John Kaiser in Night of the Iguana

John KaiserJohn Kaiser, a veteran Houston actor, will be playing the part of G.H. Hardy in Shunya’s next production, “Partition.”  Be sure to catch him on stage at Theatre Southwest in Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana.” 

As a floorist and performer, his credits include The House of Blue Leaves at Theatre Southwest; Entertaining Mr. Sloane and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at The Country Playhouse; Arcadia and Watch on the Rhine at Main Street Theatre; The Grand Manner and Me, Myself & I with Edge Theatre; and The Merry Widow at Houston Grand Opera. He has voiced many Japanese anime characters, in such recent videos as Intrigue in the Bakumatsu, The Book of Bantorra, and Night Raid 1931. For Sight into Sound radio, he does a weekly show reading National Geographic for the blind.

Step Inside, Scene 1

It is with great pleasure that Shunya announces its cast for the upcoming August show – Partition.   Over the next few months as we prepare for the show, we will be sharing experiences, opinions, and other outrageous happenings in and around the rehearsal room.

But to jump start things, we want to invite all of you to step inside Avant Garden on Saturday, May 4th from 7 PM until they kick us out.   You can meet members of the cast and crew and learn how you can become involved with this particular show and with the organization as a whole.   We’ll have food and drinks – but more importantly there’s an open stage and microphone, because that’s what it’s all about.  Step in and step up and tell us what you’re thinking about.  You can sing, hum, act, fly, juggle, slam, or twiddle your thumbs.  Whatever puts some fire in your step and some zip in your soul.

We look forward to seeing you May 4th and continuing the conversation!

Partition by Ira Hauptman.  Opens August 2nd @ 14 Pews!  Featuring:  Taher Lokhandwala, John Kaiser, Bradley Winkler, Anjana Menon, and Jeff Dorman!

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Leaving San Jacinto

Leaving San Jacinto is a new and exciting play by Diana Howie, in-house playwright at the Country Playhouse. It is being directed by Dianne K. Webb (Director of Shunya’s production of Art), and the Assistant Director is Anjana Menon (AD for Art and actor, The Prophet and the Poet). It is set in Texas of 1836, soon after the Battle of San Jacinto, when three important figures in Texas history; Sam Houston, Santa Anna and Lorenzo de Zavala; find themselves aboard the Yellow Stone in each others company enroute to Galveston. The play takes place entirely on the prow of the boat!
Please note that Leaving San Jacinto will be playing for one weekend only, between Thursday February 28th to Sunday March 3. Tickets are at $28.00 apiece. You can purchase them online at Alternatively you can try calling the box office at 713-467-4497. Groups of 20 or more, $5.00 discount per ticket.


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