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Moment of Choice

Moment of Choice

(actually written by Lowell Bartholomee, Liz Fisher, and Brooks Naylor) Audience members have asked when do actors find out what scene they’ll be doing next. This...

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#DrunkOresteia: The Complete Series

#DrunkOresteia: The Complete Series

Join us for the complete series of The Drunk Oresteia, directed by Lowell Bartholomee and created by Whirligig Productions to supplement Deus Ex...

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Unclogging The Data Pipe

Unclogging The Data Pipe

For today’s performance, we implemented a change in text message behavior. Previously we were pushing via text message the voting options to each phone,...

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Structuring A Narrative Multiverse

Structuring A Narrative Multiverse

Deus Ex Machina began with a conversation about yielding to an audience agency over a play’s narrative trajectory while preserving the structure and...

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Deus Discounts: Repeats, Students, Military, Humpday, Industry Night

Deus Discounts: Repeats, Students, Military, Humpday, Industry Night

Tickets to “Deus Ex Machina” are on sale at the Long Center online, by phone at (512) 474-LONG (5664), and in person at the box office at 701 W. Riverside...

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Tickets Now On Sale for “Deus Ex Machina”

Tickets Now On Sale for “Deus Ex Machina”

Tickets are now on sale for Deus Ex Machina at the Long Center Box Office (online and in-person). Deus Ex Machina opens on January 3rd at the Long Center for the...

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Announcement: Support From The Creative Fund

Announcement: Support From The Creative Fund

Announcement: Support From The Creative Fund We are proud to announce that The Creative Fund has chosen to underwrite the venue expenses for Deus Ex Machina as part of...

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Co-Producers for “Deus,” or, Taking A Village

Co-Producers for “Deus,” or, Taking A Village

Announcing our co-producers Bringing this project, Deus Ex Machina,” to the stage is ambitious, and doing it right requires partners. Whirligig is proud and...

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The Bros of Mount Olympus

The Bros of Mount Olympus

One week into rehearsals for Deus Ex Machina and we’ve already wrapped our second film shoot with our video god Lowell Bartholomee, basked in the glory of a Will...

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Bringing myths to life: The cast of Deus

Bringing myths to life: The cast of Deus

Rehearsals have begun. This means for the next two months, we’ll be makin’ art with some of Austin’s most creative folks. Jealous? You should be....

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12,288

12,288

Tomorrow is the first read through of Deus Ex Machina, which means it’s been a long day of printing and assembling scripts for the team. This got us thinking,...

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Kind Words

Kind Words

We asked a couple of our colleagues (Beth Burns and Barbara Chisholm Faires) whom we’ve worked with, and who have been deeply involved with the development of...

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What People Are Saying

Don't take our word for it.

So much respect and admiration for all the brains and talent behind Deus ex Machina! Congratulations all! -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

This is an amazing play where the audience texts to play god and choose events that occur. Everyone should experience the excitement and fun. Yay! -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

Run, don’t walk, to Whirligig’s brilliant DEUS EX MACHINA! So much fun, so inventive, so freaking good. -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

I want to visit this sexy Greek multi-verse again and again. -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

One of the most bonkers nights of theatre. -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

So awesome… Fantastic show … Mind-blowing… Jaw dropping… Kick ass show.

-Several unauthorized quotes from Facebook

Congratulations on such an innovative, masterfully acted, and expertly executed show! I can’t wait to come back! -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

I think I’m going again tomorrow! -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

This show is great. And unique. I doubt you will ever get to see a show like this again. See it. And if you’re lucky you’ll get the bloodiest of endings… like I witnessed tonight. Big congratulations to everyone involved. -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

Whirligig is blowing my mind at Deus Ex Machina!!! -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

Got to see the fascinating and beautiful Deus Ex Machina show last night. Astonishing. -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

Run, don’t walk, to Whirligig’s brilliant DEUS EX MACHINA! So much fun, so inventive, so freaking good. -Unauthorized quote from Facebook

… looking way back and far ahead with a new and thoroughly original lens is nothing short of thrilling. – Barbara Chisholm Faires (read more)

…breathtaking collision of the ancient and the future…. – Barbara Chisholm Faires (read more)

… noted by theatre scholars as an important step forward in the integration of digital technology, performance, and audience interactivity.  -Beth Burns (read more)

… the Deus project will be … a wildly entertaining and emotional journey for audiences… -Beth Burns (read more)

  • respect and admiration
  • excitement and fun
  • Run Don’t Walk
  • sexy Greek multi-verse
  • Bonkers
  • several
  • going again
  • unique
  • mind blowing
  • astonishing
  • freaking good
  • new and thoroughly original lens
  • collision of the ancient and the future
  • noted by theatre scholars
  • A Wildly Entertaining and Emotional Journey for Audiences

Meet Our Team

The people what do the whirling

Liz Fisher

Liz Fisher

Co-Artistic Director

  • Playwriting 75%
  • Directing 90%
  • Bad Ass 100%
Robert Matney

Robert Matney

Co-Artistic Director

  • Technology Design 85%
  • Producing Stuffs 35%
  • Messy Hair 100%