Season 31 press
05.10.2019 Diverse Space Dance Theatre's Memoirs and Armours
The company's season closer showed the young dancers' commitment to a shared vision and their potential as artists.
04.12.2019 Vortex Repertory Company's Last: An Extinction Comedy
The magic cast by the company of this devised shows pulls laughs from the impending demise of the planet.
04.07.2019 BWW Review: LAST: AN EXTINCTION COMEDY slays at The VORTEX
A truly unique show about how a troupe of comedic actors copes with the apocalypse.
04.03.2019 ‘Last: An Extinction Comedy’ at the Vortex is a fun romp with a message
The Vortex is, without a doubt, one of Austin’s most eclectic performance venues, with productions ranging from avant-garde operas and political agitprop to world premieres of new dramas. The company’s latest offering is a devised work sitting somewhere at the midpoint of all three.
03.08.2019 BWW Review: LOCUS OF CONTROL Shares A Life's Story in Austin, TX.
A DJ table, projector screen and one performer, sets the stage to reflect on the life of writer/poet Jason Bayani… Bayani does not perform characters, he will always be himself reflecting on his life and past experiences.
02.23.2019 OUTsider Fest Review: Nia & Ness' Home.
Splitting the world open, one performance at a time
02.08.2019 The Vortex Repertory Company's Heartland
Gabriel Jason Dean's new drama makes a sensitive study of three people in two different countries and where they belong
1.28.2019 Review #2 of 2: Heartland by Vortex Repertory Theatre
An important new play by Gabriel Jason Dean, is now up at the Vortex.
1.28.2019 Review #1 of 2: Heartland by Vortex Repertory Theatre
A small miracle of a play.
01.24.2019 Gabriel Jason Dean’s new play “Heartland” demands a reckoning — and models healing
The playwright, an alumnus of University of Texas’ Michener Center for Writers, returns to the Austin venue with this heart-rending feature of the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere circuit.
01.22.2019 BWW Review: HEARTLAND at The Vortex Theatre
Unfolding before us in flashback mode, HEARTLAND delves into a "West meets East meets West" tale that explores the differences and similarities between two very different cultures that fuse into one coherent story.
01.21.2019 In new ‘Heartland,’ love, death and grief cross borders
Gabriel Jason Dean adds to this impressive body with a smart, funny, moving drama that is as emotionally textured as it is intellectually nuanced.
11.12.2018 Review: Until The Flood by Theatre en Bloc
The Saint Louis Repertory commissioned the playwright to create a work connected with the August 19, 2014 shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown, Jr. by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
11.09.2018 BWW Review: Theatre en Bloc's UNTIL THE FLOOD: A rich and intense 90 minutes of what theatre does best.
It's important and beautiful and simultaneously intimate and big.
11.04.2018 Channeling the Voices of Ferguson in “Until the Flood”
Rather than using Ferguson to emblematize a host of nationally divisive topics, “Until the Flood” peers into the community itself.