Share This: It’s time to join the BAD NEIGHBORS at Hyde Park Theatre in FronteraFest 2020 for their BEST OF WEEK performance! February 1, 2019 at 8 pm. —— The development of BAD NEIGHBORS was made possible by a commission from ScriptWorks. For information about ScriptWorks programming or membership, visit us on line at wwww.scriptworks.org This project is supported...
Performances featuring Ava Love Hanna or Reviews of Local Austin Shows
Bad Neighbors at FronteraFest 2020!
Share This: It’s almost time to join the BAD NEIGHBORS at Hyde Park Theatre in FronteraFest 2020! January 29th at 8 pm. —— The development of BAD NEIGHBORS was made possible by a commission from ScriptWorks. For information about ScriptWorks programming or membership, visit us on line at wwww.scriptworks.org This project is supported in part...
Come See Haggis at FronteraFest Austin!
Share This: I’m super excited to announce my FronteraFest show this year — Haggis! A couple’s search for adventure at a desert nudist resort lands them in rural Scotland with an inscrutable groundskeeper and inadequate wardrobe. A new comedy by Ava Love Hanna; starring Anne Hulsman, Weldon Phillips, and Travis Dean. Join us for the fun: January...
Video – Am I Willing to Punch a Peacock?
Remember that time I was attacked by peacocks at Mayfield Park and wrote an essay about it? Because I like to live on the edge, I returned to the scene of the crime and told a live version of the story, surrounded by the very same peacocks, for the Night of the Peacock Benefit organized by Max Langert and Cinnamon Path Productions. My husband recorded my performance (probably in case we needed evidence for a peacock-attack related insurance claim) and it's available to watch from the comfort of your peacock-free home.
Gender Tsunami at FronteraFest
Share This: **UPDATE: We were selected as a Best of Week performance! Thanks to everyone who came to see us! My play, Gender Tsunami, is playing at FronteraFest this Wednesday, January 20th at 8pm! If you’ve ever wanted to see me swap clothes with my husband and talk about gender fluidity, now’s your chance. The...
20 Inches Under the Sea
When I was a kid, my favorite ride at Disney World was always 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I loved it. There was something wonderful about voyaging under the sea. Maybe it was the water, the colors, the fantastical ruins of Atlantis, or how my heart would race as the giant squid wrapped its tentacles around the Nautilus and all seemed lost before we wrestled free and triumphantly made our way back to the serene beauty of the tropical lagoon.
Live Fast, Die… Eventually and Only if Absolutely Necessary
I grew up in Houston, Texas. If you've never been to Houston, I can describe it for you like this: just imagine any dystopian movie and then replace all the crazed brain-eating zombies with crazed brain-eating conservatives and there you go. To be fair, Houston’s come a long way lately, but when I was growing up there, it was the late 80's/early 90’s. And Houston in the 90’s certainly wasn't known for its picturesque parks, art scene, or lesbian mayor. Houston in the 90's was largely known for its suburbs and its malls, neither of which I felt particularly drawn to. I knew there had to be more to life than to grow up, live by a big mall, and then die.
Saints and Starbucks
So the other night I had this dream that I was somehow entangled with religious fundamentalists and I was told to gather a few things that were really important to me before we all climbed onto a big tour bus. So there I was, crying and clutching my wedding ring, a manila folder full of papers… and a coffee maker... That sounds about right, I *do* love coffee (and manila folders).
This is where I'll be on Wednesday night. Part of the FronteraFest Short Fringe, Bad Parents, will be at Hyde Park Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8 pm. The show is hilarious and was written by the über talented Max Langert, whom I met as an Austin cast member of Listen to Your Mother last year. He and Tristan told touching stories about their mothers, while I was sharing one of my finer parenting moments: The Vagina-Mommy Incident.
Video – The Vagina-Mommy Incident – LTYM 2013
Earlier this year, I was chosen to read an essay about motherhood as a member of the 2013 cast of the Listen to Your Mother Show. It was an amazing night full of wonderful stories by talented writers all celebrating motherhood. I was so honored to be a member of the cast this year. Here is the video of me reading my essay, The Vagina-Mommy Incident. It's about the time I thought it would be a good idea to tell Kai the proper name for our genitals and how great that went