Performers, Shows

Crushed Performer Spotlight: Aimee Mackovic

Aimee is a poet and professor of English at Austin Community College. She earned a BA in theatre from Wake Forest University and holds an MFA in poetry. She has had poems published in a number of literary journals and anthologies. Her chapbooks are available on Amazon, and you can check out her writing at

Aimee will share her experiences with everyone’s crush in her piece How I Accidentally Killed Prince.


Performers, Shows

Crushed Performer Spotlight: Sarah Lankenau

Sarah Lankenau is a Tailor/Draper and a Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.  When she’s not reverse engineering other people’s costume designs you will most likely find her standing in Tree Pose, self-regulating her nervous system, or falling down a rabbit hole.  She enjoys the pursuit of continually rediscovering what it means to be in this world through living, loving, and being of service.

The relationships we have with cities are just as complicated as those with other people.  This Thursday come hear Smitten, Sarah’s bittersweet story about her love affair with Austin, TX.


Performers, Shows

Crushed Performer Spotlight: Justin Dove

Justin Dove is a man of intense curiosity and natural athletic ability. He has lived all over Texas, in Little Rock and recently Washington, D.C., though he inevitably finds himself back in Austin. Justin has many obligations in life and has even more on the way. He likes outside, reading, thinking, gummy candy and the Great British Bake Off. If he is dominating the conversation, take him home, he is drunk.

Justin will share his story of getting crushed in a very Texas attempt to meet girls in his piece In the Beginning, Scrambled Eggs.