Three Headed Festival
October 17 - 27 2019
Thursday through Sunday
at Rogge Ranch House
3506 Rogge Ln
Examine the power of curses, the stranglehold of categorization, and the courage to overcome in two weekends of solo performances featuring dancer and choreographer Kelsey Oliver, actor and visual artist Kriston Woodreaux, and actor and activist Crystal Bird Caviel. The Festival also includes a pre-show interactive exhibit by artist Alyssa Dillard, a movement class led by Oliver, and the Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball!
Oct 17 – 20 Thurs-Fri 8PM, Sat-Sun 5PM & 8PM
brutal IMAGINATION staged by Kriston Woodreaux, text by Cornelius Eady
brutal (bro͞odl) adj.
1. savagely violent, vicious, inhuman
A solo performance inspired by Cornelius Eady’s poetry anthology of the same name. In 1994, Susan Smith attempted to cover up the murder of her two small sons and that lie gave birth to mister zero: a black man of white invention; a phantom cursed both to exist forever and never at all. conceptualized and performed by Kriston Woodreaux. Text by Cornelius Eady.
Oct 24 – 27 Thurs-Fri 8PM, Sat-Sun 5PM & 8PM
pp by Kelsey Oliver
An indulgent self-expression on one wo/man’s fress mess. pp is an absurdist dance theatre piece processing maternalism, ownership, kink, cats, and categorization. An audience interactive experience in campfire style intimacy. *prepare for nudity.
Oct 19 and 26, Sat at 2pm
SICK/Lionheart by Crystal Bird Caviel
An exploration of life with chronic illness and its direct connection to unexplored ancestral baggage.
Oct 17- 27 Preshow Snippets and Fragments: A Group Devising Experiment by Alyssa Dillard
This interactive exhibit is an experiment in process. It is a workshop for ourselves. When you start from zero with no common reference material, what are the ways you can create something together?
Oct 26 at 10:30am Momentum + Floorwork Class led by Kelsey Oliver (Rising Sun Aikido, 2125 Goodrich Ave)
Oct 26 at 10pm Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball! Wear your worst and flaunt your best beasts at our free closing night celebration.
$15 each for Mainstage Shows | $5 each for Workshop and THF+ events | $25 Festival Pass each for entry into Mainstage Shows, Workshop Performance, and all THF+ events.
Reservations available on-line or at the door. Box office opens one hour before each performance.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kriston Woodreaux is an actor/director/visual artist based in Southern California. His recent work includes short film Sprites which premiered at the 2018 Fantastic Fest film festival, Notes From The Field (ZACH Theatre), The City Wears a Slouch Hat (Rude Mechanicals/line upon line), Actually (WorkHound), and Monroe (Austin Playhouse), Kriston studied acting at Illinois State University and Bradley University.
Kelsey Oliver, an Austin native, is a freelance choreographer and performer in the digs for ridiculously experimental theatre, film, and concert dance. She is currently Artistic Director of physical theatre troupe Frank Wo/Men Collective, which spawned from a desire to create collaboratively fervid, humorous, and idiosyncratic devising processes with multi-fielded artists. Kelsey has collaborated on works with the Rude Mechanicals, Underbelly Theatre, Magdalena Jarkowiec, The Theorists, Body Shift, Capyac, UT New Theatre, Ground Floor Theatre, Heloise Gold, CB Goodman, Cordova Quartet, + more. Kelsey has also been an adjudicator, choreographer, and dance instructor for studios and teams throughout Texas and received a BFA in Dance at UT Austin. (Kelsey-Oliver.com)
Crystal Bird Caviel is an actor, writer, and activist from Austin, Texas. She is an active death penalty abolitionist, mother, and holds a BFA in Performance & Production from Texas State University. Her recent work is an exploration of her life with chronic illness, connection to the spirit realm, and connection to her ancestors.