Robin Hood: An Elegy
by Generic Ensemble Company

Aug. 07 - Aug. 22, 2015

The Generic Ensemble Company is producing a modern adaptation of Robin Hood, written by Krysta Gonzales, exploring police corruption and the State in America. 

Robin Hood: An Elegy follows a Black Robin Hood who magically transcends space and time experiencing state-sanctioned racism. Set both in 2015 and the past, Robin’s plight mirrors and invokes the ethos of #blacklivesmatter in a struggle to assert humanity, dignity, and cunning against long-standing foes. In an age-old fight against white supremacy for justice and freedom, will Robin prevail?

Feature by Robert Faires for the Austin Chronicle, August 8

Audio feature by Michael Lee on Arts Eclectic, KUT-FM, August 13

 Directed by kt shorb. Dramaturgy by Anthony Watkins II and Toi Scott

Featuring Althea Clemons, Morgan Robyn Collado, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, Chelsea Manasseri, Cameron McKnight, Tonya Pennie, Saray de Jesus Rosales, and Taji Senior. 

Lighting Design by Paige Binder. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley.

The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre.

 kt shorb (Director) is a director and performer. Her directorial work has won a FronteraFest "Best of Fest," and been shown at the Menil Collection, the Pulitzer Foundation and in many venues across Texas. She has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and beyond.

"I love what kt shorb does and how she does it, both onstage and off. Whatever she is up to is not to be missed." –Anne Bogart, Artistic Director – SITI Company

The VORTEX Mission: We conjure and navigate the storm of imagination with urgent, unashamed art that dares to dream the world in which we want to live. This magic emanates from our cultural harbor, embraces diverse communities, breaks down barriers, and opens channels for vital exchange. 

Robin Hood: An Elegy 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.


Robin Hood: An Elegy
by Krysta Gonzales
Generic Ensemble Company

August 07 - August 22, 2015
Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin, TX, 78722

August 7-22, 2015 Thursday-Sunday 8 pm 3 weeks only!

American Sign Language interpreted on August 14, 2015

 at  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: $30-$10 available on-line at the Vortex website

$30 Priority Seating  

$20 General Admission 

$10 Artist/Student/Senior  or 512-478-5282

Limited seating. Advanced Reservations Recommended. 

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

Radical Rush offers limited free tickets each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night--first come first serve! In-person only.