tiger with covid19 in eye

Year of the Tiger

Directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre

Due to recent inclement weather in the Austin area and the subsequent closure of the university, performances of Year of the Tiger have been delayed. Any tickets purchased for performances during the originally scheduled dates (Mar. 5-7) will still be valid for the new performance dates (Mar. 24-25, 27). If you are no longer able to attend and would like to request a refund, please email us directly here

On the eve of the anniversary of the COVID-19 global pandemic, a news anchor is preparing for a special transmission commemorating the year that has gone by when she is visited by a tiger who really wants her to get the story straight, no matter what the cost. 

Composed of interviews with workers impacted by the pandemic, viral videos, official declarations and a tiger, Year of the Tiger is a blend of fact and fiction that seeks to respond to some of the troubling and often unbelievable events of the past year. This investigation explores not only the impact of COVID-19 worldwide, but also civil unrest, police brutality and the Trump administration's war with truth. 

This piece was created as a collaborative work by members of the production team in response to recent global events. Special thanks to all involved for their contribution to the development of this work and to those who participated in interviews about their personal experiences with the pandemic. 

Contains mature content. 

ABOUT KHRISTIÁN MÉNDEZ AGUIRRE

Khristián Méndez Aguirre is a theater-maker, arts-based researcher and scholar from Guatemala City. Recent production-direction credits include Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn and Mammoth: A De-extinction Love Story by Adam R. Burnett. 

Performances 

Due to recent inclement weather in the Austin area and the subsequent closure of the university, performances of Year of the Tiger have been delayed. Any tickets purchased for performances during the originally scheduled dates (Mar. 5-7) will still be valid for the new performance dates (Mar. 24-25, 27). If you are no longer able to attend and would like to request a refund, please email us directly here

March 24 at 7:30 p.m. (CST)
March 25 at 7:30 p.m. (CST)
March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (CST)

Ticketing 

Tickets for Year of the Tiger are available at pay-what-you-can pricing, with a minimum cost of $5.00. Once you have completed your ticket purchase, you will receive an email with additional information regarding your selected performance. Prior to the event, you will receive an access code via email to view the stream. This access code is your virtual "ticket" to the performance. If you experience any issues with your access code or have additional questions regarding ticketing, please contact us here. Please note that your access code will come in a separate email from your donation receipt. 

TICKETS


Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change. 

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