Houston’s favorite provocateur Toni Leago Valle is back at it this fall with the premiere of 6 Degrees in her latest opus, POP DEMO, which she describes as “a dance/theater experience blending political commentary, offbeat theater, aerial, contemporary dance and visual projections.”
American regional theater is dying.
Workshops and new play readings are nothing new in the theater world, but at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth that same experimental spirit is extended to a different kind of performance art: stand-up comedy.
“You’ve just got to keep moving,” says Theatre Under The Stars artistic director, Dan Knechtges, when I asked him what lessons he’s learned about programming the company through several years of theater under crisis.
Now as spring blooms, we find Austin’s Fusebox, the state’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival, carrying the trend into 2023 with five days (April 12-16) filled with its usual innovative and experimental work, but also a particularly playful and fun lineup.
A longed-for royal baby, a series of blessings and curses from a good-to-evil spectrum of fairies, a bit of a prick, a bead of blood then a century of sleep until a spell-breaking kiss brings the great awakening, happily ever after.