Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And the Austin Chronicle says....

Ophelia just got an amazing review by the Austin Chronicle. What a way to start out our last four performances.

To read this review simply follow the link below:

For more information about Ophelia as well as to purchase tickets visit:

We'll see you at the theatre.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ophelia In The News!!!

Tutto Theatre Company took Ophelia to The John Aielli Show!!! Check it out:

Read what the, Austin Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman had to say at: Review

Austin Chronicle Preview

Austin American Statesman

For more information about Ophelia as well as to purchase tickets visit:

We'll see you at the theatre.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ophelia, Written & Directed by Dustin Wills

7 - 23 November 2008,

Thursdays-Sundays 8:00 p.m.

The Blue Theater
916 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78702


Kim Adams, Lizzi Biggers, Chase Crossno, Sofia Ruiz, & Emily Tindall as Ophelia. Gabriel Luna as Hamlet and Polonius.

With Scene Design by Lisa Laratta, Lighting Design by Megan Reilly, & Costume Design by Kim Ngo.


At the Door: $15
(Emerging Artist Rate: $12; Emerging Theatre Co. Rate: $20).

THURSDAYS are Pay-What-You-CAN Night
w/ Donation of Non-Perishable Canned Food Item. (Otherwise: $12)

Advanced purchase, discount tickets for Ophelia are available NOW at!!!


Advanced tickets must be purchased before Opening Night, Friday, 7 November 2008 (by midnight, Thursday, 6 November 2008). Powered by PayPal.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Tutto Theatre Company is looking for actors to be involved with their first production under new Artistic Director, Dustin Wills!

American Premiere
(last performed in Rome, Italy)

Five women portray different fragments of Ophelia’s shattered mind while creeping between the pages of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It tells the story from her perspective and explores the intricacies of her relationship with Hamlet, her father, and herself. Ophelia gives a voice to literature’s most woefully underwritten female. This production also contains singing, dancing, instrumentation, and a lot of iambic pentameter! We are casting all 5 Ophelias and 1 actor to play Hamlet.

The performance will run 3 weeks at the Blue Theatre, from Nov. 6th – Nov. 23. Rehearsals begin September 24. This production will also be submitted to numerous fringe and international festivals.

This production of Ophelia is written and directed by Artistic Director Dustin Wills (formerly of the Teatro L’Arciliuto in Rome, Italy)
Scenic Design by Lisa Laratta & Lighting Design by Megan Reilly

AUDITIONS are by appointment only!

Sunday September 7, between 3 and 6
Monday September 8, between 6 and 9

Email to to set up a brief audition time!


Please prepare 2 minutes of creative theatrical performance. Combine 2 or more artistic disciplines and show us all that you can do! Monologue, dance, original text, singing, musical instrument, juggling, spoken word, capoeira… if you have any questions about this, feel free to ask!

Please also bring a headshot and resume.

Email to

"Tutto Theatre Company is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts
organization in Austin, Texas; funded in part by the City of Austin through
the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Coda Project Announces New A.D., New Name, & New Vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 11, 2008, (Austin, TX) – The Coda Project. The Coda Project proudly welcomes its new Artistic Director, Dustin Wills, embraces a new vision for theatre in Austin, and changes its name to TUTTO Theatre Company.

The Coda Project welcomes the vibrant, multi-talented Dustin Wills as its new Artistic Director. Mr. Wills, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, brings what the George H. Mitchell Awards panel (2006) called his “enormous intellectual and aesthetic gifts” to our organization. Mr. Wills recently turned down a prestigious fellowship with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. to pursue his dream of running a theatre company, enthusiastically choosing The Coda Project as his new home. Both a playwright and a director, Mr. Wills has received impressive accolades for his work. His adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline received 8 Austin Critics Table Award nominations, a win for Best Director, Drama (2005-6), and The Austin Chronicle’s pick as one of the “Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2006”. His directorial work on Eve Tulbert’s Ashes, Ashes received a spot on the same Top Ten list for 2007 and 8 additional nominations.

In addition to his work in Austin with Theatre Action Project and Austin Shakespeare, Mr. Wills has launched three of his own pieces at the English Theatre of Rome to widespread acclaim. We look forward to strengthening this connection with The Eternal City in the summer of 2009. Stay tuned! (Visit our new website at:

Our 2008–2009 Season will mark the beginning of an exciting renewal for our organization. Inspired by the expanding arts community in Austin, we have re-imagined the company’s artistic ambitions while maintaining our dedication to the creation of multidisciplinary theatre. We have become committed to a re-investigation of history. By presenting a fictionalized form of history, we may re-envision the world in which we live today. The ‘normal’ codified history while the ‘other’ was rendered inkless—the woman never heard, the homosexual never seen, the under-privileged never felt, and countless others never known. Theatre is a place where our desire to archive an unwritten past is possible. We may allow ourselves to imagine a history that lets us desire the future.

We further acknowledge this transition and the fresh vision Mr. Wills brings to us by changing our name to TUTTO Theatre. ‘Tutto’ is Italian for ‘everything.’ The name celebrates the joining of our established traditions with a bold new vision.

Founded in 2001/2002, TUTTO Theatre Company set out to elevate cross-disciplinary communication in the Austin artistic community through bold, inspiring and collaborative productions of plays both new and old.

TUTTO Theatre Company is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation and is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Monday, May 19, 2008


Welcome to our new blog. A number of us will be posting here, including Dustin Wills, our new Artistic Director. Actors, Designers, and others will document the progress of shows in production. We're a collaborative, multidisciplinary theatre company in Austin, Texas. So sit down and stay awhile, and above all, enjoy the show!