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OutCast Archive - February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tonight on OutCast: Special Oscar Edition: Paul Bright (Silly Bunny Pictures) and Masashi Niwano (Austin Asian American Film Festival)

Imagine being stung by a scorpion, attacked by a rattlesnake, kidnapped by a hot co-worker, and tortured by a busload of old ladies.....all in one day. It's child's play for the character in Paul Bright's latest film, Aaron Albeit a Sex Hero.

Paul Bright heads up Silly Bunny Pictures and joins us in the studio to share his take on queer cinema.

Next, we are joined by Masashi Niwano, executive director of the Austin Asian American Film Festival. AAAFF is an Asian/Asian-American film festival committed to celebrating the best in independent Asian cinema from across the globe.

For five years, the festival has highlighted the complexity and vitality of Asian/Asian-American communities (including queer Asian/Asian-American communities) through cutting-edge narrative, documentary, and experimental films.



OutCast Archive - February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tonight on OutCast: Viva Las Vegas!

Our area's largest AIDS services organization is gearing up for its biggest annual fundraiser... AIDS Services of Austin's Viva Las Vegas! benefits the agency's Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP). You may be surprised at just how important legal services are to your neighbors, friends, and family living with HIV/AIDS.

This year's Viva Las Vegas! organizers, plus the brain power behind CAALP, are with us tonight to talk about this Vegas-style fundraiser and the work it supports.



OutCast Archive - February 8, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tonight on OutCast: Jude Hickey, Jenny Larson, and Paul Soileau

Jude Hickey studied theatre performance at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and has performed in nearly 80 productions. Since moving to Austin seven years ago, Jude has acted with several different theatre companies, including Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Shrewd Productions, Pro-Arts Collective, Ariel Dance Theatre, and Hyde Park Theatre, of which he is a company member.

For his recent role as Katurian in Hyde Park Theatre's The Pillowman, Jude received a B. Iden Payne nomination for outstanding actor in a leading role. Other favorite experiences include Thrush for Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Gyre for Ariel Dance Theatre, The Last Night Of Ballyhoo for Nebraska Repertory Theatre and Mound Builders for Burning Coal Theatre.

Jenny Larson is the Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater. She works as a director, performer, educator, and producer of the theater arts. Jenny's directing credits include reverberations, THRUSH, Voices Underwater, and SPURT. She has performed in productions at Salvage Vanguard Theater, as well as with Austin's Rude Mechanicals.

From February 13th to March 7th, Salvage Vanguard is presenting IPHIGENIA Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable). Described as Greek tragedy spun into a sleek netherworld of sex, drugs, and trance music. Iphigenia is the daughter of a political celebrity. She embraces sensuous excess with a transgender glam rock star named Achilles in a desperate attempt to flee her seemingly inevitable fate. Featuring Adriene Mishler as Iphigenia and Jude Hickey as Achilles. With music by Graham Reynolds and video design by Lee Webster. For ticket information, please visit

Also with us tonight is Paul Soileau, also known as Rebecca Havemeyer. Paul is a part of the local media group, Three dollar Cinema. As his alter-ego, Rebecca Havemeyer, he hosts the Hey Homo film series at the Alamo Ritz. He has recently added a new character to his repertoire named Christeene, a transgender rapper.

For more information on Rebecca Havemeyer, please visit



OutCast Archive - February 1, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tonight on OutCast: Graydon Parrish

Graydon Parrish was what most of us would consider a child prodigy. At an early age, he dedicated himself to painting. But, not just any kind of painting. Graydon had an eye for the old masters, artists like David, Raphael and DaVinci.

His rare gift wound up being his ticket out of Tyler, Texas, where he was born and raised. Graydon was one of a very few students accepted into the Dallas Arts Magnet High School in his senior year. After that, he studied with a series of classical painting's most influential teachers, including Michael Aviano in New York and Richard Lack in Minneapolis. He picked up a degree from Amherst College along the way, and he currently makes Austin his home.

Graydon's work can be found in various private collections throughout the world, as well as at the Tyler Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of Art in New Britain, Connecticut.

In 2006, Graydon unveiled his massive memorial to the 9/11 attacks, entitled The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy. The director of the museum in New Britain which commissioned the piece called it, "one of the great masterpieces of American painting in the 21st century."