Founded in 1995 by David Yeakle, Ellen Reeder, Art Davis, and Cindy Davis, Tongue and Groove Theatre is dedicated to the seamless integration of the disciplines of mask, mime, music, dance, puppetry and acting, resulting in a unified theatrical expression.

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Die-already.JPGDIE ALREADY! An Evening of Famous Death Scenes

Opening September 12, 2014!

Tongue and Groove Theatre is proud to present a new, original production, DIE ALREADY! An Evening of Famous Death Scenes, for a limited 2-week engagement. From ancient Greece to the plays of Shakespeare, from Bonnie and Clyde to Thelma and Louise, from Star Trek to Star Wars and beyond, dozens of death scenes are rendered in less than an hour for your morbid pleasure.

Running only two weekends: September 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 8:00p.m. at Center Stage, 2826 Real Street, Austin, 78722.

Tickets are $15 general admission ($12 students/seniors) and can be purchased at the box office or will be available in advance through

Conceived and directed by artistic director David Yeakle, this play features a cast of 9 performing more than 100 deaths. With costume design by Walter Young; graphic design by Wendy Mitchell; lighting design by Miranda Guillory; sound design by Gary Polfka. Stage managed by Gwen Balboa.

For more information:
Contact: David Yeakle,

Tongue and Groove Theatre is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

The Red Balloon Video

In May of 2010, Tongue and Groove Theatre partnered with Austin’s The Long Center for the Performing Arts to present an encore performance of The Red Balloon, a stage adaptation of the 1956 French film Le Ballon Rouge.

Under the direction David Yeakle, the critically-acclaimed production featured original animation by Leah Lovise, and music composed and conducted by Justin Sherburn.

The production won five 2008 B. Iden Payne Awards and two Austin Critics’ Table Awards.

Read reviews of The Red Balloon here.