Emily Quigley

Assistant features editor

Emily Quigley is an assistant features editor and edits the weekly Austin360 entertainment guide.

Latest from Emily Quigley

Zach Theatre brings an animated favorite to life in a big way
 The finale of Zach Theatre’s 2017-18 mainstage season is its splashiest show yet, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” This stage
            adaptation of the 1991 Disney animated classic (the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best picture)
            has always been a bold, flashy venture...

Posted: 14 hours ago

The finale of Zach Theatre’s 2017-18 mainstage season is its splashiest show yet, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” This stage adaptation of the 1991 Disney animated classic (the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best picture) has always been a bold, flashy venture...
WATCH: Austin artist creates colorful grackle mural as part of Capital Metro project
 Heat, beeping buses and squawking real-life grackles couldn’t keep artist Christy Stallop from her mission: to paint a luchador grackle mural as part of the Capital Metro Art Boxes project, in which Central Texas artists create custom installations on utility boxes near MetroRapid stations. Stallop says she was “a huge fan of...

Posted: a day ago

Heat, beeping buses and squawking real-life grackles couldn’t keep artist Christy Stallop from her mission: to paint a luchador grackle mural as part of the Capital Metro Art Boxes project, in which Central Texas artists create custom installations on utility boxes near MetroRapid stations. Stallop says she was “a huge fan of...
‘Grease’ is the word if you want a nostalgia-filled romp
 TexArts is something of a unique animal among Austin theater companies — a nonprofit organization that focuses equally on
            training and education of young theater artists and on producing professional musical theater. With their newest show, “Grease,”
            the company has combined these two missions in...

Posted: 3 days ago

TexArts is something of a unique animal among Austin theater companies — a nonprofit organization that focuses equally on training and education of young theater artists and on producing professional musical theater. With their newest show, “Grease,” the company has combined these two missions in...
Contemporary Austin gets $100,000 grant from Warhol Foundation
 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the Contemporary Austin a $100,000 grant for the Austin museum’s
            fall 2019 exhibition, “The Sorcerer’s Burden.” The grant is part of $3.6 million that the foundation gave out to 42 cultural
            organizations across the country earlier this...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the Contemporary Austin a $100,000 grant for the Austin museum’s fall 2019 exhibition, “The Sorcerer’s Burden.” The grant is part of $3.6 million that the foundation gave out to 42 cultural organizations across the country earlier this...
Hyde Park Theater does compelling job with a frustrating text
 In a recent episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, actor Paul Rudd spoke about his admiration for comedian Andy Kaufman’s
            mixture of provocative performance art and stand-up comedy, including early routines in which Kaufman would come out on stage,
            eat potatoes and go to sleep as his entire...

Posted: 8 days ago

In a recent episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, actor Paul Rudd spoke about his admiration for comedian Andy Kaufman’s mixture of provocative performance art and stand-up comedy, including early routines in which Kaufman would come out on stage, eat potatoes and go to sleep as his entire...
Contrast Fest focuses on films you might not otherwise see in Austin
 Austin has another film festival. The inaugural Contrast Film Festival wants to put the spotlight on “boundary-pushing, genre-defying and forward-thinking filmmaking with an emphasis on female and queer artists,” according to its website. The event, which kicks off July 20, includes films ranging from 2018’s “Shakedown&rdquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Austin has another film festival. The inaugural Contrast Film Festival wants to put the spotlight on “boundary-pushing, genre-defying and forward-thinking filmmaking with an emphasis on female and queer artists,” according to its website. The event, which kicks off July 20, includes films ranging from 2018’s “Shakedown&rdquo...
In a play about uncertainty, one thing is certain: These actors are fantastic
 “We hold very different perspectives on experiences we imagine we’re sharing.” So speaks Alex, one of two characters in Simon
            Stephens’ “Heisenberg.” It’s a line that serves as the perfect summation of the play’s themes, and Zach Theatre’s new production
            plays off...

Posted: 23 days ago

“We hold very different perspectives on experiences we imagine we’re sharing.” So speaks Alex, one of two characters in Simon Stephens’ “Heisenberg.” It’s a line that serves as the perfect summation of the play’s themes, and Zach Theatre’s new production plays off...
Have some cheesy good fun with ‘The Book of Liz’
 Siblings Amy and David Sedaris may not be best known as playwrights, but writing together as “The Talent Family” they have
            co-authored several comedic scripts, including “The Book of Liz,” which is running through June 30 at Trinity Street Theatre,
            courtesy of Different Stages. “The Book...

Posted: 24 days ago

Siblings Amy and David Sedaris may not be best known as playwrights, but writing together as “The Talent Family” they have co-authored several comedic scripts, including “The Book of Liz,” which is running through June 30 at Trinity Street Theatre, courtesy of Different Stages. “The Book...
What is love? ‘The Afterparty’ looks at how art and science influence our deepest questions
 When the universe ends, is it also the end of love? Is being taken up into the stars by the gods a reward or a punishment?
            How do science, poetry and the cosmos interweave meaningfully in human lives? These are the questions raised by playwright Reina Hardy in the world premiere of “The Afterparty,” produced by Shrewd...

Posted: 25 days ago

When the universe ends, is it also the end of love? Is being taken up into the stars by the gods a reward or a punishment? How do science, poetry and the cosmos interweave meaningfully in human lives? These are the questions raised by playwright Reina Hardy in the world premiere of “The Afterparty,” produced by Shrewd...
Summer reading list: Books we’re rescuing from the shelf
 One of my favorite things about summer when I was growing up was our library’s summer reading program. Each year, I dutifully filled out a log of the books I read (heavy on Nancy Drew mysteries) to earn coupons for Dairy Queen treats. I’m still a voracious reader, but with work, family and the lure of my Netflix queue, it&rsquo...

3:00 PM Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

One of my favorite things about summer when I was growing up was our library’s summer reading program. Each year, I dutifully filled out a log of the books I read (heavy on Nancy Drew mysteries) to earn coupons for Dairy Queen treats. I’m still a voracious reader, but with work, family and the lure of my Netflix queue, it&rsquo...
‘Little Bird’ looks at ways young women are looked at by men
 “Little Bird,” a new play by Nicole Oglesby now playing at the Dougherty Arts Center, is only the second production from one
            of Austin’s newest theater companies, the Heartland Theatre Collective. Formed by Oglesby and Marian Kansas (who directs “Little
            Bird”) after they graduated from...

7:03 PM Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

“Little Bird,” a new play by Nicole Oglesby now playing at the Dougherty Arts Center, is only the second production from one of Austin’s newest theater companies, the Heartland Theatre Collective. Formed by Oglesby and Marian Kansas (who directs “Little Bird”) after they graduated from...