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Life's Enriched Pageant
Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers. [09-11-00]
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Prophet for Our Times
For 10 years, Lisa Crystal Carver has been writing about sex and doing sex-drenched performance pieces. But her lifestyle is born of a profound quest for truth and adventure that makes her a prophet for our time. [08-14-00]
— Ada Calhoun, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Through the Eyes of a Kid
Bringing kids to adult theatre is uncool, but what about children's theatre, where they belong? [07-24-00]
— Ada Calhoun, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Taking Stages
The KAiROS Co. has cultivated a name for itself as "poetic terrorists." Now, this theatrical sketch comedy troupe is readying to face down New York. [07-10-00]
— Ada Calhoun, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Getting the Joke
Comedy isn't the funny business it was in the Eighties, what with fewer clubs and audiences burned out by comedy on cable and hack comics. [07-03-00]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Two new photo exhibitions document radically different experiences, but they share a sense of life persisting in the face of dramatic upheavals. [06-26-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Six Degrees of Ron Berry
With another acting job in a new play, his own new theatre about to open, his own stage company that champions theatre as something fun as well as substantive, is Ron Berry the Happiest Man in Austin? [06-19-00]
— Robi Polgar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

A Question of Equity
Is it time for Austin actors to go union? And vice versa? [06-12-00]
— Robi Polgar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Plain Funny
Don't let Martha Kelly's librarian-like appearance fool you. Beneath the nondescript facade is a cold, dark streak of cynical comedic genius that inspires awe and laughter when it strikes. [05-29-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Esther's Follies: Forever Young
Even after 23 years, Austin's favorite musical comedy group, Esther's Follies, is still lively and spirited. [05-29-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Triumph in River City
With The Music Man, Austin Musical Theatre creates a River City that's bigger than some by-god real Texas towns. But it's a show whose heart may be the biggest thing of all. [05-22-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

All the Way to State
A high school play contest might not sound like a big deal, but it is to the 18,000 students in 1,200 schools across Texas who participate in the state's UIL one-act play every year. [05-15-00]
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Riders on the Storm
With The Leaf Storm, choreographer José Luis Bustamante and songwriter Lourdes Pérez have become the wind, blowing past boundaries between artforms to share their vision. [05-08-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Evil New Yorkers and Bit-Whoredom
They're horrible! They're evil, mean, and terrible! They're New Yorkers! They're the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre, with scrappy, sophisticated, lowbrow, smart-ass theatre. [05-01-00]
— Ada Calhoun, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Dance of the Prodigal Son
Choreographer Stephen Mills left Ballet Austin in 1996, only to return two years later. Newly named artistic director of Ballet Austin, Mills talks about his departure and return, and the future of the company. [05-01-00]
— Robert Faires, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Still Hazy After All These Years
The Seventies may be long gone, but counterculture comedian Tommy Chong is still here and still doing what he loves: smoking dope, playing music, and making people laugh. [04-24-00]
AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Life Again in Oz
On the 20th anniversary of the premiere of her play Ozma of Oz, Suzan Zeder revisits Frank Baum's enchanted land to turn the show into a musical and finds a part of herself there. [04-24-00]
— C. Denby Swanson, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Warning! Nudity!
Austinites love to shed their clothes, and a number of them do it onstage. Some of Austin's most nakedness-prone actors, performance artists, and directors expose their reasons. [04-17-00]
— Ada Calhoun, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

One Man Talking
In these days of HDTV and IMAX theatres with SurroundSound, who wants to listen to one man talking for 90 minutes on a stage? A lot of people, when the man is Steven Tomlinson. [04-03-00]
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

A Dynamic Greater Than You Can Imagine
Buckminster Fuller believed pieces of things could be combined in new ways to create a powerful new dynamic. Now, playwright Alice Wilson is combining her words with Bucky's life for a dynamic new solo show. [04-03-00]
— Wayne Alan Brenner, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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