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The Filigree Theatre’s inaugural season starts with “Betrayal”

Who doesn’t love a night out at the theatre?  We are so excited for the inaugural 2017-2018 season of the The Filigree Theatre, Austin’s newly launched women-led theatre company.  Co-Founded by Elizabeth V. Newman (Artistic Director & Co-Managing Director) and Stephanie Moore (Co-Managing Director), The Filigree Theatre is committed to producing high-level, professional theatre in the city of Austin. The company’s dual mission is to foster and support Austin talent by collaborating with local artists working across creative disciplines including fine arts, dance, film and music while at the same time connecting Austin theatre-makers to the larger theatre communities and diverse audiences in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London.

Emily Rankin playing Emma / Photo credit: The Filigree Theatre

The Filigree Theatre will kick-off its 2017-18 season with its upcoming production of the critically acclaimed play, “Betrayal” written by Harold Pinter. Starring David Moxham (Jerry), Emily Rankin (Emma) and J. Kevin Smith (Robert), directed by Elizabeth V. Newman and produced by Stephanie Moore, the performance will run Thursdays through Sundays from September 28 to October 8, 2017 at the Santa Cruz Theatre.

About the Cast and Creatives 

Elizabeth V. Newman (Director/Producer) is a native New Yorker who has directed and produced critically-acclaimed theatre and film in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and her new home of Austin, TX.  Her stage directing credits include: “Any Night” by Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn (Los Angeles Premiere & Austin Premiere), “Body of Work” by Christine Hoang, (World Premiere, Austin); “Mocha” by Eleanor Burgess (World Premiere, Austin); “The Amenable Stage” by C. M. Gill (World Premiere, Austin); “The Sniper’s Nest” by Lisa Soland (Austin Premiere); “Goodnight Children Everywhere” by Richard Nelson, (London, ON, Canada); “The Park Bench” by Linda Lee Armstrong (World Premiere, London, ON, Canada); “Fragments” by Murray Schisgal (Los Angeles). For more on Elizabeth’s work in film and theatre, visit:

Stephanie Moore (Producer) serves as the Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre, under which banner she produced the critically-acclaimed Los Angeles Premiere of “Any Night” by Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn, directed by Elizabeth V. Newman. Her feature film producing credits include “Love Labour’s Lost” and the upcoming “Dawg Daze”. She has produced and first assistant directed numerous short films, music videos and web series, including, “Hardish Bodies” and “Bye Bye Baby”. Her passion for producing and working with filmmakers began with her role as a ‘filmmaker liaison’ at the Austin Film Festival and with her work as a ‘Theatre Manager’ for SXSW.

David Moxham (Jerry) is an English actor from The Costwold who currently resides in Austin, TX. He has appeared in notable television shows and feature films including HBO’s “The Leftovers,” NBC’s “Revolution,” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and theatre productions including “A Slice of Saturday Night” at Ed Fringe Fest (Eric Devine), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Lysander) and “Deathtrap” (Clifford Anderson).

Emily Rankin (Emma) is an actor, director, artist, and playwright currently residing in Austin, Texas, where she regularly works with local theatre companies like The Hidden Room, Actors’ Theatre of Austin, Bottle Alley Theatre, En Route Productions, Sherrod Curry Productions, Shrewd Productions, Present Company Theatre, and Whirligig Productions.

J. Kevin Smith (Robert) has spent the past 20 years as an award-winning film and video producer. Over the past year Kevin has portrayed Williamson in “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the title character in “Arden of Faversham,” Theseus in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Baptista in “Taming of the Shrew.” He has appeared in Austin and around Texas with roles in “Macbeth,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “1776,” “Children of a Lesser God,” “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” and “Noises Off.”

Felix Alonzo (Waiter) is a Latin-American born actor and writer who commands the audience attention with piercing intensity and thought-provoking performances. He delivers gritty realism and swagger and his characters often display a mysterious, dangerous uncertainty that rarely allows an audience to relax. Felix seeks out truly complex human characters who have a struggle and a fight to tackle. Felix is a Meisner trained actor and mentored by famed coaches Laurel Vouvray, Stephen Bridgewater, Gerry Grennell, and Carol Hickey. Recent credits include a guest-starring in the 20th Century Fox/USA Network’s “Queen Of The South” S1 E10 and Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” S2 EP1&2.

“Betrayal” will run Thursdays through Sundays from September 28 to October 8, 2017. Tickets are currently priced at $30 and are available online here or in-person at the Santa Cruz Theatre box office. 

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