Fox Den Theatre Company’s original adaptation of Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex, Oedipus the Tyrant 

In this modern retelling of the classic story, Thebes is a country in turmoil. With the new king having suddenly risen to power, the people of Thebes are increasingly discontent. Obsessed with discovering what is poisoning their subjects against them, Oedipus is willing to give up anything, sink to any low, to recover the lost greatness of Thebes.

Content Warning: This show deals with issues of mental health and wellbeing, including topics of loss, suicide, and self harm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at foxdentheatrecompany@gmail.com. 

Show Dates: June 6th-8th and 13th-15th at 8pm.

Location: The Dougherty Arts Center


The Cast and Crew of Oedipus the Tyrant


The Cast

Molly Anderson, Antigone

Molly Anderson, Antigone

Susannah Crowell, Creon

Susannah Crowell, Creon

KC Ryan, Oedipus

KC Ryan, Oedipus

Jacob Schatz, Polynices

Jacob Schatz, Polynices

Gabrielle Smith, Eteocles

Gabrielle Smith, Eteocles

Roxanna Taylor, Jocasta

Roxanna Taylor, Jocasta

 

Molly Anderson (Antigone) is a dancer / actress normally seen in New York City. She has a degree in acting and dance from Christopher Newport University. She is super excited for her Fox Den Theatre Company debut as well as her foray into the Austin theatre scene. In her free time Molly can be found playing with her dogs or binge watching tv shows. 

 

Susannah Crowell (Creon) is a recent University of Texas Musical Theatre graduate. She can be seen in the community performing as ladies, demons, and small mammals, choreographing adults and children alike, and petting your dog after politely asking first. Recent shows include Amazon Prime’s live Good Omens activations, Hulu’s live A Handmaid’s Tale activations, The Who’s Tommy at City Theatre Austin, and the upcoming Annie at TexArts.

 

KC Ryan (Oedipus) is an actress, improviser, illustrator, puppeteer, and general nerd based in Austin, Texas. She has a degree in Theatre from a Texas State University, which is somewhere in her closet, maybe. Oedipus the Tyrant marks her return to scripted theatre after a seven year leave of absence. For more of her nonsense, go to thatkcryan.com.

 

Jacob Schatz (Polynices), originally from Oregon, has spent the last five years, since leaving university, playing a litany of roles. From bartender to conservationist to Game of Thrones fan, he’s studied the intricacies of the roles that life has provided him and is finally, finally, retooling that education for the stage. Oedipus the Tyrant marks his first big foray back into theatre since taking a voluntary (once believed to be definite) leave of absence. Currently reading: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

 

Gabrielle Smith (Eteocles) is currently a Senior at Texas State University pursuing a BFA in Performance and Production with a minor in Music. She will be graduating in December and staying in the Austin area to pursue her acting and musical dreams. Some recent credits include Jane Eyre the musical (EmilyAnn), Golden Doors (Jane Doe Theatre Company), and Much Ado About Nothing (Texas State). She would also like the thank the entire cast and crew for their dedication and hard work in creating a beautiful show! Instagram: @gabbysmi_

 

Roxanna Taylor (Jocasta) is a part-time student in the department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a full-time dog wrangler at a local dog daycare, while she pursues acting on the side and defers her student loans.  Her recent theatrical credits include Passport to Iron City (iam8bit 2019), Jilly in A Real Boy (Last Act Theatre 2018), and Slug in Milton, MI (UTNT 2018).  In the fall of 2018, Roxanna directed The 38th Annual Madrigal Dinner (UT Ausin).  At the end of the summer, she will be moving to Houston to continue her pursuit of acting and arts leadership, so if you know of any job leads please find her after the show.  Lastly, she would like to thank the entire cast and crew for their hard work, and encourages you to follow her on Twitter (@thefakeRoxanna).  


The Crew

Nichole Bennett, Director

Nichole Bennett, Director

Christopher Robyn Anderson, Artistic Director / Director

Christopher Robyn Anderson, Artistic Director / Director

Nichole Bennett (Director) researches science communication in the Ph.D. program with The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas. She is also an improv performer, instructor, director, and technical designer and has won three B. Iden Payne awards. Nichole teaches improv to neurodivergent youth through The Hideout Theatre’s Building Connections Program and created STEMprov, where she teaches scientists improv to boost their communication skills (http://stemprov.org)




 Christopher Anderson (Artistic Director / Director) is the founder of Fox Den Theatre Company. He considers it a privilege to be able to work consistently with Austin’s talented artists, and is grateful to all of the members of Fox Den productions, past, present, and future.