SEASON 30: Thirty Years of Truth and Thunder

Storm Still
September 08-30, 2017 | VORTEX
By Gabrielle Reisman, Directed by Rudy Ramirez.
Three sisters stage King Lear in their backyard and say goodbye to their father with blood, sweat, and beers. 

September 22 - October 28, 2017 | VORTEX & ethos
A Gothic Opera by Chad Salvata, Directed by Bonnie Cullum
production photos

ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1
October 04, 2017 | VORTEX Guest Artist
Written and Performed by Jade Esteban Estrada

Erzsebet Bathori’s Bloody Ball
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | VORTEX Fundraiser Event

P3M5 Plays
November 02-05, 2017 | VORTEX
Curated by Dr. Heather Barfield
Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5), a transatlantic original plays project that focuses on a central question: "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" Facilitated and translated by the Goethe-Institut Washington.

November 10-11, 2017 | VORTEX Guest Artist
Internationally renowned performance artist, Linda Mary Montano, teams up with Austin artists.  Not for those afraid of death.

Wild Horses
November 16 - December 09, 2017 | VORTEX
By Allison Gregory, Directed by Rudy Ramirez
That summer you scared yourself. That summer you woke up to desire. That summer you tasted freedom. You remember. 

Rob Nash’s Holy Cross Sucks!
December 14-17, 2017 | VORTEX Guest Artist
Directed by Jeff Calhoun

The Muttcracker (Sweet!)
December 21 - January 07, 2017 | VORTEX & Chickendog
Written by Melissa Vogt, Tyler Mabry, and Darren Petersen, Directed by Anna Eisley
Holiday Fun for the whole family featuring world class juggling, live music, five talented rescue canines, and a talking macaw.

The Way She Spoke: A Docu-Mythologia
January 11-20, 2018 | VORTEX
By Isaac Gomez, Directed by Rudy Ramirez, Starring Karen Rodriguez

893 / Ya-ku-za
January 26 - February 10, 2018 | GenEnCo
By Daria Miyeko Marinelli, Directed by kt shorb
Exploring themes of ambition, power, loyalty, what it means to be first, and what we're willing to destroy to get there.

OUTsider Fest 2018
February 14-18, 2018 | Outsiderfest
Celebrating the bold originality and creative nonconformity of the LGBTQ+ communities through provocative, overlooked, and out-of-the-box film, dance, theater, performance art, music, writing and visual art. 

Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn, and Feminism
February 22-25, 2018 | VORTEX Guest Artist
Written & Performed by Madison Young, Developed with Annie Sprinkle, Directed by Sophia LaPaglia
A multi-media performance that cracks wide open the sexual underground worlds of BDSM, pornography, and kink while demystifying and celebrating these often misunderstood and misrepresented communities.

Cinema Dada
Friday, March 02, 2018 | Electronic Planet Ensemble
World premiere Dada film with an original score by Electronic Planet Ensemble. International Mail Art exhibit February-March.

Performance Park
March 23-May 12, 2018 | VORTEX
Conceived and Directed by Bonnie Cullum, Devised by The VORTEX artistic ensemble
An immersive theatrical scavenger hunt encompassing the entire VORTEX compound with thematic games, intriguing riddles, Tarot Major Arcana characters, music, dance, and mystery. Choose your own adventure.

May 17-19, 2018 | VORTEX Guest Artist
Choreography by Toni Bravo

Polly Mermaid
May 25-June 09, 2018 | Glass Half Full Theatre
Directed by Caroline Reck, Written by Caroline Reck, Indigo Rael, Gricelda Silva, Starring Indigo Rael
Although not much lives in this part of the ocean, plastic and radioactive pollution have brought garbage to life.

The Afterparty
June 15-30, 2018 | Shrewd Productions
By Reina Hardy, Directed by Liz Fisher
There’s a party at the center of the universe, and all you need to get in is a kiss. A prequel to Reina Hardy’s 2013 comedy Stars and Barmen. 

She Kills Monsters : Summer Youth Theatre
July 20-28, 2018 | VORTEX
by Qui Nguyen, Directed by Teresa Cruz
27th annual free theatre program for students 13-17

You and Me (But Mostly Me)--A Cabaret
July 13, 2018 | VORTEX

August 10-18, 2018 | VORTEX

August 15-18, 2018 | VORTEX
A festival of new and avant-garde LatinX performance

Atlantis: A Puppet Opera
September 01-29, 2018 | VORTEX & ethos