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The Phoenix Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of students lead by artistic director Matrex Kilgore in order to create an environment allowing students to create art in a structured atmosphere. They wanted to follow the legacy of The Curtain Club by: infusing the ideals of students taking their art into their own hands, keeping artistic excellence at the forefront of their work, and expanding the opportunities and experiences for undergraduates in the Department of Theatre and Dance. The
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.