You've Been Told A Lie
by Conspire Theatre

Jun. 29 - Jun. 30, 2016

These experimental performances are the culmination of a 10-day workshop with 5 formerly incarcerated women led by Conspire Theatre and internationally acclaimed guest director Alirio Zavarce**. 

Please join us as our performers share what they've created together!

This project is supported by grants from the Network of Ensemble Theatres, the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and generous individual donors like you!

**Bio: Alirio Zavarce was born in Caracas, Venezuela and migrated to Australia in 1992. In 2000 he graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre. Over the last 14 years Alirio has performed at Malthouse Theatre, Windmill Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Sydney Theatre Company. He is a founding member of the Border Project and has performed in and co- created all of its productions.

Alirio has developed and directed projects for: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, SYTE, Urban Myth, Multicultural Community Council of South Australia, Flinders University Drama Centre and the Community Arts Network.

For No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Alirio directed, wrote and performed Trapped (winner of the 2011 Fringe Peace Foundation Award) and Sons & Mothers (winner of the 2012 Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production, the Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE: Development Award and the Adelaide Critics Circle Best in Fringe Award).

In 2013 Alirio wrote and performed The Book of Loco (winner of the 2013 Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE: Development Award); and wrote and directed The Migration Project, which was presented as part of 2013 Come Out Festival. Alirio produced and directed Live From Channel 9 Studios, the newest interdisciplinary venue at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, in which he created and performed The Chapel of Love and directed True North Youth Theatre Ensemble’s A Sense of Home (winner of the 2014 Fringe Peace Foundation Award). He just finished a season of The Book of Loco at the Malthouse Theatre and performed the role of Geppetto in Windmill Theatre’s Pinocchio (Malthouse Theatre/Sydney Opera House/The New Victory Theatre, New York, 2015). 

Alirio is the Artistic Director of AJZ Productions and True North Youth Theatre Ensemble.

You've Been Told A Lie
by Conspire Theatre ensemble
Conspire Theatre

June 29 - June 30, 2016
Sparky Park
3701 Grooms Street
Austin, TX, 78703

June 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are by donation to help us pay for space rental. Suggested Donation: $5-20.

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Space is limited to 25-30 people each night, so reserve your tickets ASAP! (Yes, there is air conditioning :))

Parking info: There's a lot of street parking near Sparky Park, especially on Tom Green, 34th, and 35th streets. We're guests of the neighborhood, so please be thoughtful - don't block people's driveways, and spread cars throughout the neighborhood so each resident still has room to park in front of their house. Thank you!