Tuesday, August 16, 2011


For the past couple of months I've been collaborating with the good folks at Attic Rep on the set design for their production of Rachel Axler's play Smudge. I'm headed down to San Antonio today for the opening and a couple of artist talks. It's going to be an exciting week! Here are the details and some press links.....


AtticRep is proud to welcome Jade Townsend back to San Antonio with two special events celebrating his work at the McNay Art Museum and on our production of SMUDGE.

See Express News - Debra Martin

Jade Townsend returns to collaborate with AtticRep's artistic director Roberto Prestigiacomo, production designer Rick Frederick and local visual artists; Jeremiah Teutsch and Emily Barker to reinterpret his installation An Allegory of Taste: Between Here and There for the stage. This work was recently featured in the McNay's New Image Sculpture exhibition currated by Rene Barilleaux.

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Artist Talk with Jade Townsend

Meet the artist and learn about his work

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

6:30 - 8:00 PM

This event is free to the public

Matinee Performance and Talk-Back

Come to see SMUDGE and stay to discuss the process of adapting sculpture for the stage.

AtticRep, Attic Theatre, Ruth Taylor Theatre Building, Trinity University Campus, Stadium Drive entrance.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2:30 PM performance followed by a talk-back

Join us after for a special Happy Hour downtown at theEsquire Tavern

SMUDGE a one-act play by two-time Emmy winner, Rachel Axler is a dark comedy exploring the question: Can love conquer all? A couple struggles with the limits of love and cheesecake in the face of giving birth to a "smudge" instead of the expected child. The dark whimsy of this play fits perfectly with Townsend, whose work explores themes of displacement and allegory.

SMUDGE opens August 18th and runs through September 4th, 2011


Thursday, Friday and Saturdays - 8 PM

Sundays - 2:30 PM

Adults - $20 / Seniors, Military and Seniors - $18 / Students - $10

The Attic theatre seats 70 with no seat more than 10 feet from the stage. All seats are general so reservations or advance purchases of tickets are recommended.


These conversations are brought to you in collaboration with our cultural partners,

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center and theMcNay Contemporary Collectors Forum