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A Weird Sister’s original work written by one of our founding members, Christa French, Perspective, or, Cheeseburgers and a Bag of Ashes, has been selected to appear in the Frontera Fest Short Fringe 2017 program at Hyde Park Theater.

Join us Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, to see this funny and poignant short play in good company with other new short pieces.

Maybe she wasn’t the worst mother in Corpus Christi, Texas — but she was up there. So we should definitely talk about all the great things she did to the ladies at church! I love this plan!

Hailey!

What?

Pushing.

Okay fine. She was the best mommy ever! Puppies and chocolate for all!

Hailey!

At least cheeseburgers then.

FINE.

Short Fringe Showtime

Thursday, Jan 26, 8pm
at Hyde Park Theater

Tickets available here: hydeparktheatre.org

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The Merry Wives of Windsor with Austin Scottish Rite TheaterAustin Scottish Rite Theater teams up with The Weird Sisters Women’s Theater Collective and performance artist Terry Galloway for this rollicking, cross-gender-cast period piece. Galloway assumes the role of legendary Falstaff who visits Windsor and tries to simultaneously court two of the town’s affluent married women.

This show is directed by Founding Weird Sister Susan Gayle Todd and includes past Weird Sister players Kristen Johnson, Alyson Curtis, Vicki Yoder, Melissa Johnson, Hollie Baker and more!

Showtimes

Thu 8/25 – 7:30 PM
Fri 8/26 – 7:30 PM
Sun 8/28 – 2:00 PM
Thu 9/1 – 7:30 PM
Fri 9/2 – 7:30 PM
Sat 9/3 – 7:30 PM
Fri 9/9 – 7:30 PM
Sat 9/10 – 2:00 PM

Tickets available here: brownpapertickets.com

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Weird Sisters Women's Theater CollectiveThanks to everyone who attended! We had a fabulous time with this play.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Austin’s favorite all-woman troupe is back for their seventh annual production, keeping Shakespeare weird with a modern rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Austin Lovers Hermia and Lysandra long to don their wedding dresses and make a lifetime commitment to one another, but Hermia’s father Egeus implores Republican governor Theseus to throw the book at the same-sex couple to make room for his preferred son-in-law Demetrius, who is in turn lusted after by the lovely and lovelorn Helena.

The four skip town, seeking solace in the hill country woods, but even their high quality R.E.I. gear can’t keep them safe from the machinations of the meddling Puck and the fairy courts of Oberon and Titania. Join the Weird Sisters Women’s Theater Collective from August 18-21 and 25-27 in this whimsically relevant take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.

When: Played August 18-21 and 25-27, 2011

Where: Center Stage Texas – 2826 Real Street – Austin, TX 78722

Facebook: event page

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Press:

Review by Michael Meigs at AustinLiveTheater.com

Moved to Texas with an all-female cast, the Bard’s comedy is a summer escape

‘Weird Sisters’ Reinvent the Bard, Women Only

Keeping it Weird: Sisters Take on Midsummer

Weird Sisters’ Fresh Take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Weird Sisters Drag PromLadies, stuff a cucumber down your drawers and bust out your handle-bar mustache. Gentlemen, smear on some red lipstick and fill your bra with plenty of toilet paper because THE WEIRD SISTERS are throwing a DRAG PROM!

The Weird Sisters Theater Collective invite you to join us for a night filled with live music, performance, cocktails, dancing and gender-bending attire! Please come ready to support our upcoming summer performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Suggested entry is $10 and up.

Featuring entertainment by Austin’s own Kings N Things and the Queertastiks, with the fabulous musical stylings of J_Dub and the Tease and the Kari K Band!  Bid on some swanky merch in our silent auction! Vote for Prom King and Prom Queen! We’ll have photo fun and lots of zexy Weird Sisters to fill your dance card.  Don’t miss it!

When: June 23, 2011 from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Mercury Hall – 615 Cardinal Lane

Dress to transgress; bras, beards and bards welcome! Invite all your friends and anyone you want to make friends with.  Invite your boss, we might have a sweet mustache she can borrow for the night, and you’ll get a raise in the morning.

Facebook event page here

Silent Auction Items
Turquoise and Silver Accessories
Vintage Goods
Artwork
Pottery
Theater Tickets
American Apparel Gift Card
Kitchen Items
Restaurant Gift Certificates, including Kerby Lane
… and more!

If you would like to donate an item to our silent auction, please email us

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Yard Sale May 28The Weird Sisters Women’s Theater Collective is revving up for our SEVENTH Annual Production! We’ll be bringing our own twist to Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Center Stage Texas Theater (formerly Arts on Real) the last two weekends in August.

We’re fun(d)raising in our usual ways, one of which is a BIG GARAGE SALE, to be held Saturday, May 28 next to Juan in a Million on Mildred Street. (Another is our DRAG PROM at Mercury Hall in late June–stay tuned for more details about that!)

We’ll  have all sorts of forgotten clothing, furniture, art, jewelry, nick-knacks, tools, toys, and such for sale, you won’t want to miss it!

Thanks for your generosity and support–we do hope to see you at the Garage Sale, the Drag Prom, and the Play!

Saturday May 28th
109 Mildred St. (behind Juan in a Million)
Austin, TX 78702

PS: Can’t make the garage sale or party? You can still help support us by making a small donation via PayPal

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Women of WillSince we first began, the Weird Sisters has been inspired and advised by LA Women’s Shakespeare Company and its artistic director, Lisa Wolpe. Lisa recently sent us this announcement about an exciting upcoming show. Please pass the word along to folks you know in the LA area.

Lisa says,

“I invite you to join me in welcoming Tina Packer to Los Angeles! Tina is an amazing woman, my mentor in the world of Shakespeare experts, and I hope that you will come and see her amazing show, “Women of Will”, March 5 & 6 at at the Kirk Douglas Theater and help to make this fundraiser for LA Women’s Shakespeare Company a success!  Ms. Packer has acted with the RSC, is founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, and has directed over 200 productions of Shakespeare. It’s going to be a great show!

WOMEN OF WILL is “a dazzling and illuminating piece of work. ..for anyone who cares about women, Shakespeare, or especially women in Shakespeare, it’s not to be missed.” – Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe

Also, I am performing my new work-in-progress one-woman-show “Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender” as part of the Inkubator Series at the SKYLIGHT THEATER – FRIDAY, February 18, 8p at1816 North Vermont, Los Angeles 90027
Admission $10 • Tickets call 702.582.8587″

The Press release: WOMEN OF WILL

“a dazzling and illuminating piece of work. ..for anyone who cares about women, Shakespeare, or especially women in Shakespeare, it’s not to be missed.”- Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe

TINA PACKER, brilliant Shakespearean actress, director, teacher, scholar and founder of the legendary “Shakespeare & Company”, has written and performs this penetrating peek into the subterranean secrets of Shakespeare’s female roles. Co-starring award-winning actor Nigel Gore!

A special event to benefit the LA Women’s Shakespeare Company’s upcoming all-female production of “Hamlet”!

Saturday March 5 at 8p and Sunday March 6 at 7p

The Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Free parking available at Culver City – City Hall, located across Culver Blvd. from the rear of the theater. Garage entrance on Duquesne Ave.

$35 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors
http://www.lawsc.net for tickets

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DYSfunctionThe Weird Sisters are proud to be performing as part of the DYSfunction

A two-hour smorgasbord fiesta safari of Austin independent theatre! An event geared to bring a bunch of Austin theatre groups into one room to show their stuff, and to help raise funds for Dystheatre’s 2011 production of Sam Shepard’s True West. The DYSfunction is a night like no other. Hosted by the inimitable singer/songwriter Southpaw Jones, a dozen theatre companies will each perform a scene related to familial dysfunction.

Doors open at 7:30
Performances begin at 8pm.
The second Tuesday in October at United States Art Authority
$15 – $25 suggested donation
http://www.dystheatre.com/tickets.html

Featuring:
Dystheatre
The Idle Maniacs
The Vestige Group
Loaded Gun Theory
The Austin Originals
Poison Apple Initiative
Gnap! Theater Projects
Sustainable Theatre Project
The Weird Sisters Women’s Theater Collective
Shrewd Productions
and more!

There will be a raffle for prizes. You can win ice cream, Flipnotics gift cards, free cuts from Birds Barbershop, and Frontera Fest passes.

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Yard SaleWe need to raise money for our next production! Come out Saturday to our amazing yard sale.  This is an entire neighborhood sale, so you don’t want to miss it!

Saturday Sept 25

Where: 9532 Morgan Creek Drive
(in Avery Ranch)


  • Vintage Clothes
  • Haloween Costumes!
  • Stylish Dining Set
  • Stage Lighting
  • Beveled Mirror Vanity
  • Bikes
  • Black & White Darkroom Set
  • Books!
  • Shoes!
  • Cowboy Boots!
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Carnival ah!A divine collaboration spearheaded by Rae Petersen, The Weird Sisters join forces with the Paradox Players at ACC’s Carnival ah! The 2010 theme is Process, Protest, Progress!

Come visit our table from 10am til 2pm on Wednesday April 21st, 2010 in the carnival tents at ACC Rio Grande Campus

Tuesday, April 20th – Thursday April 22nd: ACC’s artists and academics get out of the classroom and onto the grounds of the ACC Rio Grande Campus! Dancers, writers, actors, musicians, philosophers, sculptors, painters, and Earth Day worshippers, offer a multitude of voices, performances, discussions, interactive art installations, master classes, and creative encounters for visitors to partake in or just plain ole watch! A Few Highlights include:

  • The ACC Student Art Sale
  • Sunset Student Dance Performance Series
  • “Deafia,” a musical exploring deaf culture in a hearing society
  • Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Poet Laureate of Texas
  • Earth Day Interactive Art Installation and Dance Celebration
  • Creative Writing Performances
  • Explorations of Aristophanes and Machiavelli
  • Stage Movement with Austin Jugglers
  • Moby Dick: The Rock Opera
  • LIVE Action Painting Demonstration
  • Foreign Languages Variety Show
  • Austin Taiko Drummers

The mission of ah! is to inspire, encourage, and support existing and new academic and artistic collaboration among the seven individual departments of the Arts and Humanities Division (Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Humanities & Religion), and with other creative departments in the college and the Austin Community.

Join us at ACC Rio Grande Campus for free live Music, Theatre, Art, Dance, Film, Discourse…and fun! Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Division.

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