What about Gender?: Creative Casting on Texas Stages
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What about Gender?: Creative Casting on Texas Stages

The hot-button issue of casting has recently received a lot of ink as directors, actors,…

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Acting in Texas: Luis Galindo
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Acting in Texas: Luis Galindo

Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s <em>Church</em>
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Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s Church

Beloved Brothers and Sisters, I bid you welcome to this Church review, and I ask…

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Rec Room’s Punk New Season
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Rec Room’s Punk New Season

Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre
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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre

Houston’s Horse Head Theatre company has a reputation for staging intriguing and occasional avant-garde contemporary…

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A Crisis of Space: Austin Struggles with the Loss of Performance Venues
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A Crisis of Space: Austin Struggles with the Loss of Performance Venues

“We always felt that this was a clubhouse for a group of friends who felt…

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Dallas Children’s Theater <em>Mufaro</em> Returns Home after National Tour
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Dallas Children’s Theater Mufaro Returns Home after National Tour

At first, the schoolchildren who are filing into Dallas City Performance Hall with wide eyes…

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It Happened in Texas: A New Take on <em>Inherit the Wind</em> at DTC
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It Happened in Texas: A New Take on Inherit the Wind at DTC

It’s difficult to imagine a time when all professional theater in the country emanated from…

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Unwiring from War: <em>Cry Havoc </em>at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre
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Unwiring from War: Cry Havoc at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre

Can performing Shakespeare become a form of therapy that allows actor and audience to find…

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Tragic Puzzles: <em>Luna Gale</em> at Stages Repertory Theatre
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Tragic Puzzles: Luna Gale at Stages Repertory Theatre

With a quick glance at the synopsis, playwright Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale, now at Stages…

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Immersive Instigations: <em>Holy Bone</em> at Dead White Zombies
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Immersive Instigations: Holy Bone at Dead White Zombies

Thomas Riccio’s Dead White Zombies (DWZ) project is his most accessible but least challenging production…

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A New Beginning: The Ensemble premieres Melda Beaty’s <em>Front Porch Society</em>
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A New Beginning: The Ensemble premieres Melda Beaty’s Front Porch Society

Long before Facebook and Twitter, neighbors exchanged information about the real lives of people making…

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Brandon Weinbrenner Directs <em>Native Gardens</em> at Main Street Theater
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Brandon Weinbrenner Directs Native Gardens at Main Street Theater

Brandon Weinbrenner, Resident Assistant Director at The Alley Theatre since 2013, has also directed at…

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Big Dreams: Discovering Latina/o Theater in Texas
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Big Dreams: Discovering Latina/o Theater in Texas

What do we mean when we talk about Latina/o theater in Texas? This was the…

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<em>Straight White Men</em> at Second Thought Theatre
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Straight White Men at Second Thought Theatre

The premise of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, a play currently having its area…

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The Great Outdoors: <em>Electra</em> at Dallas Theater Center
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The Great Outdoors: Electra at Dallas Theater Center

It’s the first day of rehearsals for Electra (April 4-May 2), and Dallas Theater Center…

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A Storied <em>Snow White</em> comes to Catastrophic Theatre
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A Storied Snow White comes to Catastrophic Theatre

Once upon a time—a strange, tumultuous time called the 1960s—there lived a storyteller named Donald…

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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston
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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston

In 2014, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts blazed a…

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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox
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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox

Fusebox, Austin’s contemporary, cross-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, and all round benevolent force in…

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Ten Years of Tales: BooTown Celebrates 100 Grown-up Storytimes
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Ten Years of Tales: BooTown Celebrates 100 Grown-up Storytimes

The first time I experienced Houston’s BooTown and their now-famous Grown-up Storytime was in the…

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Primed for Growth:  Is Dallas the Country’s Next Hub for New Plays?
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Primed for Growth: Is Dallas the Country’s Next Hub for New Plays?

What is theater that doesn’t reflect contemporary realities? What kind of life can theatrical storytelling…

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<em>My Mañana Comes:</em> Responding to Times of Crisis
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My Mañana Comes: Responding to Times of Crisis

As the nation’s fourth largest city, Houston is home to more than 2.1 million people…

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Acting in Texas: James Belcher
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Acting in Texas: James Belcher

I've had the great privilege to see James Belcher on many a Houston stage. Right…

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Houston’s Landing Company finds a home at the Docks
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Houston’s Landing Company finds a home at the Docks

Like its hometown, the Landing Theatre was born on the banks of Buffalo Bayou and…

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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with <em>The Great Society</em>
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Austin’s Zach Theatre continues the LBJ Saga with The Great Society

When Dave Steakley, producing artistic director of The Zach in Austin, decided to stage the…

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<em>Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</em> electrifies on stage
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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time electrifies on stage

A large dead dog lies motionless on stage, a garden fork skewered into it’s side.…

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Dangerous Journey Through Childhood: National Theatre of Scotland’s <em>Let The Right One In</em> Comes to Texas
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Dangerous Journey Through Childhood: National Theatre of Scotland’s Let The Right One In Comes to Texas

Depicting the everyday wonders and occasional psychological horrors of childhood and adolescence on stage and…

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Highs and Lows: <i>Gloria</i> at DTC
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Highs and Lows: Gloria at DTC

Satomi Blair and Drew Wall in Gloria. Photo by Karen Almond. In keeping with the…

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Housing the Drama: An Update on Dallas Theater Spaces
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Housing the Drama: An Update on Dallas Theater Spaces

Experimental plays and intimate dramas set in homes typically belong in black box theaters. The…

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Meditation on Murder: <em>Murder For Two</em> at Stage West
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Meditation on Murder: Murder For Two at Stage West

Murder for Two, a not-so-usual murder mystery musical comedy at Stage West Theatre in Fort…

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Theater in the Raw: Mara Richards Bim at Cry Havoc Theater Company
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Theater in the Raw: Mara Richards Bim at Cry Havoc Theater Company

When Mara Richards Bim landed back in Texas, she wanted to offer young people something…

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On Book: Readings Take Center Stage in Houston
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On Book: Readings Take Center Stage in Houston

Scene: a bare stage anywhere—in a theater, a rehearsal hall, even on an outdoor platform…

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Who the Dickens is Scrooge?: <em>A Christmas Carol</em> at Dallas Theater Center
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Who the Dickens is Scrooge?: A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

Productions of the A Christmas Carol have decorated the stages of local theaters for decades.…

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Acting in Texas: Joel F. Grothe
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Acting in Texas: Joel F. Grothe

Joel F. Grothe holds court as Thomas Cromwell in Main Street Theater's production of Hilary…

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Angels in Houston: <em>It’s A Wonderful Life </em>at HGO
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Angels in Houston: It’s A Wonderful Life at HGO

It's the holiday season, which means we get all crazy about making memories with our…

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Judging Judgement of Fools at Horse Head Theatre
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WOWZA: <em>Funnyman </em> at Circle Theatre Scratches Below Comedy’s Surface
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WOWZA: Funnyman at Circle Theatre Scratches Below Comedy’s Surface

The title, Funnyman, is a little misleading. Sure, this tightly-structured work by Philadelphia playwright Bruce…

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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All
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Taking the Lead: ZACH Theatre provides Access to All

Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on <em>Wolf Hall</em>
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Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on Wolf Hall

This month, Houston’s Main Street Theater becomes the first U.S regional company to attempt the…

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Making It Look Easy: Jubilee Theatre’s New Artistic Director William “Bill” Earl Ray
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Making It Look Easy: Jubilee Theatre’s New Artistic Director William “Bill” Earl Ray

William “Bill” Earl Ray says theater is in his genes. His grandmother was a gospel…

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