The American Institute of Architects has bestowed its prestigious Honor Award for Architecture on the Wyly Theatre. The theater is one of 10 structures so honored; others include the North Carolina Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden.
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Today in the roundup: Better directions in the Arts District, a new high school theater award and a chat with Erik Parker.
Consider this your wake-up call: It’s the last week for the world premiere of ‘The Trinity River Plays’ at the Dallas Theater Center – by Oak Cliff-native Regina Taylor. And KERA’s Jerome Weeks finally reviews it. It’s the holidays. He had major family gift negotiations. But hey, look: All seats for the rest of the run are $20. Read the review to find out how to get them.
Highlights from last night’s discussion with the Dallas Opera’s Graeme Jenkins and Theater Projects’ John Coyne: how to make the Arts District livelier, what the DO didn’t get that European companies do, building a Dallas Theater Center set on the fly.
Dallas native Regina Taylor has directed one of her plays at the Dallas Theater Center before this, but ‘The Trinity River Plays’ will be her first premiere there as a playwright — in a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. We talk to Taylor about attending SMU, the growth of her play, its title and its food content.
A double appointment, a sudden stage illness and everyone’s getting sized up this morning: the Wyly, the Winspear, the Strauss, plus Dallas’ real estate economy. What’s that got to do with North Texas arts? Find out inside.
TED is the name of an annual conference on innovation that began in 1984 in California and has since been taken up around the world. TED stands for ‘technology, entertainment and design’ while TEDxSMU stands for TED at SMU, the local version. This year, TEDxSMU has got Idea Week, five days of run-up talks, meetings, carrotmobs and speed ideatings. Don’t know what those are? Find out here.
The Dallas Theater Center’s ‘Henry IV’ isn’t so much a deluxe version of Shakespeare’s history plays as a thin and forcibly stripped-down one. Simplifying both parts of ‘Henry IV’ is often done, of course. But this seems to be director Kevin Moriarty’s basic Bard approach: Keep it fast and all over the place. Then drop in a pop song or two.
This Big Deal will last until Spring – a pair of tickets to the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s three performances this season at the Wyly Theater in the Performing Arts Center.
The best day the AT&T Performing Arts Center has had was its first day — when it held an open house and 45,000 people showed up for tours and freebies. Now the Dallas Arts District organization is aiming to replicate some of that excitement — for a whole month.