Monday, October 11, 2010

"Mud Offerings" hits the road!

Mud Offerings
A young Chicana argues with the Vírgen de Guadalupe.

written and performed by Natalie Goodnow
directed by kt shorb
with additional direction by Dino Foxx

@ The DYSfunction, Austin, TX

: Tue, October 12, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

United States Art Authority, 2906 Fruth St. Austin, TX (map)

: A two-hour smorgasbord fiesta safari of Austin independent theatre! An event geared to bring a bunch of Austin theatre groups into one room to show their stuff, and to help raise funds for Dystheatre's 2011 production of Sam Shepard's True West. The DYSfunction is a night like no other. Hosted by the inimitable singer/songwriter Southpaw Jones, a dozen theatre companies will each perform a scene related to familial dysfunction.

Doors open at 7:30.
Performances begin at 8pm.
$15 - $25 suggested donation

Featuring: Dystheatre, The Idle Maniacs, The Vestige Group, Loaded Gun Theory, The Austin Originals, Poison Apple Initiative, Gnap! Theater Projects, Sustainable Theatre Project, The Weird Sisters Women's Theater Collective, Shrewd Productions, and more!

There will be a raffle for prizes. You can win ice cream, Flipnotics gift cards, free cuts from Birds Barbershop, and Frontera Fest passes.


@ Women at Work, New York, NY

When: Sat, October 30, 3pm – 5pm

Where: Stage Left Studios, 214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY (map)

Cheryl King Productions presents The Women at Work Festival – works by and/or about women
October 2010 at Stage Left Studio, NYC
Cheryl King, Artistic Director

All net proceeds are donated to Friends of Niger, to send girls in Niger to school.


@ El Mundo Zurdo, San Antonio, TX

When: Fri, November 5, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: Gallista Gallery, 1913 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, TX (map)

Description: "El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on Anzaldúan Thought and Art and Performance" Noche de Cultura

The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA) is pleased to announce the second
international conference on the work of Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldúa. Held every 18 months, the SSGA conference is scheduled for November 4-6 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. The 2010 conference theme is Art and Performance. El Mundo Zurdo seeks to provide a place for scholars, students, and community to come together with the intention of engaging in the continued study of Anzaldúa's intellectual and spiritual work.


This project is made possible by Teatro Vivo, the Center for Women and Their Work, the Alma de Mujer Artist in Residence Program, Adelina Anthony’s “Teatro Q,” and Sharon Bridgforth’s “Finding Voice.” It is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.

Friday, October 8, 2010

TAP is seeking teaching artists for the elementary after school programs for IMMEDIATE hire!

TAP is seeking teaching artists for the elementary after school programs for IMMEDIATE hire. We are adding more classes at multiple campuses throughout Austin and the surrounding communities. Teaching Artists will lead after school theatre arts programs for students in grades pre-K through 5th (within the time frame of 2:30-6:00pm) geared toward building community, self confidence, creative expression and an understanding of social issues. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and are highly creative, energetic, enthusiastic team players. Must have some experience with one or more of the following disciplines: creative drama, puppetry, creative writing, acting, dance, music, improvisation, devised theatre, community-based arts, theatre of the oppressed, film making, visual arts, movement or design. Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

We will hold an audition workshop on Tuesday, October 12th from 2:30-6:00pm. You must attend the entire workshop. Teachings positions begin immediately. If you are interested in being considered for the audition workshop please send a resume, cover letter, and an example one-hour lesson plan to no later than Monday, October 11.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Theatre Action Project Job Posting: Community Relations Manager

Theatre Action Project ( seeks to hire a Community Relations Manager to join our team. The Community Relations Manager implements initiatives that connect TAP to the larger community to both leverage support and raise the organization's profile. Duties include: overseeing our Americorps VISTA program, recruiting and managing volunteers and interns, implementing frequent community events through which TAP engages the community in art activities, and leading all media relations, including social media outlets and press releases. We seek a candidate with enthusiasm, creativity, excellent writing and public speaking skills and 3 years experience in related work. The candidate must be available to work regularly on weekends and evenings. Requirements: Bachelors Degree, an interest and passion for community based arts and youth programming; bilingual a plus.

Start Date: October 18, 2010 Competitive salary, health and dental benefits.

Candidates please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: No phone calls, please.