Saturday, March 30, 2013

Adam Sultan by Steve Moore and Zeb L. West, Physical Plant Theare, March 28 - April 13, 2013

ALT review
Adam Sultan Steve Moore Zeb West Physical Plant Theatre Austin TX
(poster design: Jennymarie Jemison)

by Dr. David Glen Robinson

For the committed theatergoer, this was a long-awaited premiere. The blended live-action and puppet play previewed at the 2012 Fusebox Festival. The preview tantalized audiences with its potential for taking many different directions.

The premiere at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre on March 28 satisfied our aroused curiosity with a long sequence of wise story choices. They took us through some surprising ways yet never strayed from its emotional heart. Sure, it was about death, and innovative puppetry sustained all its moods and action; at the same time the production remained light, humor-filled and entertaining. 
 A demanding ticket buyer couldn’t ask for much more.

The play follows the character of Adam Sultan, played by the artist Adam Sultan, through to the far distant future of A.D. 2052 (not quite forty years from now). 

 Aged and infirm, Sultan sees and feels the loss of his artist friends all around him. Seemingly despairing, he collects mementos of their lives and seals those objects into glass jars. His bookshelf fills with the jars. Then one day a half-scale doppelganger puppet enters his apartment, drinks heavily and passes out. Sultan doesn’t know what to make of it; he never does know what to make of it. What’s sure is only that from this point forward puppets carry equal weight with human actors in conveying the story and its meanings.

Adam Sultan Steve Moore Zeb West Physical Plant Theatre Austin TX
(photo: Physical Plant Theatre)
The Physical Plant team of Steve Moore and Zeb L. West wrote and crafted the show. In addition to makiing unerring choices in a mature story revolving around death, they incorporated advanced concepts of new puppetry that took Adam Sultan to the edge of theatre and puppetry. 

Completely black-garbed puppeteers were visible onstage. In conventional theatre, anyone wearing black is a technician and therefore invisible in the sense of operating the play and not figuring in the scripted action; technicians are merely making it happen.

The Adam Sultan puppeteers pushed this envelope or bent this frame in several ways. First and most fundamentally, the puppeteers manipulated and changed the human actors throughout the play; they did so subtly and tellingly when they reshaped the postures and stances of the living to reflect advancing age, as for example in the touching moment when they placed wedding rings on the fingers of the lead characters. In addition, the puppeteers removed their black headgear to speak narrative voice-overs at a microphone stand at stage left. With this, the audience no longer held the puppeteers comfortably framed in invisibility as helpers for the story. Attention, audience: they might do other things, so be ready.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Auditions in New Braunfels for The Wizard of Oz, Circle Arts Theatre, April 15, 2013

Circle Arts New BraunfelsAuditions Monday, April 15 at 7 pm for The Wizard of Oz

Show runs July 11 - August 4, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Roles Available: 6 men ages 20-50, 3 women ages 25-45, 1 girl age 13-15 plus a large ensemble ages 10-70.

Location: In Landa Park at 124 Elizabeth Avenue, New Braunfels

Auditions in San Antonio for 'The Drunkard' melodrama, Land of Virtuosity, by appointment

Land of Virtuosity San Antonio TXPAID ACTORS - MELODRAMA - THE DRUNKARD by the Land of Virtuosity, Adapted & Directed by Laralee List Wahrmund

Please send Photos and Resumes to for audition appointment
The Land Of Virtuosity, located within the Carmack Performing Arts Complex,1948 Austin Highway, is casting for a Musical Melodrama theatre productions of THE DRUNKARD or THE FALLEN SAVED, a Comedic Adaptation written and directed by Laralee List Wahrmund, with music composed by Tito Villalobos Moreno. Opening in June through August to run all summer!

All actors must sing and must truly enjoy performing for children and families, not mind having popcorn thrown at the actor cast as the villian, and be available to rehears Weekday evenings after 7 p.m., students welcome. Days and Times of rehearsals will be worked around the schedule of the Cast. Shows will perform: Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 2 & 6 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

Pay is a percent of the house.

THE DRUNKARD is a HILARIOUS Meolodrama...not originally intended to be so, that ran consecutively for 36 years in Los Angeles. This production, opening here in June 2013, was last performed in Los Angeles and ran for 5 months. If you would like to see a snippet, please see a short version on Youtube here - move forward to 1:29 to see a few moments from this WC Fields Film.

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Auditions in San Antonio for 'Port Cove,' 8 -week supernatural soap at Overtime Theatre, April 7, 2013


Overtime Theatre San Antonio TXAuditions for Port Cove, Overtime Theater, Sunday April 7 at 1 PM

Port Cove is an all new weekly series at the Overtime Theater. An 8 week series featuring a NEW supernatural mystery episode every week! This supernatural soap opera follows the characters of the hotel coffee shop at the center of a small New England town where mysterious murders have taken place. The FBI agents brought in discover that everyone is a suspect and something odd lurks out there in the cove...Featuring multiple directors: Kyle Gillette, Michael Burger, Matt Cassi, Bryan Ortiz, Chris Champlin and Scott McDowell!

We will be casting a wide variety or roles and will be looking for roughly 6 males, 6 females -- actors of any shape and size are welcome as they will be playing multiple characters in the town of 'Port Cove.'

The Overtime Theater is having auditions for a never before seen show in San Antonio. It is an 8 week run for a Supernatural Soap Opera in the vein of 'Twin Peaks'. Actors will be put in an intense rehearsal process and learn each 22-25 min episode in one weeks time, for a total of 8 episodes.

We will be having cold reads and asking actors/actresses to learn a provided monologue in a set amount of time to gauge memorization skills. If actors have a prepared monologue we will listen to them but it is not needed. Headshots are not needed. The show will begin rehearsal in April and run from June 7 to July 28.

Location: 1203 Camden, Near the Pearl Brewery Complex, San Antonio, Texas, 78215

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Auditions in San Antonio for All Shook Up, the Elvis Presley Musical, J. Pennington Productions at the Cameo Theatre, April 2 and 6, 2013


Cameo Theatre San Antonio TX
All Shook Up, the Elvis Presley Musical, J. Pennington Productions at the Cameo Theatre 


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The Cameo Theatre with JP Studios are holding auditions for a hilarious musical comedy, ALL SHOOK UP: The Music of Elvis Presley by Joe DiPietro. Please note what we are looking for in the character breakdown below and more specific info will be given at the auditions.


Come prepared to sing, bring sheet music for the accompanist. You may be asked to do cold readings from the script. Dress comfortably as you may be asked to do some movement. You can schedule an appointment to read the script here at the Cameo Theatre.

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel."

Songs: Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Heartbreak Hotel, Roustabout, One Night With You, C'mon Everybody, Follow That Dream, Hound Dog/Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Dance, That's All Right, Devil in Disguise, It's Now or Never, Blue Suede Shoes, Don't Be Cruel, Let Yourself Go, Can't Help Falling in Love, All Shook Up, It Hurts Me, A Little Less Conversation, The Power of Love, I Don't Want To, There's Always Me, If I Can Dream, Fools Fall in Love, Burning Love, C'Mon Everybody Encore

Auditions in San Antonio for The Rat Pack Lounge, J. Pennington Productions at the Cameo Theatre, April 2 and 6, 2013

Cameo Theatre San Antonio TX
THE RAT PACK LOUNGE: The Swing Musical, Cameo Theatre with JP Studios


The Cameo Theatre with JP Studios are holding auditions for a hilarious musical comedy, THE RAT PACK LOUNGE.Please note what we are looking for in the character breakdown below and more specific info will be given at the auditions.

Come prepared to sing, bring sheet music for the accompanist. You may be asked to do cold readings from the script. Dress comfortably as you may be asked to do some movement. You can schedule an appointment to read the script here at the Cameo Theatre.

Frank, Dean and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on earth. It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. Now he and the boys have one night to make things right.

Look-alikes or impersonators encouraged. This fantastic musical score charms the audience with hits like "My Way," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime." "It's a Wonderful Life" meets "Ocean's Eleven!" With over 30 hit songs, THE RAT PACK LOUNGE will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers.

"A delight from start to finish! "--Boca Raton News

"A ring-a-ding-ding evening's romp that is both swinging and heartfelt"--Palm Beach Post

"Heaven Help Us is a great musical for those fans who still are in love with the Rat Pack."--Talkin' Broadway

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AUSTIN LATINO NEW PLAY FESTIVAL, Staged Readings by Teatro Vivo at Rollins Theatre, Long Center, May 16 - 18, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dramatis Personae workshop with Kirk Lynn, Scriptworks, May 7, 2013



Kirk Lynn of the Rude Mechs

place and time TBA

Contact to sign up!

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Tex-Arts Lakeway TX

[Tex-Arts Studios, Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Loehmann's Spur at 620, Lakeway - click for map]


The Little Mermaid

May 11-12, 2013 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Directed by Keenah Armitage. Music Directed by Tim Laughlin.

Erin Doherty Studios at TexARTS. (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX).

For all ages. Tickets: $15.00. Box Office: 512-852-9079 x101

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, make a deal with the evil sea witch and convince a Prince that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, this show features the hit songs "Part of Your World," and the Oscar®-winning "Under the Sea." 

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The WIZARD OF OZ, Tex-Arts Youth Troupe, May 4 and 5, 2013

Tex-Arts Lakeway TX

[Tex-Arts Studios, Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Loehmann's Spur at 620, Lakeway - click for map]


The Wizard of Oz

May 4-5, 2013 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Directed by Sarah Gay. Choreographed by Cassie Eckerman. Music Directed by Silvia Casper.

Erin Doherty Studios at TexARTS. (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX).

For all ages. Tickets: $15.00. Box Office: 512-852-9079 x101

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the merry old Land of Oz! Based on the ever popular MGM screenplay this production, starring the TexARTS Youth Musical Theatre Academy students, contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score.
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TexARTS Make Me A Cake FundraiserMandola's Italian Market in Bee Caves, April 21, 2013

Tex-Arts Lakeway TX


Make Me A Cake Fundraiser for TexARTS

Mandola's Italian Market - Bee Caves

April 21, 2013, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tex-Arts Cake Fundraiser Bee Caves TXYou’re invited to the most delicious fundraiser of the year! Mandola’s Italian Market is hosting a fun-filled afternoon of culinary delights to benefit TexARTS. Bakers of all ages are welcome!

$50 Tickets Include:

  • A delicious lunch catered by Mandola’s Italian Market,
  • a cake decorating lesson, led by the Mandola’s pastry chefs,
  • your own cake to decorate and take home and
  • a chance to meet Damian Mandola, celebrity chef and a guest judge on TLC’s Next Great Baker.
Proceeds benefit TexARTS Association, a nonprofit performing and visual arts organization that cultivates a thriving arts community. Only 75 tickets are available for this scrumptious fundraiser. Mandola’s Italian Market (12815 Shops Pkwy. Ste 400, Bee Cave, TX). For all ages. 

Tickets can be purchased online at or via

brown paper tickets

TOP GIRLS by Caryl Churchill, PSH Foundatiion Theatre, Texas State University, San Marcos, April 4 - 6, 2013

Texas State University Theatre, San Marcos, Texas

Texas State University Theatre Center, 430 Moon Street, San Marcos)


Top Girls Caryl Churchill Texas State university TX
(poster design: Geoffrey Douglas)
Top Girls

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by David Weynand
Texas State University-San Marcos, Department of Theatre and Dance
April 4th – 6th @ 7:30 pm and 7th @ 2:00 pm
PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, 430 Moon St., San Marcos, Texas

Tickets: $10 general admission and $7 for students with a valid Texas State ID.

For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.

Tickets will go on sale beginning: Monday April 1st at 10:00 am

Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite.

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Reviews from Elsewhere: Jillian Owens on 'Colossal' by Andrew Hinderaker at the Cohen New Works Festival, University of Texas, March 25 - 29, 2013

Published March 28 in
Austin Chronicle TX

Tackling Football’s Dark Side

Cohen New Works Festival: ‘Colossal’ reviewed
Colossal Andrew hindmaker University of Texas
(photo: Josh Rasmussen via Austin Chronicle)

by Jillian Owens, 12:02PM, Wed. Mar. 27

If baseball is America’s pastime, then football is her guilty pleasure. Sure, it’s thrilling. But it’s also really fucking violent. It encourages players to muscle through concussions, and it encourages them to hate. Colossal, the spectacular play premiering at the Cohen New Works Festival, tackles these skeletons head-on.

It’s more of an event, really. As playwright Andrew Hinderaker said in a talkback after last night’s performance, Colossal is “intimate and epic at the same time.” He’s not exaggerating. Upon entering the performance space – a vast echoing studio in the prewar Anna Hiss Gym – audience members looked at one another and mouthed, “Damn, this is exciting.” Actors who look more like skinny football players ran the length of the room and caught balls and yelled and whistled and did push-ups, performing choreographed drills to the beat of a miniature drum line. We might have forgotten that we were at a play, not a football practice, save for one man dancing slowly, , through the glistening players.

Suddenly, as the team ran a play, they froze in mid-tackle, and a man in a wheelchair rolled through. This is Mike, played by Michael Patrick Thornton, a terrific Chicago-based actor who is disabled in real life, too. We learned that he’s constantly replaying an image of his younger self (Will Brittain) perform the act of recklessness that crippled him for life. Football was his passion – and a plague: Not only did he get hurt, but his dancer father (Steve Ochoa, the lone figure from the opening) disapproved. “I was the only son in the history of the United States,” Mike declared, “to disappoint his father by choosing football over dance.”

And so the story goes, in 15-minute quarters and a halftime show almost as good as Beyoncé’s. With direction from Will Davis, choreography by Andrea Beckham, and additional movement by Jeff Simon, Colossal is a shining example of the excellence that a department of theatre and dance can create when everyone works together. By far the most physically demanding play I’ve ever seen, it’s also a deeply character-driven work, especially when it comes to the cocky, impulsive younger Mike, impressively played by Brittain. (Where did this guy come from, a PacSun ad? Those abs belong in a magazine.) Hinderaker brings his love-hate relationship with football into conversation with other themes: repressed homosexuality, the narrow macho mindset, the danger of living in the past, the emotional and physical difficulty of rehabilitation. Colossal doesn’t denounce football – far from it. “Everybody loves football, even if they don’t know it yet,” says young Mike. The characters describe being hit as a blinding white light, searing pain, and then pleasure: “I’m not dead.” But football is complicated. It’s a compulsion, a joy, and, as Colossal makes us vividly aware, it’s also a game that hurts people.

Colossal will be performed Wednesday, March 27, 8:30pm, and Thursday, March 28, 8pm, in Anna Hiss Gym 134, UT campus. For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER, Ann Immig Productions, AT&T Center, University of Texas, May 9

Listen to Your Mother Austin TX

For the last month we have had the tremendous pleasure of reading and hearing a record-breaking number of submissions and auditions for Austin’s Listen to Your Mother show. We were once again blown away by the talent that Austin generates. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories with us! We are thrilled to announce the 13 writers who will give motherhood a microphone this year.
Please join us in congratulating the 2013 cast of LTYM Austin:

Tristan Young Mercado
Co-Producers/Directors Wendi Aarons and Elizabeth McGuire will each read their own work and serve as emcees for the show.
LTYM Austin will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center amphitheater, with a lively cash bar reception immediately following the show.
Tickets are now on sale, so buy yours today and please spread the word!
Thank you again for your enthusiasm and support. We couldn’t do this without y’all!
–Wendi & Liz


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San Antonio Current Review: staged reading of 'Blu' by Vicky Grise, March 22, 2013

San Antonio Current logo TX


Blu by Vicky Grise Guadalupe Theatre San Antonio TX

 Vicky Grise's Play 'Blue' at the Guadalupe Theatre Speaks with the True Voices of the Barrio

By Gregg Barrios

Published: March 27, 2013

Vicki Grise’s play blu depicts the struggles of barrio life through voices seldom heard in American theater. It has been performed in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to critical acclaim, but though the New York-based writer claims San Antonio as her home, the 2010 Yale Drama Award-winning play — chosen by playwright David Hare from over 950 submissions — has yet to receive a full production in this town.

Last Friday, March 22, blu was given the stage in San Antonio in a concert reading (a staged reading accompanied by live music). It was only a one-night stand, but hopefully our local theaters will take notice and give this important piece its due.
Author and Current reviewer Gregg Barrios was on hand to see the performance.
– Scott Andrews


Blu is vital theater.

A full house at the Guadalupe Theatre greeted a late night concert reading of blu directed by its playwright, Virginia Grise. The audience watched and listened as a cast of local actors and ¡Aparato!, a trio of L. A. musicians, kept them under the spell of a powerful performance.

It is rare when a theater/teatro piece addresses the concerns and stories of the Latino-majority population here or in our sister city of Los Angeles, aka the capital of the third world. The play is set in a “Barrio U.S.A,” a place where residents nightly endure police helicopters with their invasive searchlights patrolling the area as if it were a city under siege.

The play focuses on a Mexican American family that lives there. We quickly learn that the father Eme is doing hard time, while the hard-working mother Soledad has in his absence taken on a lesbian lover, Hailstorm. The three siblings from her marriage are Blu, a Marine serving in Iraq; Lunatico, a conflicted young gang member; and Gemini, the young daughter with a secret and a dream.

It is Gemini’s story that captivates us early on. 

Read more at the San Antonio Current on-line. . . .

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Daily Texan Video: The Way You Move Your Body, Cohen New Works Festival, March 25 - 29, 2013

The Way You Move Lucy Kerr University of Texas Austin TXVideo interviewing participants in The Way You Move Your Body and director Lucy Kerr by Charlie Pearce and Sam Ortega for the Daily Texan, March 26:

Daily Texan University of Texas Austin TX

Remaining performances: 3/27 6:30pm, 3/28 6:30pm (Brockett Theatre)

I'M NOT AFRAID, an evening with Michelle Cheney - The TexARTS Cabaret Series, April 12-13, 2013

Tex-Arts Lakeway TX


I'm Not Afraid
an evening with Michelle Cheney

April 12 and 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Tex-Arts Studios, Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Loehmann's Spur at 620, Lakeway- click for map

 I'm Not Afraid an evening with Michelle Cheney Tex-Arts Lakeway TX

 Singer, actress and comedienne Michelle Cheney brings her comedic and heartwarming show, I'm Not Afraid, to the intimate TexARTS Cabaret Series. This evening of parody and humor will feature timeless songs from some of Broadway's greatest composers including Kander and Ebb, Jason Robert Brown, Amanda McBroom and many more. David Blackburn music directs. April 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kam and James Morris Theatre at TexARTS (2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX). For all ages. Tickets: $20.00 - $30.00. Box Office: 512-852-9079 x101

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HEAVEN - EARTH - ONE, Blue Lapis Light at the Long Center Terrace, May 19 - 26, 2013

Blue Lapis Light Heaven-Earth-One Austin TX

May 19 - 26 nightly at 9 p.m. at the Long Center Terrace (701 Riverside at S. First)

Heaven-Earth-One is a site-specific aerial dance performance that carries the audience on a visual journey of transcendence. This piece features dancers on the terrace ring, columns, aerial silks, zip lines and plaza of City Terrace. A zip line stretches from the roof of the theatre down to the terrace ring, allowing dancers to descend over the heads of the audience. The beautiful Austin nighttime skyline serves as the backdrop for this mesmerizing show. Using aerial techniques informed by classical, interpretive and modern dance, Blue Lapis Light challenges physical limitations and inspires our audiences with a sense of wonder. For more information and to view videos of past events, visit

Tickets available on-line and at the Long Center box office

Heaven Earth One Blue Lapis Light Austin TX

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LAST MASS AT ST. CASMIR'S by Tom Dudzick, Circle Arts Theatre, New Braunfels, April 5 - 28, 2013

Circle Arts Theatre New Braunfels TX

[Circle Arts Theatre, Landa Park at 124 Elizabeth St., New Braunfels - click for map]
The Last Mass at St. Casmir's
by Tom Dudzick

April 5 - 28, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Circle Arts Theatre in Landa Park at 124 Elizabeth Avenue, New Braunfels

Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors 60+, students and military $17; April 5 Champagne opening - all tickets $20

When the mayor announces a driving ban throughout the city, the Pazinski's find themselves trapped, forcing them to confront family issues through miraculous and comical mishaps. The Last Mass at St. Casimir's is an endearing story about an ordinary family that discovers the gift of real love.
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MORTIFIED at the North Door, April 6, 12 and 13, 2013

Mortified Austini TX

April 6th, 12th, & 13th, 2013

at Mortified San Francisco Dejong

The North Door
501 N IH 35, Austin, TX 78702 - click for map

Doors open at 7:00pm. PROM PHOTOS at 7:15pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm.

*Both shows sold out in advance last run

Tickets: $12 advance; $15 door

Order online:

Witness a night of brave, beautiful people telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies) in front of total strangers. Equal parts comedy, theater, & therapy.

This month, we've got a whole slew of smart and talented ladies and gentleman who have agreed to read their most secret diary entries for your enjoyment.

"A cultural phenomenon!" (Newsweek)

"Unbearably intimate...completely funny!" (The Onion AV Club)

"Embarrassing, hilarious and just plain wrong!" (Bust Magazine)

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WILLY WONKA, JR., Buzz Productions at Dougherty Arts Center, May 3 - 5, 2013

Buzz Productions Austin TX

presentsWilly Wonka, Jr. Buzz Productions Austin TX

Willy Wonka, Jr.
May 3 - 5, 2013

Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin Texas

Show Dates:
Friday, May 3, 2013 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013 6:00 PM



Willy Wonka Jr Tickets



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Video by Eric Graham: Slowgirl by Greg Pierce at Hyde Park Theatre, March 21 - April 27, 2013

Eric Graham's two-minute video promo for the production atHyde Park Theatre Austin TX

[511 W. 43rd Street at Guadalupe - click for map ]

 Slowgirl Greg Pierce Hyde Park Theatre Austin TX


by Greg Pierce
directed by Ken Webster

March 21 - April 27, 2012

Purchase tickets online or call 479-PLAY (7529).

NOTE! Some strong language in video dialogue. . . . 

Click for Austin Live Theatre review, March 25

ALT review

Review by Lola and Zoe at, March 18
  Review by Spike Gillespie at her blog Spike Speaks, March 25

Monday, March 25, 2013

WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER, Red Dragon Players, Austin High School, March 28, 2013

Austin High School Red Dragon Players AustinTX

[performing at the Larry Preas Theatre, Red Dragon Players, Larry Preas Theatre, Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez ]



Public Performance of


Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:30 PM
Suggested $3 donation

Acting & Technician Awards

Mackenzie Nissen
- Honorable Mention All-Star Cast
McCoy Johnston
- All-Star Cast
Maggie Miller -
All-Star Cast
Bonnie Nolan
- All-Star Cast
Riley Ryan-Wood
- Outstanding Technician

Congratulations to ALL company members on a Job well done.
Company members also included:
Richard Dent, Louise Root, Josh Wilson, Andrew Newton, Abby Lewis, Martin Ramirez, Sara Mennella, Elysia Roque, Mekiah Fox & Haley Wilson

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Auditions for Romeo and Julieta, Young Shakespeare summer troupe, March 30, 2013

Austin ShakespeareFinal opportunity: Young Shakespeare auditions for Romeo and Julietta

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 1:30pm – 3:30 pm, Waller Creek School Theater, 710 East 41st Street (off Red River -- alternate entrance from E. 38th st., west of main school buildings -- click for map)

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT - contact Romeo and Juliet Austin Shakespeare 

Opportunities for teen actors of all ethnic/racial backgrounds. Staged with professional director, and designers. Performance dates: June 20 - 23, 27 – 30 Thurs-Sat at 8 p.m. at the Curtain Theatre, a 220-seat replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, off City Park Rd., Austin TX (click for map)

Rehearsals: May 21 - June 20, weekday evenings and weekends at Waller Creek Theater, 41st & Red River.

Austin Shakespeare, the Austin-based professional theater company welcomes teen actors to audition for its Young Shakespeare production of Romeo and Julietta. The audition is in a workshop style to introduce teens to a nurturing and challenging program in preparation for an intensive month of rehearsals. Now in its fifth year, Young Shakespeare culminates in a professionally staged production at The Curtain Theater, Richard Garriott’s replica of an Elizabethan theater on the shores of Lake Austin.

Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella, who will direct the program, said, “We have had amazing productions by fostering atmosphere of confidence and joy for teen actors to flourish as they tackle Shakespeare’s best-loved script.” Austin Shakespeare produces free Shakespeare in Zilker Park as well as The Long Center’s Rollins Theatre. “Our free audition workshops have always been welcoming and strengthening environment for young people.” Young Shakespeare uses cross-gender casting where girls often play males roles. This production will have some Spanish language along side Shakespeare original script, so bilingual youngsters are especially encouraged to audition.

TUITION: $500 fee for everyone cast.

Auditioners should familiarize themselves with scenes and speeches from the play provided by Austin Shakespeare for Romeo and Julietta. Sides will be available via email on February 28th. Alternate Shakespeare monologues may be used in the audition, but are not required. Auditioners will all audition in a closed group setting and are required to be present for the entire audition workshop.

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays; it is a tragic romance of teenagers and their parents in a world in conflict. The poetry of the play is some of the most beautiful Shakespeare ever wrote. 

TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose, City Theatre, May 16 - June 9, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Auditions for Two Actresses for Feydeau's 'Ladies Man,' Exchange Artists, March 30, 2013

Exchange Artists Austin TXAuditions: Saturday, March 30, 4-7pm

The Exchange Artists are casting two female roles for their next HotNights production of George Feydeau’s short play “Ladies Man.” 

The Ladies Man Exchange Artists Austin TXThe show will be paired with local, female driven rock band. The performance will have a heavy fashion influence as the show is pairing with online Austin magazine Velvet Dust who will help create fashion installations and a rocker Marie Antoinette beauty bar. Show dates are either Thursday April 25 or May 2. Rehearsals will be on weekends, with flexible times. Actors will be compensated.


Angelique: A young widow who married her elderly husband for money and is now seeking a younger, more dashing suitor. Extravagant and now independent, Angelique is used to having her way. While a bit snippy, she does care for her younger cousin, Valentin. French accent required. At auditions, an attempt is sufficient.

Valentin: Angelique’s younger cousin. Sweet and naïve, with a habit of not thinking before she speaks. Albeit silly sounding to people of our era, she is genuine and eager to have the lifestyle of her older cousin. French accent required. At auditions, an attempt is sufficient.

Email to set up an audition.

Dramtis Personae: Delving into Character with Dael Orlandersmith, Scriptworks at the Hyde Park Theatre, April 3, 2013


DRAMATIS PERSONAE WORKSHOP COMING UP!Dael Orlandersmith Delving into Character Scriptworks Austin TX

Delving Into Character

with Dael Orlandersmith
Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 West 43rd St.

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This workshop will explore character development using aspects of Carl Jung's work. The workshop will emphasize the inner life of characters and how and why they respond to the story set up by the playwright. How and why does a character think/respond to circumstances? How does the family background/environment play a role?

Dael Orlandersmith is an actress, poet and playwright who is best known for her Obie Award-winning Beauty's Daughter and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, Yellowman. Her latest project, a co-production between Berkeley Rep and the Goodman is Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men in which she plays male characters who have been abused. She will be doing a reading of that work at Austin Community College as part of their Arts and Humanities Festival on April 4th.

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