Mar
3
to Mar 4

Wild Places Workshop

Austin theater collective Rude Mechs offers groundswell a slot in their Rude Fusion series. 

Groundswell will produce six immersive experiments about drugs, healers, and the unknown. Each performance invites the audience to take part in an interactive aspect of this play-in-development. Wild Places, written by Austin playwright Joanna Garner, explores the ways we as Americans attempt to heal and control our minds and bodies. 

Each weekend's performances feature actors  Zoey Cane Belyea and Sean Moran, among others, and is guided by rotating lead collaborators. 

March 3 & 4: Led by director Michael Rau with Seattle filmmaker Nik Perleros
March 10 & 11: Led by writer/choreographer Patrick Shaw
March 17 & 18: Led by director Katie Van Winkle

There might be trampolines, psychedelics, blood, snakes, or bouncy balls. Very limited seating available— reservations highly encouraged. Tickets are on sale here (sliding scale start at $6). 

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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An Unimportant Failure & Pink House
Jul
24
to Jul 25

An Unimportant Failure & Pink House

TETHER theatre/dance and Chapin Choreography present an evening of new work.

An Unimportant Failure is a play and paper cutout.  As two sisters become the caretakers for all these lost items, people, and stories, they must also learn face their own losses. Inspired equally by the Greek’s story and by Matisse’s cutout images of Icarus, this piece uses dance, theatre, poetry, stillness, scissors, song, paper, myth and modern legend to ask questions about the ones we loose.  What kind of holes can people leave behind?  What do we loose and gain of ourselves when we truly let go?  This show is about bravery and adventure, about looking ahead.

Pink House uses the poetry and life of Anne Sexton as a jumping off point to explore mental health, marriage, and the female experience.

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Youth Theatre Company Community Performance
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Youth Theatre Company Community Performance

Paramount Academy for the Arts partners with the City of Austin to hire 20 high school students to write, rehearse, and perform an original production in five weeks. The Youth Theatre Company captures students’ unique voices through activities such as creative writing, dramatic improvisation, dance & singing workshops, and intensives in devising. In the program, students reflect on their experiences and refine their own ideas to create a production for the Austin community that speaks with their own voices.

Directed by Zoey Cane Belyea with movement work by Megan Aldana, this year's theme explore history, ghosts, and what it means for something to last for 100 years.

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Jun
12
to Jun 13

An Unimportant Failure at IDIA

  • Balance Dance Studio -- Bravo Black Box (map)
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A special presentation of An Unimportant Failure, a Tether theatre/dance project in collaboration with Devon J. Adams.  

Inspired equally by the Greek’s story and by Matisse’s cutout images of Icarus, this piece uses dance, theatre, poetry, stillness, scissors, song, paper, myth and modern legend to ask questions about the ones we loose.  What kind of holes can people leave behind?  What do we loose and gain of ourselves when we truly let go?  This show is about bravery and adventure, about looking ahead.  This is a play and a paper cut out.

The iDance In Austin festival draws the arts community together to showcase Austin dancers, dance companies, and performance artists through a weekend of performances that are open to the public. A portion of the proceeds benefits a specific non-profit organization. This year, the festival has partnered with organizations that fight against human sex-trafficking in our city. In order to raise awareness for these organizations, the theme of the show is Bondage vs. Freedom. The performances will take place June 12th-13th in the brand new Bravo black-box theatre at Balance Dance Studios.

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival

Seven world-premiere plays are written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored, designed, and performed (twice!) in 24 hours. Then we do it all over again the next night with seven totally new scripts. It’s exhausting, exhilarating, and totally wild. As an artist, you get the chance to take crazy, wonderful risks and work with fellow theater-makers, designers, and musicians from all parts of the Austin performance world.   Shows at 7:30 & 10pm at The Vortex.

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