Posted in June 2013

Diverse, Dynamic, Dramatic Dallas Welcomes the TCG Conference

“It’s death by art,” she grins, ruefully. Referring to her killer arts schedule as Kitchen Dog Theater’s Co-Artistic Director, Tina Parker welcomes Theatre Communications Group’s annual national conference descending this week on Dallas TX in stride. Multi-tasking? No problemo for this canny, creative, ‘wondrous’ woman…. She just opened two major productions at her unique theatre … Continue reading

Going Gurney Class at WaterTower Theatre

Characters Velma and the Prison Matron sing it best in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago…  Whatever happened to fair dealing? And pure ethics And nice manners? Why is it everyone now’s a pain in the ass? Whatever happened to class? Class…. Class and good manners take a genteel beating in A.R. Gurney’s 2011 situation comedy … Continue reading

FIT 15: Yang & Yin in Balance

Fifteen seems to be the Year of the Woman at FIT, the Festival of Independent Theatres held annually at the Bath House Cultural Center on the shores of White Rock Lake in Dallas. Not complaining — it balances out other heavily testosterone-laden regional offerings. Five of its eight short productions are penned by women: from … Continue reading