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We conjure and navigate the storm of imagination with urgent, unashamed art that dares to dream the world in which we want to live. This magic emanates from our cultural harbor, embraces diverse communities, breaks down barriers, and opens channels for vital exchange.
The VORTEX Repertory Company was incorporated in 1988 to create
innovative productions of original work. Since 1990, we have operated
in various performance venues and today owns our facility in East
Austin, providing an intimate venue for the VORTEX Repertory Company
as well as other local and national theatre companies, musicians,
dancers, and performance artists.
A pioneering leader in Austin's alternative theatre scene, the
VORTEX has successfully produced hundreds of original productions
since 1989. As a haven for alternative performance, The VORTEX enriches
and expands both spectators and artists. The VORTEX creates and
produces vital, ground-breaking performances that generate thought
and discourse on the issues of our time.
Creating and presenting world premieres, cutting-edge, plays,
ritual theatre, and opera, VORTEX continues to expand its artistic
professionalism, arts education programming, and community outreach.
Awards: The VORTEX has received dozens of awards with hundreds of award
nominations for excellence... (View
Our Awards Listing)
Summer Youth Theatre: Since 1991 the VORTEX's educational programming has provided teenagers
tuition-free instruction in all aspects of creating
and performing theatre in a fully designed production... (Read More)
Guest Performers: Over the years the VORTEX has become revered around the world
as a haven for alternative performance producing original cutting-edge
work by nationally-recognized guest artists including: Zen Miller
III, Heather Woodbury, Rob Nash, Karen Finley, Pomo Afro Homo,
Deborah Hay... (Read More)
Outreach: We believe ourselves to be part of the larger community and reach
out to serve and connect to our world...(Read
Board of Directors: Bonnie Cullum, Heather Barfield,
Shannon Stennis, Suzanne McAnna, Paula Gilbert, Gerrell Moore,
Emily Fleming-Nash, Edna Parra, Yvonne Oaks, Mark Schiff.
Premieres of Music Theatre/Opera: Sing, Muse*,
Sarah Silverhands*, Troades, Dragonfly Queen, Vampyress*,
Sleeping Beauty, Pythia Dust*, The Music of Erica Zann,
Despair's Book of Dreams & the Sometimes Radio*, Beauty
Vultures*, Lucifa, Faustus*
World Premieres of Collaborative Works:
Earth, Water, Air, Trickster, Wake for the Dark Poet*, Dark
Goddess*, The Deluge*, Wisdom of the Crone, Kassandra, Metamorpheus
Cybernetic Operas: Elytra*, Triskelion*, Panoptikon*, The Black Blood*, X&Y Trilogy*
New Plays by Austin
Stars and Barmen by Reina Hardy, Elizabeth:
Heart of a King by Lorella Loftus, St.
Enid and the Black Hand by Molly Rice*, My Child, My Child,
My Alien Child by Zell Miller III*, In Chains by Barry Pineo
Austin Premieres of New Works
A Thought in Three Parts*, 4:48 Psychosis, Ghost From a
Perfect Place*, Shopping and Fucking*, Fur*, The Pitchfork
Disney, Temptation, Beirut, The Baltimore Waltz*, Steel
Kiss*, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of
Love, Jerker, Free Will and Wanton Lust
* Indicates award winning performances.