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First-time Director Kyle Sturdivant Navigates the Deep End of the Pool in Middletown

6 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Actor-turned-first-time-director Kyle Sturdivant had one particular problem in working on Will Eno's Middletown - directing himself. Sturdivant, long associated with Catastrophic Theatre, tells us, "I don't like working with me. I don't recommend it. I don't have enough self-confidence to turn on a dime from the knowing director to the...
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5 Best Bets This Weekend in Houston: Sneaker Summit and Curious Anomalies

6 months ago by Susie Tommaney
Beavis and Butthead might be screaming "Fire, Fire," but it's all an illusion when it comes to the magic of Robby Bennett. The Clear Lake native is returning home for a one-night show in Galveston this weekend. Also on our radar is Friday's White Linen on Navigation, Bill Arning's curated list...
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Struggle As Art In Speeding Motorcycle at Catastrophic

7 months ago by Jessica Goldman
Let’s play metaphor. If the theater scene in Houston is a family, then Catastrophic Theatre is like the creatively kooky aunt who takes you under her wing and exposes you to things your family members wouldn’t dare. It’s not that what the others offer isn’t interesting, provoking and even brilliant...
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Announcing the Houston Theater Awards 2019

5 months ago by D. L. Groover
When our distinguished panel met to finalize our winners and nominees for the 2018-19 Houston Theater Awards, the meeting was surprisingly amicable. Many of our choices were unanimous, or close to it, which I think speaks highly of the quality of this year's winners. It was, by all accounts, a...
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Toast is a Weird and Wild Ride at Catastrophic Theatre

9 months ago by Natalie de la Garza
Toast, a world premiere straight from the minds of Brian Jucha and the ensemble over at Catastrophic, raises more questions than it answers.
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Catastrophic Explores American Dream Myth in Sam Shepard's Curse

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
Much has happened since The Catastrophic Theatre produced Sam Shepard's Buried Child in 2016. We lost the American playwright last year and, only a month later, our region was kicked to the curb by Hurricane Harvey. Very few of us are doing better than we were two years ago. The...
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Go Back to the '90s with Catastrophic Theatre's First Suburb

1 year ago by Natalie de la Garza
The Catastrophic Theatre's resident playwright Chana Porter returns with a '90s-centric play, First Suburb.
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Curse of the Starving Class Showcases Sam Shepard's First Major Off-Broadway Hit

1 year ago by D. L. Groover
Today's theater world is a fallow place. There are no recent playwrights whose work commands respect and opening-night buzz like those of theatrical Rushmore icons Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Christopher Durang. August Wilson, Sam Shepard, even Neil Simon. Granted, Durang and Stoppard are not yet Old Dead Playwrights...
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Evening at the Talk House: A Dystopian World Where Theater is Not Valued

2 years ago by Margaret Downing
An unreliable narrator complicates an already uncomfortable 10-year reunion.
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Time to Get Silly With Stages' Reprisal of Panto Cinderella

2 years ago by Susie Tommaney
There's no better feeling than giggling till your face hurts, and the holiday season means it's time to get silly over at Stages Repertory Theatre. We're talking big laughs, slapstick, vaudeville, commedia dell'arte and cross-dressing characters, and it's all part of the fun with Stages' annual panto. It's Stages' tenth year...

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