Monday, September 9, 2013


We are seeking ensemble members for the next iteration of "What's Goin' On?'

Become a member of a GenEnCo Production!
Auditions: Sept 28 or 29, 2013 from 1-4pm. 
The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) seeks performer-collaborators interested in experimental approaches to the work of Bertolt Brecht. Investigating racial representation, the 1970s, simultaneity, joyous chaos, and various modes of story-telling, we will devise an ensemble-based theatre piece for an evening length premiere at the VORTEX in May 2014. We will build off the work we created from the May 2013 workshop version of our piece. We are looking for people who are: open to collaborative process; interested in progressive, critical, and politically-engaged conversations and actions; willing to work hard in politically, physically, and spiritually demanding ways; engaged in body-centered work; and members of communities that are historically marginalized or disenfranchised. People of color and gender queers are especially encouraged to audition. Experience in physical theatre, movement, mime, and/or ensemble-based work is a plus, but not required. 

Rehearsals begin on October 5 and will be once a week October through January, twice weekly January through March, and 3-4 times a week March-May. GenEnCo is an Austin-based theatre troupe that makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. 

If you are interested, please email ktshorb [at] hotmail [dot] com for time and location. Include in your email address and date preference, if any. If you have a performance resume and headshot, please include that as well. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Make Performance Art with Us!

Sitelines, Action II: JOIN US

We Want YOU--our audience, our extended ensemble, our supporters
As each "Sitelines" action must be in partnership, for this next action, we invite: anyone who has been or currently is affiliated with GenEnCo; anyone who wants to be affiliated with GenEnCo; anyone who supports or believes in our mission of "making the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant theatre" that centers marginalized bodies (particular queers, people of color, gender queers, immigrants and children of immigrants).

“Sitelines” is a series of short, site-specific, free and public performances devised and developed as an ensemble, which includes suggestions submitted by ensemble members and the public. Each Sitelines action will be roughly 15-30 minutes long, with 2-3 week/10-15 hour incubation/rehearsal period for each action. The core ensemble for each piece will be the Generic Ensemble Company, alongside guest performers/partners. We go to the audience, rather than waiting for the audience to come to us. The public is notified of the site and theme less than 48 hours in advance.
Requirements for participation in Sitelines, Action II:
  • You believe in our mission
  • You wish to perform in front of potentially countless strangers or actively support others doing so
  • You attend the three rehearsals
  • You like to share your ideas. You are open to listening to others. In short, you can "hold on tightly and let go lightly" and/or "move up, move back"
  • You exercise respect and enthusiasm
Rehearsal Times: 
Saturday, September 7, 1pm-5pm: Bennu Coffee Shop
Sunday, September 15, 3pm-7pm: Place TBA
Sunday, September 22, 3pm-7pm: Place TBA
Performance date, time, and place will be determined at the first rehearsal and announced to the public 48 hours in advanceThis performance and the work of the Generic Ensemble Company is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.