Productions at Vortex Repertory Theatre

Feb. 28 - Mar. 14, 2020
Th-Sun
Austin
New Manifest Theatre Company

Good Friday
by New Manifest Theatre Company

The ricochet of bullets breaks the hush of academia’s ivory halls and four students and a teacher are trapped in a classroom. Attempts to remain ...

Nov. 22 - Dec. 14
Th-Sun
Austin
Different Stages

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
by Different Stages

Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph ...

Nov. 01 - Nov. 16
 
Austin
Más Cara by Teatro Vivo

Más Cara
by Teatro Vivo

Flagship show for Futurx Festival 2019, Más Cara by Krysta Gonzales is  a world premiere.

 

It stars Florinda Bryant, Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Michael Galvan ...

Oct. 10 - Oct. 20
Th-Sun
Austin
Dionysus in America by Thinkery& Verse

Dionysus in America
by Thinkery& Verse

In an American dystopia, women suffer endless harassment, and right-wing politics wrench away women's control over their own bodies; in response, American women heed ...

Sep. 29
Sun
Austin
Regulated More Than A Gun by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Regulated More Than A Gun
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Regulated is a play by Cressandra Thibodeaux, directed by Bonnie Cullum. The play involves the plight of women in Texas in the year 2025 when ...

Sep. 13 - Sep. 29
Th-Sun
Austin
:Humpty by Vortex Repertory Theatre

:Humpty
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Ethos, in association with The VORTEX, is proud to present the return of :Humpty, a twisted nursery rhyme pantomime and winner of the 2012 B ...

Sep. 12 - Sep. 15
Th-Sun
Austin
Shuhada by Canopy Theatre Company

Shuhada
by Canopy Theatre Company

Meet one of the many Syrian female fighters that sacrificed everything for liberty.

Aug. 23 - Sep. 07
W-Sun
Austin
The Mamalogues by Color Arc Productions

The Mamalogues
by Color Arc Productions

 

From the award-winning writer of Single Black Female, Underground, and Monroe comes a new play about the exhilaration and exhaustion that comes from being ...

Aug. 02 - Aug. 17
 
Austin
American Blood Song by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

American Blood Song
by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

This tale of the Donner Party is rife with the privilege, entitlement, and hubris that leads to nation building, and sometimes cannibalism.

“Remember, never take ...

Jul. 19 - Jul. 27
F-Sun
Austin
Alice's Wonderland by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

Alice's Wonderland
by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

Alice’s Wonderland by Ingrid Oslund presents a musical re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. With opportunities for singing and dancing, this dark adaptation travels from ...

Jun. 23
Sun
Austin
Great American Dreamers by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Great American Dreamers
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

GREAT AMERICAN DREAMERS consists of two plays, LULU’S CHARMS IN THE DARK and RIVERVIEW RITZ. Set decades apart in the same employee boarding house located ...

Jun. 08
Sat
Austin
Flyin' West by Spectrum Theatre Company

Flyin' West
by Spectrum Theatre Company

The play is an historical drama that portrays the lives of a group of strong, independent women living in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas ...

Jun. 07 - Jun. 22
W-Sun
Austin
Black Girl Love: An Adaptation Project by Generic Ensemble Company

Black Girl Love: An Adaptation Project
by Generic Ensemble Company

The VORTEX

and 

The Generic Ensemble Company 

present

black girl love: 

an adaptation project

By Al(aina) L. Monts

adapted from the book black girl ...

May. 26
Sun
Austin
Más Cara by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Más Cara
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

A visceral text and movement conjuring of Latina archetypes and the women who embody them – past, present, and future.Más Cara will be the ...

May. 24 - Jun. 01
Th-Sun
Austin
Chickens in the Yard by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Chickens in the Yard
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

Set in Pittsburgh, Chickens in the Yard explores three days in the life of a family as they grow, stumble, and fall into ...

May. 09 - May. 18
W-Sun
Austin
(Un)Documents by Vortex Repertory Theatre

(Un)Documents
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

With a single phrase, you can give up your country. With a single signature, you can tear a family apart. With a single word, you ...

Apr. 20
Sat
Austin
La Botana by La Botana

La Botana
by La Botana

In La Botana's debut comedy show at The Butterfly Bar @ The Vortex, the party hosts, Lilli Lopez and Ben Bazán, and their guests celebrate ...

Mar. 29 - Apr. 27
Th-Sun
Austin
Last: An Extinction Comedy by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Last: An Extinction Comedy
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX presents the World Premiere of

Last: An Extinction Comedy

Devised by the Ensemble

Directed by Rudy Ramirez

The VORTEX proudly presents the world ...

Mar. 07 - Mar. 10
Th-Sun
Austin
Dog Magic: A Woman's Best Friend by Hard Women

Dog Magic: A Woman's Best Friend
by Hard Women

This show isn't like anything you've seen before.

 

Rachel Martin and Suze Kemper, AKA Hard Women create and perform Dog Magic: Woman’s Best Friend, an original ...

Feb. 28 - Mar. 03
Th-Sun
Austin
Locus of Control by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Locus of Control
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

The VORTEX is proud to present the Austin debut of international touring poet and published author, Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed Locus of Control, a compelling mix ...

Feb. 15 - Feb. 16
F-Sat
Austin
run. by touring company

run.
by touring company

 

The dance-poetry of two black, out-lesbian women in a committed relationship.  Brooklyn-based artists return to The VORTEX after their stand-out performance at last ...

Feb. 09 - Feb. 16
Sat
Austin
Lift Every Voice by Spectrum Theatre Company

Lift Every Voice
by Spectrum Theatre Company

SPECTRUM THEATRE COMPANY, Austin’s only African-American theatre company, will present a special Black History Month program, “Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of African-American Literature.” ...

Dec. 20 - Jan. 06, 2018
 
Austin
The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!) by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!)
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

After her beloved doll Trudy breaks in an unfortunate accident involving Squirrel the dog, Clara lashes out at her friends. With some holiday magic and ...

Nov. 16 - Dec. 08, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Great Expectations by Different Stages

Great Expectations
by Different Stages

Different Stages opens its 2018 – 2019 season with Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, adapted by Barbara Field. Dickens’ classic work centers around the adventures ...

Nov. 01 - Nov. 11, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Until The Flood by Theatre en Bloc

Until The Flood
by Theatre en Bloc

From Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael ...

Oct. 27, 2018
Sat
Austin
Killingsworth by Spectrum Theatre Company

Killingsworth
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Killingsworth examines the complicated dynamics of an African-American family living in a small Texas town in the 1970s. Although the family has prospered because of ...

Oct. 04 - Oct. 07, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Mawlana by Canopy Theatre Company

Mawlana
by Canopy Theatre Company

How do you discover yourself when searching can result in imprisonment or death?

Mawlana, a Monodrama

by Fares al Zahaby

Music by Bernard Legros ...

Sep. 29, 2018
Sat
Austin
Romeo & Katrina by Color Arc Productions

Romeo & Katrina
by Color Arc Productions

Color Arc Productions presents its first Work-In-Progress Concert Reading of ROMEO & KATRINA, a new American musical set during New Orleans' recovery from Hurricane Katrina ...

Sep. 15, 2018
Sat
Austin
The Shadow Boxer AND POOF! by Spectrum Theatre Company

The Shadow Boxer AND POOF!
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s only African-American theatre company, will present the Austin premiere of a reading of two short plays, Shadow Boxer, by Glenn Towery ...

Sep. 01 - Sep. 29, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Atlantis, a puppet opera by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Atlantis, a puppet opera
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Ethos teams up with The VORTEX to re-create its magnificent and inventive Puppet Opera, Atlantis, which made its world premiere at The VORTEX in 2016 ...

Aug. 10 - Aug. 18, 2018
W-Sun
Austin
(Un)Documents by Vortex Repertory Theatre

(Un)Documents
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

With a single phrase, you can give up your country. With a single signature, you can tear a family apart. With a single word, you ...

Jul. 20 - Jul. 28, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
She Kills Monsters by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

She Kills Monsters
by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

 She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, a dramatic comedy that debuted Off-Off Broadway in 2011, has received national attention as a warm and moving play ...

May. 25 - Jun. 16, 2018
M, F-Sat
Austin
Cthulhu Beach Party by La Fenice

Cthulhu Beach Party
by La Fenice

Some cats will do anything to catch the perfect wave.

In a sleepy beach community on the eastern seaboard, a gang of unruly teens is ...

May. 25 - Jun. 09, 2018
W-Sat
Austin
Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW by Glass Half Full Theatre

Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW
by Glass Half Full Theatre

A dark comedy for adult audiences featuring puppetry of objects, physical theatre, and trash art: Just around a bend in spacetime, the Earth’s oceans overflow ...

Feb. 22 - Feb. 25, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn, and Feminism  by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn, and Feminism
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

30 Years of Truth and Thunder at The VORTEX continues with the urgent, unashamed art of Madison Young for 4 nights only, February 22-25, 2018. The VORTEX presents ...

Feb. 18, 2018
Sun
Austin
I'm Very Into You by Vortex Repertory Theatre

I'm Very Into You
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

I’m Very Into You is a stage adaptation of the published email correspondence between legendary feminist punk author Kathy Acker and Australian media theorist ...

Jan. 26 - Feb. 10, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
893/Ya-Ku-Za by Vortex Repertory Theatre

893/Ya-Ku-Za
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

 

The way to make a person make a decision is to convince everyone around that person / Maybe that's what I'm doing ...

Jan. 11 - Jan. 20, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
The Way She Spoke: A Doc-Mythologia by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The Way She Spoke: A Doc-Mythologia
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

An actress walks into an empty theatre and picks up a script-- a script full of survivors and ghosts, women and men who have witnessed ...

Dec. 14 - Dec. 17, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Holy Cross Sucks! (A Comedy about the Tragedy of School)

Holy Cross Sucks! (A Comedy about the Tragedy of School)

 

Playwright/Performer, Rob Nash in conjunction with Tony Award Nominated Director, Jeff Calhoun present Holy Cross Sucks!, a comic journey through those unforgettable years ...

Nov. 17 - Dec. 09, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
A Member of the Wedding by Different Stages

A Member of the Wedding
by Different Stages

 
  Different Stages opens its 2017 - 2018 season with Carson McCullers' beautiful adaptation of her novella The Member of the Wedding.  It's ...

Nov. 10 - Nov. 11, 2017
F-Sat
Austin
Vortex Repertory Theatre

INTERACTIONARAMA: Viewer Discretion Advised
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 INTERACTIONARAMA: Viewer Discretion Advised by Linda Mary Montano and Austin-based artists will explore the theme of death.

Nov. 03 - Nov. 05, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
P3M5 - The Plurality of Privacy by Vortex Repertory Theatre

P3M5 - The Plurality of Privacy
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

P3M5 Plays is a series of five-minute plays about privacy in the digital age. The project will be curated by Dr. Heather Barfield, and the Goethe-Institut ...

Oct. 26 - Oct. 28, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Mad & A Goat by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Mad & A Goat
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

MAD & A GOAT is a two-woman show about one woman who, to free herself from college debt, joins a Wyoming goat farm she inherits ...

Oct. 26 - Nov. 11, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Three-Headed Festival by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Three-Headed Festival
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Salvage Vanguard Theater Announces

Three Headed Festival

three weekends, three solo performances, three curators

Curated by co-producing artistic directors Florinda Bryant, Jenny Larson, and Diana Lynn ...

Sep. 23, 2017
Sat
Austin
(Un)Documents by Vortex Repertory Theatre

(Un)Documents
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

"somewhere in an archive, i am burning soft and youngi am pages of testimonies, receipts, report cardscase numbers making up the limbs i lack on ...

Sep. 22 - Oct. 28, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Vampyress by Ethos

Vampyress
by Ethos

For Halloween 2017, Ethos and The VORTEX proudly announce a new production of Vampyress. This Gothic opera is a tale of horror, mysticism, blood, and ...

Sep. 08 - Sep. 30, 2017
W-Sun
Austin
Storm Still by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Storm Still
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

The VORTEX proudly presents the world premiere of Gabrielle Reisman’s Storm Still this September outside on our outdoor stage. Three daughters gather in the ...

Aug. 25 - Sep. 04, 2017
Th-M
Austin
Ocean by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Ocean
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

“Mother. Ocean. Home”.

 

Ebony Stewart returns to The VORTEX with the world premiere of her new play, Ocean, August 25-September 4, 2017. Weaving ...

Aug. 04 - Aug. 19, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Twenty-Eight by Gale Theatre Company

Twenty-Eight
by Gale Theatre Company

TwentyEight is a play based on the Malcolm X Grass Root report Operation Ghetto Storm that states in 2012 a black person was murdered by ...

Jul. 21 - Jul. 29, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
It Can't Happen Here by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

It Can't Happen Here
by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

Written during the rise of fascism in Europe, Lewis’ darkly satirical It Can’t Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes President of ...

Jun. 23 - Jul. 15, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
The Dresser by Different Stages

The Dresser
by Different Stages

 

 ‘Sir’, the last of the great but dying breed of English actor managers, is struggling to keep a grip on his sanity and ...

Jun. 02 - Jun. 17, 2017
W-Sun
Austin
Scheherazade by Generic Ensemble Company

Scheherazade
by Generic Ensemble Company

SCHEHERAZADE center​s collaborators of Middle Eastern descent​, ​​us​ing the​ Arabian Nights​ stories​ as a basis for exploring Islamophobia, terrorism, detention, and the "Muslim ...

May. 19 - May. 20, 2017
F-Sat
Austin
The Island of Dr. Moreau by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The Island of Dr. Moreau
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX presents The Island of Dr. Moreau: A Fever Dream Steeped in Blood

 

Adapted, Directed, and Performed by Charles P. Stites

 

A mysterious man ...

May. 12 - May. 13, 2017
F-Sat
Austin
Promised Land by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Promised Land
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Brothers and sisters and siblings of all genders, one queer Latino city boy from central Texas has seen the Promised Land, and it only took ...

Apr. 21 - May. 06, 2017
W-Sun
Austin
My Big Fat Bahookie by Renaissance Austin

My Big Fat Bahookie
by Renaissance Austin

Cast off your self-loathing and celebrate the wonderful being you are!

Welcome to the No More Diets Club!  Founded by former failed dieter, Marianne ...

Apr. 13 - Apr. 15, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Genius by Diverse Space Dance Company

Genius
by Diverse Space Dance Company

Choreography by Toni Bravo

Apr. 08, 2017
Sat
Austin
Jobey & Katherine by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Jobey & Katherine
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

In a small cannery town ruled by The Founder and The God, Jobey and Katherine were lovers. Jobey went away to sea many years ago ...

Mar. 25 - Apr. 08, 2017
W-Sun
Austin
Underground by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Underground
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX proudly presents the world premiere of Lisa B. Thompson’s new drama Underground for 3 weeks only, March 24-April 8, 2017.Underground reunites Kyle ...

Mar. 02 - Mar. 12, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Robot Daddy by Electronic Planet Ensemble

Robot Daddy
by Electronic Planet Ensemble

Electronic Planet Ensemble

 Presents its 20th Anniversary Production

Robot Daddy

 

—I’m a robot, dreaming that he is a man, imagining that he is ...

Jan. 19 - Feb. 11, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
A Perfect Robot by Vortex Repertory Theatre

A Perfect Robot
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

'She understands who you are, who you could be. A companion that is there for you- You deserve the best.' 

 

 

The VORTEX ...

Jan. 14, 2017
Sat
Austin
Twenty-Eight by Gale Theatre Company

Twenty-Eight
by Gale Theatre Company

Set to the music of Kanye West, TWENTYEIGHT is the story of six Black people separated from their homes in search of outer space. As ...

Dec. 08 - Dec. 11, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Hunger by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Hunger
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX proudly presents four nights of Hunger, the award-winning one-woman production written and performed by Ebony Stewart and directed by Zell Miller III. Stewart ...

Nov. 20, 2016
Sun
Austin
Woody by MainStreet Musical Festival in Austin

Woody
by MainStreet Musical Festival in Austin

Woody: a New Fairy Tale is written by Nolan Doran and John Carden, and is directed by Andrew Hatcher with music direction by David Blackburn ...

Nov. 19, 2016
Sat
Austin
Don Quixote de la Redo by Glass Half Full Theatre

Don Quixote de la Redo
by Glass Half Full Theatre

Glass Half Full Theatre is in the midst of our reimagining of Don Quixote, set in the crumbling future borderland between Mexico and Texas.  ...

Nov. 12 - Dec. 03, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Fahrenheit 451 by Different Stages

Fahrenheit 451
by Different Stages

Different Stages opens its 2016-2017 season with Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit 451 is a gripping tale at ...

Nov. 04 - Nov. 19, 2016
M, F-Sat
Austin
Siege of the Dark Nebula by La Fenice

Siege of the Dark Nebula
by La Fenice

Phenomena of apocalyptic proportions are tearing the world apart, and only one couple can stop it: 2nd overall draft pick for the Cleveland Steamers, Chad ...

Oct. 30, 2016
Sun
Austin
It Can't Happen Here by Vortex Repertory Theatre

It Can't Happen Here
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

On October 24, 1936, theatres across the United States simultaneously staged the original play based on Sinclair Lewis’ novel. Now 80 years later, spearheaded by ...

Oct. 27 - Nov. 05, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Ballot Eats the Bullet by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Ballot Eats the Bullet
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

On the eve of one of the most important elections in history, The VORTEX presents a world premiere of Ballot Eats the Bullet written and ...

Oct. 21 - Oct. 22, 2016
F-Sat
Austin
14/48 -- The World's Quickest Theatre Festival by Vortex Repertory Theatre

14/48 -- The World's Quickest Theatre Festival
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

14/48 The Worlds Quickest Theatre Festival comes to Austin for its third year of wildly unexpected live performance! 

The festival, which began in Seattle ...

Oct. 08, 2016
Sat
Austin
A Girl Named Soo by Christine Hoang

A Girl Named Soo
by Christine Hoang

Join us for an open reading of this new work by playwright Christine Hoang and Color Arc Productions inspired by songs by award-winning singer/songwriter ...

Sep. 29 - Oct. 16, 2016
Th-M
Austin
The Drowning Girls by Theatre en Bloc

The Drowning Girls
by Theatre en Bloc

Theatre en Bloc is proud to present the regional premiere of The Drowning Girls, a modern interpretation and poetic retelling of the “Brides in the ...

Sep. 10, 2016
Sat
Austin
Silent Navajo by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Silent Navajo
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Silent Navajo is a multigenerational tale about a Navajo woman who loses her hearing and embarks on a spiritual journey to get it back. As ...

Sep. 03 - Sep. 24, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Atlantis, a puppet opera by Ethos

Atlantis, a puppet opera
by Ethos

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 ...

Aug. 05 - Aug. 20, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Salomé by Gale Theatre Company

Salomé
by Gale Theatre Company

 

 

We're thrilled and honored to announce that Gabriela Pedraza will be playing the title role of Salomé.

Gabriela is an actress, dancer ...

Jul. 22 - Jul. 30, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
The Madwoman of Chaillot by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

The Madwoman of Chaillot
by Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

For the 25th anniversary of The VORTEX’s Summer Youth Theatre, we are presenting the 20th-century classic, The Madwoman of Chaillot by ...

Jun. 24 - Jul. 16, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
John Gabriel Borkman by Different Stages

John Gabriel Borkman
by Different Stages

Different Stages closes its 2015-2016 season with Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman.  It is the all too timely tale of a man who was ...

Jun. 18, 2016
Sat
Austin
Underground by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Underground
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 

The VORTEX Saturday Reading Series is proud to present

UNDERGROUNDby Lisa B. ThompsonStarring Zell Miller III and Marc PouheDirected by Rudy Ramirez

Kyle ...

May. 27 - Jun. 18, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

What would you do if you had to choose between privacy and security? Who holds the master key to open the back door to your ...

May. 14, 2016
Sat
Austin
Rosetta by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Rosetta
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Staged reading of ROSETTA, a musical at the Vortex 2nd Saturday reading series. New script, new music. Lovingly based on the life of Rosetta Tharpe ...

Apr. 29 - May. 14, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
The Tempest by Renaissance Austin

The Tempest
by Renaissance Austin

Taking Shakespeare to new heights, Renaissance Austin Theatre in a unique collaboration with Sky Candy Aerial and Circus Arts Collective, presents a magical, fantastical journey ...

Apr. 29 - May. 14, 2016
M, W, F-Sat
Austin
Siege of the Dark Nebula by La Fenice

Siege of the Dark Nebula
by La Fenice

Phenomena of apocalyptic proportions are tearing the world apart, and only one couple can stop it: 2nd overall draft pick for the Cleveland Steamers, Chad ...

Apr. 14, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
EXIT by Vortex Repertory Theatre

EXIT
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

EXIT is a play by Debbie Gerstein and Heather Rossabout believing that things can be different.  It shares our stories of verbal, emotional, psychological ...

Apr. 09, 2016
Sat
Austin
Crave Blue by Gale Theatre Company

Crave Blue
by Gale Theatre Company

Join us for a developmental reading of Crave Blue, a new MouthRadio play.The wrecked desert town of Jewel, Texas boasts a rare miracle—water. Presiding ...

Mar. 31 - Apr. 09, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Bright Half Life by Theatre en Bloc

Bright Half Life
by Theatre en Bloc

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 ...

Mar. 25 - Apr. 16, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Persephone by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Persephone
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX presents the world premiere musical Persephone by Mick D’arcy and Tyler Mabry. Opening Easter weekend at The VORTEX, this romantic comedy, directed by ...

Mar. 12, 2016
Sat
Austin
Twenty-Eight by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Twenty-Eight
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Set to the music of Kanye West, TwentyEight is the story of six Black people separated from their homes in search of outer space. As ...

Mar. 10 - Mar. 12, 2016
Th-Sat
Austin
Star Party by Electronic Planet Ensemble

Star Party
by Electronic Planet Ensemble

Star Party -- An emersion of live music, video, and dada epiphanies  

Electronic Planet Ensemble presents Star Party, a new multi-media show inspired by Carl Sagan ...

Mar. 03 - Mar. 05, 2016
Th-Sat
Austin
Oh, Snap, My Alien Children Are Trying to Kill Me by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Oh, Snap, My Alien Children Are Trying to Kill Me
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Zell Miller III is back with a new play, Oh Snap, My Alien Children are Trying to Kill Me.

The finale of the trilogy ...

Feb. 13, 2016
Sat
Austin
EXIT by Vortex Repertory Theatre

EXIT
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Join us for the reading of a new work by Debbie Gerstein and Heather Ross made from the stories of those survivibg abuse in all its forms ...

Feb. 12 - Feb. 27, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
The Mikado: Reclaimed by Generic Ensemble Company

The Mikado: Reclaimed
by Generic Ensemble Company

The Mikado: Reclaimed  flips the Gilbert and Sullivan classic on its head, presenting an (almost) all-Asian American cast performing a devised theatre piece with select ...

Jan. 15 - Feb. 06, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Terminus by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Terminus
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX presents the world premiere of Terminus by Gabriel Jason Dean, directed by Rudy Ramirez. An intimate family drama haunted by the traumas of ...

Dec. 13, 2015
Sun
Austin
Persephone by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Persephone
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

For a decade now, Mick D'arcy has been working on his script of a musical retelling of the Persephone myth, and it's finally ...

Nov. 20 - Dec. 12, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Dracula (adapted by Dietz) by Different Stages

Dracula (adapted by Dietz)
by Different Stages

This new adaptation by Steven Dietz restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to ...

Nov. 14, 2015
 
Austin
The Tempest, adapted with Aerial Acts by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The Tempest, adapted with Aerial Acts
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Be among the first to experience this brand new adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, adapted by Lorella Loftus with aerial acts directed by Andy Agne ...

Nov. 05 - Nov. 07, 2015
Th-Sat
Austin
Hip Hop Theatre Explosion by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Hip Hop Theatre Explosion
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Once again it's On! The return of the Hip-Hop Theatre Explosion for 3 nights only--on stage at The VORTEX. Curated and hosted by award-winning ...

Oct. 30 - Oct. 31, 2015
F-Sat
Austin
Merica by Gale Theatre Company

Merica
by Gale Theatre Company

MERICA is a solo comedy cabaret that traverses the history of US pop culture one sitcom at a time. Featuring: Miss Piggy, Katharine Hepburn, Elmo ...

Oct. 16 - Oct. 17, 2015
F-Sat
Austin
14/48 -- The World's Quickest Theatre Festival by Vortex Repertory Theatre

14/48 -- The World's Quickest Theatre Festival
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival

Nearly 50 Austin actors, playwrights, directors, designers and musicians will make 14 world-premiere plays in 48 hours as ...

Oct. 09 - Oct. 10, 2015
F-Sat
Austin
The Lure of the Maiden's Chest by La Fenice

The Lure of the Maiden's Chest
by La Fenice

In anticipation of our West Texas Tour and hot on the heels of FIVE!!! B. Iden Payne Award Nominations, we are delighted to reprise this ...

Sep. 17 - Sep. 26, 2015
Th-Sat
Austin
HANDS UP, HOODIES DOWN by Vortex Repertory Theatre

HANDS UP, HOODIES DOWN
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Hands Up Hoodies Down is a protest song sung in the key of high octane spoken word stanzas exploding through tears and heartache; it's ...

Sep. 11 - Sep. 12, 2015
F-Sat
Austin
Vortex Repertory Theatre

Terminus
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

 For years, Eller Freeman has raised her grandson, Jaybo, in the same ramshackle house by the railroad tracks where she grew up. Their love has ...

Aug. 27 - Sep. 05, 2015
Th-Sat
Austin
Hunger by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Hunger
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Spoken-word artist Ebony Stewart examines Hunger in her new one-woman show, premiering for two weeks only at The VORTEX. With a decade of experience in spoken word ...

Aug. 08, 2015
Sat
Austin
A Perfect Robot by Vortex Repertory Theatre

A Perfect Robot
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

A marvel of art and technology, Mollybot is an almost perfect and affordable soulmate. When her creator goes off in search of the last missing ...

Jul. 24 - Aug. 01, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Tartuffe by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Tartuffe
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

What happens when hypocrisy is rewarded and lies become the language of power? When fallacy is the status quo and history keeps repeating itself, how ...

Jun. 26 - Jul. 18, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
When The Rain Stops Falling by Different Stages

When The Rain Stops Falling
by Different Stages

Different Stages opens its 2014-2015 season with When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell. The story takes place between two worlds, between a prediction ...

Jun. 12 - Jun. 20, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Voyager 1 and the Golden Record by Electronic Planet Ensemble

Voyager 1 and the Golden Record
by Electronic Planet Ensemble

Voyager I and the Golden Record is a new multi-media project by Electronic Planet Ensemble. 

NASA launched the Voyager I space probe on September 5 ...

May. 29 - Jun. 13, 2015
F-Sat
Austin
The Lure of the Maiden's Chest by La Fenice

The Lure of the Maiden's Chest
by La Fenice

 La Fenice, Austin's long running Commedia dell'Arte troupe, proudly returns to the Butterfly Bar in May and June to present their latest scenario ...

May. 22 - Jun. 06, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
The New Electric Ballroom by Renaissance Austin

The New Electric Ballroom
by Renaissance Austin

Breda smears her lipstick, Clara waits for tea and cake, and Ada cans fish in the local cannery. Three sisters trapped in time endlessly relive ...

May. 08 - May. 10, 2015
F-Sun
Austin
Tiger's Heart, Woman's Hide by Stephanie Donowho and Nell McKewon

Tiger's Heart, Woman's Hide
by Stephanie Donowho and Nell McKewon

WHORE, WITCH, OR SAINT? Whatever their source, Joan of Arc’s powers are undeniable. After Henry V’s death, one teenage girl leads the armies of France ...

May. 01 - May. 16, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Emma When You Need Her by Shrewd Productions

Emma When You Need Her
by Shrewd Productions

In a world where a handful of rich men control the government, where women fight to control their bodies, where immigrants escaping war and poverty ...

Apr. 10 - Apr. 18, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
The Prostitute and the Cow by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The Prostitute and the Cow
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

In an attempt to escape the violence of their lives, a barren dairy cow and an ex-stripper set out across America with nothing but an ...

Mar. 27 - Mar. 29, 2015
F-Sun
Austin
Kill the Messenger by La Fenice

Kill the Messenger
by La Fenice

Kill the Messenger combines elements of King Lear with The Game of Thrones. King Pantalone has decided to settle any potential squabbles over his throne ...

Mar. 12 - Mar. 14, 2015
 
Austin
HANDS UP, HOODIES DOWN by Vortex Repertory Theatre

HANDS UP, HOODIES DOWN
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

A protest song sung in the key of high octane spoken word stanzas exploding through tears and heartache; it's the balled fist full of ...

Feb. 20 - Mar. 08, 2015
 
Austin
Pythia Dust, a science fiction musical by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Pythia Dust, a science fiction musical
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The adventurous crew takes the audience on a journey through the galaxy aboard the Spaceship Pythia Dust. On their travels they encounter diverse planets and ...

Jan. 16 - Feb. 07, 2015
 
Austin
Changelings by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Changelings
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

"When the light is on the river, and the moon is all a-sliver, and your marrow's all a-shiver, you're not alone."

CHANGELINGS by ...

Nov. 21 - Dec. 13, 2014
 
Austin
Different Stages

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Different Stages

Based on the 1961 novella by Muriel Sparks, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is the story of an uncommonly progressive schoolteacher at an uncommonly ...

Oct. 31 - Nov. 15, 2014
 
Austin
Wail by Gale Theatre Company

Wail
by Gale Theatre Company

What makes a great tragedy? High hopes? Hard luck? Harrowing, inevitable fate? Gale Theatre Co. set out to explore the secrets of tragedy and, along ...

Oct. 30 - Nov. 02, 2014
 
Austin
Ask the Psychopomp

Ask the Psychopomp

Ask a question. Roll the dice. The answer may arrive in the form of a song, a shift, a letter from the otherworlds, or some ...

Oct. 08 - Oct. 11, 2014
 
Austin
Linda Mary Montero as Mother Teresa

Linda Mary Montero as Mother Teresa

Linda Mary Montano makes her triumphant return to Austin as Mother Teresa for three nights of endurance performance at The VORTEX. Wednesday-Friday, October 5-7 from ...

Sep. 05 - Oct. 04, 2014
 
Austin
Spirit by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Spirit
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Enter into the open expanse of the Temple of Spirit and immerse yourself in the paradox of Center and Circumference. SPIRIT transcends the body and ...

Aug. 09, 2014
 
Austin
Welcome to Nixonia by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Welcome to Nixonia
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

On August 9, 1974 President Richard M. Nixon ceremoniously left the White House after he resigned the highest office in the country. Only in Austin ...

Jul. 25 - Aug. 02, 2014
 
Austin
An Enemy of the People by Vortex Repertory Theatre

An Enemy of the People
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

The VORTEX’s Summer Youth Theatre presents a contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. The timely environmental statement in An Enemy of the People focuses ...

Jul. 24 - Aug. 02, 2014
 
Austin
Kill the Messenger by La Fenice

Kill the Messenger
by La Fenice

King Pantalone of Westeros has decided to settle future squabbles for his throne by dividing his kingdom among his three legitimate daughters, but first, they ...

Jun. 27 - Jul. 19, 2014
 
Austin
Pygmalion by Different Stages

Pygmalion
by Different Stages

Different Stages closes its 2013-2014 season with Pygmalion, Shaw's most popular modern masterpiece, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair ...

Jun. 06 - Jun. 21, 2014
 
Austin
Cuchulain by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Cuchulain
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Cuchulain (pronounced Kuh-HOO-lin) is the bravest and fiercest of warriors and the Champion of King Connor of Ulster. In this cycle of stories, Cuchulain seeks ...

May. 02 - May. 10, 2014
 
Austin
RoBoVoX by Electronic Planet Ensemble

RoBoVoX
by Electronic Planet Ensemble

RoBoVoX is a new multi-media project by Electronic Planet Ensemble with electronic sounds and experimental video created through collaborative improvisation and synergistic Dada epiphanies. Featuring alien ...

Apr. 24 - Apr. 26, 2014
 
Austin
Dream On... Dream Off... by Diverse Space Dance Company

Dream On... Dream Off...
by Diverse Space Dance Company

In this performance, Diverse Space Dance Theatre explores the dream world of archetypes and stereotypes, and the eventualities of living with a promise.It includes ...

Apr. 04 - Apr. 18, 2014
 
Austin
For Fear the Glass May Shatter by Vortex Repertory Theatre

For Fear the Glass May Shatter
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

For Fear the Glass May Shatter explores the science and struggle around Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, whose personal crisis led him to Carl Jung as ...

Mar. 16 - Mar. 31, 2014
 
Austin
What's Goin' On? by Generic Ensemble Company

What's Goin' On?
by Generic Ensemble Company

What’s Goin’ On? is a an ensemble-based, original performance based on Bertolt Brecht’s classic play, The Good Person of Szechwan, exploring binary notions of ...

Jan. 17 - Feb. 01, 2014
Th-Sun
Austin
W.K. by Gale Theatre Company

W.K.
by Gale Theatre Company

Nov. 11 - Dec. 03, 2011
 
Austin
Well by Different Stages

Well
by Different Stages

Sep. 05 - Sep. 27, 2009
 
Austin
The Dragonfly Queen by Ethos

The Dragonfly Queen
by Ethos

Nov. 14 - Dec. 06, 2008
Th-Sun
Austin
Getting Married by Different Stages

Getting Married
by Different Stages