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Here’s a quick look at what’s in store for FronteraFest 2001 Short-Fringe.
Please note: the nightly performance order has not yet been determined.
The following schedule is tentative and subject to change at the artists’ discretion:


Tuesday, January 16

Masks, Music, Words, and Movement
Written by: Art Davis

The work makes use of original masks, music, monologue, and pantomime. This is a series of thematically related vignettes played by several masked characters.

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Written by: Colin Swanson

Produced by: Austin Script Works

No description available.

Limerick Plays
Written by: Chris Krejci
Directed by: Jenny Larson

Seven short rhythmic plays, based on original limericks.

In the Time of Disposal of Infants
Written by: David R. Bunch

No description available.


Wednesday, January 17

Kinda Desperate, Kinda Cute
Written and Performed by: Terri Lynne Hudson

Several short solo performance pieces, all rolled into one.

Chocolate Nonplus
Written by: April "Sandiwe" Matthis

A study in distance and a celebration of Thendie Newton.

Ray Pruitt’s Fourth Grade Class
Written by: Chuy Zarate

Sketch comedy.

New Fangled
Written by: Henri Mazza and Helen Reynolds

They plan to reach through the fourth wall and pull the audience on stage, then reconstruct the fourth wall, thereby trapping the audience on stage forever.


Thursday, January 18

Forgiveness
Written by: Brian Shapiro
Produced by: CultureWorks

A Butoh-type performance/dance piece.

Please Choose from the List Provided
Written by: Sean Okerberg

A one-man show that explores the social construct’s influence on the individual ego versus the influences of the id, or some comic stuff about growing up.

Pet Stories
Choreographed by: Allison Orr with Karly Hicks Dillard and Cristina Jesurun

Pet Stories is a modern dance trio incorporating text, movement, and personal story. The dance was initially inspired by the lost pet signs that people hang up in neigborhoods, and its intent is to examine our relationships to animals, a subject that can be both comic and tragic.

Bessie Smith Is To Blame
Written by: Kyra Edeker

A foray into the mechanics of memory and retelling of stories.

Turbulence
Written by: Teresa Boenig

A twenty-minute contemporary dance piece in four sections that depict several aspects of internal struggle, utilizing electronic dance music and an office chair.


Friday, January 19

Once Upon a Moon
Written by: Julie Leung

This is a play set in ancient China; the main character, in the midst of a national crisis, must solve his identity crisis before he tackles the problems before him.

Idle Hour
Written by: Amy Goodwin

Short vignettes involving six choral voices.

Jeremy’s One-Man Butt
Written by: Jeremy Lamb

"Jeremy’s One-Man Butt" is a conglomeration of oneman bits created/written by local improviser Jeremy Lamb. He intends to make sophisticated jokes about typically blue and inane subject matter for comedy.

The Calling
Created by: Rachel Lieck, Kristi Melton, Rebecca Millner, Stacy Christe, Beth McMillan, Ramsay Foulke
Produced by: REALM danceproject

She is as she does.

Muddily -- Must Meet Kurt Vonnegat
Written by: Sam Grimes and Peter Pickerill

They intend to make people laugh. Hopefully some will be moved. Perhaps even to tears.


Saturday, January 20

Best of Week 1

Playtime
Written and Performed by: Ray Pruitt’s Fourth Grade Class

Remote Control
Written by: Elena Carrillo

Kinda Desperate, Kinda Cute
Written and Performed by: Terri Lynne Hudson

Please Choose from the List Provided
Written by: Sean Okerberg

Masks, Mime and Music
Written by: Art Davis

Tuesday, January 23

Woodwork
Written by: Hank Schwemmer

Monologue or two person scene, predominantly serious.

bs.com
Written by: Margaret Shaw

Five really cool Austin women riffing on their lives and living in the year 2000.

The Filled-Up Dog Tick Show
Written by: Andy Rihn with Dan Cumming, John King and Chris Peffer

Pop performance art/comedy.

Ghost Dream, Rushing Water
Choreographed by: Heather Sultz

A dance/theatre piece dealing with the passing of time, loss, and expectation.


Wednesday, January 24

Swallow -- Swim -- Save
Written by: Heather Barfield and Elizabeth Doss
Produced by: Go Bella Works

This performance investigates time, power, relationships, sexuality, death and breath.

Matter
Written by: Steven Salzmon with Amanda Adams

A short play which explores the question, "Does the spirit have weight?"

Eating the Beloved
Created by: Dana Tanner and Chad Daniel
Produced by: Cakcheia

This is a movement piece to Ravel’s "Bolero" that explores food, exotica, and fantasy. A couple in a restaurant transforms eating a meal into an act of foreplay.

Horses and Suits
Written by: K. Bradford

A one-woman show. Through voice, body movement and costume, this autobiographical piece explores the workings of gender, class, sexuality and power bound up in a dyke’s relationship to horses and two dead grandfathers.


Thursday, January 25

Bach’s Organ
Written by: David Gunderson

A monologue in which we learn about the woman Bach left behind.

Too Old to Sing the Blues
Written by: Sue Bilich

A cabaret/comedy show. A 25 minute autobiographical guilt trip.

Gorillas in the Light: an ADD Journey
Written by: Chris Doubek

A young man pitches a tent at the self-help aisle in his local bookstore in an attempt to answer some big questions....

Fatbuckle
Written by: Lee Eddy and Brad Carlin

A rip roaring good time inspired by improv and wit.

The Camp Queer Talent Show
Written by: Shane Breaux

A multi-character piece about gays and the religious right.


Friday, January 26

The Accident
Written and Directed by: Tom Seabolt

This is a Brechtian style performance piece that takes an existentialist look at the deaths of four teens killed in a drunk driving accident. Poetry, song, and monologue are used to supplement the dramatic action, and to emphasize the thematic question: who’s in control here?

I Got Places
Written, Directed, and Performed by: Suzanne Vance Zoch and Glenn Zoch

Two homeless outcasts meet and exchange stories at the roadside.

Clowning Tanz Theatre
Written and Performed by: Chris Alonzo and Gwenneth Kikkawa
Produced by: Pegasus 51/Theatre
Directed by: Maria Aladren

Sweet lawd, it’s clowning time -- clowning around the idea of long distance relationships.

Untitled
Written by: Andrew Long

No description available.

92nd Street
Written by: Meredith Baker and Julie Phillippps
Adapted by: Meridith Baker and Elena Coates

A dramatic exploration of the Lizzie Borden trial.


Saturday, January 27

Best of Week 2

92nd Street
Written by: Meredith Baker and Julie Phillips

Blue
Written and Performed by: David Gunderson

Sing That Gospel Child
Performed by: April Matthis

Woodwork
Written by: Hank Schwemmer

Fatbuckle

Tuesday, January 30

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Written by: Skipper Chong Warson

No description available.

The Blank Page
Written and Performed by: Jenny Slattery

The performance explores Bettie Page as an icon by embodying a number of possible Betties, while also investigating her own fascination wtih this cult classic pin-up.

Baby Mine, Don’t You Cry
Written by: Timothy Verret

No description available.

The Dragon Slayer
Written by: Duncan Joys

A quest to be king.


Wednesday, January 31

Betty in the Middle
Written by: Sloan Snow

A short one-act exploring relationship and fantasy between a young engaged couple.

Untitled
Written by: Kregg A. Foote

An integrated dance and dialogue piece to be developed via a collaborative process.

Untitled
Written by: Bridget Slate

A one-act play about recent events with comedy in store.

Huntatious Vibrations
Written by: Raul Castillo

A one-act about hunting on the US-Mexican border. The fun of the kill.


Thursday, February 1

Child to Child
Written and Performed by: Carl Anderson, Ph. D.

Yet another monologue on kids and adults. This one fouses on what does and can happen when performing for children.

Up
Written by: Jennifer Haley

No information available.

Untitled
Written by: Gary Rasp

No information available.

Reminisces of the Ghetto and Other Things That Raised Me
Written by: Angela Kaviotis

Solo performance drama thematically revolved around the idea that to run away from where you come is to deny the essential part of yourself.

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Written by: Leslie Hyland

A one person operetta.


Friday, February 2

Fugue for Five Waiters
Written by: Max Langert

A brief segment of one day in the life of five waiters. Fast paced, structure similar to a music piece, without the music.

What Is Choice?
Written by: Brian Shapiro
Produced by: CultureWorks

A Burtol-type performance/dance piece.

Why Do Black Divas Die So Soon?
Written by: Vincent Woodard

This piece explores the forces that impact the lives of contemporary black transgender (cross-dressing, dual gendered, homosexual) persons. It takes off from Bob Marley’s "Why do Black Heros Die So Soon," eulogizing deceased black divas and exploring how the black diva can be a revolutionary, liberatory and healed person in today’s society.

Drape to Mania
Written and Performed by: Andrea Moon
Soundcape by: T. M. Anderson

The incredible mad desire of a slave for freedom.

Mosaic Dance Body
Choreographed by: Dawn Davis

An evening of dance exploring the connection between our inner thoughts and our underwear.


Saturday, February 3

Best of Week 3


Love Remains
Written by: Leslie Hyland

Reminices of the Ghetto and Other Things That Raised Me
Written and Performed by: Angela Kariotis

Penises and Vaginas
Written and Performed by: Ragan Fox

Activewear for the Suburban Vampire Part II
Written and Performed by: Chris Alonzo and Kim Burke

Fugue for Five Waiters
Written by: Max Langert

Tuesday, February 6

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Written by: Monika Bustamante

No description available.

C.L.A.P.
Written by: Tom Jackson

A comedy troupe utilizing brief comedy sketches, interspersed with comedic songs and occassional bursts of improvisational performance.

Untitled
Written by: Rick Vance

This piece includes a short video, dramatic monologue, and dialogue.

Corner Store Productions
Written by: Natalie George

Performed by: Bryan, Marisa, Natalie, Jason Lays. Showtune review. Sexy hot women and gay men singing their hearts out.



Wednesday, February 7

People Who Are Not Like You and Me
Written by: Charlotte Keith

An exploration of peoples’ differences using words and dance.

Psychodramatherapy
Written by: Chris Krejci

A two woman show combining life drama and performance.

... while waiting for seven
Written by: Adrian Dickerson

Show about the trials of conversation.

A Hill of Beans
Written by: Lowell Bartholomee with Robert Fisher

A monologue about one man’s flight from psychotherapy and his ongoing wrestling match with his faulty mental wiring.

Film Dance 1 -- Through a Clearing
Directed by: Shannon Owens and Heather Sultz

A collaborative film projection/live performance piece.


Thursday, February 8

PyroGyro
Written by: Connie Leaventon

A comedic juggling story.

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Written by: Eric Geyer

No description available.

Manipulated by Food
Written by: Marko Ellinger

A food comedy show by Chef Marko.

Waiting for Peter
Written by: Sloan Snow
Produced by: rm 120 theatre

A disturbing connection is revealed between three men as they wait in line "outside of heaven."

Voices Unsung
Written by: Gavin Dahl

No description available.


Friday, February 9

Sid and Troy
Written by: Kimberly Burke

A one-act which explores the boundaries of time, space, death, and the rain forests of Madagascar.

Waiting for Bitches
Written by: Greg Romero
Produced by: rm 120 theatre

Two men sit together in a graveyard and wait for their "bitches" to arrive.

Showerhead
Written by: Keira McDonald

The story of a woman whose fat (belly, arm, ass, etc.) fight with each other after she sees an ex-boyfriend with his new girlfriend at the Home Depot.

Give Away Dave
Written by: David Jewell

Monologue.

Musical Now!
Produced by: The Well Hung Jury

A brief improvised musical play will be created taking a solitary suggestion from the audience. They intend to wow all with song and funny.

Saturday, February 10

Best of Week 4

Hill of Beans
Written by: Lowell Bartholomee

Musical Now
Performed by: The Well Hung Jury

Showerhead
Written and Performed by: Keira McDonald

To See
Written by: Monika Bustamante

Featured Poets
Produced by: Austin Poetry Slam


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Tuesday, February 13

Best of Fest (Bill A)

Woodwork
Written by: Hank Schwemmer

Blue
Written and Performed by: David Gunderson

Fugue for Five Waiters
Written by: Max Langert

Featured Poets
Produced by: Austin Poetry Slam

Hill of Beans
Written by: Lowell Bartholomee with Robert Fisher


Wednesday, February 14

Best of Fest (Bill B)

Reminisces of the Ghetto and Other Things That Raised Me
Written and Performed by: Angela Kariotis

To See
Written by: Monika Bustamante

Penises and Vaginas
Written and Performed by: Ragan Fox

Sing That Gospel Child
Performed by: April Matthis

Fatbuckle

Thursday, February 15

Best of Fest (Wildcard)

Mothers/Fuckers
Produced by: Trigger Happy Jacks

Drapetomania
Written and Performed by: Andrea Moon

The Laundromat
Written by: Eric Geyer

Psychodramatherapy
Written by: Chris Krejci

Jeremy’s One Man Butt
Written and Performed by: Jeremy Lamb

Friday, February 16

Best of Fest (Bill A)

Woodwork
Written by: Hank Schwemmer

Blue
Written and Performed by: David Gunderson

Fugue for Five Waiters
Written by: Max Langert

Featured Poets
Produced by: Austin Poetry Slam

Hill of Beans
Written by: Lowell Bartholomee with Robert Fisher

Saturday, February 17

Best of Fest (Bill B)

\Reminisces of the Ghetto and Other Things That Raised Me
Written and Performed by: Angela Kariotis

To See
Written by: Monika Bustamante

Penises and Vaginas
Written and Performed by: Ragan Fox

Sing That Gospel Child
Performed by: April Matthis

Fatbuckle


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