Entertainment

Theatre En Bloc Presents World Premier About Austin

Theatre en Bloc proudly presents the World Premiere of a truly Austin story:

Cast of Austin Is A Place (You Are Here)

AUSTIN IS A PLACE (You Are Here) is a wild new fable about Austin, inspired by interviews with Austin residents, and for the diverse people of Austin.

 
Theatre en Bloc is proud to present the world premiere of a new play, AUSTIN IS A PLACE (You Are Here), conceived by Jenny Lavery and Derek Kolluri and written by the cast and artistic team. AUSTIN IS A PLACE (You Are Here) is a sponsored project of the city’s Cultural Arts Division.
 
Austin is changing. The buildings get taller. The boundaries get wider. We work to make it more valuable. 125 some odd people move here every day to recognize Austin’s value. This place grows and changes. We make it better, and better makes it different.
 
Based on interviews with hundreds of Austin residents, community meetings, and hours of research, AUSTIN IS A PLACE (You Are Here) dramatizes personal stories of some of the two million people who call Texas’s unique capital city ‘home’.  From homeless men and women, illegal migrant laborers, city planners, students, artists, pioneers and representatives, and more. Theatre en Bloc has distilled these personal stories, extracted the common themes and created a wild local fable, which is a reflection of how each of us has a responsibility in making this place the home that we all dreamt about, and came here to actualize.
 
AUSTIN IS A PLACE (You Are Here) exposes audiences to what is happening all around us-right here, right now. We hope it will inspire residents to advocate not only for Austin’s present, but ultimately for Austin’s future. We seek to remind that whether individually or communally, our decisions and actions today will shape this place, our home, our Austin. 
 
Join Theatre en Bloc in celebrating our dynamic and vibrant home.
 
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AUSTIN IS A PLACE (You Are Here)

A Wild Fable About Austin, Our Home

April 18th through May 12th
Thursday through Sunday, 8:00 PM

Mexitas Event Center
1007 North I-35 Austin, TX

General Admission Ticket Prices:

Adults: $15 | Students & Seniors: $12 | Call for Group Rates
Ticket Reservations: 512.522.4083 or theatreenbloc.org

Tickets will be available for “walk-up” purchase at 7PM each performance night
 
For more information, visit theatreenbloc.org

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CAST

Michelle Alexander, Victoria Harrison, Jonathan Itchon, Derek Kolluri,
Jenny Lavery, Gabriel Pena, and Alejandro Rodriguez

PRODUCTION TEAM

Derek Kolluri, Jenny Hanna-Chambers, Blake Addyson, Jenny Lavery, 
 Tyler King, Jessica Hughes

Photos Courtesy of Derek Kolluri

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