image by Courtesy of Rundle Mall

The Plastic Bag Store

Robin Frohardt
Presented in partnership with Texas Performing Arts

Part film, part installation, all bags.

Ticket reservations are via Texas Performing Arts:

The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film by artist Robin Frohardt that brings humor, craft, and a critical lens to our culture of consumption and convenience—specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics. 

Inside The Plastic Bag Store installation, rotisserie chickens, dry goods and toiletries, cupcakes and sushi, and popular products such as Yucky Shards cereal and Bagorade sports drink are among the thousands of hand sculpted items displayed on the store shelves—all made from discarded, single-use plastics collected from the streets and garbage dumps.

Several times each day, the “store” transforms into an immersive, dynamic live experience in which film, live performers, and intricate handmade sets tell the darkly comedic, sometimes tender story of how the overabundance of plastic waste we leave behind might be misinterpreted by future generations.

Co-produced by Frohardt and Pomegranate Arts, The Plastic Bag Store was created over several years by Frohardt in collaboration with her puppetry ensemble and features original music by long-time creative collaborator, the award-winning composer Freddi Price.

This installation is open for a three week run at Texas Performing Arts, if you miss it during Fusebox check out their other ticketed paid performances via their website.

The Plastic Bag Store residency at UT Austin is supported by funds from the O’Donnell Visiting Artist Endowment, generously provided by the College of Fine Arts.

The Plastic Bag Store

Blue Genie Art Bazaar Wheelchair Accessible
6100 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

Free Admission (advance reservations encouraged)

Reserve tickets through Texas Performing Arts.

  • April 13, 2022 4:00 pm
  • April 13, 2022 6:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022 4:00 pm
  • April 14, 2022 6:00 pm
  • April 15, 2022 4:00 pm
  • April 15, 2022 6:00 pm
  • April 16, 2022 6:00 pm
  • April 16, 2022 8:00 pm
  • April 17, 2022 4:00 pm