by Brian Paul Scipione
Published on August 19, 2016
Salomé is not some kind of cold calculating Disneyesque villain out for revenge. She is a person. A woman. A little girl. She is a torrent of true and visceral emotion. She is a queen and a pawn in her own life.
“Never Felt So Near”
Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace, but practically used as both a greeting and a farewell (none too distant from the Arabic word for peace: salaam, also used for hello and goodbye), is derived from the same root word as the name of the real-life and biblical character Salomé.
Named for peace, Salomé is recorded both by history and the Bible as a person not known for it ...Read more »
by Michael Meigs
Published on November 12, 2014
Like all black box theatres, the playing space at the Vortex is vibrant with possibilities. It resembles Hamlet’s walnut:"I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space." And it’s subject to the same proviso: "Were it not that I had bad dreams!"
In their performance of Wail Gale Theatre Company, devotees of devised theatre, explore bad dreams with a spooky, kinetic ferocity. Mary Catherine’s perched onstage as ...Read more »
by Michael Meigs
Published on January 22, 2014
Gale Theatre Company has hit the ground running -- and jumping and performing gymnastics -- since founders Katherine Wilkinson and Celina Chapin arrived in Austin last year. They advocate and organize 'devised theatre,' performances of collective authorship that coalesce through exercises and improvisation. They explained the process in a six-minute video via Indiegogo last October that brought viewers into the studio with a group of intent and very fit participants.
That group did Florence, a piece ...Read more »