2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Intimate Outposts: Up-Close Drama via Text Message

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 1
310 E 5th ST


Physical Plant Theater is making plays that happen entirely by text message. No set, no lights, no venue to go to. Some stories last an hour. Some last six months. Each features characters writing to you from their own numbers so that the stories emerge as personal and private communications. Behind the scenes are coders, writers, improvisers, and designers. We'll talk about how it comes together.

Hashtags: #sxsw #textplays


Kaci Beeler at SXSW

Kaci Beeler


The Hideout Theatre

Kaci Beeler is a visual artist, improviser, writer, and stage and film actor based out of Austin, TX. She has been performing improvisational theatre since 2002 and is a company member with several...

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Katherine Catmull at SXSW

Katherine Catmull


Katherine Catmull’s most recent book, the young adult fantasy THE RADIANT ROAD (Dutton Young Readers/Penguin, 2016), has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. ...

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Steve Moore at SXSW

Steve Moore

Artistic Dir

Physical Plant Theater

Steve Moore co-founded Physical Plant Theater in 1994 and has since written or had a hand in writing seventeen of its twenty-two shows. He is a two-time recipient of the David Mark Cohen New Play ...

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Thomas Blom at SXSW

Thomas Blom


Thomas is a designer-developer interested in technology, art, and science. He started his career at the now-legendary Origin Systems, founded his own video game company in the 1990s, and currently...

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