Ballot Eats the Bullet
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Oct. 27 - Nov. 05, 2016

On the eve of one of the most important elections in history, The VORTEX presents a world premiere of Ballot Eats the Bullet written and directed by Zell Miller, III with additional writing by Lisa B. Moore, Anne Maria Wynter, and Ebony Stewart. Featuring Sade M. Jones, Breaion S. King, Chelsea Manasseri, Kera Blay, M'Kenzie Flakes, and Valoneecia Tolbert.


Choreography by Sade M. Jones, Movement by Zell Miler, III.  Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Stage Management by Lindsey Ervi.


At this critical juncture in our nation’s history, one voice that still drowns in the political pool is the voice of the black woman. So, 6 black women set out to honor the beauty and complexities, heal the trauma, and highlight the joy of what it means to be a black woman in America today. These amazing brave performers shatter and redefine the stereotypes of black women today through song, vignettes, spoken word, modern dance, and jazz aesthetic gesture work. 


As Zora Neal Hurston stated "black woman is de mule uh de world, so fur as Ah can see". Or as Malcolm X stated "the most unprotected individual in America today is the black woman!"  

Ballot Eats the Bullet
by Zell Miller III, Lisa B. Moore, Anne Maria Wynter, and Ebony Stewart
Vortex Repertory Theatre

October 27 - November 05, 2016
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

October 27-30 (Thurs-Sun), November 3-5 (Thurs-Sat)   8pm

American Sign Language-interpreted Saturday, September 29 

Live Streaming on Friday, November 4 8 pm CST

“VORTEX CONNECTS” Post-show discussions after some performances



at The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX opens nightly at 5pm with full bar and hand-crafted cocktails.

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


Tickets: $10-$30

$30 Priority (Seated first)

$20 General 

$10 Discount (Seated last)

Limited Seating. Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended.  or 512-478-5282


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