Contributors

Olin Meadows – Creator / Editor in Chief:

10322903_10202208062782773_1183432999_nOlin Meadows has been a recognized theatre critic in the Austin theatre community for the past 10 years. Mr. Meadows started writing for Rob Faubion of AustinOnStage.com as a fluke, and he enjoyed it so much he kept writting on his own and formed Austin Entertainment Weekly. Along the way he has had the privilege to interview theatre legends such as Harvey Firestein, Sandra Bernhard, Jaston Williams and Joe Sears (of the Tuna Texas Trilogy) as well as many national and local performing artist in his partnership with Broadway Across America. Mr. Meadows has performed on hundreds of Texas stages in multiple genres of performance art. Mr. Meadows is best known for his cabaret character “Saffire T. Stone” for which he was twice named the “Best Drag Performer In Austin” by the Austin Chronicle. Mr. Meadows has had the dream of running and managing his own theatre company since elementary school, along the way he has written and directed multiple shows ranging from liturgical dramas to children’s theatre. In Addition to being the founder and editor of Austin Entertainment Weekly, Mr. Meadows is also the Founding Artistic Director of Agape Theatre (formerly Agape Actors Co-Op), for whom he staged “The Trip To Bountiful,” “An Ideal Husband,” and “The Oldest Profession.” He is currently the Artistic Director for Sam Bass Theatre In Round Rock, where he has directed The Crucible, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Steel Magnolias and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

Pearson Kashlak – Reviews and Features 

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A new arrival to the Austin theatre scene, Pearson Kashlak recently spent a year working with the Bucks County Playhouse, in which he contributed as a playwright to the 2014 New Voices Festival, facilitated by John Augustine and Hester Kamin, as well as handling a variety of front of house, backstage, and managerial tasks for their 75th Anniversary Season. Pearson is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin’s master’s program in Theatre and Performance, in which he wrote his dissertation on the assessment of quality in modern theatre. He spends much of his free time volunteering with local theatres and sipping tea.

Patrick McElhinney – Reviews and Features

Patrick McElhinney’s arrival on the Central Texas theater scene comes after a long detour in other careers.Head Shot McElhinney  His last performance on stage before arriving in Georgetown was as Foster Wilson, the hotel owner, in his high school’s production of  Annie Get Your Gun.  After graduation from Columbia University, he was privileged to serve in the Marine Corps as a career communications officer, worked for a telecommunications engineering company in a variety of positions, and was the primary caretaker of his late wife until joining the Sun City Actors and Theatre Arts Guild.  He has appeared in several plays and has been a stage manager and assistant director for others for AcTAG.  He gets his first opportunity to direct this summer.  He also appeared as a guest artist in Southwestern University production of Heartbreak House.  He joined the Agape Theatre in 2013 as stage manager for A Trip to Bountiful, where he also serves on the Board of Directors. He will appear in the 2015 production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Palace Theatre in Georgetown.

10173812_10152422055492697_7154065393151361518_nLaura Jordan – Reviews and Features

Laura Jordan is a student of political science at Austin Community College and will gain her Associates degree in the summer of 2017. She has been a fan of theater and the arts since childhood and loves nothing more than giving her opinion.  Laura Lives in Georgetown with her dog and cat.

 

Austin Entertainment Weekly is happy to accept Reader submission which will be reviewed by our editor and contributing writers and be posted as time and space allows. Please Email AustinEntertainmentWeekly@gmail.com with your submissions.

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