Posted in February 2009

All the World’s a Political Stage: TeCo Productions’ One-Act Competition

Who will win the competition’s $1000 and airline tickets? I cast my vote, and I’m not telling. I promise it wasn’t as easy a choice to make as last November’s presidential election. The one-act performances end this Saturday the 28th. Dallas’ Bishop Arts District is the place to go and TeCo Production’s The Best of Political Theater is the scene to make. Time for real change…. Continue reading

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Godly Collaboration: DTC Innovation

Some might consider it risky to present a production that is A) drawn directly from religious text, and B) created informally by performance artists in conjunction with community theologians and pastors. Moriarty had a vision for inclusiveness that could expand art’s outreach potential beyond traditional theatre audiences and inspire open, civil discourse. In the Beginning… Continue reading

A Cuckoo That Changed Its Tune

This isn’t an easy play to stage, given its dated message and apparent reworking of the novel’s core characterizations by the adapter. The full house on opening night seemed to sincerely appreciate the performance. When Ken Kesey died in 2001, his son read this statement at the memorial service: “If there is one thing he would want us to do it would be to carry on his life’s work. Namely to treat others with kindness and if anyone does you dirt forgive that person right away. This goes beyond the art, the writing, the performances, even the bus. Right down to the bone.” Remember that sentiment when you see this production. Continue reading