Austin, TX 6/7: black girl love: an adaptation project

Venue: The VORTEX
2135, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX
United States

Event Date: June 7, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 pm

Host: Al(aina) Monts

Description: all black. all gay. all in love.

An adaptation of Anondra “Kat” Williams’ book of short stories and poetry, black girl love looks at the everyday lives of black queer women and non-binary people. It’s a play about our relationships to love, sex, and obsession. In the tradition of a choreo-poem, the show is non-linear and uses original poetry by Williams. black girl love captures the mundane and precious stories of black queer women and non-binary people who have been so long ignored in American theatre. The VORTEX and GenEnCo are pleased to produce this new play by Al(aina) L. Monts for three weeks only at The VORTEX.

Featuring Faith Anderson, g’beda, Allegra Jade Fox, and Oktavea L. Williams. Directed by kt shorb and Simone Raquel Alexander. Assistant Directing and Understudy by Deja Morgan. Dramaturgy by Chantaneice Kitt. Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson. Costume Design by Delena Bradley. Scenic Design by Iman Corbani, Sound Design by Malyssa Quiles. Intimacy Consulting by Jess Shoemaker. Stage Management by Megan Kemp and Kiyanna Elliot. Production Management by Jennifer Rogers.

The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. GenEnCo’s work has been was nominated for multiple B. Iden Payne Awards, receiving the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Musical Theatre) for The Mikado: Reclaimed.

When: June 7-22, 2019 / 8pm
ASL-interpreted Saturday, June 15 / 8pm
“Industry Night” Wednesday, June 19 / 8pm
Live-stream on Friday, June 21 / 8pm CST

Where: The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @The VORTEX

Tickets: $35-$15
$35 Priority Seating
$25 General Admission
$15 Discount/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran or 512-478-5282

Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families.

Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night-in-person only.

2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafeAustin

Accessibility Info: The VORTEX is fully ADA compliant. The VORTEX generates new audiences through outreach to special constituencies. We provide American Sign Language Interpreted performances and keep our performances economically accessible to all audiences with sliding scale tickets and Free Radical Rush Tickets as part of the gift economy. The restrooms are gendered, but patrons are encouraged to choose their own. There is an outdoor patio area where there may be smoking.


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