Cast & Personnel
The PlayThe real Splasher rose to media attention in 2006 by defacing street art with thrown paint. He hit hard and often, and at the top rung of the commercially viable street art crowd, splashing the self-confessed masterworks of Caledonia Curry (aka Swoon) and Shepard Fairey (aka OBEY). The Splasher attempts to re-invent the rules, which gets under the skin of these street righteous artists, who claim the territory as their own. Nothing infuriates artists like other artists making money. Look what happened to the late Keith Haring who dared to make a living selling T-shirts and other goods. Art and money have always made suspect bedfellows. Art as a commodity has always been a hard pill to swallow for the holier-than-thou art church. God forbid artists make a buck in this world.
TROY SCHULZE has appeared as an actor in many productions for Catastrophic Theatre, including The Pine, Waiting for Godot; Fleaven; American Falls; Endgame; The Splasher; The Strangerer; Hunter Gatherers; Our Late Night, Bluefinger; There Is a Happiness That Morning Is (twice). Horse Head Theatre: Red Light Winter; Essential Self Defense. As a company member with the now-defunct Infernal Bridegroom Productions, he received acclaim for his performances in dozens of plays including Night Just Before the Forests; Uncle Vanya; Rhinoceros; In the Under Thunderloo; Phaedra's Love; Mud; The Danube;Edmond; Harm's Way; and Cowboy Mouth. He originated roles in IBP world premiere productions of Speeding Motorcycle; Hide Town;Meatbar; We Have Some Planes; Fucking A; Last Rites; and King Ubu is King. In the Houston Press's first annual Houston Theater Awards, he received the "Best Supporting Actor" award for his performance as Clov in Catastrophic's production of Samuel Beckett's Endgame. He is also an content producer for Houston Public Media.