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February 1, 2023

Courtney Thomas

Courtney Thomas is an Austin-based writer interested in the intersection of art and politics. In 2022, she graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BA in Theatre and Dance and a BA in Humanities.

Opera review: The horror and humor in Austin Opera’s ‘Sweeney Todd’

It seems Austin Opera has barbers on the brain this season. Following November’s “The Barber of Seville,” the current offering “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at the...

At Women & Their Work, Jade Walker’s ‘Wayfinding’ finds tension weaving together people and place

In Jade Walker’s exhibition “Wayfinding” at Women & Their Work, bright blue, orange and red threads crisscross the gallery, wrapping around columns and forming 10-foot tall woven artworks. Throughout new...

Theater review: ‘Ride the Wave’ at the Vortex

“Ride the Wave” is a new play by Mattie Barber-Bockelman, now getting its Austin premiere at the Vortex. Directed by Teresa Cruz, the play is set roughly in the...

Theater review: Jarrott Productions’ ‘The Sound Inside’

Jarrott Productions’ “The Sound Inside” by Adam Rapp at Ground Floor Theatre follows Bella Baird (Rebecca Robinson), a Yale creative writing professor facing a cancer diagnosis. Although she’s a...

Seven performance highlights of 2022

If the dance works, operas, and plays in this list have one thing in common, it's that they all skillfully balance the subtle and the spectacular. Presented in just...

Theatre Review: “The Gulf” is a tender drama with humor and heart

Street Corner Arts’ production of “The Gulf” written by Audrey Cefaly and directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, is an intimate drama set on a fishing boat on the Alabama...

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