arrhythmia. PR Photo by Bonnie Cullum.

arrhythmia. PR Photo by Bonnie Cullum.



Written & Directed by Zell Miller III
Presented by The VORTEX & UpRise! Productions


arrhythmia examines love, in all of its ugliness and splendor. This urban odyssey utilizes elements of hip-hop, contemporary movement, and lyrical slam-style poetry in this challenging, musical, political, breathtaking experience for all audiences.


performances from Ebony Stewart, Sean Tate, Aaron Sanders, and Toni Ringgold, as four spirits on a journey: Love, Forgiveness, Remorse, and Elation. Original music by DJ S.T.A.T.I.K. and guitarist Buddy Cannon.


Choreography from Ananda Mayi Moss. PR Photo by Bonnie Cullum. Production Photos by Kimberley Mead.


Nominated for Austin Critics' Table Award: Ensemble Performance.

Zell Miller III is an interdisciplinary theater/performance poet. His play, Radio Silence, premiered at The VORTEX last season and won the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Original Script. His one-man show my child, my child, my alien child, won the Award for Best Original Script from the Austin Critics’ Table in 2007. Zell is also the creator and co-producer of the Hip-Hop Theater Explosion which features poets, MC’s, DJ’s, dancers, and musicians in a theatrical variety show. He also hosts “Speaking the Spoken: The Art of Verse” a monthly open mic series at The VORTEX. He has been a featured poet at SxSW Fest and has opened for legendary artists such as Nikki Giovianni and The Last Poets. As one of the premiere hip-hop theater artists in the country, Zell is proud to bring this art form to his home city, Austin.