Production History

Tiskettasket

“Food, in our past as Americans, and still so in other cultures, 
has been a gathering place to share stories and enjoy life. 
[It feels like] we’re pretty far from that culturally. 
Perhaps this is a format to rewire some of how 
we as people look at 
and consider food.”

— Derek Kolluri, Co-Director & Performer in Tiskettasket

Co-Produced by Kelsey Oliver, Alexa Capareda, Chris Conard, Robert Di Donato

Co-Directed by Kelsey Oliver and Derek Kolluri

Long-Distance Artistic Collaborator: Robert Di Donato

Technical Direction, Graphic Design, Set Design, and Light Design by Chris Conard

PR and Food Gathering Direction by Alexa Capareda

 

Performers/Artistic Collaborators: Joe Davis, Derek Kolluri, Kelsey Oliver, Alexa Capareda, Mario Ramirez, Panda Landa

Special Guest: Aundre Wesley

Costume Curation and Design by Kelsey Vidic and E.L. Hohn

Sound Engineered by Nathan Patterson

Stage Managed by Josh Secor and Jacob Caire

Promo Film by Joe Cornelison and Kelsey Oliver

Preshow and After Party Films by Joe Cornelison

Tiskettasket, a one-act, full-sensory production, invites the audience to choose aspects of their experience by giving them each a basket, and allowing them to select which compostable foods they would like to fill their baskets with. These foods are used in every vignette, engaging the audience in directives that encourage them to create the soundscape for one scene, hurl fistfuls of mush in the next, and experience crafty, 4D interactive companionship with the performers throughout the evening.

Thanks to the following contributors for making Tiskettasket possible!

RUDE MECHS , Erica Saucedo, Kim Stacy, Hunter Sturgis, Aaron Bell, Jacob Conard, Jennifer Sherburn, Zac Crofford, Balance Dance Studios, Sarah Anne Navarrete / Sarah Annie Photo, Debbie Oliver, Evamarie, Karlo and Sergio Capareda, Tyler Kosmak, Linda Litzinger, Taryn Lavery, Hailley Laurèn, Clay Moore, Ginnifer Joe, Alex Masi, Katie Hopkins, Festival Beach Food Forest, Josh Blaine & in.gredients, Dorothy Overbey, ARCOS, Miriam Conner, Alexander Hiers, NunaMaana

 

Food Donations

Austin Gourmet Popcorn, Austin’s SoCo Ginger Beer, A.K.A. Mixology, Amy’s Apothecary, Brothers Produce of Austin, Cornucopia Popcorn, NadaMoo

Patika, Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery, Stumpy’s 512, Texas French Bread, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Topo Chico USA

 
Tiskettasket: Nibbles
at Revolve Austin: A Movement Display

On September 22, Frank Wo/Men Collective performed a 2-hour installation iteration of Tiskettasket as a part of Revolve Austin: A Movement Display. The event was held at the The American Legion- Charles Johnson House.

Tiskettasket, a one-act, full-sensory production, is an interactive physical theatre show centered around multi-purposing food. In a series of overlapping vignettes, this performance channels absurdity in many forms, allowing the audience to engage head-deep in fruitful, full-bodied episodes of goof.

 

"That was a head cracker dada festival of fun. I think it's wo/manditory that all banditories see these candidstories. Go you idiot and don't not be low went you go."

- Kirk Lynn, playwright, novelist, and co- founder of the Rude Mechanicals

"Contemplative, skilled, inventive, and often hilarious, the two-hour performance, collaboratively developed by the seven- member collective, was a heartening beginning to 2017."

- Jonelle Seitz, Fjord Review

"LOOSE GRAVEL is Raw, Edgy and Occasionally Brilliant"

- Broadway World

"...this no-holds-barred performance does contain moments of brilliance... and some impressive talent at the beginning of careers I'd be very interested to revisit a few years on down the road."

- Frank Benge, Broadway World 

Co-Produced by Kelsey Oliver, Alexa Capareda, Chris Conard, Robert Di Donato

Artistically Directed by Kelsey Oliver

Assistant Artistic Director - Robert Di Donato

PR and Marketing Director - Alexa Capareda

Technical Direction, Graphic Design, Set Design, and Light Design by Chris Conard

 

Performers/Artistic Collaborators: Robert Di Donato, Kelsey Oliver, Alexa Capareda, Dannon O'Brien, Mario Ramirez, Hunter Sturgis

Artistic Collaborators: Erica Saucedo, Cimone

Costume Curation by E.L. Hohn

Stage Manager/Sound Board Operater - Josh Secor

Community Outreach by Cimone

Thanks to the following contributors for making Loose Gravel possible!

University of Texas Department of Theatre, and Dance, Brant Pope, Tatiana Artis, Topology, Elaine Pordesimo, Sarita and Joel Mercado, Evamarie and Sergio Capareda, Joan and Bruce Mackay, Jordan Conrad, Clay Moore, Marshall Smith, Kevin Mcann, ZACH Theatre, Joe Cornelison, Zhi Tea

Loose Gravel

Loose Gravel: Bite Size at Mi Casa Es Su Teatro

A site-specific physical theatre piece

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 3-4pm at 5109 Avenue H.

 

For this year’s Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, the Frank Wo/Men gave a condensed, site-adapted, bite-size encore of  some of Loose Gravel’s greatest hits.

About Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, a part of Frontera Fest:
Mi Casa Es Su Teatro is a day of site-based work performed in local homes and other surprising locales. For  decades, FronteraFest has invited local artists and residents to partner-up in creating this adventurous afternoon of  intimate and literally homegrown performances for the community. Every year Mi Casa is totally unique in style,  original in content, and reflects a specific swath of Austin’s landscape. This year’s festival was curated by theatre  artist Patrick Shaw, and movement artist Hassan Christopher, which took place in the Hyde Park neighborhood.