by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Dec. 08 - Dec. 11, 2016

The VORTEX proudly presents four nights of Hunger, the award-winning one-woman production written and performed by Ebony Stewart and directed by Zell Miller III. Stewart won the 2015 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Hunger and the Austin Critics’ Table David Mark Cohen New Play Award for original script. 


Spoken word and Interdisciplinary Theatre Artist Ebony Stewart debuted Hunger at The VORTEX in August 2015 and is touring the show and her poetry internationally. With more than a decade of experience in spoken word, slam poetry, and performance, Stewart has established herself as a vital voice in American theatre. She now returns home to The VORTEX to roar her truth with this unapologetic cascade of poetic theatre. Patrick Anthony designs lights and Lindsey Ervi stage manages.


We once again open to the space between forgiveness and farewell.


Ebony Stewart is an international touring performance arts spoken word poet and active artist from Central Texas. She has coached Austin Neo Soul and Austin Poetry Slam, finishing 1st and 5th at the National Poetry Slam and They Speak Youth Slam finishing 8th in the world at Brave New Voices. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin Texas has shared stages with many brilliant artists including the late Amiri Baraka. Featured in the Texas Observer, “For Harriet” and “The Agenda: working for LGBT economic equality”, Ebony has published The Queen’s Glory & The Pussy’s Box and Love Letters To Balled Fists.

Ebony is a VORTEX Company member and will debut her new show, Ocean, at The VORTEX in May 2017. The former sexual health educator with the resting bitch face, sometimes known as The Gully Princess, writes because she has to and eats cupcakes for fun. 


This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


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by Ebony Stewart
Vortex Repertory Theatre

December 08 - December 11, 2016
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

December 8-11, 2016    Thursday-Sunday 8 pm  One week only!

Live Streaming on on December 8 at 8 pm CST

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The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

Free Parking. Bus Route.

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

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


Tickets: $15-$35

$35 Priority Seating

$25 General Admission

$15 Discount

Limited Seating. Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended.  


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 7 pm each night--in-person only.

2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafePlace.  or 512-478-5282