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“Exchange Artists is one of those companies that can’t be contained entirely within the category of theatre arts.”

—Central Texas Live Theatre

Feedback on our Work

Top 10 Arts Events of 2012
(Rachel Wiese’s Direction and Noel Gaulin’s Acting)
by Dan Solomon, Austin Chronicle

Circle the Wagons

‘Circle the Wagons’: Exchange Artists’ latest site-specific theatre piece is a ticket to ride in eight cars in one night
Arts Story by Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle

Review: Exchange Artists’ ‘Circle the Wagons’
Review by Cate Blouke, Austin 360

Circle the Wagons: Exchange Artists’ series of five-minute plays performed in and near cars boasts a lively party atmosphere
Review by Stacy Alexander Evans, Austin Chronicle

Review: Circle the Wagons by The Exchange Artists
Review by David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre

“A charming theatrical adventure outside the usual four walls.”

—Austin 360

“Witnesses to this brand of voyeuristic theatre come away from the experience contemplating the role of the theatrical in transforming our perception of reality.”

—The Austin Chronicle

Hot Nights

Hot Nights: ‘The Bear’ and Whiskey Shivers
Arts Story by Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle

Review: Welcome to the Moon by The Exchange Artists
Review by David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre

A Streetcar Straight to Hell, The Exchange Artists
Review by David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees sparks French culture in an electrical substation
Feature by Elizabeth Trovall, CultureMap Austin

The Man Who Planted Trees: A brief but poignant experience that touches the soul – and plants seeds for action
Review by Adam Roberts, Austin Chronicle

The Man Who Planted Trees, adapted by Katherine Craft from a story by Jean Giono
Review by David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre

‘Man Who Planted Trees’: Brave, bold production of a French classic
Review by Ryan E Johnson, Examiner

“The Exchange Artists have shown themselves thoughtful and courageous.”

—The Austin Chronicle

Can Can, A 1940’s Floor Show

Can Can, A 1940’s Style Floor Show, The Exchange Artists
Review by David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre

“Exchange Artists- remember the name, seek them out; the rewards are huge.”

—Central Texas Live Theatre

World Theatre Day 2012

An Austin Celebration of World Theatre Day
Feature by Michael Meigs, CTX Live Theatre

The Story Seekers

Explore Hyde Park With “The Story Seekers”
Feature by Samantha Pitchel, Austinist

The Story Seekers: For their debut, the Exchange Artists have created an engaging fairy tale of a show
Review by Elizabeth Cobbe, Austin Chronicle

The Story Seekers by Katherine Craft, Exchange Artists
Review by Michael Meigs, CTX Live Theatre

Story Seekers: A whimsical fable set against some gorgeous surroundings
Review by Ryan E. Johnson, Examiner

“The Exchange Artists [are] a troupe well-versed in making theatre outside theatres, as seen in its fairy-tale transformation of the Elisabet Ney Museum for The Story Seekers.”

—The Austin Chronicle

World Theatre Day 2010

World Theatre Day: For 24 hours, all the world really is a stage
Arts Story by Robert Faires

Recognition and Awards

B. Iden Payne Awards 2013–2014

Outstanding Theatrical Event
Circle The Wagons – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Outstanding Featured Actress
Anne Hulsman – Circle The Wagons – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013

Theatrical Event
Hot Nights Series – The Exchange Artists (nominated)
The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Direction
Rachel Wiese – The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Acting in a Leading Role
Noel Gaulin – The Bear – Hot Nights Series (won)

B. Iden Payne Awards 2012-2013

Outstanding Production of a Drama
The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Outstanding Direction of a Drama
Rachel Wiese – The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (won)

Outstanding Lead Actor
Rommel Sulit (Jean) – The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Outstanding Featured Actor
Gene Menger (Elzeard Bouffier) – The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Outstanding Media Design
Katie Rose Pipkin – The Man Who Planted Trees – The Exchange Artists (nominated)

Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards

Direction
Rachel Wiese – Circle the Wagons – Exchange Artists (nomination)

Best Original Play
Katherine Craft, Cleve Wiese, Sarah Saltwick, Rohan Joseph, and Gwen Copeland – Circle the Wagons – Exchange Artists (nominated)