by The Vortex

Jan. 26 - Feb. 10, 2018



The way to make a person make a decision is to convince everyone around that person / Maybe that's what I'm doing / I said win, Aya, not kill

Set over the course of a business lunch in a Japanese restaurant somewhere in the United States, 893 | Ya-ku-za follows Aya's bid to become the first female member of the infamous Japanese crime syndicate. Exploring themes of ambition, power, and loyalty, 893 | Ya-ku-za asks what it means to be first and what we're willing to do to get there. The VORTEX and GenEnco are pleased to produce this edgy new play by Daria Miyeko Marinelli for three weeks only at The VORTEX.

Directed by kt shorb and Jesus I. Valles

Featuring Mia King and kt shorb. Fight Choreography by Chris Tacderas. Lighting Design by Aaron Curry. Costume Design by Jana Zek. Scenic Design by Iman Corbani, Sound Design by Jess O'Rear, 

Stage Management by Margaret Jumonville.

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

 kt shorb’s work has won multiple FronteraFest "Best of Fest," and has been shown at the Menil Collection, the Pulitzer Foundation, and in many venues across Texas. They are an invited member of the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation.

Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX are funded and supported by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. GenEnCo is partly supported by The VORTEX.

 The VORTEX conjures and navigates the storm of imagination with urgent, unashamed art that dares to dream the world in which we want to live. This magic emanates from our cultural harbor, embraces diverse communities, breaks down barriers, and opens channels for vital exchange.



[poster by Armand Alido]

by Daria Miyako Marinelli
The Vortex

January 26 - February 10, 2018
The Vortex
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

When: January 26-February 10, 2018   8 pm

Live-stream on Howlround.tv Friday, February 2, 2018 8 pm CST

ASL-interpreted Saturday, February 3, 8 pm

“Industry Night” Wednesday, February 7, 8 pm


The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @The VORTEX 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly with full bar, hand-crafted cocktails, and snacks.

Patrizi’s @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm with delicious homemade Italian food.


Tickets: $35-$15

$35 Priority Seating  

$25 General Admission 

$15 Discount/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran


Advance Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating.

Previous years have sold out in advance. 

www.vortexrep.org  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 SafePlace

Tickets and more information www.vortexrep.org