2003 Mi Casa


Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Saturday, February 8, 2003

 

WHAT IS MI CASA?
It's the site-specific part of FronteraFest, taking place in private homes all over Austin on Saturday, February 8. Events run on a back-to-back (and sometimes concurrent) schedule from 11am-7pm. Expect to see surprising performances and consume tasty snacks at every location! PLEASE NOTE: Seating is often limited. Arrive early, and be prepared to become close buddies with your fellow theatre lovers.

All performances cost $3, payable at each venue.

Download this MAP to the Mi Casa Locations (it's in Microsoft Word format). If you get lost on your way to a performance or need more information, contact the Mi Casa hotline at 480-0917 (ext. 1).

 

"Word Opera"
Hosted by Xenogia Spoken Word Collective

Spoken word performances and monologues by Zell Miller III, Stephanie Reid, Sara Kendrick, Dashade Moonbeam, Enrique Cabrera, and Tara Seth. Christopher Moore will also perform a selection from his one-man show "Damaged Goods." NOTE: Contains adult content. This piece will be staged as weather permits.

11:00 am / 4012 Walnut Clay Drive (Front yard of Daphne Holland --NW Hills)
Directions: From Mopac, go W on Far West Blvd. to Mesa, turn L. Take Mesa to Sierra Dr., turn L. Take Sierra to Walnut Clay, turn R. OR: From MOPAC, go W on 2222 take a R on Dry Creek Drive. 2nd street, take a R on Mountainclimb, take your first L on Walnut Clay Drive.

 

"Honey" by Rebecca Beegle
"My Monkey Grandmother" - Written and performed by Susan Haga

"Honey" - Move once around the course of the loneliest house in the world.

"My Monkey Grandmother" - This piece centers on the ridiculous and poignant moments the writer spent with her grandmother in her last days of life. Visit the little town in Louisiana where the woman died, and follow Susan's journey growing up a Navy Brat in the backseat of a car on Interstate 20 between California and Louisiana.

11:00 am / 8402 Sage Mountain Trail (Home of Susan Haga -- SW Oak Hill)
Directions: Take Hwy. 71 W, about a mile past the "Y" in Oak Hill. Turn L on Silvermine Dr., and then R on Sage Mountain Trail.

 

The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Square Apartments by Jennifer Haley

Join Jennifer Haley and guards Carlos Trevino and Shannon McCormick to witness a fascinating, time-honored tradition: the Changing of the Guard at the palace-themed apartments behind Jennifer's house.

1:00 pm / 700 block of West 32nd (Outside Buckingham Square Apartments Central/N. Campus)
Directions: From Central Market, go S on Lamar and L on 32nd. From UT, go N on Guadalupe, and L on 32nd.

 

"Knock Knock, Who's there? Somebody is watching you, somebody is watching you, who?" by Spank Dance Company
"Oktoberfest" - Written by Robin Myrick

"Knock Knock" - piece about surveillance in the workplace, and in everyday life, and the oppressive and dysfunctional environment it creates. Featuring Ellen Bartel, Amy Cone and Mari Akita.

"Oktoberfest" - Bastrop. Sausages. Avant-garde German performance artists. Hayseeds. Bondage. Comedy. 10-minutes of uber-bliss and indigestion, courtesy of Hans and Helga.

1:00 pm / 2204 DeVerne Street (Home and tool shed of Steve Moore S. Lamar/78704)
Directions: Lamar S to Bluebonnet, turn R. The 2nd L will be DeVerne. House is 3 blocks up on the R. Please park only on R side.

 

"The Magical Balding Accomplice"- Written and performed by Mitch Baker and David Bewley

Laugh till you puke with these two members of the now-defunct sketch comedy troupe One Hit Wonder, a favorite of the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2000.

1:45 pm / 705 West 32nd Street (Home of Jennifer Haley - Central/N. Campus)
Directions: From Central Market, go S on Lamar and L on 32nd. From UT, go N on Guadalupe, and L on 32nd.

 

"Media Presence" - Written and performed by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wayne Alan Brenner reads his Austin Chronicle feature, "Dead Car on my Daughter's Birthday," and screens "Breezeway," a short movie for which he provided narration (98 Sundance Film Festival).

3:00 pm / 1201 Broadmoor Drive (Apartment of Lowell Bartholomee- NE/Capital Plaza)
Directions: From downtown, take I-35 N and exit 51st/Cameron Rd. Cross 51st, continue on Cameron to Broadmoor, and turn R.

 

"Round Trip to Hell in a Flying Saucer" - Conceptualized and performed by Lisa D'Amour

It's storytime. Read straight from the self-published book by Cecil Michael. A simple tale of men, aliens, the magnetic third eye, the planet called Hell, the kinds of jobs available to men on the planet called Hell and the round trip of a lifetime.

4:15 pm / 4104 Bradwood (Apartment of Lisa D'Amour N Central/Behind Fiesta)
Directions: Go 1 block N of Fiesta Mart on the 1-35 access road. Turn R on Wilshire Blvd., cross RR tracks, then L on Bradwood.

 

"Salon" - Conceptualized by Billy Cope

A dope deal that may or may not happen -- good fun ensues, as a cast of local artists assembles, waiting patiently for the kind bud, the schwag, the yerba, to arrive: learn the terrifying truth about the Austin art scene in this homegrown piece. The only performer that will be named at this time shall be known as 'the ancient mariner.'

5:30 pm / Broken Appliance Theater and Art Space, 803 Herndon Lane (S Central/78704)
Directions: From downtown, go S on South 1st , cross Oltorf, turn L at Herndon Lane.

 

THE MI CASA BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Come celebrate FronteraFest's 10th birthday with cakes, candles, DJs, fun and games, and so much more. Whee!

6:00 pm / Broken Appliance Theater and Art Space, 803 Herndon Lane (S Central/78704)
Directions: From downtown, go S on South 1st , cross Oltorf, turn L at Herndon Lane.