From Austin, Texas, the
Live Music New Play Capital of the World, it's HPT Audio Plays--available wherever you listen to podcasts.
These are audio plays-in-your-pocket, ranging from eight to twenty-eight minutes long, are produced by Hyde Park Theatre. So wherever and whenever you like, pop in your earbuds and catch another astonishing, moving, and/or hilarious must-hear play.
The newest additions:
Just posted! Pizza Apostrophe, by Katherine Catmull. Oh how could you not tell from the ache in my voice that I wanted extra cheese? Written by Katherine Catmull and featuring Valoneecia Tolbert. Directed by Ken Webster. Produced by Megan Thornton. Audio engineering and sound design by Robert S. Fisher. Music by Tom Catmull.
More deliciousness already waiting for you on the podcast:
Fatherhood, by Briandaniel Oglesby. A pregnant dudebro deals with the anxieties of impending fatherhood--and the mystery of what impregnated him. Was it an angel, or does he just have a beer belly? Featuring Ben G. Bazán as Thad and Will Douglas as Errol. Produced and Directed by Megan Thornton. Audio engineering and sound design by Robert S. Fisher.
Not This White Woman, by Adrienne Dawes. November 2016, rush hour: Zoe, Regina, and Mackenzie find themselves on the same subway car - and Mackenzie needs connection. Directed by Marcus McQuirter. Featuring Oktavea Williams as Zoe, Amber Quick as Mackenzie and Michelle Alexander as Regina. Produced by Megan Thornton. Audio engineering and sound design by Robert S. Fisher.
Future is F*****," by Adrienne Dawes. In a government tech bro office of the near future, Ronnie and Margaret commiserate over their increasingly hostile work environment. But Ronnie's new program could take down a toxic work culture--for generations to come. Featuring Hayley Armstrong as Ronnie, Eva McQuade as Margaret and Chase Brewer as Cenac. Directed by Megan Thornton. Audio Engineering and sound design by Robert S. Fisher.
Ground, by Sarah Saltwick. Somewhere in East Texas, Shelby and Martin search for the perfect resting place. Featuring Valoneecia Tolbert as Shelby and Joseph Garlock as Martin. Directed by Ken Webster. Sound design and audio engineering by Robert S. Fisher.
- Port Arthur, by Ken Webster, a twelve-minute, Twilight-Zone-esque homage to the city of Webster's birth featuring Webster himself and Robert S. Fisher.
- An audio production of Mickle Maher's weird and delightful The Hunchback Variations, produced by Capital T Theatre and featuring Ken Webster and Robert S. Fisher as two unlikely famous personalities attempting an impossibility. Directed by Mark Pickell.
- And four wildly eclectic short plays by the playwrights of the 2020-21 HPT Writers Group, alll with sound design and audio engineering by Robert S. Fisher. You might not know these playwrights yet, but you will:
- It Is Decidedly So, by Raul Garza. A comfortable but not-so-happily married couple must deal with the consequences when they dare to let a Magic 8 Ball decide the fate of their relationship. Featuring Karina Dominguez and Mical Trejo, directed by Ken Webster.
- Where Beats are Born, by J. Isabel Salazar. Late at night in the record studio, Subatomic confesses to Eddie that his car wreck might have more to do with his burst in creativity than he led on. deaturing John Christopher and Matrex Kilgore, directed by Megan Thornton.
- The Alamo, by Katie Bender. The Alamo is based on the historically documented women, children and enslaved people who survived the battle of the Alamo. It is an intimately drawn look at the surprising alliances necessary to survive in a mercurial democracy. Featuring Liz Beckham and Judd Farris, directed by Ken Webster.
- A Man Wakes Up, by Patrick Shaw. A man wakes up into an O. Henry Dream: He searches for his missing sister in the bleak magic of a long-gone Austin. Featuring Judd Farris, Matrex Kilgore, Valoneecia Tolbert, and Ken Webster, directed by Megan Thornton.
The podcast is free of course, but if you like what you hear and you're in a position to kick in with a small donation, we could sure use it.
Hyde Park Theatre is committed to developing new work from a diverse array of playwrights.
Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.
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