Gale Theatre Company



Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:38:53


Help support our indiegogo campaign! 

What Are We Doing?

Salomé by Gale Theatre Company

is a new physical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story about one of the bible’s most seductive, dangerous, and unknown women: Salomé, Princess of Judea. Salomé has been written about for centuries but her story always ends with her dance of the seven veils and demand for the death of John The Baptist. But, what happens beyond that death?

Our production starts at the “end” of Salomé’s known journey, as she attempts to make sense of life now that everything she knows has changed. How does she forgive herself ? How does she identify herself after she has been identified by so many others? How do we, as people, find a moment of reprieve in the midst of trauma?

What We Need & How We Will Use It

$4000 to help pay our artistic team. Yes, ALL funds from this campaign go directly to our artists.

We have already received a grant from the City of Austin, which will cover much of our talent and materials costs. The VORTEX, our fiscal sponsor, has generously provided us with performance space and  other materials so we can direct  our indiegogo earnings toward paying talent.  It is the goal of the Gale Theatre Company to make creative labor sustainable for all artists involved.

Our team is putting in countless hours to make this play come to life and we are committed to support our artists in tangible ways. Art can and should be able to pay the rent and put food on the table. Every thing you contribute allows us to support the creative life of an artist.

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:31:43


W.K. returns to the stage at The Houston Fringe Festival this September!

Join us for a show that has been hailed as “one of the most astonishing and innovative pieces of theater to come along in Austin in quite a while”  ( review). 

We’re on for just 2 nights so make sure to get your tickets HERE

September 23, 10:30pm, Frenetic Theatre (102 Navigation Blvd, Houston)

September 24, 6pm, Frenetic Theatre (102 Navigation Blvd, Houston)

For more information, email or call us: 610.574.9052

We can’t wait to see you in Houston!



Promo Video

What does a wise woman do when she is left alone to grieve? What does a woman do when her identity has been stripped from her? When her body has become a weapon of death, incest, and fury, how does she find reprieve?

In Gale’s production, Salomé’s story begins after the death of John The Baptist. It starts when she has been left alone to grieve. On her own, Salomé identifies herself and learns what it means to have agency in her own body. She reconciles the truth about her past, present, and future.  

Nominated for Best Choreography, B.Iden Payne Awards 2016
Nominated for Best Lighting Design, B.Iden Payne Awards 2016



Merica is a solo comedy cabaret that traverses the history of US pop culture one sitcom at a time. How does one man's journey through this country intersect with our most popular cultural characters?

MERICA has been performed twice in Brisbane, Australia at METRO Arts in 2011 and The Anywhere Theatre festival in 2012. In 2015, Gale Theatre Co updated, adapted and shifted pieces for Merica to see it's first US audiences.  

Written by Morgan Rose
Devised by Earl Kim and Morgan Rose
Performed by Earl Kim
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson 



mobley videos

Gale Theatre Co produced several music videos for Austin based musician, Mobley, in 2015.

Watch SOLO 
Produced, Art Directed, Co-Choreographed and Co-Directed by Katherine Wilkinson
WINNER Best Austin Video, Austin Music Video Awards 2016

Produced & Art directed by Katherine Wilkinson



What makes a great tragedy? High hopes? Hard luck? Harrowing, inevitable fate? Gale Theatre Co. set out to explore the secrets of tragedy and, along the way, made a play about it. Part hero’s journey and part never ending stair case, Wail asks the question, how do we bare our humanity—humanely?

When a young woman arrives in an unfamiliar and strange town, she can’t remember where she came from or how she got there. Time passes, seasons change, and she assumes a new life. As she learns more about the outside world, she also slowly discovers the truth of her past.

Promo Video

WINNER for Best Non-Traditional Theatre, 2015 Central Texas Excellence in Theater Awards



Florence tells the story of Florence Lawrence, America's "First Movie Star". Through dance, video, and physical theater, Florence explores fame, old hollywood, and what it means to be truly "remembered". A collaboration between Gale Theatre and the City of Austin.

Promo Video

Nominated for Best Media Design, 2014 B.Iden Payne Awards



W.K. is a play about love. Driven by movement, W.K. follows a 7- year romance from beginning to end. Filled with swing dancing, karaoke, sex, revenge, and lots of kissing, it asks the question: how does your first love change you and can you ever return to the way you were before?

Promo Video

Premiered at the New Orleans Fringe Festival (November 2013)
Performed at The VORTEX (January 2014)
Performed at The Houston Fringe (September 2015)

Nominated for Best Drama, 2014 B.Iden Payne Awards
Nominated for Best Choreography, 2014 B.Iden Payne Awards
Nominated for Best Choreography, 2014 Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards
Nominated for Best Non-Traditional Theatre,  2014 Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards
Nominated for Best Lighting Design, 2014 Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards
Nominated for Best Original Script, 2014 Broadway World Austin Awards
Nominated for Best Original Score, 2014 Broadway World Austin Awards

W.K. is available for touring. For more information, contact us. 
W.K. photos credits: Jason Amato



The Gale Theatre ensemble creates work through a deep and ongoing engagement with physical training.  We believe that great work comes from the body and in order to be grow as artists, we must practice. Some methods we love and make a part of our ongoing practice: The Viewpoints, Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Butoh, Grotowski, Modern Dance, and Impulse Training.

Sign up today for our Winter Training Intensive on January 8 in Austin TX

When: Sunday, January 8, 10am-5pm
Where: Winship Building, UT campus
Cost: $40-$100 sliding scale**
Registration: Please fill out our google form to save your spot 

The course will focus on the physical theatre strategies of Suzuki Actor Training and Viewpoints as developed by Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. It is ideal for actors, dancers, performance artists, movement artists, physical theatre performers, directors, and drama/dance students.

The training room is an inclusive and supportive space that welcomes anyone who wants to challenge themselves and engage in professional and personal growth. Whether you work in theatre, film, dance, or another type of performance, honing your physical skills is essential to being present and versatile onstage. The course is open to all who wish to explore their physical capabilities and is highly recommended for actors (film and theatre), dancers, movers, directors, musicians, designers, teachers, and students.

Click here for more information about the trainings and instructors

Public Workshops & Private Coaching

Our team of teaching artists offer a large number of workshops along with private coaching in any of our physical theatre and creation methods. We also offer monologue coaching and audition preparation. These trainings are open to people of all ages. For more information on course details and availability, please contact us. 


Gale Theatre Co. is dedicated to training actors, presenting new works, and community collaboration. We strive to make performance that is aesthetically arresting, emotionally compelling, physically daring, and ensemble driven.  

Want to train with us or make new work?
Want to make a donation to our upcoming season?
Want to know more?
Please contact us.

Producing Artistic Director | Katherine Wilkinson

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