The co-founder of Theatre 3, the company’s executive producing director who acted, designed and directed, the man who first brought the work of such playwrights as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee to North Texas, was 80.
Gee, thanks, Texas weather. Both the free outdoor concert in Klyde Warren Park that closes the DSO’s first Soluna Festival plus the annual Memorial Day concert on Flagpole Hill move indoors to the Meyerson.
The DSO’s Soluna Festival finishes Sunday with fireworks and Sousa marches – all for free in Klyde Warren Park. But there’ll also be 15 videos about immigrants and refugees – compiled by an artist who’s back in North Texas after 25 years.
Heather Kitchens announced her retirement last year. Jeffrey Woodward comes here with extensive managing history at Syracuse Stage and the Tony-winning McCarter Theatre in New Jersey. Plus – get this – he has experience with both international exchanges and transfers to Broadway.
The Dallas Museum of Art opens its first exhibition from its extensive collection of ancient South American artifacts. Inca: Conquests of the Andes features 120 objects from pre-Columbian gold cups and woven tunics to silver ingots from the famous, sunken Spanish treasure ship, the Atocha.
Personally, I think t-shirts with the slogan ‘I got stewed at SKEWED’ would be great little profit centers. But wouldn’t you know it? This mini-ArtCon is about auctioning artworks from 40+ local artists and giving the money to a deserving beneficiary.
The private, office development Harlan Crow has built around Old Parkland Hospital has become an intellectual theme park. Famous quotations from Founding Fathers are carved into walls. And now it’s graced with something rare hereabouts: an actual town square with a neo-classic column as its centerpiece.
Those things, like the Meadows Prize, that former arts dean Jose Bowen used to get SMU to engage with the wider Dallas arts community? Those things have been given a name, Ignite Arts Dallas, some funding and a director — meaning they’re not going away.
Two weeks in Utah at the Sundance Resort working on a new play: not a bad gig. Especially when you consider the Owens-Jenkin submission was one of nine picked from more than 800 submisssions.
It’s not every art installation that’s gonna pull doughnuts. Francisco Moreno’s Washington Crossing the Delaware takes an American icon, gives it a British paint treatment, adds a modified Japanese sports car with a Chevy V8 – and then lets it loose.