• AUSTIN CRITIC’S TABLE AWARDS

    Best Production of a Drama - The History of King Lear (nom)

    Best Costume Design - History of King Lear (winner)

    Best Production of a Comedy - der Bestrafte Brudermord (winner)

    Best Production of a Drama - Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Director - Beth Burns, Rose Rage & Inv Inc (winner)

    Best Actor in a Leading Role - Brock England, Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Actor in a Leading Role - Matthew Radford, Rose Rage (nom)

    Best Actor in a Support Role - Robert Matney, Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Actor in a Support Role -Laurence Pears, Rose, Inv Inc (winner)

    Best Theatrical Event - Girl With Time in Her Eyes (nom)

    Best Ensemble - Rose Rage (nom)

    Best Music - Jennifer Davis, Howard Burkett, Rose Rage (nom)

    Best Theatrical Event - YWKH (winner)

    Best Actor in a Leading Role - Ryan Crowder, Kate (winner)

    Best Director - Beth Burns, Taming of the Shrew (winner)

    Best Production of a Comedy, Taming of the Shrew (nom)

    Best Ensemble, Taming of the Shrew (nom)

  • B. IDEN PAYNE AWARDS FOR THEATRE

    Best Production Comedy, Brudermord (winner)

    Best Director - Beth Burns, Brudermord (winner)

    Best Ensemble, Jason Newman & Judd Farris, Brudermord (winner)

    Best Costume Design - Jennifer Davis, Brudermord (nom)

    Best Sound Design - Jennifer Davis, Newman, Farris, Brudermord (nom)

    Best Set Design - Jim Barnes, Jennifer Davis, Brudermord (nom)

    Best Production of a Drama - Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Director of a Drama - Beth Burns, Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Fight Choreography - Toby Minor, Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Cast - Rose Rage (winner)

    Best Musical Score - Jennifer Davis & Howard Burkett, Rose R (nom)

    Best Costume Design - The Baron's Men, Rose Rage (nom)

    Best Actor in a Leading Role - Ryan Crowder (winner)

    Best Actor in a Leading Role - Judd Farris (nom)

    Best Production of a Comedy - Taming of the Shrew (winner)

    Best Costume Design (nom)

    Best Director of a Comedy - Beth Burns (winner)

  • AUSTIN THEATRE EXAMINER AWARDS

    Best Actor in a Leading Comedy Role – Ryan Crowder, Taming of Shrew (winner)

    Best Ensemble in a Comedy – Taming of the Shrew (winner)

    Best Production of a Comedy – Taming of the Shrew (winner)

    Best Costume Design - Cherie Weed (winner)

    Best Director - Beth Burns, Taming of the Shrew (nom)

    Best New Company - The Hidden Room (winner)

    Best Overall Company - The Hidden Room (nom)

    Best Production of a Comedy – YWKH (nom)

    Best Actor in a Leading Comedy Role – Judd Farris, YWKH (nom)

  • Awards

    Austin Chronicle's Top Ten Theatre Riches 2015 - The History of King Lear

    Austin Chronicle's Top Ten Theatrical Wonders 2014 - Brudermord

    Austin Chronicle's Top Ten Theatrical Wonders 2012 - Rose Rage

    Austin Chronicle's Top Ten Theatrical Wonders 2010 - Shrew

    Top Edinburgh Fringe Pick by Lyn Gardner (The Guardian) - YWKH

    Winner - Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2013

“It’ll melt your face off.”

– Jillian Owens, Austin Chronicle

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– The Guardian, UK

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– The Scotsman, UK

“…you know there’s magic about to happen…a fantastic theatrical experience.”

– Ryan E. Johnson, Austin Theatre Examiner

“Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015”

– Austin Chronicle

“Best New Company of 2010”

– Austin Theatre Examiner

“We listened, laughed, sympathized, and enjoyed an evening of the best vintage.”

– Michael Meigs, Austin Live Theatre

“Insanely fabulous”

– Spike Gillespe, Spike Speaks

“Imagination was rife. The illusion was complete.”

– Michael Meigs, Austin Live Theatre

“A charming, refreshing change from your usual Shakespeare…(which breaks) the fourth wall in the most amazing way possible. Bianca, full of feminine wiles, is alluring in such a strange way that one can sometimes forget he is a male playing a female role.”

– Ryan E. Johnson, Austin Theatre Examiner

“Over-the-top fantastic…I was so sad at the end when the actors disappeared. BE SURE TO SEE IT.”

– Spike Gillespe, KUT and the Austinist

“…quite the handsome show…In performing for us, they are at play, and they lure us into this hidden room, this play-house, where we may recast ourselves as lords alongside the drunkard Sly. And therein we may discover liberation for a so-called shrew – and for a play too often weighted down with woes.”

– Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle

“Thoroughly brilliant.”

– Spike Gillespie, SpikeSpeaks.com

“It’s an experience unlike anything else I’ve ever seen, and one of the most enjoyable afternoons of theatre you’ll find.”

– Ryan E. Johnson, Austin Theatre Examiner

“Theatre has only to gain from this type of innovation.”

– Jo Caird Whatsonstage.com

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