Monday, April 30, 2012

Auditions for The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Austin Theatre Project, June 10 and 11

Austin Theatre Project, Texasauditions for the all-female cast of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (click for map), June 11 and 12, 6 - 9 p.m. Send a resume and headshot to with your request for an audition appointment.

Performances July 13 - 29 at the Dougherty Arts Center.

audition notice Effect of Gamma Rays Austin Theatre Project 
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the dysfunctional family consisting of single mother Beatrice and her two daughters, Ruth and Tillie, who try to cope with their abysmal status in life. Shy Tillie Hunsdorfer prepares her experiment, involving marigolds raised from seeds exposed to radioactivity, for the science fair. She is, however, constantly thwarted by her mother Beatrice, who is self-centered and abusive, and by her extroverted and unstable sister Ruth, who submits to her mother's will. All three deal (in their own way) with Nanny, Beatrice's aging mother.

Click 'read more' to view Wikipedia's list of character descriptions

Upcoming: Circus Chickendog Fairy Tails at the Vortex, May 10 - 13

VORTEX Theatre and Circus Chickendog

Circus Chickendog Austin TX

Original Circus Fairy Tails

May 10 - 13

VORTEX Repertory, 2307 Manor Road (click for map)
For more information and reservations, call (512) 478-LAVA (5282) or visit

Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m.  
Tickets are $5 to $15 for children and $10 to $30 for adults.  Proceeds will benefit the Austin Humane Society, and advance reservations are recommended - the annual Circus Chickendog performances sell out in advance.
For more information and reservations, call (512) 478-LAVA (5282) or visit

Hurry, hurry, step right up! The circus is in town - but without a main attraction - when the VORTEX Theatre and Circus Chickendog join forces again this year for the original stage story Circus Fairy Tails, running May 10th through 13th to benefit the Austin Humane


Designed for audiences of all ages, the mash-up of Cinderella and The Ugly Duckling finds the circus Ringmaster searching for his shining star at the Austin Humane Society.  But who will he choose - spoiled rotten lions, a clowning macaw or the smallest elephant with the biggest heart?

Circus Chickendog is an Austin-based troupe that has been featured on "David Letterman," "Pet Star" and "Donny and Marie."  The troupe includes both trained human and animal actors and features circus skills and performances to tell lesson-based stories.

Upcoming: Three One-Acts by Fredericksburg Youth Theatre, May 4 and 5

Frederickburg Youth Theatre TX

Upcoming: God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Attic Rep at Trinity University, May 11 -

Attic Rep San Antonio


God of Carnage Attic Rep






MAY 10th - 27th, 2012

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award. "A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment." -NY Times.

information and reservations or call: 210-999-8524

Friday, April 27, 2012

Auditions for Measure for Measure, Polish Thespian Project, Dougherty Arts Center, April 28 and 30

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Auditions for Measure for Measure ShakespeareShakespeare's Measure For Measure  Times are April 28 10am - 2:30pm Saturday and Monday April 30 6pm-9pm at the Daugherty Arts Center on 1110 Barton Springs Blvd. This show is produced by The Polish Thespian Project and is part of City Theatre's Summerfest running July 5-15. For questions contact Kevin at 512-740-9839 and/or


Auditions in San Antonio: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Cameo Theatre, by appointment only

Cameo Theatre, San AntonioThe Cameo Theatre is scheduling auditions by special appointment for the musical I Love You, you're Perfect Now Change - call 210 212-5454

Characters Needed: 2 Males, aged 22 to 45 - lyric tenor/baritone
2 Females, aged 22 to 45 - alto with a strong belt or soprano
some roles may have already been cast

Cameo Theatre, 1123 East Commerce St., San Antonio, Texas, 78205 (click for map)
show runs June 2 or 8 thru July 1 - rehearsals begin May 2 or 7
The Cameo Theatre
auditions notice

I Love You, you're Perfect now Change
a musical
Cameo Theatre
By appointment auditions for roles
needed for production 2 men and 2 women
audition by special appointment
by calling 210 212-5454

Characters Needed:
2 Males, aged 22 to 45
lyric tenor/baritone

2 Females, aged 22 to 45
alto with a strong belt or soprano

some roles may have already been cast
Location: 1123 East Commerce St., San Antonio , Texas, 78205
For More Information:
call 210 212-5454
show runs June 2 or 8 thru July 1
rehearsals begin May 2 or 7

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Video: Corpus Christi, Austin Theatre Project, May 25 - June 10

Upcoming: Billboard by Michael Vukadinovich, Punchkin Repertory at Salvage Vanguard Theatre, May 11 - 19


Billboard Michael Vukadinovich Punchkin Repertory Austin TX

by Michael Vukadinovich
directed by Lizz Taylor
featuring Jay McKinney, Sam Watson and Ashley Rountree
May 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 at 8 p.m., and May 13 at 2 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd. (click for map)
TICKETS:  $15  To purchase tickets, visit

Andy gets paid a great deal to tattoo a corporate logo on his forehead.  The decision has both tragic and comic consequences as he comes to learn that the logo is more than just ink on his skin.  But Katelyn, his artist girlfriend, sees a very unique artistic opportunity. His body as an example of the extent to which consumerism has permeated our daily lives.  Billboard is about the battle between commercialism, fame, art and love.
*Winner of the 2006 Next Generation Playwriting Contest by Reverie Productions and the 2006 Time Robbins Playwriting Contest for Plays of Social Significance

Georgetown Palace Theatre Expands Facilities

Georgetown Palace Theatre, TX
To accommodate the Georgetown Palace Theatre’s growing education program and as possible future performance space, the Palace Board has leased two suites within easy walking distance of the theatre. The two suites are at 216 and 218 West 8th Street in downtown Georgetown, just a half-block off the square, and located adjacent to the alley behind the Palace. The two suites are connected by an 8 foot archway. Formerly occupied by Johnson Interiors (for 33 years), the suites are well suited for the Palace’s program needs with approximately 3200 square feet of space. Plans are in the works to clean up and update the building, which dates back to 1923, making these suites two years older than the Palace Theatre (built in 1925).

The owner of the building, John Hoyt, thought of the Palace when he heard the suites were going to be available. Mr. Hoyt was also the owner of the building just behind the theatre which became the Palace’s first expansion, affectionately named “The Tin Barn,” which was leased by the Palace Board in 2005, purchased in 2007, and renovated to become the pre-production space for the Palace, greatly enhancing the theatre’s capabilities. Expectations are high for the suites on 8th Street, as well, especially for the Palace’s burgeoning education program. Spring Workshops 2012 (Adult’s & Children’s Series) have been very well attended, and Summer Workshops 2012 are in full sign-up mode showing exceptional early totals.

To further the growth of its popular and successful education program, the Palace expects to occupy the new space as quickly as permitting will allow. Plans are being discussed by the Palace Board and Productions regarding use of a portion of the space for performances.

The Historic Palace Theatre is located at 810 South Austin Avenue in downtown Georgetown and is part of the most beautiful Town Square in Texas!

Upcoming: Adam Sultan, Physical Plant Theater at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, May 3 - 5

Physical Plant Theatre, Austin, TX


 Adam Sultan Physical Plant Theater, Austin TX

Adam Sultan
A work-in-progress performance as part of the Fusebox Festival's Machine Shop series.

Featuring: Adam Sultan, Caroline Reck, Connor Hopkins, Dallas Tate, Ellie McBride, Gricelda Silva, Jacob Trussell, Kelli Bland, Meredith Balderston, Noel Gaulin, and Zac Crofford.

Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd.
(click for map)
Thursday May 3rd at 7pm -
Friday May 4th at 9pm -
Saturday May 5 at 6pm -
It's the year 2051, and Adam is attending your funeral. He even dressed up, sort of. He wore a tie. He doesn't do theater anymore. Doesn't dance. Doesn't write music or play it. He doesn't see shows and doesn't care to.

For the last maybe thirty-five years Adam has been collecting objects and putting them into glass jars. Each jar has one object, something special to some person: a photograph or pen or a book of matches. Each person was a friend, all of them dead now. Tiny apartment but must be hundreds, maybe a thousand of these jars.

Adam Sultan
is a speculative biography -- the story not of a person (though Adam is plenty real and well-known to many of us), but of a dimming community, as seen through Adam's dimming eyes.

A full production is scheduled for 2013, but for Fusebox 2012, we'll try to give a sense of how the story begins.

If you bring an object, we'll give it a jar.

All shows at SVT.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012-2013 Season Announcement: Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University

Published with the program for The Spitfire Grill, currently playing at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University:

Mary Moody Northen Theatre Austin TX

Upcoming: Objection: Voices of the Theatre Artist, St. Edward's University, May 3 and 4

Objections St. Edward's University

Zach's Hard-Hat Tour of the Topfer Theatre: An Actor's Impression by Ann Pittman

Austin Live Theatre profile

by Ann Pittman

Last month I received an email from Michael Meigs at Austin Live Theater asking if I would like to tour Zachary Scott’s new Topfer theater.

 “Yes please!”

Zach Hardhat Ann PittmanA few weeks later, I found myself dressed in a bright orange mesh vest and hard-hat aptly labeled, ZACH.
Yes, I instagramed it.

Accompanied by a group of about forty other similarly dressed spectators, we headed through the barriers to the construction site.

Michael had asked me to be a guest writer at Austin Live Theater for this hard hat tour because he wanted an actor’s perspective on the building.

 An actor’s perspective.

 Okay, so that means I can’t talk about how brilliant it is that the front entrance of the theater faces the river and Zach’s other two theaters (as opposed to Lamar and downtown Austin) thus creating an open courtyard for patrons (or any ol’ Leslie running Town Lake) to gather in before shows.

 But, I can talk about the Juliet Balcony that overlooks the campus!  An hour before curtain, actors will perform on it and two other balconies famous “balcony” scenes including Romeo and Juliet (duh), Cyrano de Bergerac (get out your latex!) and Evita (hey Dave, I know this amazing woman who could help you out with that one).  In addition, Zach will commission local writers like Suzan-Lori Parks to write short balcony scenes to be performed pre-show.  (Scriptworks – take note!  Let’s get some John Boulanger, Manuel Zarate, Lowell Bartholemew, Christina Moore, or Trey Deason in on that balcony action!).

The courtyard will definitely offer a unique twist on the Austin live theater scene where both patrons and people enjoying Town Lake can encounter free, quality theater in the beautiful outdoors.  And with rotating casts who will perform the various vignettes each night, this is a great opportunity for more local actors to be seen onstage - scratch that - on the balcony at Zach.

Speaking of stages, I’m fast-forwarding through the lobby, past the bar and lounge, through the 430 seat audience, over the full pit and onto the stage.

Click to read more at . . .

Fundraising Appeal for Corpus Christi by Austin Theatre Project

Posted at fundraising site with a campaign goal of $5000 within the next 15 days:

RocketHub logo

Corpus Christi Austin Theatre Project

by Terrence McNally
directed by Jeff Hinkle

We all see the headlines about bullying, teen suicide, and hate crimes committed towards the disenfranchised. The "disease" of intolerance has reached epic and epidemic proportions. We at Austin Theatre Project have decided to kick off our inaugural season with a play that will open both hears and minds to this subject and, at the very least, initiate open and honest communication and at best, help create change in our community and surrounding area.

Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi is perhaps his most moving and controversial play, telling the story of Joshua, a young gay boy in 1950's Corpus Christi, TX. He is ridiculed, bullied, and hated by most of the people in his hometown and after he finishes high school, he flees... seeking people to share his message of tolerance and unconditional love. During his travels he finds a group of followers who help to spread his message. The time comes for him to return home and when he does so, he is betrayed by his high school boyfriend, Judas... with tragic results. Written in 1997, the play presents themes of unconditional love and  tolerance honestly alongside the themes of bullying and hate crime, all of which make this work even more relevant today than it was fifteen years ago.

Austin Theatre Project has assembled a cast comprised of the area's most talented and dedicated actors. As this important play is the first production of our inaugural season, we are looking to RocketHub to guarantee that we are able to not only pay our actors a fair and equitable compensation, but also to provide them with the necessary security that is required due to the threats of the radical movements who try everything they can to prevent this production from being produced all over the United States.

Click to go to the RocketHub donations page. . . .

Google Offers: Two-fers at Salvage Vanguard Theatre

Just published by the Salvage Vanguard Theatre via Google Offers and available until May 31:

Two tickets to any show at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre for $15

Salvage Vanguard Theatre

Salvage Vanguard Offer via Google

The Deal

Celebrating true Austin weirdness in its most dramatic forms, the Salvage Vanguard Theater (2803 Manor Rd - click for map) serves a weekly lineup of shows that range from improv to puppets and everything eclectic in-between. Every Friday and Saturday night, improv troupes from Gnap! Theater Projects take the stage with a different set of lines and laughs. Next month, the annual Ladies are Funny Fest (May 9-12) will fill the cozy theater with some of Texas’ wittiest women as they perform sketch comedy, stand-up, one-woman shows, and more. Musicals, movie screenings, and dance shows also take over Salvage from time to time, so check the calendar here, pick the experimental performance for you, and prepare to be entertained like only Austinites could.

Upcoming: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, McCallum Fine Arts Theatre, May 19

McCallum MacTheatre Austin TX

Dr. Horrible McCallum Fine Arts Academy Austin TX


by Josh Whedon, Zach Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen

directed by M. Scott Tatum 

McCallum Fine Arts Academy, 5600 Sunshine (click for map)

May 17 - 19 at 7 p.m. AND 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. AND 3:30 p.m.

Tickets $6 students, $10 seniors, $12 adults (click to purchase online via

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring super-villain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary “thoroughbred of sin”, Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible’s life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat, a situation which complicates itself even further when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer after he apparently saves her life. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to ruin the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl? Rated PG

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Promo Video, Pollyanna Theatre

A fine selection of Pollyanna Theatre performance stills presented in video format by an announcer with hay fever or a cold who rattles off his text with the celerity and diction of a TV/radio pharmacy advertisement. Just in time for the application for City of Austin funding for the arts. (4 min.)

Polyanna Theatre Company, Austin


Fundraiser to Open Capital Campaign to Replace the Roof at the Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop Opera House TX

Great Talent - Great Cause

This Saturday, April 28, 2012 the historic Bastrop Opera House launches an emergency capital campaign to repair the roof.  When you visit the Bastrop Opera House, you are visiting a piece of downtown Bastrop history and Texas history.  Bastrop merchants P. Otto Elzner and S.D. Green agreed to build the Opera House in 1889 at a reported cost of $15,000.  Now 113 years later, more than three times that amount is needed just to repair the roof to preserve this unique piece of history. 

Bastrop Opera House Country Music Fundraiser
The first "raise the roof" fundraising event is a live Classic Country Music Show that is sure to draw and entertain lovers of country music and lovers of the Opera House.   There is only one performance, so purchase your tickets now and help us save this grand lady and ensure this wonderful performance space endures for many more generations of performers and patrons. 

The Bastrop Opera House at 711 Spring Street (click for map) is the heart of live theater in Bastrop county and needs to be preserved. 

The funding of a new roof is crucial.  After the incredible heat of last summer, the rain of this new year have pointed out more leaks in the over-twenty-year-old tin roof.  With contraction and expansion the nails have popped out and where there had been tar and sealant along the down spout alleys, cracks have occurred.  Rather than merely patching repeatedly what is there, a complete overhaul needs to be initiated.  Therefore, several fundraising activities have been discussed including using special music programs like the Classic Country Music Show, where the proceeds will be placed in our building fund for a preservation project of this nature.

You can help by purchasing tickets to the Classic Country Music Show for yourself and others. 

Or you may also send a donations for the "roof restoration project" to the Bastrop Opera House, P.O. Box 691, Bastrop, Texas 78602.  You may also make an online donation of any amount on the Bastrop Opera House site at

Monday, April 23, 2012

Upcoming: Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock, Hyde Park Theatre, July 12 - August 11

Hyde Park Theatre, Austin

 presentsTigers Be Still Kim Rosenstock Hyde Park Theatre Austin

Tigers Be Still

by Kim Rosenstock

directed by Ken Webster

July 12 - August 11

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. at Guadalupe (click for map)
Buy tickets online ($20 including fee for general admission, $18 including fee for students/seniors/Austin Creative Alliance members) or call 479-PLAY (7529).

The San Francisco Chronicle called Tigers Be Still "an uproar of laughs." The New York Times called Kim Rosenstock's off-Broadway hit "an endearing new play . . a heartfelt comedy" in which a big cat on the loose from a local zoo fits right in with the anxiety and depression of modern life.

The HPT production is directed by Ken Webster and stars Molly Karrasch, Jon Cook, and Kelsey Kling.

The show runs at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 12 - August 11, 2011. Every Thursday is Pay What You Can Night; Friday, and Saturday tickets are $19 ($17 for students, seniors, and ACOT members), except for the final weekend (April 19-21), when ticket are $21 ($19 for students, seniors, and ACOT members). For reservations, call 479-PLAY or purchase tickets online.
Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at Kenneth's Hair Salon, just south of HPT, and at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them all for their generosity.

Upcoming: Sherry Kramer disusses Magical Objects, Hyde Park Theatre, March 8

ScriptWorks 'Dramatis Personae' Series

presentsSherry Kramer (image: Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas)
Magical Objects

a lecture-discussion with Sherry Kramer

Tuesday, March 8th, 7-9 p.m.
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St.
COST:$15 ScriptWorks members/ $25 General
INFO/RESERVATIONS:; 512-454-9727

There is a great difference between a prop and an object on stage that is built or filled with the dramatic forces of a play.  Such objects become metaphors, they become fresh comprehensions of the world. In the theatre, we believe in magic.  Our gaze is focused on ordinary objects...a glass figurine, a pair of shoes, a wedding dress...and then our attention is shaped, and charged, and we watch the everyday grow in meaning and power.  Most of our greatest plays, written by our most poetic playwrights, contain a visual metaphor, an object with metaphorical weight that we can see on stage, not just in our mind’s eye.

How do we make the ordinary into the extraordinary?  How do we create something that can carry meaning across the stage, into the audience and then out of the theatre, all the way home, and into the lives of these strangers who come to sit together in the dark?  How do we generate a magical object on stage?

It will help if you have more than a passing relationship with A Streetcar Named Desire, The Piano Lesson, and Buried Child, but if you don't you'll still do okay.  We'll be talking about the magical object, and there will be a small in class writing assignment.

About Sherry Kramer
Sherry Kramer is currently a visiting professor at the James Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin.  She is a graduate of both the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and was former head of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays have been produced in theaters across the country and abroad.  She is a recipient of NEA, New York Foundation for the Arts and McKnight Fellowships, the Weissberger Playwriting Award and a New York Drama League Award (WHAT A MAN WEIGHS), the LA Women in Theater New Play Award (THE WALL OF WATER), The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award (DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH).  She was the first national member of New Dramatists, and is on the permanent faculty at Bennington College.

About Scriptworks
ScriptWorks is a playwright driven organization that seeks to promote the craft of dramatic writing and to protect the playwright's
integrity by encouraging playwright initiative and harnessing collective potential. The Dramatis Personae series was initiated to provide area
playwrights a place to experiment with their craft and expand their careers. 
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at

Trinity University Announces its 2012-2013 Theatre Season

Trinity University Speech and Drama

in San Antonio
announces its 2012-2013 season:
Fall 2012
A Bright Room Called Day

Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Susanna Morrow
September 28th-30th and October 3rd-6th

La Tempesta

Adapted from William Shakespeare's The Tempest
Directed by Roberto Prestigiacomo
November 9th-11th and 14th-17th
La Tempesta will be produced in collaboration with this year's Stieren Guest Artist, Theatro del Drago, a puppet theatre company founded in 1820 by the Monticelli Family of Revenna, Italy.

Spring 2013
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Stacey Connelly
February 15th-17th and 20th-23rd

The Crazy Locomotive
Written by Stanislaw Witkiewicz
Directed by Kyle Gillette
April 12th-14th and 17th-20th

Trinity University, San Antonio, Announces 2012-2013 Theatre Season

Trinity University Speech and Drama

announces its 2012-2013 season:
Fall 2012
A Bright Room Called Day
Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Susanna Morrow
September 28th-30th and October 3rd-6th
La Tempesta

Adapted from William Shakespeare's The Tempest
Directed by Roberto Prestigiacomo
November 9th-11th and 14th-17th
La Tempesta will be produced in collaboration with this year's Stieren Guest Artist, Theatro del Drago, a puppet theatre company founded in 1820 by the Monticelli Family of Revenna, Italy.

Spring 2013

Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Stacey Connelly
February 15th-17th and 20th-23rd

The Crazy Locomotive
Written by Stanislaw Witkiewicz
Directed by Kyle Gillette
April 12th-14th and 17th-20th

Upcoming at Shakespeare in Winedale, summer, 2012:Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare at Winedale

announces its 42nd Summer Season:Shakespeare at Winedale

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale and Coriolanus

By William Shakespeare

July 19th-August 12th

Shakespeare at Winedale Theater Barn

Winedale Historical Complex, Round Top, TX (click for map)

TICKETS: $10 General Admission; $5 Student/UT ID Holders

Available at or (512) 471-4726

Click to download the summer schedule in .pdf format

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2012 summer class takes the stage this summer with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, and, for the first time at Winedale, Coriolanus. Performances will begin July 19th and run through August 12th; performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students/UT ID holders and may be ordered online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website

Shakespeare at Winedale is a University of Texas program in which students study and perform Shakespeare at the Winedale Historical Complex near Round Top. Since its founding by English professor James Ayres in 1970, the program’s unique, hands-on approach has brought Shakespeare’s words to life for hundreds of students and thousands of audience members. University students from many disciplines and backgrounds work together for six weeks at Winedale, ending their summer with four weekends of performances in a converted nineteenth-century hay barn.

For the first time in the program’s history, this summer’s class will perform Shakespeare’s riveting political thriller
Coriolanus. “We are very excited to be doing the Winedale premiere of Coriolanus,” said program Director James Loehlin, “one of Shakespeare’s richest explorations of politics-- perfect for an election year! Coriolanus is set in the earliest days of the Roman republic, but still pertinent today.”

Click for additional information at . . . .

Upcoming: Ta-DA! party and fundraiser, DA! Theatre Collective, May 9

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a party and performance fundraiser

at the Wally Workman Gallery, 1201 W. 6th Street (click for map)

May 9 from 7 p.m.

*Free parking available at the AISD Administrative offices at 1111 W. 6th St. Please park on the ground level of the garage (instead of above or below)

Tickets: $15-$35 sliding scale available through

BuyPlayTix logo

or telephone 512.484.1242

Admission to "Ta-DA!" is all-inclusive, with toasts, delicious refreshments from CafĂ© Josie and Savory Spice Shop, access to a silent auction featuring a diverse array of unique items and cool experiences, interactive LIVE music from The Greatest American Heroes (with the return of “TV-Oke”: sing along with the band to your favorite theme songs!), and many magical surprises— all set in one of Austin’s loveliest historic homes, surrounded by inspiring contemporary art.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a truly enchanting Austin night, with the perk of supporting DA! as we start rollin’ to the Rollins!


DAYBOYNIGHTGIRL DA! Theatre Collective Austin TXDA! Theatre Collective is proud to announce that we will soon be making our Long Center debut with our latest original show! For one action-packed week in June at the Rollins Theatre, we will showcase the talents of our entire team (plus several incredible guest artists) for the full-length premiere of DAYBOYNIGHTGIRL.

DAYBOYNIGHTGIRL is DA!'s original full-team collaborative adaptation based on The Romance of Photogen and Nycteris, a magical tale written by Scottish fantasy maestro George MacDonald in 1882. The multidisciplinary work features choreography by Lisa del Rosarion, a script by Kirk German, and an original score by special guest collaborator Catherine Davis. Heather Huggins directs this beautiful story of two children who try to break free from the experiment of a mysterious sorcerer.

ABOUT DA! THEATRE COLLECTIVE: Since its inception in 2008, DA! has honored their commitment to produce, create, and educate in the Austin area using innovative and accessible models. In the past four years, DA! has produced 10 successful original productions, including an educational matching program for local area Title I schools and the implementation of special-event partnerships with like-minded non-profit organizations as diverse as Grrl Action, CASA, YMCA of Austin, Mission Waco / Mission World, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. DA! has received recognition from several notable organizations in Austin and beyond, including: “Best Nonprofit Startup” - Best of Austin Award 2009, The Austin Chronicle (Critics' Choice); 3 “Best Of” selections at the FronteraFest Short Fringe; 5 B. Iden Payne nominations (including one win for Leave it to Beverly’s Jude Hickey); 2 Austin Critics' Table nominations; 2 Applause Awards in the “Good Humor” category from Austin Live Theatre; and “critic’s pick” commendations from Time Out New York,, and The Wall Street Journal for performances of our kids’ show, Heron & Crane, in New York City as part of FringeJR in the summer of 2010. DA! is proud to be a not-for-profit collective under the sponsorship of Austin’s own Hyde Park Theatre.

You can learn even more about DA! at .

Auditions in San Antonio for August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, Vexler Theatre, May 13 and 14

Vexler Theatre, San AntonioAuditions at The Sheldon Vexler Theatre for August: Osage County by Tracey Letts, May 13 and 14, beginning at 7 p.m. by SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Vexis located at 12500 N.W. Military Highway, San Antonio, Texas, 78231 (click for map)(It's in the back of the building. Drive around to the left and follow signs to enter through the back doors.)

The most acclaimed play of the last ten years finally comes to San Antonio. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of unsettling secrets. Tony Award Winner Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The script for August: Osage County can be found at bookstores and on Ebooks such as the Kindle. Several monologues and a few scenes can be found at the Vex’s website for a general idea of the flavor and style of this show.

August: Osage County Sheldon Vexler Theatre San AntonioThe play is directed by Paul Fillingim, currently a PhD candidate at Texas Tech University studying Acting/Directing and Arts Administration. He also holds an MA in Directing from Texas State University and a BFA in Acting from Texas Tech. At the Vex he directed Arabian Nights and appeared in Rent (Roger) and Assassins (Booth). Other directing credits include: Carousel, Guys and Dolls, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Do Black Patent Shoes Really Reflect Up? and original works MFMD-ing and Phallus Pan.

Contact The Vex at to schedule an audition appointment. All roles are open and will be cast as volunteer positions. Auditioners should prepare the following items: 1. Audition Forms: Print and complete both of the forms posted on the Vex’s website and bring them to the audition. AND
2. Individual Monologue: Prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue of your choice (NOT from this show.) AND 3. Monologue from the Show: Prepare one of the director-chosen monologues that are posted on the Vex’s website: This monologue does NOT need to be memorized.

Show Dates: 8/23, 8/25, 8/26, 8/30, 9/1, 9/2, 9/6, 9/8, 9/9, 9/13, 9/15, 9/16; Performance times: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Call times are 60 minutes before curtain.

Rehearsals will begin with a few meetings, read-throughs, and table work sessions in May and June. Regular rehearsals will begin in July. A typical Vex rehearsal schedule is Monday- Thursday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and weekend rehearsals are scheduled as needed throughout the rehearsal period. • The final two weeks and weekends of rehearsals include technical and dress rehearsals with the full company called.

Click for character list with descriptions at . . . .

Upcoming: Los 'Abengers,' Latino Comedy Project at Hideout Theatre, May 4 - 12

Emmy-nominated sketch comedy troupe
Latino Comedy Project Austin TX

returns with

“Los Abengers”

a bitingly hilarious mix of favorite sketches, monologues, and videos

Latino Comedy Project Austin TX

Fridays and Saturdays, May 4-12 at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.

The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX. 78701

$10 general admission, available at the box office on performance evenings or in advance at

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo weekend with "The Earth's Mightiest Latinos" The Latino Comedy Project! The LCP returns with “Los Abengers”, a set of all-new comedy and some of your favorite sketches, monologues, and videos! Media, pop-culture, politics and parody collide in the LCP's usual fast-paced whirlwind assault on the absurdities of American life. This time the LCP takes aim at new targets in all-new sketches:

LCP gives the heroes of Marvel Comics summer blockbuster “The Avengers” a full barrio makeover; presents the cutting-edge in Latino eating disorder treatments; examines the horrific effects of Mitt Romney’s “multi-cultural” family background on his personal relationships and policy-making; interviews the world’s most famous Latino puppet and gets the dirty dish on certain well-known Muppets; explores the conflicted inner psyche of the modern Latina; And much more!
The LCP’s YouTube comedy videos have received over thirteen million views worldwide. The LCP cast also co-wrote and were featured in an MTV3 comedy ad campaign which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

The Latino Comedy Project writers and performers are: LCP Artistic Director Adrian Villegas, Sandy Avila-Ramirez, Guillermo De Leon, Petra Felix, Dan Grimm, Daniel Gutierrez, Lena Long, Javier Smith, Mandi Tapia, Minerva Villa and Nick Walker.

So prepare yourself for an exciting and hilarious night of irreverent, fast-paced comedy from a distinctly Latino point of view. They're bad. They're brown. They're the Latino Comedy Project.