On Stage

Speedrun Studio presents… GILLIAN AND HARVEY

Support local youth art with Speedrun Studio’s first original play of the year. “Gillian and Harvey” follows two young strangers during a life-changing first encounter, that explores just how connected two people can become over a single conversation. Witty, hilarious, and heartfelt, it showcases depictions of mental health struggles, queerness, and the autism spectrum in the young people of today with a truth and relatability only achieved by those who’ve lived through these issues firsthand. 

Performance Dates & Times:
Saturday April 1st at 3pm
Saturday April 1st at 7pm
Sunday April 2nd at 3pm


Next Up


Scandal, murder, plot twists, and uncontrollable laughter! Join the award winning cast of Escándalo for a fully improvised mini telenovela (show is in English). We promise you’ll be just as surprised as we are by what comes next!

Performance Date & Times:
Saturday April 15th 8pm


Coming Soon

Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble Presents… SCOPE OF US

When you know it’s time to go, why is it so hard to leave?
The Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, a collaboration between Creative Action and Expect Respect (a program of SAFE), excitedly returns with their 2023 school tour of “Scope of Us.” This new play is written and performed by the ensemble and follows two siblings, Alia and Ayden, who begin the play separated by abusive relationships and ultimately find their way back to each other.

Siblings Alia and Ayden have always been close despite their different interests in school but when bookworm Alia starts dating football player Xander, the siblings start to feel distant. Ayden is spending all their time with their new girlfriend Beth and Alia spends more and more time locked up in her room. What exactly happened with Alia’s ex, and is Ayden’s relationship with Beth as exciting as it once seemed?

The play aims to help youth (grades 6-8) understand and utilize their support systems, which are crucial for identifying red flags and leaving abusive dating relationships safely. The play explores:

  • Why is it so hard to leave an abusive relationship?
  • What does love bombing look like and what effect does it have?
  • What do control, manipulation, and isolation tactics look like in an abusive relationship?
  • How can we really show up and support one another?

For the past 20 years, Changing Lives has created original plays and toured to schools, conferences, and community events all across Austin and the surrounding areas to spark dialogue about teen relationships and encourage youth to take a stand against dating violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.

For more information about why the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship is when you leave see Love is Respect. If your school would like to explore more of these topics as a staff reach out to Expect Respect for consultation.

Teachers and schools can reach out to Expect Respect Educational Theatre Manager Claire K. Redfield at credfield@safeaustin.org for more information.

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday April 21st at 7:30 PM
Saturday April 22nd at 7:30 PM



Coming Soon

Communication by Captivation presents… FRANK’S LIFE

Frank is the star of his own soap opera, Frank’s Life. Unfortunately for poor Frank, he doesn’t know it. Nor does he realize that his wife, mother, sister and best friend—indeed everyone he has met since the age of 3—are actors.

Performance Dates & Times:
FRI – April 28th – 7:00pm
SAT – April 29th – 2:00pm & 7:00pm
SUN – April 30th – 2:00pm & 7:00pm