New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley
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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley

A year ago, Lott Entertainment Presents, introduced Houston to cabaret and theatrical performances rarely seen…

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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour
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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour

In the months following our two comedy improvisation classes with Beta Theater last year, our…

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Ann Flashes Back to Another Feisty Politician
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Ann Flashes Back to Another Feisty Politician

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards’ had a personality about the size of the state she governed.

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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters
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Scene Change: A Former Theater Artist Explores Houston’s Reinvigorated Theaters

Theater is a close-knit community, but such a collaborative art form demands presence, and it’s…

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Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt Hune Launch the Rec Room
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Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt Hune Launch the Rec Room

Though only two months old, Houston’s latest performing arts venue, the Rec Room, has established…

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Deep Woods & The Courage To Question: <em>De Kus (The Kiss)</em> at Stages Repertory Theatre
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Deep Woods & The Courage To Question: De Kus (The Kiss) at Stages Repertory Theatre

A woman takes a walk through the woods. She travels with a destination weighing heavy…

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‘Dreamless’ Is a Simple Play With a Big Heart
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‘Dreamless’ Is a Simple Play With a Big Heart

Dreamless, the latest at Ochre House Theater, is a loosely drawn sketch of a play.…

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The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40 with a Stellar Season
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The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 40 with a Stellar Season

Design in Texas: Ryan McGettigan
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Design in Texas: Ryan McGettigan

Set designer Ryan McGettigan’s bold designs have graced the stages of many of the theater…

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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center
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Archaeology of the Stage: Hidden Room Theatre and the Ransom Center

Austin’s Hidden Room Theatre is steadily building an international reputation for their almost archaeological approach…

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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work
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The Troublemakers: A young generation of Dallas theater makers pursue socio-political activism in their work

In Dallas, a generation of young playwrights is beginning to flex dramatic muscle in pursuit…

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Bare Bones Shaw: <em>Bedlam</em> Comes to Stark Naked
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Bare Bones Shaw: Bedlam Comes to Stark Naked

This summer, Houston drama-lovers need to brace themselves for bedlam— stark naked bedlam that is,…

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Digital Detectives Probe a Dystopian Future in <em>The Nether</em> at the Alley
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Digital Detectives Probe a Dystopian Future in The Nether at the Alley

A Deafening Silence
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A Deafening Silence

Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on <em>The Christians</em> at the Alley
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Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on The Christians at the Alley

Arts + Culture editor Nancy Wozny and Houston theater writer Tarra Gaines take a break…

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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season
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Theater for Right Now: DTC’s New Season

“We look around the world we live in, at topics that are relevant in the…

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Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J
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Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J

From its sprawling campus along Houston’s Brays Bayou, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center has…

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Caught up in the Action: The Audience Gets To Work on Texas Stages
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Caught up in the Action: The Audience Gets To Work on Texas Stages

As adults, we understand the classic theater relationship between play and audience.

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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)
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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)

Whether they’re airily dodging swinging theatrical lights or brawling in the melted cheese of an…

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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations
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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations

From April 12-17, eleven cutting-edge artists present new works, projects, and performances at unexpected sites…

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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings <em>Ann</em> to Life at the ZACH
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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings Ann to Life at the ZACH

Holland Taylor grew up to be a successful actress, not a successful politician, and she…

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Albee on Edge: A Visceral Virginia Woolf at Stark Naked
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Albee on Edge: A Visceral Virginia Woolf at Stark Naked

The morning after seeing Stark Naked Theatre’s new production of Edward Albee’s classic marriage horror…

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Virginia Grise’s Poetic Manifesto at Meca Performing Arts
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Virginia Grise’s Poetic Manifesto at Meca Performing Arts

Your Healing Is Killing Me, written and performed by award-winning New York and San Antonio…

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Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre Center
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Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

At this time of year, Dallas' Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts a new playwright competition,…

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Obsessed with Intrigue: <em>Dangerous Obsession</em> at Theatre Britain
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Obsessed with Intrigue: Dangerous Obsession at Theatre Britain

Dangerous Obsession is a difficult play to review without revealing too much of its twists…

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A Universal Story
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A Universal Story

Privilege & Unnamed Anxiety at Work in <em>Straight White Men</em> at Stages
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Privilege & Unnamed Anxiety at Work in Straight White Men at Stages

Four straight, white men walk into a rumpus room somewhere in suburban America. This isn’t…

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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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Taking the Lid off Tidy Packages: Next Iteration Theater Company’s First Production Promises Risk and Reward
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Long Day’s Journey into Night
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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Performania: Small Scaling the Arts
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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts

here's something about do-ablity that is making me a more eager watcher these days. Perhaps…

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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016

Timeless & Universal: Dallas Theater Center’s <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>
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Timeless & Universal: Dallas Theater Center’s Romeo and Juliet

Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director at Dallas Theater Center, is at the helm of a…

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A Winter for Ibsen: Classical Theatre’s <em>A Doll’s House</em>
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A Winter for Ibsen: Classical Theatre’s A Doll’s House

Houston's Classical Theatre Company returns to Ibsen this winter with their production of A Doll's…

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Circle Theatre’s <em>Clever Little Lies</em> holds true to form
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Circle Theatre’s Clever Little Lies holds true to form

And while the New York production may have been a stroll down memory lane, the…

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<em>If/Then</em> Can’t Have It Both Ways
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If/Then Can’t Have It Both Ways

If/Then is a new touring musical aptly titled for it has two dueling personalities. It…

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Love is in the Cards: Linda Phenix Returns to Theatre LaB Houston for <em>52 Pick Up</em>
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Love is in the Cards: Linda Phenix Returns to Theatre LaB Houston for 52 Pick Up

Linda Phenix returns to directing with the Theatre LaB Houston production of TJ Dawe and…

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Love and Loss: <em>The Bridges of Madison County</em> at TUTS
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Love and Loss: The Bridges of Madison County at TUTS

Flawed Characters
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Flawed Characters

LBJ Takes the Stage: Alley Theatre and Dallas Theater Center Team Up for <em>All the Way</em>
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LBJ Takes the Stage: Alley Theatre and Dallas Theater Center Team Up for All the Way

Lyndon Baines Johnson has surely been called almost every name in every book, especially here…

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