Mr. Burns, A Post-electric Play

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Alana Anthony, Stitcher
Kirk Baltzell, Backstage Crew
Natalie Broussard, Lighting Crew
Elizabeth Carr, Scenic Builder
Jazmyn A. Castillo, Asst. Stage Manager
Samantha Cole, Asst. Costume Desig ner
Chris Conard, Asst. Scenic Designer
Iman Corbani, Scenic Designer, Executive Producer
Kyle Cordova, 2nd Asst. Lighting Designer, Electrician
Aaron Curry, Production Electrician
Kendall Floyd, Percussionist
Samantha Gashette, Headdress Maker
Francesca Ghizzoni, Production Manager
Laura Gonzalez, Make-up
Guinevere Govea, Wardrobe Crew
Christine Gwillim, Community Engagement
Hsiao-wei Chen, Costume Support, Wardrobe Crew
Brandy Harris, Chorus Draper and Stitcher
David Hernandez, Technical Director
Helen Hetrick, Stage Manager
Aaron Kubacak, Costume Designer
Mikaela Kelarek, Audio Engineer, Sound Board Op
Juan Leyva, Process Photographer
Molly Martinez-Collins, Asst. PR and Marketing
Khristián Méndez Aguirre, Director, Exec.Producer
Adam Miller-Bateau, Fight Director
Al(aina) Monts, Music Director, Accordionist
Ashton Murphy, Lighting Crew
Julio Muñoz, Carpenter, Stage Hand
James W. Parker, Composer, Pianist, Sound Designer
Jessica L. Peña Torres, Movement Choreographer
Becky Phung, Upcycle Stitcher
Sophia Quiroga, Asst. Director , Executive Producer
Alan Retamozo, Guitarrist
Bill Rios, Asst. Lighting Designer
Roxanne Rohmann, Mask Maker, Act III draper
Jessi Rose, Upcycle Draper
Ariane Stier, PR and Marketing
Lindsey Thurston, Crafts Support
Taylor Travis, Properties Master
Ally Tufenkjian, Community Engagement / Asst.
Production Manager
Annie Ulrich, Act III Draper
Ann G. Wrightson, Lighting Designer
Audra Yokley, Intimacy Choreographer


Jayla Ball, Jenny, Marge 1, Bart 2
Alfred Chou, Sam, Troy McClure
Diana Guizado, Gunman, Apu, Itchy
Claire Hardwick, Colleen, Marge 2
Tanner Hudson, Gibson, Sideshow bob, Homer 2
Tess Jackson, Nelson, Scratchy
Brooks Laney, Matt, Homer 1, Mr. Burns
Audrey Loomis, Gunman, Edna Krabbapple
Mireya Luna, Maria, Bart 1, Lisa 2
Megan Todd, Flanders
Jill Young, Quincy, Lisa 1, Willy

The Tempest: A Gentrification Story

by William Shakespeare

The year is 2003 in ATX and Prospero has a mission: to take revenge on his brother who kicked him out of Volpe’s (his upscale Italian restaurant) and banished him to god-forsaken East Austin. He’s set up shop at La Isla Bonita a newly renovated, organic, fair trade, Mexican-inspired coffee shop. Along with his employees, Ariel and Calibán, they will raise the waters from Lady Bird Lake and bring to shore the boat carrying Prospero’s traitors back from a West Lake Hills wedding. He’ll get his revenge–that is, if others don’t get to him first.

The Performance as Public Practice Graduate Student Association is proud to present a locally-inspired production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, drawing parallels between colonization and gentrification.

Directed by Laura Baglereau and Khristián Méndez Aguirre
Stage Management by Ashton Bennet Murphy and Julio Munoz

Jessica Peña (Movement),
Adam Baglereau (Fight),
Audra Yokley (Intimacy)

Delena Bradley (Costume Design),
Tucker Goodman (Scenic Design),
James Parker (Sound Design),
Austin Shirley (Lighting Design)

Vivian Gonzales (Sebastian)
Tanner Hudson (Ferdinand)
Madeleine Hayes (Ceres)
Audrey Loomis (Prospero)
Kelsey Linberg (Juno)
Mireya Luna (Ariel)
Diamante Martinez (Stephano)
Molly Martinez-Collins (Gonzalo)
Meagan McCrary (Miranda)
Andy Moe (Antonio)
Ariane Stier (Calibán)
Megan Todd (Iris)
Ellie Webster (Alonso)

Mammoth: A De-extinction Love Story

EN / Austin, TX premiere of Adam R. Burnett’s Mammoth: A De-extinction Love Story through the PPP Graduate Student Alliance. Casebook available May 2018.

ES / Estreno en Austin, Tejas de la obra Mammoth: A De-extinction Love Story  del escritor Adam R. Burnett a través de la PPP Graduate Student Alliance.

PT / Primeira representação na cidade de Austin, Texas, da obra Mammoth: A De-extinction Love Story  do dramaturgo Adam R. Burnett através da PPP Graduate Student Alliance.

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EN/ Production of Ariana Reines’ telephone through the PPP Graduate Student Alliance at the University of Texas at Austin. Actor’s packet, and Production casebook available on request.

ES/ Producción de telephone de Ariana Reines a través de la PPP Graduate Student Alliance en la Universidad de Texas en Austin.

PT/ Produçcao da peça de teatro telephone de Ariana Reines através da PPP Graduate Student Alliance na Universidade de Texas em Austin.

The Floor is Yours


2014-2015. A play, about environmental governance. A comedy, against despair. A piece of dramatic literature, to feel global politics as they happen and come to our own conclusions about how to change them. I wrote it for myself, mostly. And as my senior project as to finish up my education as a human ecologist. A hefty dose of active, directed research took place over my entire undergraduate education, but I spent roughly a year researching, drafting and workshopping the play. It was presented at a staged reading in Bar Harbor, USA, on May 2015. It builds on all my other United Nations and & design work.


2014 a 2015. Una obra de teatro, sobre gobernanza ambiental. Una comedia, contral la desesperación. Una pieza de literatura dramática, para sentir la política internacional como sucede y llegar a nuestras propias conclusiones sobre como cambiarla. La escribí casi que solo para mí. Y también como un proyecto para terminar mi educación como ecólogo humano. Una dosis grande de investigación activa y enfocada tomó lugar durante mi educación superior, pero pasé casi un año investigando, escribiendo borradores y trabajando con la obra. Se presentó en una lectura en Bar Harbor, Estados Unidos en Mayo de 2015. Está informado en mucho del otro trabajo sobre las Naciones Unidas que hice.