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Q&A: Local playwright Christine Hoang hopes to see her screenplay Fly Girl soar

Many playwrights have made the leap from stage to screen, either adapting their own works or creating original new stories. Local award-winning writer (and producer/actress) Christine Hoang aims to be the next artist to make this transition with her new … Continue reading

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Review: “The Vineyard” is an ambitious, if flawed, mix of science fiction and spirituality

I’m particularly excited to present this new blog-only review of The Vineyard, the latest production from the Heartland Theatre Collective. Heartland is a relatively young company—this is only their third production in as many years, following late 2016’s Dust and … Continue reading

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Review: Capital T Theatre’s It Is Magic is, well, magic

Here’s another blog-only review—It is Magic, the latest offering from Capital T Theatre which, despite initial appearances, is a perfect Halloween treat. “It Is Magic” (playing through November 24th at Hyde Park Theatre) is the latest work by playwright Mickle … Continue reading

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October Updates

It’s been quite a busy October for me on several levels, so here’s one of my increasingly-frequent catch-up blogs with recent pieces for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360, including one of the biggest raves I’ve ever written! Why this ‘Jesus … Continue reading

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Review: Hang asks big probing questions, but provides few answers

Time for another blog-only review, this time of the premiere production from a new Austin-area company, Horizon Line Theatre! Hang, by debbie tucker green, is an elliptical play that asks its audiences questions as much through what is left unsaid … Continue reading

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Zach’s bloodless ‘Dracula’ is sexy but lacks bite

I’ve just come from the premier of the 50th Anniversary National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is one of the greatest pieces of live theater I’ve ever seen. But that review will run tomorrow, and I’ll post it soon … Continue reading

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A few STATESMAN Pieces

September and October are always busy times for Austin theater, so here’s a few more recent pieces (with still more to come in the next few weeks): Theater Q&A: What a teen girl might feel watching ‘Dance Nation’ Hidden Room … Continue reading

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September Updates

Hello! In addition to the blog-original reviews I’ve been posting lately, I’m still continuing to write reviews and previews for the Austin American-Statesman. Here’s a roundup of the latest pieces: Theater Q&A: ‘Admissions’ is a story straight from the headlines … Continue reading

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Review: Shrewd Productions’ “Jump” is a Complex Look at Depression and Family

Welcome to another blog-only review, this time of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Charly Evon Simpson’s Jump, from Shrewd Productions (playing through September 29th at the Santa Cruz Theater). Jump is a relatively simple play, taking place in only two … Continue reading

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Review: Alchemy Theatre’ Company’s “The Waverly Gallery” Features a Stunning Central Performance in a Very Emotional Play

Welcome to the second original review to appear on this blog! This time around, I’m looking at the second outing in the premier season of a company that’s new to Austin theater, The Alchemy Theatre Company, and its production of … Continue reading

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