James VenhausBroken Record - Overtime Theater

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globe awards 2011Ugly People wins 2012 Globe Award for Best Orginal Script from the Alamo Theatre Arts Council. This is James' third win in this category. In 2011 his play, Broken Record won the same award and in 2010, He won for "The Happy Couple. All three plays were produced by The Overtime Theater, San Antonio's only theatre dedicated to exclusively producing original works by local and regional playwrights.

 

Ugly PeopleUgly People named as one of the "Best of 2011" prodcution by the San Antonio Express-News. Theatre critic Deborah Martin says, "James Venhaus' interactive show about a fictional presidential election was smart, funny and, at times, distressingly realistic."

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December 26, 2010  
San Antonio Express-News The Best of 2010 — Stage

San Antonio Express-News theatre critics Deborah Martin and Michael E. Barrett published their annual year-end list of the best theatre productions of the year. Two of my plays, The Happy Couple and Broken Record made the list.

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October 10, 2010
ATAC Globe AwardThe Happy Couple received a Globe Award from the Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) for Best Original Script. The ATAC Globe Awards honor outstanding achievement in San Antonio theatre. Courtney Coston and Christie Beckham shared the Globe Award for Best Actress for their roles as Mary Elizabeth and Angel in The Happy Couple. Check out the San Antonio Express-News coverage of the ATAC Globe Awards here.


August 22, 2010  
High 5 Broken Record "High 5"

The August 22, 2010 edition of the San Antonio Express-News ran this photo on their "High 5" look ahead to the week in the arts. I was pleased to see that the photo of Broken Record was larger than the photo of 80's rock band Asia.

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January 3, 2010  
San Antonio Express-News "10 for '10"

The January 3 edition of The San Antonio Express-News names James Venhaus as one of the "Ten for '10", a list of local artists that are due to have a big year in 2010.
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December 1, 2009
San Antonio Express-News 'Stocking Stuffer' alert!

"Playwright James Venhaus... will celebrate the release of a collection of his Christmas one-acts with an evening of performances on Wednesday (Dec. 2)."

"The plays are fun and the size of the book makes it a nifty stocking stuffer for the theater buff on your list."

by Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News
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November 28, 2009
ICWP book Happy Holidays from Anderson, Davis, Seton and Fenner published to benefit the International Centre for Women Playwrights.

The Mother/Daughter Monologues Vol. 1: Babes and Beginnings features my short one-woman play, Happy Holidays from Anderson, Davis, Seton and Fenner.   This four-volume collection is published by the International Centre for Women Playwrights. Proceeds from the sale of these books will assist ICWP to fulfill its mission by enabling more women’s plays to be printed, promoted and produced across the world.

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September 13, 2009
San Antonio Express-News White Room premiered at the 6th annual Theatre ASAP festival.

"The piece was inventive and funny and built to a terrific ending . . . easily the strongest piece of the evening. "

by Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News
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September 10, 2009
A Great Big Deal Over Nothing or Much Ado About Nothing at Camp Messina, a play for young actors developed with the middle school theater class at Saint Mary's Hall will be published soon by Playscripts, Inc.

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April 8, 2009
Stocking Stuffers: Five Short Christmas Comedies by James Venhaus.

Published by Original Works Publishing, the home for bold and original new plays. This collection features, The First Christmas, Santa’s Little Helper, Three Kings, Kringle-phobia and Happy Holidays from Anderson, Davis, Seton and Fenner

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January 14, 2009
San Antonio Express-News "S.A. playwright's work performed across U.S."

by Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News.

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December 25, 2008
New Orleans Times-Picayune New Orleans Times-Picayune article about, Inside the Loop, the winner of the St. Tammany National One Act Play Festival.

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August 14, 2008
Tacome Weekly This article from the Tacoma Weekly is about the Northwest Playwrights Alliance production, "Play Buffet X" featuring Three Kings.
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September 6, 2007
San Antonio Express-News San Antonio Express-News profile of the 2007 SATCO TheatreASAP project featuring Inside the Loop.

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March 31, 2004
Dallas Morning News Dallas Morning News article about the publication and productions of The Temple of Dionysus.

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