Video Promo by José Lozano & Magic Spoon Productions: LAST, AN EXTINCTION COMEDY, Vortex Repertory, Austin,

(Video promo by Jose Lozano and Magic Spoon Producions)


Centuries from now, a troupe of tired and really hungry comedians roam the crumbling remains of human civilization performing sketches about extinction. Taking the names of surviving animal species like Trash Panda and Cockroach, they bring humor to a world on the gallows and remind us that a story of extinction is also a story of survival—Mad Max meets the Muppets! Rudy Ramirez, award-winning director and Associate Artistic Director of The VORTEX, teams up with Sarah Marie Curry, one of Austin’s most lauded and recognized improvisers, to create a fresh new play of sketch comedy and improv as we address our environmental crisis.

A new devised play blending improv, comedy, and environmental activism. With the urgency of climate change and the mass extinction of species, Last: An Extinction Comedy takes on the future.     



Bonnie Cullum, Trey Deason, Olivia Jimenez, Amelia Turner, Jesus I. Valles, Melissa Vogt, Ben Bazan, Allegra Jade Fox, Eva McQuade, and Julie Moore. 



Scenic Design by Ann Maire Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Costume Design by Aaron Flynn.

Prop Design by Jamie G. Vaught. Makeup Design by Amelia Turner.

Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley. Production Management by Jennifer Rogers.

Assistant Production Manager, Celeste Bliss.

Additional writing and coaching by Lilli Lopez and Jeremy Rashad Brown. Filmed and edited by Magic Spoon Productions.


Trailer music by Janelle Monáe "Dance Apocalyptic"



Last: An Extinction Comedy
by Rudy Ramirez and ensemble
Vortex Repertory Theatre

March 29 - April 27, 2019
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722


 March 29 - April 27, 2019 8 pm 

Saturday, April 6 --American Sign Language ASL-Interpreted Performance Free to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audiences

Friday, April 12 --Live Streaming

Wednesday, April 24 --Industry Night 

The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5 pm with full bar and hand-crafted cocktails.

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

Tickets: $35-$15$35 Priority Seating  $25 General Admission $15 Discount/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran     512-478-5282

Advance Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating.

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 7 pm each night-in-person only.

Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families

2-for-1 admission: Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SAFE Austin.