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January 24, 2018

The archive of playwright Arthur Miller — finally, wholly, officially —...

A flurry of press releases this morning proclaimed the big news: The University of Texas' Ransom Center acquired the archive of playwright Arthur Miller. But...

Texas Performing Arts nets $500,000 Mellon grant for arts and civil...

Texas Performing Arts has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience," a three-season...

Feats of bareback storytelling in Allison Gregory’s “Wild Horses”

Allison Gregory’s storytelling rides bareback across life’s unorganized areas in “Wild Horses” at The Vortex. At times heartbreaking and unremittingly hilarious, Jennifer Coy Jennings...

With “Parade” dancemaker Kathy Dunn Hamrick marches into the Austin venue...

(This is the first in a series of stories examining Austin's venue crisis as artists struggle with the lack of affordable space and disappearing...

Bursting the bubble: Art and audience in the age of Trump

During the course of 2015 and 2016, I wrote my first book, Retcon Games: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America. That book, published...

Slipping history: Paper Chairs’ “Catalina de Erauso”

“Catalina de Erauso” is slippery. The eponymous 17th-century “lieutenant nun” on which Elizabeth Doss’s latest play is based managed to first escape a convent and...

Graham Reynolds’ musical pastiche probes the myths of Pancho Villa

The life of Pancho Villa might just be naturally occurring opera. The Mexican Revolutionary bandit-general is ripe for mythologizing, the facts of his life so...