Bright Half Life
by Theatre en Bloc

Mar. 31 - Apr. 09, 2016

Erica meets Vicki. Vicki marries Erica. Lives collide. Rewind. Pause. Fast forward. 

Following on the heels of last year's award-winning COCK (BEST DRAMA, BEST DIRECTOR -Austin Critics Table Award; BEST CAST -B Iden Payne Awards), Theatre en Bloc is proud to present a non-linear love story: Tanya Bartlett's BRIGHT HALF LIFE in the intimate, cozy Pony Shed at the Vortex Theatre. Only 15 seats per night.

Vicki meets Erica. Lives collide. Pause. Fast forward. Rewind. This moving love story spans decades in an instance from marriage, children, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together. The enchanting kaleidoscopic format and fast-paced dialogue will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout this "romantic, exquisite" love story. 

A HALF-LIFE is the length of time it takes for a certain quantity of matter to decay by half. This process can reiterate infinitely, always reducing by half of what was there a half-life ago,. However, a speck of the substance remains. 

Tanya Barfield's play takes a candid look at the bravery it takes to sign onto life with another person.

This is a night of theatre you won't want to miss. 


Direction | JENNY LAVERY

**THEATRE en BLOC has always prided ourselves on staying reflexive and responsive to best practices, our community, and our patrons desires. We are in constant pursuit of how to make high quality art accessible and at the same time sustainable.

Bright Half Life
by Tanya Barfield
Theatre en Bloc

March 31 - April 09, 2016
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

TWO WEEKS ONLY March 31 - April 3, Thursday April 7 and Saturday, April 9, all at 8:30 p.m.

In the Vortex Yard || In the Pony Shed 

Tickets $0 - $53.74 via, 512.522.4083  or


Friday, April 8th: Special Performance for those patrons who would like to ensure our work continues to be accessible || Tickets: $100 || Champagne, Reception, Meet and Greet || Reservations for April 8th: 512-522-4083 or  

BRIGHT HALF LIFE is an experiment with a new ticketing model, a different marketing scheme, a shorter production run, and an extremely intimate audience experience. Our process is never complete without you. We would love your feedback on this experiment. Please feel free to send any and all feedback to Or plan to stay after the show for a drink, and an informal talk with the cast/en Bloc team.