by David Glen Robinson
Published on November 05, 2019
Khali McDuff-Sykes is Susanna, an unexpected angel who journeys to the homeless of Austin, and with some divine sixth sense finds those in need of her vineyard. As with many plays of high concept, the problems are long, but the solutions are short.
The Vineyard, a new play by Nicole Oglesby statged at the Trinity Street Theatre downtown, throws us in with under-thirty-somethings working and communing with angels at their own Hill Country vineyard and winery. They largely hail from the homeless streets of Austin. This gives the play immediacy and familiarity but without losing a potential wider audience. Its freshness is very well appreciated. And as we see every day, everyone on the streets has a …
by Michael Meigs
Published on June 15, 2018
LITTLE BIRD offers, like a gift, a gentle imagining of childhood innocents who are oblivious of the brooding evil that surrounds them.
Nicole Oglesby's Little Bird offers, like a gift, a gentle imagining of childhood innocents who are oblivious of the brooding evil that surrounds them. Willa and Peg are thirteen-year-old girls, best friends, trusting in one another and their Texas bayou surroundings. Willa's discovery of a litle bird fallen from its nest at first seems a randon incident, one that we probably all hold from childhood -- Willa gathers the creature in her hands but is …
by Catherine Dribb
Published on October 09, 2016
Don't brush It off. . . catch DUST while you can. This new company provides a forehead-wiping, dirty evening of stellar performances and a poetic script.
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust is the underlying metaphor in this touching play about the toughness of life during the Dust Bowl that plagued midwest America in the 1930s. In retrospect, it was perfect that we watched Dust by Nicole Oglesby in an un-air conditioned 'pony shed' in the backyard of the booming Vortex complex (a venue featuring live theatre, food, wine, and so much more). The shack, resembling some sort of …