He’s actually been writing about North Texas arts since 1971 — but when he leaves the The Dallas Morning News in December, he’ll have been its first-string theater critic since 1996.
Currently both onstage at the Dallas Theater Center, A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park take on racial confrontations over Chicago real estate — 50 years apart and with very different sensibilities. But the conflicts and the scars on the cityscape can be viewed in Dallas terms as well. Take, for instance, the ways Little Mexico and La Bajada have turned out.
KERA’s Stella Chavez reports on David Marquis, who taught for 30 years and turned his experiences into a trilogy of plays, I Am A Teacher. He’s been performing them for years for educational groups and audiences, but this weekend is the first time all three will get done at once.
Stephen Wade has tracked down the human and musical connections behind some of the great field recordings of the Library of Congress: field hollers, chants, cowboy waltzes. Now, the master musician-folklorist brings his award-winning book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, to life on stage.
A Gathering in 2011 marked the 30th year of the AIDS crisis. It also brought together a dozen North Texas performing arts groups. Now the producers want to try this fundraiser spectacular again.
There’s been much talk, and there’ll be more, about the legacy of President Kennedy. But in marking November 22, 1963, we have to talk about the legacy of Lee Harvey Oswald as well – the impact the assassination had on American culture: movies, books, the musical Assassins at Theatre 3.
Opera, conversation, Ballet Folklorico in Dallas or Fort Worth, we’ve got you covered with this Big Deal.
Some changes here at Art&Seek. Good stuff!
Reviewing Casa Mañana’s season opener, an early look at a DMA exhibition and a playwright who likes to laugh.
The Fort Worth Opera, and all of us at Art&Seek, invite you to an event we’re so excited about that we’re putting it on twice – in Dallas and Fort Worth.