artists
are building a new show called Circle the Wagons set to run February 14th through March 3rd, 2014.

Circle the Wagons Exchange Artists Austin TXThe play will allow a voyeuristic and intimate look at car-culture (broadly defined) – from the anticipation of a first license, to road trips, confessionals, private escapes, DUIs, love nests, accidents, and finally the day a license is given up or lost to old age. A large part of the performance will be five minute plays inside personal vehicles which will be presented simultaneously in a parking lot in actual cars parked in an inward facing circle around a pep band.

Rachel Wiese will be directing this play and Katherine Craft will be in charge of the script. Rohan Joseph will be composing the "car orchestra". The five minute plays in cars will be selected from the new works of many contributing playwrights who were solicited to create pieces for this project.

If you're interested in joining the cast or simply in participating in the development process you are invited to attend a workshop! These workshops will help us select the five minute plays out of those submitted for the production, and will also serve as auditions.

The workshops are: December 8 from 1 - 3 pm and December 12 from 6-9 pm. Email to reserve your spot! Locations will be confirmed via email, so rsvp.

Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University, November 14 -24, 2013

CTXLT review
Blood Wedding Lorca Mary Moody Northen Theatre Austin

by Michael Meigs

Federico García Lorca's Bodas de Sangre takes places in the stark and arid landscape of the mind. The setting is rural Spain, somewhere far out in the countryside, and the characters are peasant families. They have no names, with the single exception of Leonardo, the angry and frustrated young farmer who precipitates the tragedy.

García Lorca identifies the others by role: the intended groom (novio), the bride (novia), the mother, the neighbor, the father of the bride. The story is simple: the confident young novio goes courting and fixes upon an eligible young woman related to men who killed his father and his brother. We watch the courting and attend the wedding; we also witness the anger of Leonardo, who still burns with a passion for the novia even though their acquaintance was broken years ago when Leonardo married the novia's cousin.

Blood Wedding Garcia Lorca Mary Moody Northen Theatre Austin TX
Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Anna C. Shultz (photo: Bret Brookshire)
Blood will have blood, despite all efforts to forget, to reconcile and to wash lives clean.

García Lorca had already achieved renown as a lyric poet when this, his first great success, was staged in Madrid for the first time in 1933. He doesn't fill these characters' mouths with abstractions or self-indulgent speculations, however; dialogue in the first half of the play is quick, sentences are short, and speech is often staccato. The early dialogue is sharp and cutting, much like the "little knife" that the novio's mother laments -- "A knife is such a simple object but it can take away the life of a man."

Contrasting with this energy are songs with imagery as lyrical as any of the author's poetry. In the second scene, Leonardo's wife and mother-in-law sing a cryptic lullabye about a mythic horse that refuses to drink; during the act two wedding preparations both servants and guests join in song, each offering a line or couplet.

Read more at . . . .

Digital Auditions for Company by Steven Sondheim, Austin Theatre Project, beginning December 8, 2013

Posted by Austin Theatre Project:

We're already working on our kickoff for our 2014 season! Auditions for COMPANY begin December 8! With over 20 people to cast, we're looking at our biggest show yet! Our first round of auditions are online! You don't have to hire a videographer for this! Have a friend record you on a smartphone. If you have an appropriate song already posted on YouTube, you will be able to send us a link to that as well!

Company by Steven Sondheim auditions Austin Theatre Project

Video: Helen Merino as Emily Dickinson in 'The Belle of Amherst' by William Luce Austin Shakespeare, November 16 - December 1, 2013

Posted by Austin Shakespeare:

Video Promo: The Curious Savage by John Patrick, Hill Country Community Theatre, December 5 - 15, 2013

Video with rehearsal scenes and cast comments, posted by the Hill Country Community Theatre, 2003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores near Marble Falls, for their production of

The Curious Savage John Patrick Hill Country Community Theatre TX

Chicago, 15th U.S. Tour in Austin, November 19 - 24, 2013

CTXLT review

by Michael Meigs

An enthusiastic voice behind us as we exited Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas last night: "That was nothing like the movie!"

Live performance, even in the cavernous space of the Bass, can seize your attention and send your heart racing in ways that no flat screen image ever can. And that's what happens in the 15th (annual?) tour of Chicago, playing in Austin through this coming Sunday.

Chicago tour Terra C. MacLeod
(Terra C. MacLeod)

The story is familiar and, frankly, banal, a combination of 1920's tabloid sensationalism, some 1930's B-movie styling, and a dose of Cinderella (and I don't mean Disney's Cinderella). Roxy murders her lover and when her big dumb good-hearted husband realizes what happened, he recants his own false impression; she gets sent to the state pen in Joliet, where a different hierarchy rules. Tough women sing in cages (Cell Block Tango) and vie with one another for favors from Mama the warden and from Billy Flynn, the lawyer who'll lie, cheat, misrepresent and do just about anything (except, interestingly, overtly request sexual favors) to earn his colossal fee by obtaining a non-guilty verdict. Tabloid notoriety promises to become celebrity that offers prospects of a career in vaudeville.

Chicago musical 15th tour 2013
(Terra C. MacLeod and cast)
The thrills of this stage version are delivered hot and steaming by the choreography. It's classic Bob Fosse style done for the 1997 original staging by Ann Reinking and meticulously recreated by David Bushman. Muscular, supple and proudly strutting their stuff in revealing costumes, this cast of a dozen dancers astonishes and surprises again and again. The moves are cool, the scenes are fast and full of style, and over the course of the two hours of entertainment you'll have the opportunity to pick your very favorite. The final curtain call brings them on individually with their own names to receive the acclaim of the crowd.

Click to read more at . . . .

(*) Upcoming: THE BLACK NATIVITY by Langston Hughes, Renaissance Guild, San Antonio, December 13 - 15, 2013

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes Renaissance Guild San Antonio 2013

Auditions in Austin for Assassins, musical by Steven Sondheim, December 14, 2013

Soubrette Productions Austin TXAuditions for Steven Sondheim’s ASSASSINS

Soubrette Productions -- with director Philip Olson of 2011’s award-winning Putnam County Spelling Bee and music director Adam Roberts -- seek non-Equity male and female actors of all ethnicities for a production in April, 2014 at the Carver Center. Rehearsals will begin mid-February 2014. All roles are compensated. 

For character breakdowns and synopsis, visit Please bring a headshot, resume and sheet music for 90 seconds or less of a prepared song. Accompaniment provided. December 14th, 12pm-2:30pm. Callbacks announced and held later that day. Auditions are by appointment only. 

To schedule, email: Please allow 5-7 days for slot assignment response.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Video Promo: The Fault by Katie Bender, Universty of Texas, December 3 - 7, 20013

Video posted by Texas Performing Arts for

The Fault Katie Bender
The Fault

by Katie Bender
directed by Charles Ott

Dec. 3-7 at 8 pm; Dec. 7 at 2 pm
B. Iden Payne Theatre, University of Texas

A small ragged house stands perched on a fault, pressed between the redwoods and Pacific Ocean. The Davies family resides within, holding together and splitting apart.

The Fault includes mature language and adult content.

About the playwright Katie Bender is a playwright, performer and third-year master of fine arts candidate in playwriting at The University of Texas at Austin. Her plays are irreverent, fun and magical, exploring characters and worlds at the edge of what is possible.

She is a founding member of Underbelly – a theatre collaborative that stages immersive journey plays in forgotten spaces, riffing on American classics. Underbelly’s devised piece Slip River premiered at the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival. Created in collaboration with playwrights Gabrielle Reisman and Abe Koogler, Slip River won the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Comedy of 2013.

As a performer Bender recently appeared in the regional premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s The Cataract and the world premiere of Tom Horan’s Static.

Opportunity: Web and Digital Media Manager, Zach Theatre, Austin

Just posted at


Employment opportunity: Digital Media Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

The Digital Media Manager works in close partnership with ZACH’s Marketing Director, Art Director, Artistic Director and PR Manager in the creation and placement of web, video and interactive media design for Mainstage productions, Education shows, fundraising, special events and concerts. The Digital Media Manager works with each staff member of ZACH Theatre to achieve the goals set forth in the strategic plan, and to serve the mission of the Theatre.

Minimum Required Experience: Minimum three years experience in web and video design and creation.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Video design and editing
  • Website (design, maintenance and cross-training), management of Onramp (ZACH’s web provider)
  • Email marketing (HTML formatted)
  • Management of ZACH’s digital platforms, including a responsive mobile website CMS, and iPhone/Android applications
  • Digital displays (projector, lobby monitors, touchscreen application), management of SCALA– custom software that publishes to ZACH’s digital signage displays
  • Additional design, build out and animation of the new touchscreen in the Topfer; exploring new capabilities as they emerge and integrating those into ZACH’s digital environments
  • Digital advertising (Flash banners), liaising with media buyers
  • Work in partnership with ZACH’s PR Manager to place all social media outreach
  • Copywriting and editing
  • Creating and maintaining a strategic, cross-departmental email calendar with list segmentations
  • Managing a budget for website developer contractors, and video and/or animation contractors

Auditions in Austin for The Means by Tatiana M. Panovich, for FronteraFest, November 23, 25 and 26, 2013

Now casting for The Means, a short, dark-comedy written by Tatiana M. Panovich and selected for production at the 2014 Frontera Festival at Hyde Park Theatre. 

Donald “Bud” Kerpinski literally wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning and has encounters with Mitchell (his boss), Jackie (a tough young woman), and Jasper (a bank teller), all of which send him hurtling towards the inevitable ends, having been justified by “The Means.”

Characters to be cast/auditioned:

- Bud – Male between 30 and 60

- Narrator/Mitchell – Male between 20 and 70

- Jasper – Male between 20 and 45

Performance date: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 (with the possibility for two encores). Rehearsals: To be arranged upon casting

Audition dates (please email for specific time slot request): SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23; MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25; TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Please email your HEADSHOT, RESUME, and ANY TIME/DATE CONFLICTS (up to performance) to and include a 20-min. time slot you would like to be seen at, along with a second choice. Sides will be provided at time of audition.

Quickie Video Promo: Alpha Psi Omega Presents 'Noises Off,' University of Texas, November 22 - 24, 2013

15 seconds of fun posted by Matthew Hernandez on

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega at UT Austin presents "Noises Off!" at the SAC Auditorium on Nov. 22 @ 7 PM, Nov. 23 @ 2 PM & 7 PM, and Nov. 24 @ 2 PM! Tickets are $3 for UT students and faculty and $5 for general admission. Come support local theatre!