Tonight's shows are now listed in performance order:

Flashmandments, by CB Goodman. Sandra shares her epic origin story of freedom when her organs revolt and take over the show with their own tales of suffering, desire, and boredom. Using puppets, Flash Gordon, The Ten Commandments, Buddhist philosophy, and sequins, Sandra’s biggest battle is about to begin. Can Oprah guide her to freedom or will she get sucked into the swamp? Created and performed by CB Goodman (Grackle Jack Productions).

Twenty Things About Ken Webster, written and performed by Ken Webster.

Flawed, by Sandy Maranto. In this monologue, Donna, a strong and sassy southern woman, discusses how our forgiveness is greater than our flaws. Performed by Roxy Becker and directed by Karina Dominguez.

How To Say You’re Afraid of Commitment in 140 Characters Or Less, by Valerie Nies. A standup/one-woman hybrid performance that answers questions like: Do our wounded inner children make all of our relationships polyamorous? Writer and performer Valerie Nies (McSweeney's, Reductress, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival) explores the humor in breakups, relationship self-help, and all that she learned from finally finishing the book Attached.

Who Sits Next to Wilma, by Janna Garza. Audience is shown one side of each person's phone conversation. The conversations focus on who will sit next to Wilma at the Bingo Hall. Along the way, other details are revealed. Each character is played by Janna Garza.
Thu
Jan 23
8:00pm
Ticket
Extremely limited number of seats remaining.
$ 18.00


Tonight's shows are now listed in performance order:

A Child’s Guide to Schopenhauer, by Marla Porter. Kids explore philosophy. Written and directed by Marla Porter and starring Skylar Ewing, Aidan O’Brien, and Tara Ruiz

Battle, by Cry Havoc Action Choreography/Uprise!Productions. Short stories and stage combat.

Purdy Mischief's Playtime, by Lindsey Greer Sikes. A wild romp through fields of animalistic fury disguised as a surreal vaudevillian stew—freshly served by the HumAnimalian Trickster, Ms. Purdy Mischief (and a few furry friends too!). Lindsey Greer Sikes (creator/ certified weirdo) transforms into the hyper-femme-sexualized Human-Animal hybrid to declaw and deconstruct the shame and glory of flesh, gender and food fetishes and invites bodies of all varietes to come play along as they/it revolt agains their own social domestication.

Me-usical: The Musical, by Ragan Fox. A 3-act solo performance in which Fox explores sex, theatre, and death.

Choice, by Addy Lugo, Gloria C. Adams, and Teresa Johnson. Choice. Three people with uteruses meet in the waiting room of an OB-GYN's office as they are confronted with the choices and options available to the people who have the ability to become pregnant. Issues of identity, health, and trauma impact every aspect of the decisions they face. Personal stories, politics, and poetry bring three divergent experiences into an interwoven story of choice, contraception, and control. Content Warning: this show discusses experiences of sexual assault, abortion, and chronic illness. Directed by Gloria C. Adams, produced by Teresa Johnson.
Fri
Jan 24
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


At Death We Know Everything, by The United Güey(s): Angela Maldonado, Monica Rae Torres, Regina Soto, Sandra Ybarra, and Shay Malcolm. When we die, we will know all the answers to all questions. The United Guëy(s) presents a series of improvised conversations between those who have passed on before us. Whether they are family members, friends, or famous people: in death they have found revelation to questions unanswered in life and they are ready to share their knowledge with us all.

Dueling Playwrights: Battle of the Bathroom, by Marianne Serene & James E. Burnside. Two playwrights, each with their own male/female perspective, battle over the writing of a play about men and women humorously observing each other’s bathroom habits. Directed by Jared K. Sloan and featuring the Travelling Troupe.

Miss Winnie, by Marla Porter. What happens when a soul meets the Angel of Birth? Come see Miss Winnie and find out! Written and directed by Marla Porter, and starring Kristen Gooch and Svetlana Koutseridi.

Mom’s First Job (And What Not To Talk About At The Dinner Table), by Rhonda Roe. Rhonda Roe (actor, writer, and Artistic Director of Stages of Grief Comedy Theatre) tells the story of her mother's initial foray into the working world and why there are some things you don't say at the dinner table.

Persnickety, written and performed by Alex Garza. Life doesn't always turn out the way you hoped. Sometimes it is not always easy to keep a smile on your face. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them all and there you have the facts of life. This solo performance looks at life through different perspectives and different characters in an attempt to figure out what life is really about, if God is watching, and if we are really here on this planet to provide entertainment for the Heavens.
Tue
Jan 28
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


Airbnb, by Heather Thiel. Might a “totally Austin” Airbnb hold the answers to a man’s sexual identity?

An Evening, and Possible Morning with Carl Sagan, by Pete Parsons. A one-man comedic retelling of of the hidden sensual life of PBS Cosmologist Carl Sagan. Join Carl in his condo for the night while his roommate is out of town to hear about his dalliances with the universe and former lovers.

Bad Neighbors, by Ava Love Hanna (ScriptWorks Commission). The five members of the HOA board in Westdale are here to help protect your property values and field your anonymous complaints about Paul's short-shorts. Follow the deed restrictions and we'll all get along just fine—unless you're from Avondale. We hate those guys. A new comedy by Ava Love Hanna, starring Roxy Becker, Ava Love Hanna, Paul Hanna, Weldon Phillips, and Luke Wallens.

Fidelity, by Raymond V. Whelan. Leo Thoreau, junior investment analyst, seeks life beyond quiet desperation, with help from his Uncle Joe and sister Miriam. Sebastian Garcia, Samantha Levine, and Raymond V. Whelan perform.

The Heart and How It Heals, by Helyn Rain Messenger. One woman's attempt to mother (not smother) her shame surrounding her early 20's which shapes the way she presently approaches love and loss. The "monster" inside her reveals itself through scouring back into years of intricate and detailed daily journaling; each deep lie and every hateful secret she boldly wrote down but never wanted to tell anyone finally shows how pain caused and pain received can be similar doses of medicine, tending toward ultimate healing.
Wed
Jan 29
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


Pretty Ok Views, written and performed by Christine Darling. Part storytelling, part monologue, part self indulgent dollhouse furniture arranging. Christine Darling looks back on two and a half decades of being an ok mom & discovers that maybe being ok is actually ok. Conceived in a Story Bar workshop..

Thing with Feathers, written and performed by Kylah Torre. A monologue about mental illness and dating.

A Character Challenge, written & performed by Lee Eddy. Lee Eddy, a long time Austin-based actor and improvisor that spends her spare time writing show descriptions in third person, has been challenged to create three characters that can be presented in 00:02:15 minutes or less (or "3 characters in about 7 minutes"). Each character must be original, fully-formed, and "funny." Lee, as she commonly refers to herself, usually writes 20 minute pieces for a single character. Dear reader: Lee feels like "3 characters in about 7 minutes" is a BIG challenge. This piece is her figuring out how to do that. Expect more than 3 characters to be presented. Expect some of them to not be fully formed. Expect some of them to be not funny. Expect Lee to sweat and have shaky hands. But also expect to have some fun while this all happens in front of the audience.

This Show Will Go On, by Brian Bonnet, Thaddeus Grant Fenton, and Olivia Wise. Join us for a night at the theater! Well, for a collection of humorous pieces that is sure to resemble something that could be called theater. Either way, it’s a show!

What a World, by Laura Freeman and Kris Frederiksen. Two people who met in the first grade prepare for the end of the world.
Thu
Jan 30
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


+ carraway +, by cris edwards. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Still Life, created by Matt Sandbank, is a series of nonverbal shadow puppetry vignettes, each of which depicts one manner of playful absurdity or another.

Ma & Pa Gothic Save Texas!, by Tom Booker. Ma & Pa Gothic live on the Texas Gothic Farm & Ranch in the exact center of Texas. And the decades they have spent being Texans have taught them how to solve every problem known to man with Texas smarts, Texas humor, and Texas pride. God Bless Texas!

Side B, by Daniel Berkowitz. In an effort to escape reality, a man turns to his tape collection.

Thumb War, written and directed by Kathryn Sterling. A devised theatre collaborative production with music, with musical direction by Leah Knight and choreography by Korinda Lee. Her Majesty is informed that the people are unhappy and so She demands to be given an explanation, but in play form, as She must be entertained.
Fri
Jan 31
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


1.5 Korean, by Pamela Paek and Arthur Stanley Chong. A series of comedic sketches around being Korean- and Korean-Black-American and the ways we codeswitch, tamp down, or amp up our Koreanness and who we are. From how to cope/deal with good intentioned people suffering from ignorance to knowing what honors our identities and heritage without mocking and degrading for the easy laugh, we tackle it all with honesty, ferocity, and fun.

Enlightened, by Tristan Young Mercado. Two staff writers attempt to appeal to a broader audience by creating marginalized characters that take on a life of their own.

Our Good Friend, by Sabeen Noorani and Trinity Joan Adams. This one-act play is about three very best friends: Lola, Jesse, and Nan. But on the night of Jesse’s 23rd birthday bitch rave, she fully disappears on Lola and Nan, leaving a suspicious scene in her wake. Featuring Sabeen Noorani, Trinity Joan Adams, and Jazzmine Colbert.

What Water is There for Us to Clean Ourselves, by James E. Burnside. A solo play featuring Toby Al Trabulsi.

Words Fail Me, by Hank Schwemmer. TBD.
Tue
Feb 4
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


Bad Thoughts, by Aransas Haley. Set inside the mind of Katie, a 15-year-old girl diagnosed with OCD, Bad Thoughts is a one-act dramedy told from the perspective of her intrusive thoughts. Through their journey, OCD is demystified and explored like you’ve never seen before.

I'm Still Leaving, by Molly Fonseca and Anikka Lekven. Anna and Josie’s relationship has never been easy, but blood is thicker than water, right? Broad Theatre’s original work fuses dance and theatre to explore the at times strenuous, at times goofy, always loving, relationship between two sisters and how it can all change in the blink of an eye.

Please Do Not Touch the Art, by Sally Seitz (ScriptWorks Commission). A comedic short play about female friendship and its ability to withstand both change and crisis.

Sweet Ermengarde or The Heart Of A Country Girl, by Percy Simple. The only romantic melodrama written by legendary horror author H. P. Lovecraft, Sweet Ermengarde has languished in obscurity for too long. Until now! This short performance will follow the actual text of the story closely, and is the centerpiece of the full-length play (which concerns the bookish and reclusive Lovecraft recoiling at seeing his work paraded on the stages of vaudeville).

Unconditional Therapy, by Sandy Maranto. A very nice, simple man finds that he can't say anything right to the women in his life. Performed by Yesica Betancourt, Candice Cummings Harris, Paul Hanna, Cathie Sheridan, and Caleb Stratton and directed by Ava Love Hanna.
Wed
Feb 5
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


How to Belong, written and performed by Maggie Gallant.

Paramount Story Wranglers, by 3rd graders. Sketch comedy created from stories written by 3rd graders.

Sunday Slugg'rz, by Max Langert. A bumbling softball team tries to make it to the Gay Softball World Series.

When You . . . , by Chuy Zarate. This is going to be a performance of a smaller version of a piece that will hopefully grow to a larger piece. It is a kind of "How To" be an alcoholic in recovery. It is all told from the perspective of the presenter who suffers from cirrhosis of the liver. This is a chronic condition. The basic theme is redemption. We explore how any human can “screw up.” Any human can work for redemption. Any human can be OK. Conceived by David Yeakle and Estevan J. (Chuy) Zárate. Directed by David Yeakle

Whippet Good, by Jo DePrang. Childhood best friends catch up after a mutual friend's funeral. Originally inseparable girls, one has now transitioned to male. Over a carton of whippets (nitrous cartridges), they grapple with "identity," mortality, and whether the present can change the past. But like, it's funny.
Thu
Feb 6
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00


Alphabet Soup, by the cast of Queer Artists. Alphabet Soup is, to put it shortly, gay storytime. Using the oldest form of theatre, the LGBTQ+ storytellers share their tales surrounding the theme of Family: chosen, biological, or otherwise. Directed by Tripp Spires.

Habitually Me, by Ben Prager. Stories written and performed by Ben Prager

Lady Ace, by Pamela Paek. When no man wants you, let me count the reasons. Pamela's one-woman show maps childhood hopes of love installed by Disney, to no man being inappropriate and the sick want to be manhandled, to stories we tell ourselves of how we are ugly and broken, to the way others justify why we are partnerless, and the disgust with how much our core female identity is still shaped by lack of male attention.

The Knuckleball Now, by Mike D'Alonzo, Lee Eddy, Craig Kotfas, Ace Manning. Est. 2004, The Knuckleball Now's award-winning improv comedy has delighted Austin with its fast-paced, high-energy, and seamless flow of scenes and characters that showcase the performers' mental connection that actually dates back to the late 90s. Veterans of FronteraFest, including multiple inclusions in Best of Fests, TKN always cherishes their time on the Hyde Park stage.

The Triumphant Return of the Wussy Boy Chronicles, by Big Poppa E. Three-time HBO "Def Poetry" veteran Big Poppa E brings his unique brand of stand-up comedy, performance-based poetry, and dramatic monologue back to FronteraFest for the first time in a decade. The former Austinite was named Best of Fest nine times during a ten-year run of FronteraFest, so this set will be a sweet return to the Hyde Park Theatre stage.
Fri
Feb 7
8:00pm
Ticket
$ 18.00
Tonight's shows now listed in performance order.

The Texas Book of Beasts: Year of the Rooster, by Jeff Irvin. Audience yoga (seated) with hats, clickers, insane plot, and singalong. Audience crows like a rooster, howls like a wolf, and yells at cattle. Spinoff of similar efforts last two years.

A Tethered Butterfly, by James E. Burnside. A solo play featuring Kristen Gooch.

The Silo Effect ,by Jay DiPrima. A 10+ minute play that explores the interaction of "Alexa" with seniors that are discovering its pseudo capacity for dialogue and intimacy. The AI interactions are both humorous and disarming.

The Tail of Lulu, written and performed by Isis Guzman. A tribute to the baddest basset hound in the game!

Vintage Boots, by Jonna Juul-Hansen. The view from 55 . . . or as my 17 year old describes it "that depressing shit."

The box office is now closed for this show, but tickets are still available at the theater beginning an hour before the show.


Tonight's shows now listed in performance order.

Twenty Things About Ken Webster, written and performed by Ken Webster.

Austin Still In Denial, by Stuart Hersh. In his 12th FronteraFest play, Stuart connects what he learned about slavery with his recent family trip to Eastern Europe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lithuania and Latvia.

The Stand-Off, by Christian Jacob Ramon. This is a two-person short play about a cop and a gangster who have a standoff in an alleyway, but come to find out that they are actually from each other's past.

The Mystery of the Plaid Shirts, by Rosemary Hook. A tale of loving deception and sartorial journeys.

The Pass, by Tristan Young Mercado (ScriptWorks Commission). Gives a nod to the great city of Austin while highlighting the humor that exists between an aging couple struggling to remain relevant and "cool" while capitalizing on a pact made 23 years before.

The box office is now closed for this show, but tickets are still available at the theater beginning an hour before the show.


Tonight's shows now listed in performance order.

The #2 Sacrifice, by Sandy Maranto. In this storytelling piece, Sandy Maranto talks about the time she carried through with the #2 sacrifice for a person she loves very much.

Dueling Playwrights: Battle in the Grocery Aisle, by Marianne Serene & James E. Burnside. Two playwrights argue over the writing of a play. The play humorously explores the different styles of shoppers as they run across, and into, each other in the grocery aisle. Directed by Jared K. Sloan and featuring the Travelling Troupe.

Please Help Me! - Confessions Of A Self-Improvement Junkie, by Tom Booker. A solo performance by Tom Booker.

St. Stephen's Pier, by Heath Allyn. A trio of scenes examining three different times in the lives of three friends in three different pairings all at the same pier by the ocean.

Posse Power, by Jomo and The Possum Posse. The band has figured out how to generate electrical power using musical performance in this comedy musical.

The box office is now closed for this show, but tickets are still available at the theater beginning an hour before the show.


Tonight's shows now listed in performance order.

I Sleep/ I Live/ I Wake, by Ryley Valenti. For better or worse, the world in your head is full of truly limitless possibilities.

Honey I'm Home!, by Jolyne Garza. A macabre family of niceties performed by Jolyne Garza and Audrey Colgrove.

A Series of Open Letters to my Teenage Son, by Max Langert. A father writes a letter a year to his son on his son's 13th through 19th birthdays.

99 Facts about an Immigrant, by Leng Wong. Story telling.

Three Tragedies in 25 minutes or Less, by Shakespeare with modifications by Beth Burroughs. A group of ragtag actors attempt to perform 3 of Shakespeare's Tragedies in the allotted time frame.

The box office is now closed for this show, but tickets are still available at the theater beginning an hour before the show.


Tonight's shows are now listed in performance order:

Liftoff, by Ben Polega. A "meow"-sical about the first cat on Mars.

I Am Not The Person You Have Made Me Out to Be, by Marianne Serene. A playwright writes a play about a son and the relationship he wished he had with his son. The play goes awry. This play, outside a play, reveals that life isn't always as we make it out to be. People are not always who we make them out to be. Directed by Barbara Abbate and featuring Jerel Fast, Shannon Embry, Nash Ferguson, Kristen Gooch, and Joe Grady Moore.

Maid/Man, by Rich Rubin. When a gangster’s done with his dirty work, can he trust the maid to clean it up?

14 Si!, by PoetKen Jones. This play is a dark satire of recent trafficking and abuse scandals involving underage victims. The pedophile protagonist Jesus “Ju Ju” Jailbait details his nefarious plans to force youth to serve as sex slaves and populate a desert island haunted by the ghost of Jeffery Epstein. Dedicated to the memory of Nelson Barquet (R.I.P.).

Catawampus, by Cliff Miller. Catawombus (n): an imaginary fierce wild animal (adj): 1. destructive 2. askew, awry, cater-cornered. Spellings: cattywampus, caddywhompus. This original solo piece reveals the grit and folly when trying to get life aright. Whether that be recovering from breakups, redefining relationships with addicted loved ones, or working to get life on track. Drawing on personal experiences, fairy tales, country music, and bad dancing.

The box office is now closed for this show, but tickets are still available at the theater beginning an hour before the show.


Tonight's shows are now listed in performance order:

Gentlemen's Special Interest Literature, by James E. Burnside. Two playwrights, each with their own male/female perspective, battle over the writing of a play about a husband and wife humorously discovering each other’s views on pornography. Will they head to divorce court or the bedroom? Directed by Jared K. Sloan and featuring the Travelling Troupe.

The Misplays, by Aaron Rubin, Adrian Gwarzalez, Derek Cornelius, and Spencer Bloom. We are an improv troupe that produces high fantasy narrative based on Magic: The Gathering.

Lightning Girl, by Rita Anderson (ScriptWorks Commission). A surreal fictionalization of how 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke, in 1971, survived a plane crash after her craft was struck by lightning and then had to navigate for 12 days through the Peruvian rain forest. Juliane finds herself in a world of strange & mysterious paradoxes as she faces her personal demons to come to terms with the reality of her own survival. Based on a true story. Directed by Crystal Franz. Featuring Kristin Fern Johnson, Valoneecia Tolbert, Katie Henderson, and Marci Blackwell.

Last Minute Ramblings, by Brian Newton Fuller. What happens when FronteraFest lets you know on Monday that you get to perform on Wednesday? Let’s find out!

I Knew Him Well, by Trace Turner. A Queer Theory Query for The Bard himself examines characters like Horatio, Benvolio, Boyett, and Jacques and how their Queer personas occur in our modern context. Stop by the bar to experience this one man show written and performed by Trace Turner.

The box office is now closed for this show, but tickets are still available at the theater beginning an hour before the show.


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