Play Ball
by Forklift Dance Works

May. 09 - May. 11, 2014

Forklift Danceworks and Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District are proud to announce the premiere of “Play Ball,” the latest collaboration from Allison Orr and Forklift Danceworks. Play Ball will be presented in three nightly performances as part of District Days at Downs Field, a citywide celebration of historic Downs Field scheduled for May 9-11th.

District Days at Downs Field will be a weekend full of events to help raise funds for much needed repairs and upgrades to the historic Downs Baseball Field. Highlighting the weekend festivities will be the premiere of “Play Ball” — a celebration of baseball and the vital role Downs Field has played in the rich baseball history of Austin and the nation. Featuring the Huston-Tillotson Rams baseball team performing choreography derived from the movement of baseball, “Play Ball” will include cameo appearances by local personalities, star players, and an original musical score composed by the award-winning Graham Reynolds and performed by a cast of notable Austin musicians, including Jazz vocalist Pam Hart and trumpet player Ephraim Owens.

“Baseball is full of rich gesture and movement. I am thrilled to be working with the Huston-Tillotson Rams to create this one-of-a-kind dance performance!” says Allison Orr, Artistic Director of Forklift Danceworks.

Play Ball
by Allison Orr
Forklift Dance Works

May 09 - May 11, 2014
Downs-Mabson Fields
2816 East 12th Street
Austin, TX, 78702

“Play Ball” will premiere Friday, May 9 as part of a Gala fundraiser and will be performed once each night on both Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11. Both of the weekend performances are completely free to attend, although tickets must be reserved in advance online at

Completely FREE to the public, although tickets must be reserved via NO ADMISSION WITHOUT RESERVATION.