In 2006, Artistic Director Holly Vogt Wilkison founded The Pendulum Theatre. This was inspired by her tom boy days as an eight year-old reading Edgar Allen Poe, her love of dark or darkly humorous plays with minimal sets, and the swing of a pendulum. After lightly closing it's doors in 2012, the opportunity arose for the Pendulum to once again start its motion with a soft reopening. Stages Repertory Theatre's Founding Artistic Director, Ted Swindley helped this launch with a staged reading of his relevant and visceral play, "Rebel Yell." Now, the pendulum is ready to go full swing. 

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Holly Vogt Wilkison


Holly has been on the stage for more than 20 years. Her experience includes dance, choreography, acting, directing, and playwriting. Her experience has taken her to New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. She is no stranger to both the small and big screen having worked as an actor, scriptwriter, and director for several companies.

Ms. Wilkison, now a resident of Houston, has enjoyed performing in numerous plays. Some of her favorite roles include: Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Ophelia in Hamlet, Mama Wheelis in Daddy’s Dyin’… Who’s got the Will? Theresa Bedell in Boy Gets Girl, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Gillian Holroyd in Bell, Book and Candle, and Belinda Blair in Noises Off. Holly studied for her BFA in Drama at Syracuse University’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts, which she followed up at The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. When not on the stage or at her day job as a copywriter, she can be found playing with her rescue dog, Peaty and his pack, writing something weird, or painting a giant chandelier or abstract for Vogt Art