a new play by paper chairs co-founder and local playwright Elizabeth Doss that explores a nuclear family born of World War II as it blows apart over the globe.
On an Air Force base outside Abilene, TX, Anne, a rancher’s daughter, and Walter, a globe-trotting journalist, conceive a child in the heat of wartime frenzy. The two recklessly elope to the Trujillo-oppressed Dominican Republic and face the edges and ends of themselves. Based on the legacy from Doss's own mid-century Texan relatives, MAST is a photograph that spans the decades of Anne and Walter's estranged lives, un-posed, only half-exposed and lost at sea.
July 23-Aug 8 (Thurs-Sat) 8pm
$15-$25 sliding scale general admission & $10 Thursdays!
Breaking String Theater Co. presents Gusev by Anton Chekhov
Breaking String continues its tradition of staging Chekhovian masterworks and adaptations with this dance-inflected staging of Chekhov’s 1891 short story, Gusev. Gusev tells the story of a young army private, recently discharged, on a voyage home from his posting in Siberian coast. Infected with tuberculosis, Gusev drifts in and out of consciousness, experiencing poignant dreams of domestic idylls, and terrifying nightmares just as primal and powerful as the powerful ocean, whose rolling waves and abyssal depths lurk just beyond the ship’s hull.
TICKETS: General Admission: $15 - 30, Sliding scale ● Student rush tickets released 10 minutes before curtain for all performances: $10 ● Available at breakingstring.com and 512-761-3247
Yoga with Adriene, RYT
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. and
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Cost is $10/class
Yoga at SVT classes will tone and heat the body as well as focus on alignment and flexibility. This series offers a playful sequence of poses and movement designed to build strength, guide the breath and allow ease to flow in. Adriene’s classes blend flowing movement with a lighthearted attitude and a clear attention to detail. Class ends with a relaxing cool down to leave you calm and centered. All levels welcome.
For more Yoga With Adriene, free yoga videos and more visit www.yogawithadriene.com
Church of the Friendly Ghost
Church of the Friendly Ghost is a 100% volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community.
The collective originally formed at an old church in east Austin in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. The organization has presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. COTFG's flagship event, New Media Art and Sound Summit occurs on June 11th - 14th this year.
Gnap! Theater Projects
Gnap! Theater Projects presents and produces theatrical events that are both deliberately experimental and unashamedly populist, often utilizing modes of theater making that are artistically unfashionable and obsolete, including improvisation, short sketches, site specific performance art, and historical re-envisioning. Gnap! Theater Projects is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of ways of making narrative function in a theatrical setting. Gnap! Theater Projects work is intended for experienced theater audiences and theater-going novices alike.
Get-up, improv duo Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin, performs every 3rd Friday at 8pm on our Studio stage.
No Shame, an open mic night for comedy and live performance, every 1st and 3rd Friday at 10pm in the Studio.
Visit Gnap! Theater Projects
Lucky Chaos Theater Projects produce works by or about Asian-Americans as well as other under-represented communities. They hope to increase dialogue about these experiences through the performance arts. Their projects are stories from a different point of view and range from published works to original works including submissions from the community. They explore all mediums including scripted, experimental, improv and movement. Come check out their shows:
Lucky Chaos will have programming at SVT in the Studio every 1st and 2nd weekend of the month.
Fridays/Saturdays 8pm and 1st Saturday 10pm.
For more information and tickets visit Lucky Chaos
Weird! True Hollywood Tales
Weird! True Hollywood Tales is a biography/pop culture history lecture series that focuses on the fascinating lives and strange deaths of iconic celebrities, Hollywood tragedies, and shocking scandals from the 20th century.
The bi-monthly lectures revolve around a central historical theme with related biographies. Every other 3rd Saturday at 8pm in the Studio.
For more information visit Weird! True Hollywood Tales