The Festival of Independent Theatres 2010 :
Artist/production interviews on This Week in the Arts:
Glide your silver Prius, red Ford or Pontiac of any color, on down to the Bath House Cultural Center, where the Festival of Independent Theatres is now taking place, July 16-August 7.
Overlooking White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center is one of the region’s most congenial intimate theatre spaces. The beauty of the Center’s natural setting can’t be surpassed in the metroplex area. Right now you can sample fearlessly intriguing, creative performance offerings from eight varied independent producing theatre companies and stroll through the Bath House’s art gallery admiring an array of imaginative art works inspired by the 12th Annual FIT. Enjoy this community asset while you can. With upcoming draconian City of Dallas budget cuts, Bath House Cultural Center access and staff hours face major curtailment, if not outright elimination. A sad fact and commentary on values and times….
What a worthy regional cultural endeavor. The 2010 FIT brochure claims, “since 1998, FIT has grown into one of the most significant theatrical events of the year and, has since become the longest running festival of its kind in the North Texas region. The Festival of Independent Theatres continues its commitment to exploring new theatrical work and encouraging diverse voices within the independent theatre scene. The Bath House Cultural Center website explains that “FIT was created as an outlet for smaller companies without a permanent performance space to give them an opportunity to produce seldom seen, new or avant-garde works.
FIT exists to promote awareness and growth of Dallas area theatre through collaboration, participation and cultivation.” Keep those three words close to mind when you pick up your Festival Passes and take your seats in the theater: seldom seen, new, avant-garde. Get ready for a rich, enlightening cultural experience you won’t soon forget!
Stay tuned for reviews, to be posted soon……
If you want to help support and save the Bath House Cultural Center as a worthy community asset, go here: