by Spectrum Theatre Company

Oct. 27, 2018

Killingsworth examines the complicated dynamics of an African-American family living in a small Texas town in the 1970s. Although the family has prospered because of the father’s hard work and business acumen, the members still suffer from the social and political forces that inform race relations. The play explores universal themes such as sibling rivalry, conflict between fathers and sons, the impact of the past on the present, and the importance of family unity.


Note: The play is for mature audiences.

Following the reading the audience is invited to a short discussion with actors and director. 

Killingsworth is funded by the City of Austin and presented in coordination with the Vortex Theatre. 

Spectrum Theatre Company creates professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought-provoking stories of the human condition, as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience. The company was born out of a need to create art that impacts the social and cultural norms facing the diverse populations in Austin. Spectrum Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. — at Spectrum Theatre Company.

by Eugene Lee
Spectrum Theatre Company

October 27, 2018
The Vortex
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s only African-American theatre company, will present the Austin premiere of a staged reading of Killingsworth, by Texas playwright Eugene Lee, on Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Vortex Theatre, 2307 Manor Road. Admission is pay as you wish, and no advance reservations are required. A $10 donation is suggested at the door, but no one will be turned away; all are welcome. 

Parking is free but limited in the Vortex parking lot.