SEASON 28 | January 2016




By Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
Presented by The VORTEX

An intimate family drama haunted by the traumas of race and class in the South, Terminus is another visceral and heartbreaking chapter in Gabriel Jason Dean’s cycle of plays about the Georgia working class, The Attapulgus Elegies.

For years, Eller Freeman has raised her grandson, Jaybo, in the same ramshackle house by the railroad tracks where she grew up. Their love has seen them through loss and violence, but as Jaybo struggles to imagine a future as a mixed-race young man in rural Georgia, Eller’s mind begins to deteriorate, and the ghosts of a long-buried crime rise from the depths of memory, demanding justice even if it means destroying the home that Eller and Jaybo have built with their hearts.


Jennifer Underwood, Jacques Colimon, Hayley Armstrong, Samuel Grimes, Cara Spradling, Errich Petersen, Jennifer Coy, and Matrex Kilgore.

Production TEAM

Directed by Rudy Ramirez. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Assistant Director/Dramaturg by Gabrielle Randle. Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley.


In 2013, The VORTEX produced Gabriel Jason Dean's Qualities of Starlight to tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike, winning 7 B. Iden Payne Awards including Outstanding Production of a Comedy and Outstanding Original Script. It was also nominated for the David Mark Cohen New Play Award and Outstanding Production and Direction of a Drama by the Austin Critics’ Table. Terminus reunites playwright Gabriel Jason Dean with Qualities of Starlight star Jennifer Underwood, director Rudy Ramirez, celebrated designers Ann Marie Gordon, Patrick Anthony, and Helen Parish, and The VORTEX’s exceptional production team for another journey to Attapulgus County, GA.

This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.