Chickens in the Yard
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Nov. 03 (2018)

The story of a family through the eyes of their four chickens. Set in Pittsburgh, this heartfelt play explores what a gay identity means for one couple as they journey from the families that raised them to the family they choose to create together.


The VORTEX announces Auditions for 

Chickens in the Yard


When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

12-3 pm by appointment

For an audition slot, please contact

at The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd.  Austin, TX 78722

Seeking 4 courageous performers for the Austin debut production of Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse. Directed by Alice Stanley. To be performed on the outdoor stage at The VORTEX, May 24-June 1, 2019.


All 4 actors will play both human characters and chickens. Seeking actors with movement capabilities (experience not required). 

Actively seeking diversity in casting. Performers of any color, race, age, and gender. Artists will receive a performer stipend.


Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. 

Please bring current resume and headshot.

Callbacks will have a movement component; no movement preparation necessary for general auditions. 

For an audition slot, please contact


The VORTEX Mission Statement

We conjure and navigate the storm of imagination 

with urgent, unashamed art 

that dares to dream the world in which we want to live. 

This magic emanates from our cultural harbor, 

embraces diverse communities, 

breaks down barriers, 

and opens channels for vital exchange.