Tagged with Dallas Childrens Theatre

luv me or else: Teen Scene Festival @ Dallas Childrens Theatre

The Dallas based Baker Idea Institute in conjunction with Dallas Children’s Theater presents a groundbreaking, comprehensive Teen Scene Festival February 4-20 at its Rosewood Center on Skillman Road in Dallas. Cornerstones of the Festival are two dynamic professional dramatic productions that explore high profile issues of teen dating violence (don’t u luv me? by Linda … Continue reading

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My Best of Live Theater in DFW 2009

Magic on stage in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region. A wealth of creative theatrical endeavor: satisfying, dignified and quirky, heart-warming and spine-chilling, thought-provoking and side-splitting, high art to lowly farce. Performance ritual reveals truths of the human condition through magical transformation. Or we hope that happens. Here’s what wove that special magic for me this year, … Continue reading

Bright Monkeyshines at DCT: Junie B. Jones

She defies definition and breaks the rules. She’s a real live wire with an abundant, overactive imagination. Too big for her britches? Definitely. Junie B. Jones is a vibrant character with charm and energy to burn, and kids love watching her get herself into scrapes and back out again. Unscathed! Regional theatre audiences are fortunate … Continue reading

DCT: Pocket Full of Dragon Luck

The good folks who run the show at Dallas Children’s Theatre must have their very own Luck Dragon. Americans for the Arts, the national non-profit that advocates for the arts in Washington DC, just announced the 2009 recipients of National Endowment for the Arts grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Close to $30 … Continue reading

When Love Really Hurts

Asked how she feels about Dont u luv me, Lauren Rosen exudes enthusiasm: “ It’s one thing to talk about these things, and a completely different thing to see it happening right in front of you. That’s why theater is such an important medium. It brings the issue to life and you get to see the consequences unfold right there. It can happen to you, your best friend or anyone. I think everyone should bring their kids, family, friends, everyone!” Continue reading

Dont u luv me?

“I’d seen news stories and movies and books about dating violence, but I’d always been able to separate myself from it. Being in this show has made me realize that it is a real issue. It’s really happening and it’s a dangerous way to live.“ Continue reading