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Rec Room Arts Announces Cast of THE CHILDREN Rec Room Arts Announces Cast of THE CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Rec Room Arts (Artistic Director, Matt Hune) opens the 2019/20 season with the regional premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's harrowing new play, The Children. Performances begin November 9 at 7:30 and continue through December 7. (more...)

Rec Room Announces 2019-2020 Theatrical Season Rec Room Announces 2019-2020 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

Rec Room Arts has announced an exhilarating 2019/20 season under the leadership of Artistic Director Matt Hune. Rec Room's fourth year further establishes the company as an influential artistic hub presenting first-class works of theatre from a wide array of voices. The season includes an eclectic lineup of four Houston premiere productions as well as readings of two new plays as part of the Rec Room Residency program. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Presents WOYZECK Rec Room Arts Presents WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Rec Room Arts' 201819 season wraps up with the spellbinding adaptation of Georg B chner's Woyzeck. Artistic Director, Matt Hune and exciting young writer, Maurielle McGarvey have re-invented B chner's 19th century tragedy into a jaw-dropping thriller set in modern suburbia. Performances begin July 17 and continue through August 3 (see schedule). (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Announces Titles For Its Ninth Season 4th Wall Theatre Company Announces Titles For Its Ninth Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

4th Wall Theatre Company announces its 2019-2020 Season. For 4th Wall's Ninth Season, Co-Artistic Directors Kim Tobin-Lehl and Philip Lehl are sharing a season of American classics and electrifying Houston premieres. "It's a season that explores family, racism, illness, lost love, and ultimately what it means to live and die in America," says Tobin-Lehl. "We're filling the season with the exciting storytelling, nonpareil acting, and excellent direction and design audiences have come to expect at Studio 101." (more...)

Plight Of Public Education Takes Center Stage In Regional Premiere Of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY Plight Of Public Education Takes Center Stage In Regional Premiere Of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Rec Room Arts opens their 2018 - 2019 season with Exit Strategy by Ike Holter. Set in Chicago, the play tells the story of a fictional public high school slated for closure at the end of the year. Despite funding cuts, bureaucrats run amok, apathy, and a rodent infestation, a small, multiracial group of teachers launch a last-minute effort to save the school, and put their careers, futures, and safety in the hands of a fast-talking administrator who may be in way over his head. The tenuous situation also raises fears and anxieties among students and within the volcanic neighborhood that surrounds the school.  (more...)

Plight Of Public Education Takes Center Stage In Regional Premiere Of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY Plight Of Public Education Takes Center Stage In Regional Premiere Of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Rec Room Arts opens their 2018 - 2019 season with Exit Strategy by Ike Holter. Set in Chicago, the play tells the story of a fictional public high school slated for closure at the end of the year. Despite funding cuts, bureaucrats run amok, apathy, and a rodent infestation, a small, multiracial group of teachers launch a last-minute effort to save the school, and put their careers, futures, and safety in the hands of a fast-talking administrator who may be in way over his head. The tenuous situation also raises fears and anxieties among students and within the volcanic neighborhood that surrounds the school.  (more...)

Rec Room Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season - EXIT STRATEGY, HANSEL AND GRETEL, and More Rec Room Arts Announces 2018-2019 Season - EXIT STRATEGY, HANSEL AND GRETEL, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Rec Room Arts launches into their third year with a powerhouse of a season that boldly tackles several of America's most divisive issues: guns, education, and race. The lineup, consisting exclusively of regional premieres and world premiere adaptations, includes a regional premiere of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter, award-winning playwright of last year's hit play SENDER; a remount of Houston's newest, immersive holiday tradition, HANSEL AND GRETEL; a regional premiere of ON THE EXHALE by Martin Zimmerman; a regional premiere of THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez; and a world premiere adaptation of Georg Buchner's groundbreaking 19th century play, WOYZECK. (more...)

WRITING OUR WORLD Writes Women Into Center Stage WRITING OUR WORLD Writes Women Into Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Writing Our World, a 10 minute play reading series devoted entirely to works by women of color and directed by women of color, is having its inaugural show on Sunday, April 29th at 7pm at Rec Room. The reading series is the brainchild of two women, Marissa Castillo and Candice D'Meza, who met as castmates in Main Street Theater's production "Men on Boats". The reading series is produced in partnership with Rec Room Arts Artist Residency Program. (more...)

BLESSED THIEVES at Rec Room Gives Houstonians A Chance To Remove Their Masks BLESSED THIEVES at Rec Room Gives Houstonians A Chance To Remove Their Masks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

BLESSED THIEVES, an interactive installation created by local actor Candice D'Meza marks the final weekend of Rec Room Arts' 2018 Residency Festival. The exhibit invites participants to explore how they craft their public persona, the ways they handle shame and vulnerability, and how society supports or discourages authentic self-expression, whether in the public sphere or on social media. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Hosts 3rd Annual Beer and Ice Cream Social Rec Room Arts Hosts 3rd Annual Beer and Ice Cream Social
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Tasty news! Back again by popular demand, Rec Room Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, will host its 3rd Annual Beer & Ice Cream Social on Saturday, March 31st from 7 pm - 12 am at Rec Room in downtown Houston. It promises to be quite the fundraiser! (more...)

2018 Alley ALL NEW FESTIVAL Begins This Saturday 2018 Alley ALL NEW FESTIVAL Begins This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival, January 20-28, 2018, features six playwrights and more than 30 actors from the Alley and around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. In addition to Alley Resident Company members, many artists have existing connections to the Alley and some are making their Alley debut. The start of the festival will celebrate the reopening of the Neuhaus Theatre. Tickets to the festival are available now online at alleytheatre.org/allnew or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Announces Inaugural Residency Festival Line-Up Rec Room Arts Announces Inaugural Residency Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

In July 2017, Rec Room Arts was one of 20 arts organizations in Houston to be awarded a $10,000 FY2018 Project Grant through Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston for their inaugural Residency Festival, and the project is now coming to fruition. The Artist Residency Program provides performance opportunities, along with artistic and business-related mentorship and education for one calendar year. In February and March, each resident will be given two weeks of rehearsal time, culminating in a weekend of performance dates that are open to the public. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Presents Its First Opera HANSEL & GRETEL in a 600 Sq. Ft. Wooded Installation Rec Room Arts Presents Its First Opera HANSEL & GRETEL in a 600 Sq. Ft. Wooded Installation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Rec Room Arts' presents its first opera: a holiday presentation of a new English translation of Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy-tale classic, HANSEL AND GRETEL. Artistic Director, Matt Hune, presents an original, bare-bones production, set in a wooded art and light installation by Stefan Azizi and Mina Gaber in Rec Room's intimate 600 sq. ft Back Room. (more...)

Interactive Kids Show GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0 Pushes Opening Due to Hurricane Harvey Interactive Kids Show GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0 Pushes Opening Due to Hurricane Harvey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Rec Room's new episode of the kids interactive sketch comedy show, GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0, has been postponed due to Hurricane Harvey. The new opening date will be Today, September 23rd, for a run through October 7th, with shows at 10:30am and 1 pm. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Brings Ike Holter to Houston Audiences with Regional Premiere of SENDER Rec Room Arts Brings Ike Holter to Houston Audiences with Regional Premiere of SENDER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Rec Room Arts is thrilled to present SENDER, a raucous new comedy by Chicago-based playwright Ike Holter, recent recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Drama and author of notable works EXIT STRATEGY and HIT THE WALL. In SENDER, Holter utilizes his signature rich, lyrical, rapid-fire language as he presents a millennial-centric, pressure-cooker of a world that's edgy, challenging, socially relevant, and hilarious. (more...)

Kids Interactive Theater Show GARBAGE ISLAND to Return with New Episode Kids Interactive Theater Show GARBAGE ISLAND to Return with New Episode
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Back to school getting you down? Then get back to Rec Room for the ALL NEW episode of GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0, the only original live sketch show for children ages 2 - 6, in Houston. (more...)

Interactive Kids Show GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0 Pushes Opening Due to Hurricane Harvey Interactive Kids Show GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0 Pushes Opening Due to Hurricane Harvey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Rec Room's new episode of the kids interactive sketch comedy show, GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0, has been postponed due to Hurricane Harvey. The new opening date will be Saturday, September 23rd, for a run through October 7th, with shows at 10:30am and 1 pm. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Seeks Artists for Inaugural Residency Festival Rec Room Arts Seeks Artists for Inaugural Residency Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In February 2017, longtime friends, theatre artists, and educators Matt Hune and Stephanie Wittels Wachs launched Rec Room Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to the creation and development of new work across artistic disciplines. (more...)

Kids Interactive Theater Show GARBAGE ISLAND to Return with New Episode Kids Interactive Theater Show GARBAGE ISLAND to Return with New Episode
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Back to school getting you down? Then get back to Rec Room for the ALL NEW episode of GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0, the only original live sketch show for children ages 2 - 6, in Houston. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Continues Inaugural Season with DEAD ROCKSTAR SING-A-LONG CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

George Michael, 53, born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963 in Finchley, North London, died December 25, 2016 and left the world broken-hearted. One of the greatest singers, songwriters, and pop sensations of our generation, his catchy, upbeat music demands that the listener move, dance, sing-along, foot-tap, shimmy/shake, and feel good. (more...)

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