Thursday, June 21, 2012


In 2008 Audacity started a project called the EYE IN THE SKY project. Commissioning pieces from playwrights around the country and recording these pieces whenever there was time around bigger productions, the project took three and half years.

Monday, June 18, 2012 a CD Release Party was held, hosted at the Nouveau 47 Theatre's Margo Jones Building in Dallas' Fair Park (the birthplace of the American Regional Theatre Movement). Several pieces were read live, a video intro was shown explaining the project, many free CDs were handed out and much wine was consumed. A good evening at the theatre all around. 

Below you can see the intro video and pics from the event...

Free copies of the episodes were run off on CD and at the door for the taking...
Rhianna Mack reads Andy Eninger's ANT FARM from episode 1

Backstage the actors prepare for the live readings
Director Brad McEntire and Audio Recordist/Playwright John Flores

Ruth Engel, Brad McEntire, Oscar Contreras and Angela Parsons read Jeff Hernandez's BARRY, BILLY & LOUISE from episode 5
Brad McEntire reads Jeff Swearingen's I HATE ALTITUDE from episode 4

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Send CHOP to FringeNYC

  Be part of a solo show!

Audacity Theatre Lab member Brad McEntire has recently received news that his one-man show CHOP has been accepted into the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. This is awesome news! Way over 1000 shows are submitted every year and only around 200 are accepted.

McEntire premiered CHOP in the DFW area at the Addison Watertower Theatre's 2010 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. He went on to perform the piece in Houston, Portland, New Orleans, Phoenix, Santa Fe (and soon Seattle, too). In August the show will make its New York debut.

And here's where you come in...

FringeNYC is expensive! It is a little outside the comfort zone of a small theatre like Audacity, where we generally pride ourselves on mounting engaging, funny, weird theatre on a very small budget.

Brad has launched a Kickstarter Campaign. Check it out. Any size contribution can help. Spread the word.

Please consider pledging to help a Dallas artist take his little show to the East Coast.

Here's a link:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

EYE IN THE SKY CD Release Party


In the winter of 2008 Audacity Theatre Lab commissioned playwrights from around the country for a unique radio theatre project. They were given unfettered freedom to respond to a simple phrase:

"For one week in the middle of the summer a giant eye appears in the sky over the city. At the end of seven days it disappears as suddenly as it had originally materialized..."

Audacity received submissions from members of
13P, New Dramatists, Austin Script Works, as well as from a host of local writers.

Pieces poured in from a host of cities all over the country including Dallas (Vicki Caroline Cheatwood, John Flores, Jeff Swearingen, Jeff Hernandez), Austin (Jason Tremblay, Zach Gonzales, Chris Humphrey), Chicago (Andy Eninger), Brooklyn and New York (Crystal Skillman, Gary Winter, Daniel Talbott, Ben Walker Sampson, Chris Alonzo, James Comtois, Ken Urban, Erin Courtney), Philadelphia (Greg Romero) and Evansville, Indiana (Mark Rigney).  All very original, idiosyncratic and wonderful.

Recording, engineering and posting of the six episodes lasted from 2009 to 2012. The project was puzzle-pieced in around other, larger projects and was a complete labor of love. ATL's Brad McEntire curated and directed the project. Kitchen Dog Theater member John Flores stepped in to record all the dialogue of each episode. Chris Humphrey of Austin, Texas' Red House Arts composed original music and engineered each episode. The
Undermain Theatre very kindly donated space for recording.

Best of all, some of the most awesome actors in the Dallas area lent their vocal talents to the project. A small sampling would include Jeff Schmidt, Christie Vela, Bryan Pitts, Jeff Swearingen, Lydia Mackay, Oscar Contreras, Scott Milligan, Whitney Holotik and John Flores.

Now we want to release the pieces to the world. So we're giving out CDs. In the meantime, you can, of course, hear them online, too:

Audacity, alongside Nouveau 47 Theatre, will host an official "CD Release Party" for the project. Come listen to some amazing works, celebrate this unique project and get a free CD.


WHEN: Monday, June 18 at 8 PM

Nouveau 47 Theatrein the historic Magnolia Lounge (Margo Jones Building), Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210.

COST: FREE! (Though a Pay-What-You-Can donation is always welcomed).

More information about the EYE IN THE SKY PROJECT visit: