by Bottle Alley Theatre Company
Nov. 08 - Nov. 17, 2020
Wildcraft is a one-person show, devised and conceptualized by Bottle Alley Theatre Company, and starring Miki Johnson. The play takes the form of an interactive class focusing on wildcrafting, a specific branch of green witchcraft which is described within the play as "a blend of the magical, the herbalist and the forager." Located within the intimate environment of The VORTEX's sunken gardens behind Patrizi’s, audiences will learn about herbalism, identifying omens in the wild, spirit gardens, and more. Not confined to simple storytelling, the audience will craft their own witchy items including black salt, a witches' bottle, and their very own spell for spirits. Individual tables will be physically distanced and sanitized, and all craft items are fresh for each performance. Long-time followers of Bottle Alley will recognize Wildcraft as the newest entry into their collection of plays revolving around the fictional Farm Road Coven.
The Farm Road Coven is a creation of Bottle Alley -- an ongoing storyline revolving around the last eight remaining members of a coven of witches. The storyline kicked off in Bottle Alley's 2017 production of The Curious with subsequent coven members being introduced (or returning) in 2017's Apocalypse and most recently 2019's The Rain Sessions. Wildcraft introduces audiences to the coven's sixth member, December. Even though all of these works take place in the same universe, they are intended to be enjoyed as stand-alone works.
ABOUT BOTTLE ALLEY
a bunch of punks who like independence, experimentation, and honesty · in a constant search for catharsis · theatre of cruelty inspired work · specialists in found space theatre · producers of strictly original and weird work · risk-takers · do it yourself attitude
ABOUT THE VORTEX
We conjure urgent, unashamed art to create action in a shifting age. We embrace diverse communities, break down barriers, and elevate inclusive discourse from our home in Austin, Texas. We enliven humanity with a magical green new theatre at our Butterfly Bar and Sanctuary.
November 08 - November 17, 2020
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
7 p.m., Sundays through Tuesdays
Table for 1: $35. Table for 2: $60