Video Promo: THE WAY SHE SPOKE, Vortex Repertory

An actress walks into an empty theatre and picks up a script-- a script full of survivors and ghosts, women and men who have witnessed the murder and brutalization of thousands of women every year in Juarez, Mexico. Their stories must be told, but the question of how the stories get told—and who has the right to do the telling—is at the heart of this critically-acclaimed play by Isaac Gomez. Now based in Chicago (see bio below), Gomez won The David Mark Cohen New Play Award from the Austin Critics’ Table in 2013 for his first play, The Women of Juarez. The actress herself is the dazzling Karen Rodriguez, returning to The VORTEX after four years in the Chicago area originating roles at regional theatres including The Goodman and Steppenwolf. 


Isaac Gomez and Karen Rodriguez are in residence at The VORTEX over the next month developing The Way She Spoke: A docu-mythologia with VORTEX Associate Artistic Director Rudy Ramirez.  They are debuting a new draft of the work which premiered in Chicago at the Greenhouse Theater Center last year. 


The Way She Spoke: A Doc-Mythologia
by Isaac Gomez
Vortex Repertory Theatre

January 11 - January 20, 2018
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

  January 11-20, 2018   8pm 

Limited Engagement. Two Weeks Only!!


ASL-Interpreted Saturday, January 13, 8 pm 

         --Free to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.

“Industry Night” Matinees Saturdays, January 13 & 20, **5 pm** 

Live-Streaming Friday, January 19, 8pm CST

VORTEX Connects Post-Show Discussions at some performances. for tickets


Where: The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @ The VORTEX, 

2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm 

with full bar, hand-crafted cocktails, and snacks.

            Patrizi’s @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm with delicious homemade Italian food.



Tickets: $35-$15

$35 Priority Seating  

$25 General Admission 

$15 Discount/Child/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran



[performance photo of Karen Rodriguez by Michael Brosilow for Greenhouse Theatre)

Advanced Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating.  or 512-478-5282


Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night-in-person only.

2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafePlace