SEASON 30 PRESS

09.13.2018 BWW Review: ATLANTIS: A PUPPET OPERA is a Mesmerizing Experience
The electronic opera serves as a dynamic cautionary tale that draws eerie parallels to our own cultural climate.

9.11.2018 Review: Atlantis, a puppet opera by Vortex Repertory Theatre
The Ethos-created show was premiered at The Vortex in 2016, and its return has been eagerly awaited.  As before, the show is directed to perfection by Bonnie Cullum.  

06.30.2018 Review: The Afterparty by Shrewd Productions
Reina Hardy doesn’t merely flirt with magical realism this time, she dives into it.

06.29.2018 Shrewd Productions' The Afterparty
We’re invited to hobnob with history’s great minds up on the astral plane

06.25.2018 What is love? ‘The Afterparty’ looks at how art and science influence our deepest questions
How do science, poetry and the cosmos interweave meaningfully in human lives?

06.19.2018 BWW Review: THE AFTERPARTY Moves Through The Metaphor in East Austin, TX
Written by Reina Hardy in its world premiere, THE AFTERPARTY moves through a love story creating a modern day mythological tale of how stargazing can score you a ticket to a party at the end of the universe.

06.03.2018 BWW Review: POLLY MERMAID: APOCALYPSE WOW! Invites Austinites to the Depths of Plastic Destruction in East Austin, TX. POLLY MERMAID: APOCALYPSE WOW! examines how humans create and use plastic in a destructive way.

06.01.2018 Glass Half Full Theatre's Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!
This playful eco-fable by Caroline Reck and Indigo Rael creates a surprising plastic paradise under the sea. 

5.30.2018 With science fiction and sexy one-liners, this puppet show is not for kids
It is a comedy, but there are also elements of surprising beauty and engaging storytelling.

5.28.2018 Review: Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW by Glass Half Full Theatre
Glass Half Full The Vortex stage comes alive with mundane plastic and unbounded imagination.  

05.04.2018 The Vortex's Performance Park
Whatever you want to call this play / scavenger hunt / immersive live roleplay, it's a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience

04.19.2018 The Vortex Has Become 'Performance Park' For The Spring
Performance Park might hold the record as largest Vortex production for the foreseeable future.

03.31.2018 Performance Park Takes Over the Vortex Austin Chronicle Review
Bonnie Cullum's dream wakes the Tarot into life in her company's immersive theatrical experience

03.30.2018 Immersive, interactive ‘Performance Park’ is unlike anything else in Austin theater
if you want to lose yourself in a magical carnival, made up of exploration and a personal philosophical journey couched in metaphorical games and quests, then it is truly something to experience.

03.29.2018 Performance Park brings Tarot to real time at the Vortex
After three years in the making, Performance Park is now live at the Vortex.

03.14.2018 It’s All in the Game at VORTEX’s ‘Performance Park’  The Austin troupe’s new immersive piece offers audiences an interactive space to wander, watch, play—and reflect on the world.

02.02.18 Austin Chronicle Review of GenEnCo's 893 | Ya-ku-za
This suspenseful two-hander serves up tension in its silences as much as its words

01.31.18 BWW Review: 893 | YA-KU-ZA
An Intriguing Look Into Crime Syndicate World

01.31.18 CTX Review: 893/Ya-Ku-Za by Vortex Repertory Theatre
it works at maintaining a level of tension comparable to that you achieve when a cobra is dropped into a box with a mongoose.

01.16.18 BWW Review: The Way She Spoke: A Docu-Mythologica

01.12.18 Play about Juarez murders – and how we react to such stories – challenges audiences at the Vortex
Rodriguez and Ramirez plumb those depths with great skill and empathy, crafting a performance that is powerful, thought-provoking, and a fundamentally resonant call to action for its audience.

01.26.2018 Isaac Gomez's drama made us remember the lost women of Juárez
Once we heard their names their full humanity was thrust in our faces, and the tragedies of these women became intensely personal.

12.01.2017 Wild Horses Austin Chronicle Review
This staging of Allison Gregory's new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear

12.01.2017 Feats of bareback storytelling in Allison Gregory’s “Wild Horses”
Wild Horses” is a visceral reminiscence. The drama doesn’t stem from whether the narrator will be alright – she’s here with us in the living present. Instead, she is a returner able to transport the audience back into her unorganized reaches of her past.

10.19.2017 The Vortex’s bloody ‘Vampyress’ is an adults-only Halloween treat
There is a seed of dark and violent beauty, and Salvata’s opera leaves its audience disturbed, aroused and more than a little afraid.

10.13.2017 Vampyress, Austin Chronicle Review
Chad Salvata's gothic opera is the perfect treat for the season of ghouls, sensual and spooky

10.04.2017 Vampyress, Statesman Review
The Vortex’s bloody ‘Vampyress’ is an adults-only Halloween treat

09.15.2017 ‘Storm Still’ explores family dynamics through one of Shakespeare’s great tragedies; Austin 360 Review
What is most impressive... they remain true to the core of the sister they portray, creating layers of performative nuance that further blur the distinction between reality and fantasy.'