“We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories for the Stage” @ The Long Center | Aug 14-24

Breaking String We Play Chekhov Aug 2014

Breaking String Theater’s We Play Chekhov includes two of Chekhov’s masterful short stories adapted for the stage: The Black Monk (adapted by Kama Ginkas and translated by John Freedman) and the world premiere of playwright Eliza Bent‘s adaptation of Chekhov’s final story, The Fiancée. The Long Center | August 14-24 | #Austin #ATX

The Long Center
Rollins Studio
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
 

Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists @ UT Butler School of Music | Feb. 21 to March 2

Menuhin Competition 2014 Austin

The Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading competition for young violinists, takes place for the first time in the United States at the Butler School of Music on The University of Texas at #Austin campus, Feb. 21 to March 2. Two of the competitors currently reside in Texas: 12-year-old Claire Wells of Plano and Hao Miao, a University of North Texas undergraduate. Event includes concerts, master classes, and community activities with world-class musicians. Performances are open to the public and include #free and ticketed events.

POLKAPOCALYPSE | Multicultural Polka Festival | Nov. 23

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The First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE, a multicultural polka festival, takes place Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Elisabet Ney Museum from Noon to 5 p.m. Tap your feet to the Czech, Polish, Slavic, Mexican-American and Ukrainian Polka beat. Lineup includes Brian Marshall, The Fabulous Polkasonics, Conjunto Los Pinkys, The Flying Balalaika Brothers, Mark Halata and Texavia. Family-Friendly and #FREE Admission. #Austin #ATX

Elisabet Ney Museum
304 East 44th Street
Austin, TX 78751
 

Breaking String (Russian) Theater Presents Open Reading of DULCEY AND ROXY AT CITY HALL | Nov. 6

Breaking String Dulcey and Roxy

Join the Breaking String Theater development team, renowned Russian playwright Maksym Kurochkin and prolific translator John Freedman for an open reading of “Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall” – a new play commissioned by Breaking String Theater. Admission is free for this one-time event. The reading culminates a week-long period of workshops during which time Kurochkin and Freedman work with the Breaking String team to develop his new play, right here in Austin. We are hoping the audience will provide critical feedback during a post-reading discussion, as this play enters the next phase of development.  Wed., Nov. 6, 2013 | 8 p.m.  | The Off Shoot | #Austin #ATX #Free

The Off Shoot
(Adjacent to The Off Center)
2211-A Hildalgo
Austin, TX 78702
 

International Music Festival Celebrates Diverse Cultures of Austin | Sept 7-8

Texas Music Museum 3rd Annual International Festival Sept 2013 Schedule

The Texas Music Museum presents the Third Annual International Music Festival celebrating the diverse cultures of Austin with FREE live entertainment and music from around the world. September 7-8, 2013 | Noon to 7 p.m. | George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | #Free #Austin #ATX #ATXMusic

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

New Russian Drama Festival 2013 | Feb. 8-10

New Russian Drama Festival 2012Breaking String Theater presents its third annual New Russian Drama Festival, February 8-10, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater. Celebrated Russian playwright Yury Klavdiev joins Breaking String Theater for a five-day Austin residency, where he will join visiting artists for a weekend of discussions around contemporary Russian theater, and Mr. Klavdiev’s work. The main event will be “Strike: Two Plays by Yury Klavdiev.” Directed by Graham Schmidt, Breaking String Theater’s Artistic Director, and presented back-to-back, “I am the Machine Gunner” and “Martial Arts” launch audiences into Klavdiev’s world, inspired by his upbringing on the mean streets of a Russian industrial slum. A one-night only guest performance of Golden Hornet Project: Prokofiev’s “Visions Fugitives” takes place Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. Staged readings and panel discussions are FREE and open to the public.

Visiting Artists:

David White (A.D., Generous Company); John Freedman (Theater Correspondent, The Moscow Times); Pavel Shishin (A.D., 5th Theater, Omsk); Maria Kroupnik (Independent Producer, Moscow)

Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722
 

RUSSIAN PLAY: “Vodka, F***king and Television” at Hyde Park Theatre (Nov 29 – Dec 15)

Breaking String Theater of Austin presents Vodka, F***ing and Television by Maksym Kurochkin, one of Russia’s greatest living playwrights, Nov. 29 – Dec. 15, 2012, at Hyde Park Theatre.

“Vodka, F***ing and Television” is a comedy set in the close confines of a struggling writer’s apartment. The three vices bedeviling the struggling writer—vodka, f***ing and television—are transformed into full-fledged characters, and each is given a chance to justify their presence in the hero’s life, or get the boot. (Directed by Liz Fisher and Translated by John C. Hanlon)

Breaking String Theater was founded in 2007 and quickly received  awards and nominations for outstanding productions of classical and contemporary Russian plays. Through its annual New Russian Drama Festival, Breaking String hosts sensational Russian playwrights for five-day residencies to accompany the American premieres of great Russian plays. Breaking String Theater is an important connector between Austin and Moscow theater communities.

Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX 78751