United we stand: Executive director of the Austin Circle of Theaters Latifah Taormina (r) and attorney Randy Houston (l) Photo by John Anderson. Credit Austin Chronicle.
At 5:30 pm today, Austin Circle Theatres will become the Greater Austin Creative Alliance (GACA.) The Mayor and the city council will officially announce not only the start of Get Your Art On, but also, give an official welcome to the new alliance.
The past few days have been a blur, and tonight it will become reality. Saying goodbye to an institution and saying hello to our new Alliance is an exciting thing, and also one that allows us to look back over the past 35 years, and think of all that has been accomplished. Continue reading →
GET YOUR ART ON Mayoral Proclamation, and press conference
on Austin Circle of Theaters re-branding Austin Circle of Theaters Becomes The Greater Austin Creative Alliance, with expanded mission and scope
Mayor Lee Leffingwell and The Greater Austin Creative Alliance (formerly Austin Circle of
Theaters), in partnership with the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and CreateAustin, with sponsor Capital One Bank
WHAT: Mayoral Proclamation that October is time to “Get Your Art On,” Austin’s month-long celebration of art, culture and creativity in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month. Immediately following
the Mayoral Proclamation, Austin Circle of Theaters will hold a press conference to announce their re-branding as The Greater Austin Creative Alliance.Continue reading →
She has two cats – Rubix Muffin Cubes and Winston Churchill – They already picked out their Halloween costumes – Rubi is going to be an Angel (which is rather ironic) and Winston is going to be a Court Jester (he hopes that people will laugh with him rather than at him) In 6th grade she moved to her family’s farm out in Cedar Creek, TX and had to sometimes do homework by oil lantern for a month before they had electricity poles installed on the property (Not such a big fan of camping these days – maybe this had something to do with it?) Continue reading →
Every week, ACoT will ask a local producer to blog about an upcoming work. Here is the first installment.
Penfold Theatre Company www.penfoldtheatre.org is opening their much anticipated show, Three Days of Rain, this weekend at the Hideout Theatre. Ryan Crowder, the Producing Artistic Director of Penfold, wrote in about what his tech week is looking like, and how he feels about opening this show. Continue reading →
So I said that Austin Circle of Theaters was making the huge step into the tech world with the creation of a twitter and a more active Facebook page. Now we have a blog. Now we are going to do cool things like link blogs, and make Facebook events and tweet like crazy. It’s interesting to see where the tech world will take the world of arts service organizations. Pretty soon you can check out our twitter, blog and Facebook info on our nowplayingaustin.com home page. Continue reading →
You may have seen Jessica Thompson’s smiling face at the front of the ACoT auditions, or out and about around town in her role as ACoT’s Outreach Director. But who is she? What exactly does an Outreach Director do?