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Due to the intimate nature of the staging of this performance, a negative COVID-19 test (or vaccination) is required to attend The Wooster Group.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of this event is required for entry. Guests who are fully vaccinated may voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination instead of providing a negative test result. Please note that proof of vaccination is not required for entry.

Testing Requirements:
  • Printed or digital test results may be provided.
  • The testing documentation must clearly state the name of the guest, the date of the test, and the negative result.
  • PCR and rapid antigen tests are acceptable.
  • The test must be administered within 72 hours (3 days) of the start of the performance.
  • The name on the test result must match the guest’s photo ID.
  • UT students, faculty, and staff may show their Activity Pass with Cleared status from the Protect Texas Together app.
Alternative, Voluntary Proof of Full Vaccination Status:
  • A patron vaccinated against COVID-19 is considered “fully vaccinated” 14 days after the second dose of vaccine in a two-dose mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna and Pfizer), or after receiving a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson).
  • Acceptable documentation includes the original vaccination card, a copy of the vaccination card, a digital image, or an app such as CLEAR Health Pass or Bindle.
  • The documentation must clearly state the name of the guest, the date of vaccination, and the type of vaccine received.
  • The name on the vaccination document must match the guest’s photo ID.
  • UT students, faculty, and staff may show their immunization record from the MyUHS portal after voluntarily uploading their proof of vaccination.
Texas Performing Arts does not maintain any record of guests’ vaccination status.

Guests who have accessibility questions or need assistance with these protocols can contact our guest services team at 512.471.2787 or email frontofhouse@texasperformingarts.org.

Ticket holders will be notified of any updates to this policy through our Know Before You Go emails and updates on our website.

Influential and trendsetting, legendary and revolutionary, The Wooster Group is a New York City-based experimental theater company directed by Elizabeth LeCompte since its founding in 1975. Their productions tour nationally and internationally, though have never been presented in Texas until now. In January 2022, the Wooster Group will make their long-overdue Texas debut with a two-week residency on-campus wherein they will present both the acclaimed work THE B-SIDE and a work-in-progress showing called UNTITLED TOAST in collaboration with performer Eric Berryman. Both Productions will take place in the McCullough Theatre which will be transformed into a black box-style theatre with audience seating on the stage.

UNTITLED TOAST is based on Berryman’s desire to find a modern context for the vital, but little known, genre of African-American folklore called toasts: stories, performed in rhyme, that describe feats of legendary street heroes, such as “Signifying Monkey,” “Titanic,” and “Stackolee.” UNTITLED TOAST will incorporate autobiographical material from Berryman with selected toasts from the 1976 record LP Get Your Ass In The Water And Swim Like Me: Narrative Poetry From The Black Oral Tradition, edited by folklorist Bruce Jackson.

Post-Performance Discussion
Fri, Feb 4, immediately following the performance
McCullough Theatre
For Ticket-holders Only
Stay in your seat to join members of the Wooster Group for a discussion immediately following the performance.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Media Sponsor: KUT-FM

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The Wooster Group – THE B-SIDE

Jan 26 – 29, 2022
McCullough Theatre