Content Love KnowlesRick is really happy to be working with award-winning composer/director Content Love Knowles. Content composes music, plays piano and percussion and guitar, and sings in several bands. Her original musical scores for Sleeping Beauty and Dark Goddess received B. Iden Payne and Austin Critics’ Table nominations. She received the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Original Score for Bent. Content has appeared in more than a dozen plays at Vortex Theater in Austin.
Criminal CabaretContent Love Knowles has created a new post-performance musical group called the Criminal Cabaret that will be performing in the lounge of the Vortex Theater following selected productions on the mainstage.
Content Love Knowles' Criminal Cabaret presents Wrecked on the Reef: left-handed love songs & murderous melodies. This new short ‘n pointy pocket opera kicks off a series of musical and cabaret acts in The VORTEX Café. Featuring: Content Love, David DeMaris, and Ricky "Hog Branch" Watson.
" . . . the music was marvelous, cinematic, defining, thanks to Content Love Knowles, she of the Quaker name and nimble fingers on the keyboards." - Michael Barnes, Austin American Statesman
A pioneering leader in Austin's alternative theatre scene, the VORTEX Theater has successfully produced hundreds of original productions since 1989. As a haven for alternative performance, The VORTEX enriches and expands both spectators and artists. VORTEX creates and produces vital, ground-breaking performances that generate thought and discourse on the issues of our time.
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