Abby Koenig

The Play’s the Thing

Being a playwright is no easy undertaking. Even if you’ve mastered the discipline it takes to just sit down and write a play—nothing to sneeze at—your real work has only just begun. ...

Beyond Books

When the first Houston Jewish Book Fair was presented to the public four decades ago, it may have been difficult to imagine how large this event would eventually become....

A Python Primer

Spamalot Returns to TUTS The knights who say “ni”, along with killer rabbits, flying cows and other assorted antics, arrive at the Hobby Center this month when Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents Monty Python’s Spamalot, a self-proclaimed “rip off” of the movie Monty Python [...]...

Strings and Shadows

Getting Behind Houston’s Puppet Scene There is something incredibly uncanny about puppets. As children we are drawn to their whimsical powers; as adults they weird us out. They are inanimate objects that can magically move and talk. We know that there is someone behind them [...]...

Performing Words

Houston’s Reading Culture Ramps Up Stepping inside your local watering hole on a Friday night you might find it odd to stumble upon a live reading event, but if you have taken stock in Houston’s nighttime entertainment du jour, readings are all the rage, and they are not your grandmother’s [...]...

Abby Koenig

Abby Koenig is a PhD getter, professor of communication things, mother of twins, podcaster @handsoffparents and the writer of a new children’s live sketch show, Garbage Island, at the Rec Room.