Belle Branscom has created LionHat, a nonprofit organization using theater games and performance skills to teach adults with Asperger’s Syndrome some gentle strategies for dealing with social interaction beyond their school years. She discusses the program as part of this week’s Art&Seek Q&A.
PICK YOUR SEAT: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra sends over word that it will host a free open house on April 25 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The day will inculde guided tours of the Meyerson, live music and a chance to meet music director Jaap van Zweden and DSO musicians. The event is designed to [...]
For the Wall Street Journal, SMU’s Willard Spiegelman reports on the exhibition, From the Temple and the Tomb, at SMU’s Meadows Museum of Art. We don’t know much about the Etruscans in northern-ish Italy (i.e., Tuscany). In fact, Etruscan or Tusci is the term for them used by the Romans, who more or less supplanted [...]
The late Texas playwright Horton Foote died earlier this month while re-configuring his nine-play cycle, The Orphans’ Home, into three three-hour dramas. Now the Mellon Foundation has guaranteed that production: It donated $500,000 to the Hartford Stage, which will premiere the show in September.
‘PIANO’ PLAYERS: Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre opened its take on The Piano Lesson over the weekend to mostly positive reviews from the locals. August Wilson’s play is part of his cycle of 10 works examining the lives of African Americans in the 20th Century. It follows two friends, Willie (Bryan Pitts) and Lymon (Aaron Petite), [...]
WIN TICKETS BEFORE YOU CAN BUY ‘EM: The Lexus Broadway Series will take up residence at the new Dallas Center for Performing Arts this fall. Which shows will be coming to town is anyone’s best guess – and that’s the point. The DCPA is holding a contest, asking you to guess what the first four [...]
WRAPPING UP SXSW: South by Southwest has come and gone for another year, and our local media outlets blanketed the music portion over the weekend. Among the more interesting reports are: DFW.com caught up with Crowley drummer Jordan Richardson, who is manning the kit for Ben Harper’s new band, Relentless7. Harper and the band taped [...]
Today in the Art&Seek spotlight, we feature a pair of Fort Worth arts festivals. For details on each: FIND: For complete details on Fort Worth Art Afaire, visit its event page. For details on TexasAACTFest ’09, visit its event page. REACT: TexasAACTFest ’09 is a collection of 10 theater companies competing to represent Texas at [...]
Get the Flash Player to see this content. How is theater changing with the times and the new century? Playwright Itamar Moses, whose play Back, Back, Back runs at the Dallas Theater Center through April 5th, joined Think for a recent conversation. For a review of the play and a feature on Moses, see the [...]
YOUTUBE, THE REMIX: This is one of the coolest YouTube videos I’ve seen in a while – a musical mashup of other online videos. Called the Thru You project, it’s the creation of Ophir Kutiel, who goes by Kutiman online. Thanks to Andrew Taylor’s The Artful Manager blog for the tip. TEXAS BALLET THEATER LOSES [...]