2002 Short Fringe


Short Fringe Schedule at Hyde Park Theatre

Tuesday January 15

"Look Back and Remember," by Modrea Mitchell-Reichert. A 'kindertransport' woman looks back at childhood memories of her mother and Berlin in 1938.

"Fatbuckle." Creators: Jarrad Apperson, Bradley Carlin, Lee Eddy, Jeffrey Mills & Patrick Pope. Comedy improv.

"Swap Meet" re-joins the collective collaboration between Tara Cariaso and Kristin Harrison, theatre artists from Baltimore. Magritte meets Beckett in this fun, postmodern look into our relationships with time and objects.

"Flushed" by David Fried. A one act play that questions the values of theatre, art, and life through a pseudo-existentialist approach.

Wednesday January 16

"Rich" (Austin Script Works commission), written and performed by David Gunderson, returns Iphigene to the stage. In this piece, she expounds the difficulties of being rich at times like this especially if your husband was an arms dealer.

"Cargo," by Andy Pickard. A sociology major, Turner, on Xmas break comes across a former high school classmate, Noah, while surveying a local park. Turner shifts his attentions from the park to Noah who is evidently homeless. Noah, however, turns the tables around relegating Turner into vulnerable subject, while promoting himself as astute professor. Attempting to make a difference in Noah's quality of life, Turner loses himself to the experiment, a subject of his own observations.

rm 120 theatre presents "Oral Hyjinx," a fun theatre happening. Three members of rm 120 theatre (Greg Romero, Ann Taylor and Timothy J. Verret) will take the stage (with dictionaries) for 25 minutes and who knows what will take place. We ask that you turn on your cell phones and pagers.

"Conversations with Inanimate Objects," Mickey Killianey. Through the facilitation of one live actor, several inanimate objects get a chance to tell their life stories.

Thursday, January 17

"Hold On To Your Dreams," created and performed by Carl Anderson and Tiger Darrow. The telling of an old English Fairy Tale told by Carl and mimed and danced by Tiger (age 8).

"Hey That Guy," story by Matthew Garcia. A satirical play that pretends to go in 4 different direction and struggles to find importance, When no importance is found, then that becomes the focus.

"Captain Kostich Searches for Evil," written/created by Michael Graham. Captain Kostich, an Army Chaplin is killed by his own men one night because of his over ambitious nature. Upon his death, Captain Kostich mistakenly receives orders from the Department of the Army to proceed to the Well of Soulds where he encounters the unborn waiting to inhabit the earth. While waiting for a change in orders, he contemplates his desire to be a soldier even in death.

"First Kiss," written and performed by Jessica Hedrick.

"A Mermaid's Tale" by Eugene Cuny. A delving into the mysterious siren song of the sea.

Friday, January 18

"Thugsluts: The World Tour (Sex, Gender, and Rock N Roll)," by Tessa Carr and Deanna Shoemaker. This piece explores how we as young girls participated in and derived pleasure from male-dominated heavy metal. Intended to entertain and challenge, we use lip synching, drag, personal narrative, and multi-media.

"Lonesome Fetish Breakdown, or, How I Made the Mainstream Work for Me": solo performance by Jessica Hester. A hick girl rocks in prom dress and toe shoes.

"Still Born in a Trunk" (Josh Meyer): Judy Garland sang that she was "Born in a Trunk." This offbeat cabaret act asks the question, "What if she had never left the trunk?"

"Tape," by Jose Rivera (Shard Live Performance Collective): written as if human culture were the subject fairy tales told by giants, this play makes a statement about Karma and human's perception of the after-life.

"The Long Day Called Thursday," created by Julia Smith. A piece based on Pablo Neruda's poem that shows one puppet's daily dressing routine that becomes so tedious and detailed he can never leave his house.

Saturday, January 19: BEST OF THE WEEK

"Tape," by Jose Rivera (Shard Live Performance Collective): written as if human culture were the subject fairy tales told by giants, this play makes a statement about Karma and human's perception of the after-life.

"Lonesome Fetish Breakdown, or, How I Made the Mainstream Work for Me": solo performance by Jessica Hester. A hick girl rocks in prom dress and toe shoes.

"Still Born in a Trunk" (Josh Meyer): Judy Garland sang that she was "Born in a Trunk." This offbeat cabaret act asks the question, "What if she had never left the trunk?"

"Rich" (Austin Script Works commission), written and performed by David Gunderson, returns Iphigene to the stage. In this piece, she expounds the difficulties of being rich at times like this especially if your husband was an arms dealer.

"Thugsluts: The World Tour (Sex, Gender, and Rock N Roll)," by Tessa Carr and Deanna Shoemaker. This piece explores how we as young girls participated in and derived pleasure from male-dominated heavy metal. Intended to entertain and challenge, we use lip synching, drag, personal narrative, and multi-media.

 

Tuesday, January 22

"To Hell and Back," by Ned McDaniel. A short monologue of an astral projection to hell and the lessons learned from the adventure.

"Recitation on a Body Part": text by Martha Hall and Peggy Lamb, performed by Peggy Lamb.

"In these Veins," a monologue written and performed by Terri Lynne Hudson.

"Three Minutes," by Mike Henry (Austin Poetry Slam).

 

Wednesday, January 23

"The Golden," by Annie Reid.

"Reminisces of the Ghetto & Other Things that Raized Me: Segment III, IntroDICshun," written & performed by Angela Kariotis. Among the obvious class and racial barriers, perhaps the most subtle dictator of separateness is language. Not merely foreign language, but the unspoken lines within American vernacular.

"Blanks/Loaded," created by Patrick Lovejoy. A room for sitting. A room for confessing. Room to tell a quick story. Room for pauses. A room for people to sit close and to forget. A room for the last cigarette. Just enough room for a last sip of water. In the end, room for nothing.

"Drive Angry," co-directed by Michael Schmid and Chad Foor. A down-on-life cancer patient gets the brutally honest facts of life from his cynical best friend, Rex the Mex, while pursuing the enforcement of their roadway counter-offensive against the scumbag abusers of the traffic institute and life in general.

"An Evening with Edmundo," written and performed by Jennifer Haley (Austin Script Works commission). Come spend an evening with Edmundo Foullezou. His career as a conquistador is long extinct, but his parlour manner swells with the centuries like a turgid bloom. Is he prince or a villain? A thug or a philosopher? A romantic sensualist, or a dirty old man? Join him for an evening of soft shoe and decide for yourself . . ..

 

Thursday, January 24

"Minor Diner Diptych," by Wayne Alan Brenner. A parallax view of food service and violence.

"Neither Going Up the Hill Nor Down" (Moving Voices): Choreographers/creators Cynthia Allison and Cari Kerkhoff perform an excerpt from upcoming dance performance.

"Angel of Sweetwater," by Susan Haga. Ruth is a middle-aged woman in serious need of forgiveness after a lifetime of betraying her family and friends. While trying to reconcile with her daughter, she accidentally seduces her daughter's boyfriend (oops!).

"Ancestry--Chances of Being Separate" (choreographers/writers: Susan and Jennifer Tietz). Is it possible to break the often constricting moulds of ancestry? Whispering, twisting, tickling, begging -- not asking. Two sisters explore their female lineage using movement and memories, to unearth the treasure beneath all our roots.

"Gnap Number One" (Shannon McCormick ): description TBA.

 

Friday, January 25

"Front Porch Memories," written and performed by Suzanne Vance Zoch. Directed by Glenn Zoch. Poetry performance.

"Stitch," choreographed by Rick Darnell and performed by Clyde Smith. Stitch is a collection of movement solos drawn from multiple dances choreographed by Rick Darnell and stitched together by Clyde Smith. The original works were choreographed in San Francisco between 1987 and 1991 for Darnell's dance/performance company The High Risk Group.

"On the Table," written and directed by Tod Francis.

Untitled: new performance work by Andrew Long.

"Coelacanth," created by Cris Edwards and Patti Neff. Cris will perform action painting while Patti reads love letters. It ends with Cris washing Patti's feet.

 

Saturday, January 26: BEST OF THE WEEK

"Reminisces of the Ghetto & Other Things that Raized Me: Segment III, IntroDICshun," written & performed by Angela Kariotis. Among the obvious class and racial barriers, perhaps the most subtle dictator of separateness is language. Not merely foreign language, but the unspoken lines within American vernacular.

"Neither Going Up the Hill Nor Down" (Moving Voices): Choreographers/creators Cynthia Allison and Cari Kerkhoff perform an excerpt from upcoming dance performance.

"Gnap Number One" (Shannon McCormick ).

"An Evening with Edmundo," written and performed by Jennifer Haley (Austin Script Works commission). Come spend an evening with Edmundo Foullezou. His career as a conquistador is long extinct, but his parlour manner swells with the centuries like a turgid bloom. Is he prince or a villain? A thug or a philosopher? A romantic sensualist, or a dirty old man? Join him for an evening of soft shoe and decide for yourself . . ..

"Coelacanth," created by Cris Edwards and Patti Neff. Cris will perform action painting while Patti reads love letters. It ends with Cris washing Patti's feet.

 

Tuesday, January 29

"Twenty twenty," written and performed by Stephen Pruitt. In the 1920's, mathematician Kurt Godel told us that try as we might, we could never really know everything there is to know. At the start of the 21st Century, we're still trying to figure out how to live our lives knowing our information is always incomplete.

"Rune Light" (Sumi Komo): A dance/theatre piece which manifests the energy and inner meaning of the Viking Runes.

"Three People Reading," by David Jewell.

"Menage a Dix," written and performed by Gemma Wilcox. A humorous, poignant and fast-paced tale of a mother and daughter from Yorkshire, UK on holiday in Mauritius for the fifth anniversary of their husband/father's death. One actress, ten characters, 25 minutes and probably the only show featuring two camp fish and a dodo!

 

Wednesday, January 30

"B-15," a dance/film performance by Meghan Williams and Travis Weller.

"Lost in a Forest," written by Deni Krueger with original music by Stefan Newell and Claire Dunn 15 middle school girls in ensemble created piece that explores themes found in the fairy tale "The Light Princess."

"Coming Out," written and performed by Kimberly Burke (Austin Script Works Commission). A one-woman show about being a South Carolina debutante.

"Songs & Stories of Cancer, Lust, Vice, and Folly" (Daniel S. Bull): Autobiographical performance piece about my weird life of sickness. Stories told through acoustic songs and the performance of Magic Tragically funny, Positively Real.

Well Hung Jury presents an improvised dramatic play. Upon taking your suggestion, they will put together their own original work live on stage. Well Hung Jury, no games, just improv.

 

Thursday, January 31

"Just Like Mother Used to Make," Shirley Jackson story adapted by Lowell Bartholomee and directed by Ellie McBride.

"Fugitive Pieces," by Caridad Svich. Salvage Vanguard Theatre will present the first scene from their next production: "Fugitive Pieces," a play about drifters discovering America. Lee Eddy and Judson Jones star in this 20-minute preview of the next full production at Hyde Park Theatre, which opens in full February 22. Directed by Jason Neulander.

"Rings of Love" (Michael Moses).

"Sister Corinne and the Church Meeting" (Jeannette Hill): Sister Corinne calls a conference with the Lord about the going on of 'mess' at the Rising Glory Baptist Church.

"Manipulated by Food," by Marko Ellinger. Food comedy.

 

Friday, February 1

"Cha-Cha & Kiki - 4 x 2 x 12," by Tom Seabolt, Angela Diaz, Alexis Hutton. This dramatic comedy details the trials and tribulations of two girls who don't quite get it right until one of them finds her father's revolver.

"Lord, Where Hath Mine Keys Gone," by Robin Myrick. A very broad comedy lampooning religious fervor and pop culture.

"Treason by the Fax Machine," by Max Langert. Poor Dan is just trying to send a fax. Who knew he'd become the center of a diabolical corporate plot?

"The Same Jennifer Aniston Shade," by Molly Beth Brenner. It's not easy being a congressman's wife. Especially when his "obsession," if you will, precludes any decent conversation whatsoever. But that's OK-- there's always rum and Coca-Cola, Amazon.com, and the excitement of other people's lives.

"Post-Coital" (working titile), written and directed by Marshall Maresca. A short drama following the evolution of a couple's relationship, seen in the moments after sexual encounters.

Saturday, February 2: BEST OF THE WEEK

"Just Like Mother Used to Make," Shirley Jackson story adapted by Lowell Bartholomee and directed by Ellie McBride.

"Lost in a Forest," written by Deni Krueger with original music by Stefan Newell and Claire Dunn 15 middle school girls in ensemble created piece that explores themes found in the fairy tale "The Light Princess."

"Treason by the Fax Machine," by Max Langert. Poor Dan is just trying to send a fax. Who knew he'd become the center of a diabolical corporate plot?

"Menage a Dix," written and performed by Gemma Wilcox. A humorous, poignant and fast-paced tale of a mother and daughter from Yorkshire, UK on holiday in Mauritius for the fifth anniversary of their husband/father's death. One actress, ten characters, 25 minutes and probably the only show featuring two camp fish and a dodo!

"Lord, Where Hath Mine Keys Gone," by Robin Myrick. A very broad comedy lampooning religious fervor and pop culture.

 

Tuesday, February 5

"What It Means," written by Eric Geyer.

"Corrupting The Monkey," by Hank Schwemmer, Anderson Mills, David Fruchter.

"Golden Opportunity," a monologue written and performed by Steven Tomlinson.

"Cancel My Apocalypse on Thursday," by Kimm Antell. Comedic one-act.

Wednesday, February 6

"SHE: (A remembered prayer/dream)," written by Zell Miller,III with music by Buddy Cannon, featured performers Gerald Youngblood, DaShade Moonbeam, and Enrique Caber,a otherwise known as Xenogia (spoken word collective) (Austin Script Works Commission).

"Cold Coffee" by Brett Webster. A play about popsicle sticks, UFOs, the funny pages, and life. Directed by Nick Doughty.

The Clap! Sketch comedy troupe of eight men and women which deals with topics as diverse as coming out gay in an Amish community and retro-hip parents raising nerdy kids.

"Double Mama," directed by and starring Kenya Johnson & Aisha Conner. Double Mama is a poetic duet. The mother is us now...she is our future & our past. The voice --constant-- in our ear, is her pushing us to give birth, let our dreams become reality. Let us melt back into her.

Anakreontic LaB and Shard Live Theatre Collective present "The Winged Man," by Jose Rivera, a Fantastical selection from "Giants Have Us In Their Books."

Thursday, February 7

"Macbeth: The Fifth Dragon," Shakespeare/Olivia Whitmer (Cliff Diver Productions). Humor, intensity, and stylized movement highlight the Cliff Diver's 25 minute version of Macbeth's bloody rise to power. Shakespeare's darkest tragedy is done in the style of Anime with movement inspired by various traditional Japanese acting techniques.

"Lonely Highway," written and performed by Hans Frank. A travel lodge for the brokenhearted, along a forlorn path on the way to eternity, where the only form of sustenance comes in the shape of festering, rotisserie hot dogs, the type you find at 24 hour convenience stores. The Lonely Highway Motel is also home to our raconteur, Sloppy Sean, who spins yarns about his purgatorial travels; he also sings and engages in obscure trivia.

"Ladee Leroy (A Life in Progress)": writer/creator Lee Eddy.

"Postal," written by Lowell Bartholomee. Robert S. Fisher and Douglas Taylor star in the story of obsession, self-centeredness, and psychiatry.

"Survivor" The Musical!" (Cornerstore Productions).

Friday, February 8

"Legbasonic Faust" (Tom Brown). A 24 minute excerpt from F.W. Murnau's 1926 silent film version of Faust will be shown accompanied by a live performance of an original musical score.

"Mbanna Kantako: A Warrior Not A Man," presented by Pro Arts Collective. Boyd Vance directs this piece about a pioneer in the free radio movement.

"Waiting for The Train," choreographed and performed by Heather Sultz and Ann Mary Carney. A dance piece dealing with journeys, both literal and metaphorical.

"Two Young Ladies From a Small Texas Town," by Belva McKann. Lurlene and Ruby Jean get the shock of their trailer trash lives when Mama's past rears its ugly head.

"Chalk Twister," a short play by Michael Kranes. A six-character play about a group of boys trying to solve a mystery about a train accident in the rural South.

Saturday, February 9: BEST OF THE WEEK

"SHE: (A remembered prayer/dream)," written by Zell Miller,III with music by Buddy Cannon, featured performers Gerald Youngblood, DaShade Moonbeam, and Enrique Caber,a otherwise known as Xenogia (spoken word collective) (Austin Script Works Commission).

"Lonely Highway," written and performed by Hans Frank.A travel lodge for the brokenhearted, along a forlorn path on the way to eternity, where the only form of sustenance comes in the shape of festering, rotisserie hot dogs, the type you find at 24 hour convenience stores. The Lonely Highway Motel is also home to our raconteur, Sloppy Sean, who spins yarns about his purgatorial travels; he also sings and engages in obscure trivia.

"Postal," written by Lowell Bartholomee. Robert S. Fisher and Douglas Taylor star in the story of obsession, self-centeredness, and psychiatry.

"Macbeth: The Fifth Dragon," Shakespeare/Olivia Whitmer (Cliff Diver Productions). Humor, intensity, and stylized movement highlight the Cliff Diver's 25 minute version of Macbeth's bloody rise to power. Shakespeare's darkest tragedy is done in the style of Anime with movement inspired by various traditional Japanese acting techniques.

"Ladee Leroy (A Life in Progress)": writer/creator Lee Eddy.

 

Tuesday, February 12: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill A)

"Rich" (Austin Script Works commission), written and performed by David Gunderson, returns Iphigene to the stage. In this piece, she expounds the difficulties of being rich at times like this especially if your husband was an arms dealer.

"Treason by the Fax Machine," by Max Langert. Poor Dan is just trying to send a fax. Who knew he'd become the center of a diabolical corporate plot?

"An Evening with Edmundo," written and performed by Jennifer Haley (Austin Script Works commission). Come spend an evening with Edmundo Foullezou. His career as a conquistador is long extinct, but his parlour manner swells with the centuries like a turgid bloom. Is he prince or a villain? A thug or a philosopher? A romantic sensualist, or a dirty old man? Join him for an evening of soft shoe and decide for yourself . . .

"Menage a Dix," written and performed by Gemma Wilcox. A humorous, poignant and fast-paced tale of a mother and daughter from Yorkshire, UK on holiday in Mauritius for the fifth anniversary of their husband/father's death. One actress, ten characters, 25 minutes and probably the only show featuring two camp fish and a dodo!

"Coelacanth," created by Cris Edwards and Patti Neff. Cris will perform action painting while Patti reads love letters. It ends with Cris washing Patti's feet.

Wednesday, February 13: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill B)

"SHE: (A remembered prayer/dream)," written by Zell Miller,III with music by Buddy Cannon, featured performers Gerald Youngblood, DaShade Moonbeam, and Enrique Caber,a otherwise known as Xenogia (spoken word collective) (Austin Script Works Commission).

"Lonesome Fetish Breakdown, or, How I Made the Mainstream Work for Me": solo performance by Jessica Hester. A hick girl rocks in prom dress and toe shoes.

"Lonely Highway," written and performed by Hans Frank. A travel lodge for the brokenhearted, along a forlorn path on the way to eternity, where the only form of sustenance comes in the shape of festering, rotisserie hot dogs, the type you find at 24 hour convenience stores. The Lonely Highway Motel is also home to our raconteur, Sloppy Sean, who spins yarns about his purgatorial travels; he also sings and engages in obscure trivia.

"Reminisces of the Ghetto & Other Things that Raized Me: Segment III, IntroDICshun," written & performed by Angela Kariotis. Among the obvious class and racial barriers, perhaps the most subtle dictator of separateness is language. Not merely foreign language, but the unspoken lines within American vernacular.

"Still Born in a Trunk" (Josh Meyer): Judy Garland sang that she was "Born in a Trunk." This offbeat cabaret act asks the question, "What if she had never left the trunk?"

Thursday, February 14: BEST OF THE FEST (Wild Card Night--the FronteraFest staff's choice of their favorite shows that were overlooked by the judges)

"Legbasonic Faust" (Tom Brown). A 24 minute excerpt from F.W. Murnau's 1926 silent film version of Faust will be shown accompanied by a live performance of an original musical score.

"First Kiss," written and performed by Jessica Hedrick.

"Corrupting The Monkey," by Hank Schwemmer, Anderson Mills, David Fruchter.

"What It Means," written by Eric Geyer.

"Songs & Stories of Cancer, Lust, Vice, and Folly" (Daniel S. Bull): Autobiographical performance piece about my weird life of sickness. Stories told through acoustic songs and the performance of Magic Tragically funny, Positively Real.

Friday, February 15: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill A)

"Rich" (Austin Script Works commission), written and performed by David Gunderson, returns Iphigene to the stage. In this piece, she expounds the difficulties of being rich at times like this especially if your husband was an arms dealer.

"Treason by the Fax Machine," by Max Langert. Poor Dan is just trying to send a fax. Who knew he'd become the center of a diabolical corporate plot?

"An Evening with Edmundo," written and performed by Jennifer Haley (Austin Script Works commission). Come spend an evening with Edmundo Foullezou. His career as a conquistador is long extinct, but his parlour manner swells with the centuries like a turgid bloom. Is he prince or a villain? A thug or a philosopher? A romantic sensualist, or a dirty old man? Join him for an evening of soft shoe and decide for yourself . . .

"Menage a Dix," written and performed by Gemma Wilcox. A humorous, poignant and fast-paced tale of a mother and daughter from Yorkshire, UK on holiday in Mauritius for the fifth anniversary of their husband/father's death. One actress, ten characters, 25 minutes and probably the only show featuring two camp fish and a dodo!

"Coelacanth," created by Cris Edwards and Patti Neff. Cris will perform action painting while Patti reads love letters. It ends with Cris washing Patti's feet.

Saturday, February 16: BEST OF THE FEST (Bill B)

"SHE: (A remembered prayer/dream)," written by Zell Miller,III with music by Buddy Cannon, featured performers Gerald Youngblood, DaShade Moonbeam, and Enrique Caber,a otherwise known as Xenogia (spoken word collective) (Austin Script Works Commission).

"Lonesome Fetish Breakdown, or, How I Made the Mainstream Work for Me": solo performance by Jessica Hester. A hick girl rocks in prom dress and toe shoes.

"Lonely Highway," written and performed by Hans Frank. A travel lodge for the brokenhearted, along a forlorn path on the way to eternity, where the only form of sustenance comes in the shape of festering, rotisserie hot dogs, the type you find at 24 hour convenience stores. The Lonely Highway Motel is also home to our raconteur, Sloppy Sean, who spins yarns about his purgatorial travels; he also sings and engages in obscure trivia.

"Reminisces of the Ghetto & Other Things that Raized Me: Segment III, IntroDICshun," written & performed by Angela Kariotis. Among the obvious class and racial barriers, perhaps the most subtle dictator of separateness is language. Not merely foreign language, but the unspoken lines within American vernacular.

"Still Born in a Trunk" (Josh Meyer): Judy Garland sang that she was "Born in a Trunk." This offbeat cabaret act asks the question, "What if she had never left the trunk?"