Much in the same way as his collaborations in dance, Graham has narrowed in on two consistent key partners in theatre. While his presence in theatre started with lights in high school, and expanded into various work throughout Austin, his first collaboration with Rude Mechanicals (Rude Mechs) was In The House of Moles (2000), a relationship which blossomed into his current company membership with them, since 2003. He composed the original score and designed sound for the Creative Capital Award Winning The Method Gun (2007), The Lincoln Center commission Stop Hitting Yourself (2014), and most recently the Yale Repertory commission Field Guide (2017). In total, the relationship has resulted in ten complete works. Simultaneously, his relationship with Salvage Vanguard Theater also developed, from Cry Pitch Carrolls (1999), the first in a series of collaborations with Ruth Margraff, and The Intergalactic Nemesis (2000), which split off from the company and had nearly a decade of international touring, deepening the network and connections with presenters. Such work in the world of theatre continued to solidify his conviction in a career of musical breadth, with a body of work that demonstrated reach, rather than becoming overly concerned with cohesion or stylistic consistency.
A non-exhaustive list of Graham’s Credits in the realm of theatre:
2017 Field Guide | Rude Mechs | Yale Repertory Theatre Commission
2017 The Securely Conferred, Vouchsafed Keepsakes of Maery S. | New Dramatists
2016 Requiem for Tesla | Rude Mechs
2016 Field Guide | Rude Mechs
2014 Stop Hitting Yourself | Rude Mechs | Premiered January 15 - February 23, 2014 at Lincoln Center Theater (Clare Tow), New York, NY.
2014 From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach | Rude Mechs & Salvage Vanguard Theater | Premiered April 3-19, 2014 in Austin, TX.
2013 River of Gruel | Rude Mechs & Salvage Vanguard Theater
2011 The Method Gun | Rude Mechs | Creative Capital Award Winner
2011 Guest by Courtesy | Salvage Vanguard Theater
2005 Ghengis Khan | Salvage Vanguard Theater
2004 Stadium Devildare | Rude Mechs
2003 Motherbone | Rude Mechs
2000 to 2017 The Intergalactic Nemesis | The Planet Zygon
1999 Cry Pitch Carrolls | Salvage Vanguard Theater