history

In 2007, First Austin allotted $60,000 for the creation of a theatre space, a black box, in a storage quadrant on the fourth floor. With money and motivation in hand, then Minister of Creative Discipleship, Ann Pittman, alongside church members Cathy Jones, David McCullars and Linda Miller Raff, began clearing the space, painting it black, building raked seating, ordering lights, curtains, chairs, etc. Dan Hemingson made recommendations on sound equipment which was also purchased and installed. Rev. Pittman served as the Artistic Director until 2010 when leadership was turned over to an Arts Team  - volunteers from First Austin. First Austin sought to staff Trinity Street Players again in 2014 and Ann Pittman was hired to serve as Interim Artistic Director through 2015. 

Productions over the past eight years were plentiful and enlisted a community of over 200 Austin artists, many of whom are members of First Austin. Check out the links below for more information on Trinity Street Players shows! 

(This page is still under construction. Please stay tuned for more information on seasons 2013-2016!)


Almost, Maine

258.apittman, Mar 19 at 12:32am - Uncategorized
The mystical magic of love is on display under the northern lights. The northernmost reaches of the 48 united states is the setting for this romantic fantasy, a perfect way to entertain your friend or lover for Valentine’s season.

Coriolanus

258.apittman, Mar 19 at 12:18am - Uncategorized
War is hell, but politics may be worse. And when one becomes the other, no one walks away unscathed.

Blood Brothers

258.apittman, Mar 17 at 11:21pm - Uncategorized
Trinity Street Players announces the Austin premiere of Willie Russell’s blockbuster musical, Blood Brothers. This tuneful, heartwarming, and heartbreaking tale of twins separated at birth whose paths cross again years later in friendship and conflict.

Proof

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:31pm - Uncategorized
Catherine’s struggles with herself, her brilliant yet unstable father Robert, her well-meaning but controlling sister Claire, and her father’s passionate and devoted protégé Hal provide a dynamic context for exploring the often fine line between creativity and madness, familial love and emotional suffocation, and self-perception and reality.

Three Viewings

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:35pm - Uncategorized
Three compelling characters, including a quirky undertaker, a wise-cracking corpse robber, and an endearing, widowed matron, tell their personal stories from the confines of a small town funeral parlor.

The Nerd

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:37pm - Uncategorized
Trinity Street Players present The Nerd, a comedy centered on the quandary of an aspiring architect stuck in a job in western Indiana with a girlfriend moving to D.C. and a war hero overstaying his welcome.

Incident at Vichy

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:40pm - Uncategorized
Trinity Street Players presents Incident at Vichy, Arthur Miller’s compelling morality play about the Holocaust. Directed by Cathy Jones, the large all-male cast explores the rounding up of Jews in occupied France during World War II.

Shadowlands

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:42pm - Uncategorized
The Trinity Street Players are proud to present our fall production of Shadowlands, a drama about the true story, late-in-life romance of C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce) with his American soul mate Joy Gresham. It is a riveting play on the duality of joy and suffering, following Lewis’s own painful journey through love, loss, and acceptance.

The Fantasticks

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:47pm - Uncategorized
The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story concerning two neighboring fathers who put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because they know children always do what their parents forbid.

You Can't Take It With You

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:50pm - Uncategorized
You Can’t Take It with You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936 and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

258.apittman, Mar 15 at 2:53pm - Uncategorized
Six delinquent children surnamed Herdman go to church for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. Despite protests from other church members, the Herdmans are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas play, in which they tell the Christmas story in a nonconventional fashion.

Steel Magnolias

258.apittman, Feb 26 at 10:18pm - Uncategorized
Based on the true story of a young woman battling diabetes, this is the hilariously heart-warming tale of six women in a beauty parlor in the 1980s (picture the hairdos!) sharing the joys and pains of life, love and loss.
 
Awards and Nominations!
Best Musical Direction awarded - Fiddler
Outstanding Young Musician Certificate awarded - Fiddler
Best Direction nomination - Three Viewings
Best Fight Choreography nomination - Coriolanus
Best Male Lead nomination - Almost, Maine
Best Male Lead nomination - Sunset Limited
Best Direction nomination - Sunset Limited
Best Musical Male Lead nomination - Fiddler
 
Best Ensemble Performance nomination - Fiddler