Productions at Santa Cruz Center for Culture

Oct. 17 - Oct. 26
Th-Sat
Austin
Ghost Light  by Ghost Light Collective

Ghost Light
by Ghost Light Collective

Ghost Light​ will be a completely devised horror show about the ghosts, spirits and ancestors that linger in our lives. The show’s main theme will ...

Sep. 13 - Sep. 29
Th-Sun
Austin
Jump by Shrewd Productions

Jump
by Shrewd Productions

In the whimsically theatrical world of Jump, lights flicker, hearts heal, and a young woman finds solace on a bridge. At once heartbreaking, hilarious, and ...

Aug. 23
F
Austin
Our Boy by Southwest Theatre Productions

Our Boy
by Southwest Theatre Productions

 

Mark is a small town "golden boy", sporty, handsome, popular, kind. Or at least that’s something his parents can agree on. When he's ...

Aug. 14 - Aug. 18
W-Sun
Austin
Fireflies by whatsinthemirror?

Fireflies
by whatsinthemirror?

Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. A pregnant Olivia’s fierce speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband ...

Aug. 01 - Aug. 10
Th-Sun
Austin
Dos Mujeres by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

Dos Mujeres
by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

Una mirada a traves de una ventana al vida de dos mujeres que podrían ser cualquiera, incluso tú.

Jul. 11 - Jul. 21
W-Sun
Austin
The Tempest by City Theatre Company

The Tempest
by City Theatre Company

Lovers, conjurors, ship-wrecked wanderers, and raging winds – and hearts - take the stage in Shakespeare’s epic romantic play. 

 Let the winds blow in this ...

May. 31 - Jun. 16
F-M
Austin
This is Our Youth by Treehouse Players

This is Our Youth
by Treehouse Players

In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the '60s have emerged as young adults ...

May. 16
Th
Austin
A Comfortable Life by Southwest Theatre Productions

A Comfortable Life
by Southwest Theatre Productions

Ivy League educated Lizzie Hasting is reeling from a recent breakup and living back at home. When the young local plumber comes to fix the toilet, he and Lizzie ...

May. 09
Th
Austin
At The Broken Places by Southwest Theatre Productions

At The Broken Places
by Southwest Theatre Productions

 

Five years ago a family was shattered by the accidental death of Abby due to the recklessness of her husband's brother, Jimmy. Just ...

May. 02
Th
Austin
Sapphire Heights by Southwest Theatre Productions

Sapphire Heights
by Southwest Theatre Productions

Angela and Billy are dreaming big. They believe they can change the lives of the Palestinian children Billy recently befriended on a trip to the ...

Apr. 26 - Apr. 28
F-Sun
Austin
Collexiónes: Aztlán Short Stories by Aztlan Dance Company

Collexiónes: Aztlán Short Stories
by Aztlan Dance Company

Collexiónes: AZTLAN Short Stories features AZTLAN’s unique theatrical dance storytelling that shares the life, expressions, and reflections of Austin’s Latinx/Xicanx experience. Fusing contemporary dance ...

Mar. 22 - Apr. 13
F-Sun
Austin
The Book Club Play by Different Stages

The Book Club Play
by Different Stages

 

Ah, don’t act surprised. Why should book clubs be different from all the other small groups we humans belong to: families, committees, PTAs, spy ...

Feb. 28 - Mar. 10
Th-Sun
Austin
Lysistrata by City Theatre Company

Lysistrata
by City Theatre Company

 

 

For a two-week special event, The City Theatre Company presents the comedic satire Lysistrata. With wars raging, the distressed women of Athens take matters ...

Jan. 18 - Feb. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
Sweat by Southwest Theatre Productions

Sweat
by Southwest Theatre Productions

Filled with humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who spend their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while ...

Sep. 20 - Sep. 30, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Stella and Lou by Southwest Theatre Productions

Stella and Lou
by Southwest Theatre Productions

SWTP is proud to present STELLA and LOU, by Bruce Graham, and directed by guest director Brandi Andrade.Stella has decided to move away. Her ...

Aug. 31 - Sep. 15, 2018
Th-M
Austin
The Madres by Shrewd Productions

The Madres
by Shrewd Productions

It's 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where people are disappearing right off the street but no one is talking about it. Carolina and her ...

Aug. 23 - Aug. 26, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
The Texas 'Deep-Fried' Enchilada Western by Aztlan Dance Company

The Texas 'Deep-Fried' Enchilada Western
by Aztlan Dance Company

 

Join us in the third installment of the AZTLAN Enchilada Western, a delicious interpretive Choreo-drama based in borderlands myths.  

 

The Story.....

In ...

Aug. 03 - Aug. 11, 2018
F-Sat
Austin
Echo of the Refugee. . . Me? by ZM3 Live Productions

Echo of the Refugee. . . Me?
by ZM3 Live Productions

An exploration in sound and movement dissecting the destruction in communities ripped apart by gentrification, police brutality, and the rising racial political landscape. Where do ...

Apr. 26 - May. 06, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Trio by Filigree Theatre

Trio
by Filigree Theatre

 

Every day, Tim bares his chest and Leslie kills him. Leslie’s mom is in the hospital, so she seeks distraction in her dad’s garage ...

Mar. 23 - Apr. 14, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
Yankee Tavern by Different Stages

Yankee Tavern
by Different Stages

 

Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a guy walks into a bar and orders two beers, one ...

Feb. 15 - Feb. 25, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
A Delicate Ship by Filigree Theatre

A Delicate Ship
by Filigree Theatre

A haunting love triangle triggers an unexpected chain of events in this poetic play. In the early stages of a new relationship, Sarah and Sam ...

Jan. 19 - Feb. 04, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
If I Forget by Southwest Theatre Productions

If I Forget
by Southwest Theatre Productions

Steven Levenson’s (Dear Evan Hansen) sharp and thoroughly touching new drama IF I FORGET tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at ...

Dec. 08 - Dec. 09, 2017
F-Sat
Austin
Austin Puppet Incident by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Austin Puppet Incident
by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Join us for a Holiday themed event-- and we mean that literally-- this event is hilarious mashup of Christmas, Halloween, and Arbor Day.  Cockroaches ...

Nov. 01 - Nov. 05, 2017
W-Sat
Austin
Echo of the Refugee. . . Me? by Zell Miller III

Echo of the Refugee. . . Me?
by Zell Miller III

ZM3 Live Productions is proud to present our inaugural production, “Echo of the Refugee…me?” This hip-hop theater performance conceived, performed and written by Austin Critics ...

Oct. 26 - Oct. 28, 2017
 
Austin
Gentrif*cked by Latino Comedy Project

Gentrif*cked
by Latino Comedy Project

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back!In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home. After acclaimed, sold-out performances from ...

Sep. 28 - Oct. 08, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Betrayal by Filigree Theatre

Betrayal
by Filigree Theatre

 

Directed by Elizabeth V. Newman

 

 

Betrayal is a play written by Harold Pinter in 1978. Critically regarded as one of the English playwright's ...

Sep. 21 - Sep. 24, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Body Rituals by Aztlan Dance Company

Body Rituals
by Aztlan Dance Company

The AZTLAN Project: Body Rituals,” an experimental performance exploration that highlights the labor of love that dancers engage. Set in the scene of ...

Jun. 09 - Jun. 25, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
The Revolutionists by Shrewd Productions

The Revolutionists
by Shrewd Productions

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794 ...

Mar. 24 - Apr. 15, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Mrs. Mannerly by Different Stages

Mrs. Mannerly
by Different Stages

 Different Stages continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeffrey Hatcher’s Mrs. Mannerly. It is 1967… the Summer of Love. But for five children on ...

Feb. 16 - Mar. 04, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Neva by Theatre en Bloc

Neva
by Theatre en Bloc

NEVA by Guillermo Calderón is a highly political play for these highly political times. Using 2 distinct revolutions: Russia and Chile, Calderón examines art's ...

Feb. 03 - Feb. 11, 2017
F-Sat
Austin
Bajo Terapía by Pedemonte Productions

Bajo Terapía
by Pedemonte Productions

Tres parejas acuden a terapia con la intención de tratar sus conflictos pero se encontrarán con una sesión más intensa de la esperada. La psicóloga ...

Jan. 19 - Jan. 29, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Cages by Southwest Theatre Productions

Cages
by Southwest Theatre Productions

When a therapist exposes the inhumane treatment of five inmates in the California prison system, he discovers secrets behind the ranks. Inspired by true events ...

Dec. 03 - Dec. 04, 2016
Sat-Sun
Austin
Sembrando Herencia 2016 - Borinki Soy! by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center

Sembrando Herencia 2016 - Borinki Soy!
by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center

Sembrando Herencia 2016 - Borinki Soy! The Boricua Migration to Hawaii (1900-1901)December 3-4, 2016Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 14th original, bilingual musical! Each ...

Nov. 04 - Nov. 19, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Bajo Terapía by Pedemonte Productions

Bajo Terapía
by Pedemonte Productions

Three couples attend therapy with the intent to solve their own conflicts, but are soon blindsided with a very tense group session instead. The therapist left ...

Oct. 28 - Oct. 30, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
De Acá, De Este Lado by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

De Acá, De Este Lado
by Teatro Espacio Agua Viva

No sólo aquellos que cruzan la frontera, sufren; atrás se quedan aquellos que anhelan el retorno de sus seres queridos, esperando por un apoyo econónico ...

Sep. 09 - Sep. 18, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
Cumbia Cruiser Chronicles, Vol. 1: The Rise of EloteMan by Aztlan Dance Company

Cumbia Cruiser Chronicles, Vol. 1: The Rise of EloteMan
by Aztlan Dance Company

Xicano Super Heroes is the AZTLAN Dance Companys latest contemporary expressive Xicano/Latino inspired choreography. Drawing from ancient pre-Columbian codices and contemporary 21st century comic ...

Aug. 19 - Aug. 21, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
Again - Family, Friends and Lovers by Exchange Artists

Again - Family, Friends and Lovers
by Exchange Artists

The Exchange Artists announce their upcoming production Again- Family, Friends, and Lovers, a multi-media, partially improvised new show created from real moments of regret.  ...

Jul. 06 - Jul. 10, 2016
W-Sun
Austin
The Counseling Session by whatsinthemirror?

The Counseling Session
by whatsinthemirror?

Whatsinthemirror? is pleased to bring you The Counseling Session, playing July 6-10 2016 on stage at Santa Cruz Studio Theater. This intense and explosive show ...

Jun. 26, 2016
Sun
Austin
Southwest Theatre Productions

Cages
by Southwest Theatre Productions

Cages is inspired by true events. This original work portrays the inequality among inmates incarcerated for heinous crimes in the California prison system. Ages are ...

Jan. 19 - Jan. 30, 2016
Sat
Austin
And Still the Dead One Lay Moaning by FronteraFest

And Still the Dead One Lay Moaning
by FronteraFest

Please join us in celebrating the world premiere of a beautiful new play...A terrorist turkey bomb attack on an Austin Thanksgiving Day parade violently ...

Sep. 11 - Sep. 20, 2015
F-Sun
Austin
Enchilada Western: Refried by Aztlan Dance Company

Enchilada Western: Refried
by Aztlan Dance Company

The AZTLAN Dance Company presents the World InterTemporal premiere of “Enchilada Western: Refried” September 11 & 12, 18-20th, 2015, at the Santa Cruz Theater, 1805 ...

Jun. 04 - Jun. 07, 2015
 
Austin
ITZPAPALOTL - The Obsidian Butterfly by Aztlan Dance Company

ITZPAPALOTL - The Obsidian Butterfly
by Aztlan Dance Company

"ITZPAPALOTL: Obsidian Butterfly" shares the life story of Ixchel, a young girl wondering about what life has in store and what she will grow up ...

May. 02 - May. 04, 2014
 
Austin
(re)Collexiónes, 40 Years of Aztlan Dance by Aztlan Dance Company

(re)Collexiónes, 40 Years of Aztlan Dance
by Aztlan Dance Company

Aztlan Dance blends myth, tradition, and imagination into innovative choreography that provokes thought, comments on our contemporary moment, and celebrates the beauty of life at ...