Atlantis, a puppet opera
by Ethos

Sep. 03 - Sep. 24, 2016

The VORTEX is buzzing with excitement about Atlantis, Ethos’ world premiere Puppet Opera. Ethos Artistic Director Chad Salvata creates a mythic world of powerful warring religious zealots who are obsessed with world domination and non-renewable energy. In Atlantis, Queen Solstra and Prince Helios attempt world domination through a war with Lemuria and its powerful Air Ship. They must harvest the Red Eye of the last Kracken for the Red Energy, but their greed and thirst for revenge will lead to the inevitable destruction of civilization. A cautionary environmental tale with Chad Salvata’s dynamic original score offers a magical realm with fantastical puppets, magnificent production designs, seductive Mermaids, menacing Sharkmen, and majestic Oceans. While Atlantis is intended for adults and contains some puppet violence, older children may attend.


The production team of Atlantis is packed full of award-winning creators, directors, and designers. Connor Hopkins of Trouble Puppet and Caroline Reck of Glass Half Full Theatre join VORTEX Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum and award-winning VORTEX designers Ann Marie Gordon and Melissa Vogt to bring the puppets and scenery of Atlantis to life. Jason Amato returns to Austin to contribute his stunning lighting design to the world of Atlantis. Roy Taylor engineers the sound design for Salvata’s score with vocal arrangements by Anderson Dear.  Tamara L. Farley stage manages.


The award-winning cast includes the powerhouse vocals of Michelle Haché, Anderson Dear, Melissa Vogt, Justin LaVergne, Jonathan Itchon, Jeremy Moran, and Rachel Pallante. The cast also includes the multi-talented performances of Emerald Mystiek, Eryn Gettys, Gabriel Maldonado, Annie Kim Hedrick, Heidi Penix, Abigail Lewis, Ciera Ramirez, Mackenzy C. Cade and Whitney Carpenter.


This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



Atlantis, a puppet opera
by Chad Salvata

September 03 - September 24, 2016
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

September 3 - 24, 2016 8 pm

Live Streaming on Friday, September 16

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance TBA


Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

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

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


Tickets: $10-$30

$30 Priority (Seated first)

$20 General 

$10 Discount (Seated last)

While Atlantis is intended for adults and contains some puppet violence, older children may attend. Limited Seating. Advance Reservations Strongly Recommended.  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