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November 27, 2021

I.B. Hopkins

I. B. Hopkins is a playwright from Gainesville, Georgia. He is a M. F. A. candidate (playwriting) at University of Texas at Austin.

Salvage Vanguard Theater’s “Antigonick” is a stunning and enigmatic production

Here are “Antigone’s” nouns: broom, loop, tears, bottles, candy, and blood.   In her introductory letter to the title character, eminent poet Anne Carson, the translator of  “Antigone,” informs her...

Hidden Room’s “The Rover” — a sex romp written in 1677 — is alarmingly relevant

Vicious sex romp written in 1677. Punkish defiance and style circa 1983. Kick-ass Austin production in 2019. The playwright Aphra Behn was the first professional female writer in the English language, and...

Gabriel Jason Dean’s new play “Heartland” demands a reckoning — and models healing

Where do Hemingway, Anne Frank, and Rumi meet to chat geopolitics over chai? In Gabriel Jason Dean’s new and deeply personal drama, "Heartland," now playing at The Vortex. The playwright,...

Channeling the Voices of Ferguson in “Until the Flood”

Theatre en Bloc’s latest offering, “Until the Flood” by Dael Orlandersmith, re-examines the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The story...

“Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra” — Enacting vulnerability in a poignant, comedic play about near-misses

What does it mean to be intimate with someone? To feel known, to be seen? When does that happen, and how, playwright Kirk Lynn asks, do you even begin...

Lisa B. Thompson’s “Monroe” Celebrates Courage

A tragicomedy by local playwright and University of Texas professor Lisa B. Thompson, "Monroe" opened at Austin Playhouse Sept. 7.  Although this production is a premiere, Thompson germinated an...

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