Menace in Macrame: Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room
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Menace in Macrame: Hansel and Gretel at the Rec Room

“This is the future of art, where would you see something like this in Houston?…

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The Excitement of Shift: Joseph Keckler Comes to the Long Center
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The Excitement of Shift: Joseph Keckler Comes to the Long Center

Last April, as the evening weekend revelries began at Fusebox, Austin’s annual cross-disciplinary arts festival,…

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Making Their Mark: Imprint Theatreworks Launches in Dallas
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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward
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Close to the Ground: Lily Cabatu Weiss Leads the Dallas Arts District Forward

The Messy Truth: <em>John</em> at Undermain Theatre
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The Messy Truth: John at Undermain Theatre

Neverland No More: Sender at the Rec Room
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Neverland No More: Sender at the Rec Room

Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas
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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas

As a curmudgeonly connoisseur of holiday performing arts, I’m always on the lookout for the…

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Growing a Teatro Scene: Latina/o Theater in San Antonio
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Growing a Teatro Scene: Latina/o Theater in San Antonio

From Oct. 29-Nov. 19, 2017, San Antonio’s Nicolás Valdez will travel to California to be…

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Leap of Faith: Amphibian’s New Play Festival
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Leap of Faith: Amphibian’s New Play Festival

Kathleen Culebro is surprised by how many new plays submitted to her theater company are…

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Age of Aquarius Dawns on Dallas: <em>Hair</em> at DTC
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Age of Aquarius Dawns on Dallas: Hair at DTC

Kevin Moriarty was turned on to Hair by the nuns at his Catholic elementary school.

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Monsters & Mayhem at the McNay
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Monsters & Mayhem at the McNay

San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum has been transformed into a haunted house for the Halloween…

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Soaring Music and Real Characters: <em>Fun Home</em> at AT&T
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Soaring Music and Real Characters: Fun Home at AT&T

Dinner of Doom: 4th Wall opens its final season with Ayad Akhtar’s <em>Disgraced</em>
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Dinner of Doom: 4th Wall opens its final season with Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced

Great drama is seldom blatantly didactic, but on occasion theater does gift us with certain…

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Glam Makeover: The Hidden Room’s <em>Henry IV</em> in Austin
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Glam Makeover: The Hidden Room’s Henry IV in Austin

Shakespeare, politics, glam rock: these are not terms we often put together, if ever, yet…

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Theater After Harvey: Houston’s Small Companies Must Continue
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Theater After Harvey: Houston’s Small Companies Must Continue

As the Texas Gulf Coast begins the rebuilding process after the catastrophic damage of Hurricane…

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A New Era: Jeffrey Schmidt at Theatre Three
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A New Era: Jeffrey Schmidt at Theatre Three

When Jeffrey Schmidt began planning his first season as artistic director of Theatre Three, he…

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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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