Rick Said So

Rick Said So is an eerie absurdist 75 minutes of physical theatre. Through cycles of dexterous movement, surreal images, candidly intimate monologues, and original live music, Rick Said So follows themes of what compels us as humans, ultimately essaying the absurdity of existence.

In Rick Said So, “Rick” (who/whatever Rick is) becomes a metaphor for a multitude—internal impulses and external forces that drive decision-making toward an eventual and yet undefined endpoint. At times suspenseful and at times nutty, Rick Said So highlights the exemplary and the mundane through physicality and text, venturing into human cognition with pleasantly shocking doses of perspective.

CO-DIRECTORS/PERFORMERS

Kelsey Oliver & Roberto Di Donato

ARTIST-COLLABORATORS/PERFORMERS

Alexa Capareda, Erica Saucedo, Khali Sykes, & Travis Tate

MUSICIANS/PERFORMERS

Urban Eisley & Walter Nichols

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/LIGHTING & SCENIC DESIGN

Chris Conard

SOUND ENGINEER: Nathan Patterson

FILM ARTIST: Joe Cornelison

COSTUME CURATOR: Aaron Flynn

STAGE MANAGER & PROJECTIONS OP

Ashton Bennett Murphy

A BIG LOVE THANKS:

Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin School of Film Motion Media Arts Center, Rude Mechs, Present Company, UT Theatre and Dance Department, Kirk Lynn, Charles Anderson, Dorothy O’Shea Overbey, Zac Traeger + Museum of Human Achievement, BossBabesATX, Billie Secular + Meow Wolf

 

Dead Animal, Emme, No Good, Cornucopia Popcorn, Fairweather Cider, Miller Lite

 

Jordan and Rachael Conard, Taylor Kokas, Mason Rosenthal, Katie Bender, Judd Farris, Katy Taylor, Kelsey Vidic, Taylor Flanagan, Mario Ramirez, Alex Masi, Sarah Annie Navarrete + Sarah Annie Photo, Jamie Massaro, Marian Kansas, Emily McLaughlin, Lindsay Scarborough, Hendrick Rosemond, Yelena Laningham, Panda Landa, Alex Miller, Yvonne Keyrouz, Anna Eisley, Amber Kilgore, Taryn Lavery, Hailley Laurèn, Clay Moore, Katie Hopkins, Sarah Adeleye, Kerri Atwood, Miriam Conner, Cassie Reveles

Frank Wo/Men Collective is fiscally sponsored by Salvage Vanguard Theater and this project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.