Courageous Cadence
by The Vortex

Jul. 30, 2023

Courageous Cadence centers the utilization of spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice. Courageous Cadence is a six-week program in addition to a concluding performance for an audience. All written work will have the opportunity to be published in the Austin Bat Cave's annual anthology.

Courageous Cadence is a Performing Justice Project. The Performing Justice Project (PJP) uses a performance-building process to devise original theatre that engages young people in imagining and enacting gender and racial justice in their own lives and communities. Through creative writing, performance-based skills, and personal storytelling, youth examine and name connections between their individual experiences and systemic (in)justice. Founded by Dr. Megan Alrutz and Lynn Hoare. Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin were able to facilitate residencies with young people.

 Learn more at

Jasmine Games is the Director of Education and Social Justice Activation at The VORTEX.  Jasmine began Courageous Cadence as a graduate student studying Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities in 2020. The first two iterations of Courageous Cadence were hosted online. Learn more about Jasmine at 

Lily Odekirk is a theatre artist,facilitator, and current grad student in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities. Learn more about Lily at

Please join us as we make a stand and find the rhyme in resistance! 

Courageous Cadence
by ensemble
The Vortex

July 30, 2023
The Vortex
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

Sunday, July 30, 2023 at  6 p.m.

The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @ The VORTEX

2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Tickets $15 - $37; choose and purchase HERE.

Advanced Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating.

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 one hour before the show --in-person only.

Free Parking. Bus Route.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm for hand-crafted cocktails.

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

Ticket prices are "pay what you will" for any seat.  $3-$5 CC fees apply per ticket.  Select price level with drop down menu after seat selection.