The Human Stage!

The HBMG Foundation excitedly announces HBMG Inc.'s new software uniting technology and the arts. It's new. It's amazing. It's on the horizon. To find out more go to 
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2014 Writer's Retreat!
HBMG Foundation welcomes playwrights of Central Texas to Creede, Colorado! Extending the writer's retreat to members of Scriptworks, the Foundation offers a cabin (with wifi), beautiful scenery, cool weather, and the potential opportunity to have a script read by company members at Creede Repertory Theatre.

Playwrights Kalli Angel, Rita Anderson, Ramon Carver, James Burnside, Ihor Gowda, and Anne Wynter will retreat, reflect, and write June-August 2014.

Special thanks to actors Christy Brandt, John S. Green, Ann Pittman, Sean Thompson, and Hannah Lake Chatham for reading with our writers and providing feedback. Break legs this season!
Broadway World - Vote!
Broadway World Austin hosts open nominations for best of Austin theatre in 2014. No need to give your email, or pay a fee to vote, or even have credentials – it’s "we the people" voting now! If you’ve seen theatre that made you laugh, cry, or even blush, then vote for your favorite moments! Art affects us all, so let’s honor those who make it! Of course, we recommend voting for Manuel Zarate’s Shakespeare Scrooged for category Best Original Play, but we’re a little biased. Whomever you vote for, do it soon! Congrats to all of Austin’s actors, writers and directors. We tip our hats to all your hard work!
Matney Vs. Cancer
Matney Vs. Cancer is a benefit to support our friend and former Foundation director, Robert Matney. All proceeds will go towards his medical bills and life expenses while he focuses on fighting the good fight and working towards wellness.

COMING SOON... A link for donations to click, support, and share!

An invitation to the Hidden Room reunion staged reading of their award-winning Taming of the Shrew Original Practices at the York Rite Theatre, Sunday June 30th!

An invitation to a special tent-revival event with live music, entertainment through the generosity of the Rude Mechs at the Off Center in July!

An amazing film. Hold on to your pants.

Stay tuned to the Facebook Event Page!
Shakespeare Scrooged
HBMG Foundation presents Shakespeare Scrooged: a staged reading! A retelling of the classic Dickens' carol with Shakespeare's fiesty, funny and often infamous characters, 7 amazing actors will offer a staged reading of Manuel Zarate's new script!

Shakespeare Scrooged showcases a
stellar cast including David Boss (Coriolanus) Michelle Alexander (Xanadu), Nathan Brockett (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), Ann Pittman (Ragtime), Alison Stebbins (All My Sons), Karen Alvarado (Doctor Faustus), andNick Kier (Pride & Predjudice)!

Dec. 18 & 19 at 7:30pm at
Hyde Park Theatre.
Tickets are FREE! Donations to Shakespeare Scrooged will be given in support of Keep Austin Generous' Week of Giving Dec. 15-21!

Artists Wanted

Justin Scalise in World's Fastest HamletHBMG Foundation, HBMG Inc., and First Night Austin are looking for a few good artists to create performance pieces and installation art for the third annual HBMG Theatre Under the Bridge at First Night Austin. We're looking for performances that can last up to 30 minutes, with the possibility of shorter performances scattered throughout the evening. You will have the opportunity to have your work seen by the 100,000 attendees to First Night Austin. First Night Austin takes place on December 31st, 2009 in downtown Austin. The Theatre Under the Bridge will be under the South First Street Bridge. Performances take place from 4:00-11:15pm. If interested please contact the Programming Director for HBMG Foundation, Will Hollis Snider.

Justin Scalise
World's Fastest Hamlet - Austin Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Bridge - First Night Austin 2009
Patron of Your Own Art

An article in Stage Directions Magazine
by Jakob Coakley

The HBMG Foundation aims to change the way artists think about themselves and money.

In these turbulent economic times, there’s been a lot of discussion about new models of funding for artists, and better ways to organize institutions so they can better serve the artists, and not themselves.

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Art of Business - Austin 2009

The Art of BusinessOn April 16, 2009, The HBMG Foundation, HBMG Inc., and the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) held the first ever Art of Business, an exhibit showcasing the artwork of Senior and C-Level Executives.

Twenty-four of Austin’s C-level and Senior Executives donated their artwork to be auctioned off in order to raise money for the HBMG Foundation and Austin Museum of Art. Held at the beautiful AMOA-Laguna Gloria, The event was a huge success for all parties involved.

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