Tagged with August Wilson

Strumming a Glorious Tune: SEVEN GUITARS at Jubilee Theatre

The title of August Wilson’s 1995 drama Seven Guitars represents the seven characters in this Tony, Pulitzer and Drama Desk Award nominated play. Each strums a different life tune – resonating in different keys and telling unique stories through the lyric and melody in Wilson’s sonorous text. When all seven play as a well-orchestrated ensemble, … Continue reading

Follow the Path to Ferguson: AART’s “Detroit 67”

On Halloween night 2014, African American Repertory Theatre’s (AART) regional premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s award-winning period drama Detroit 67 opened its run at the KD Studio Theatre with an enthusiastic standing ovation from its sold-out multi-generational, multi-ethnic audience. The crowd hung around after to congratulate the cast and bask in the play’s artistry and discuss … Continue reading

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

Following Life’s Curves: TeCo Theatrical Productions

Arts non-profit visionary Teresa Wash trusts her instincts. When she found a dusty, unoccupied warehouse space in Oak Cliff after moving her non-profit arts group from Atlanta, her instincts told her to make it a theatre. The building became hers in 2005. Almost twenty years later, community supported, award-winning TeCo Theatrical Productions serves and impacts … Continue reading

Timely Excellence in TeCo Theater Production’s One Act Winners

The results are in from the 7th Annual New Play Competition: The Best of Political Theater, sponsored by TeCo Theatrical Productions (www.tecotheater.org) at the Bishop Arts Theater Center in Oak Cliff. By popular acclaim, Paula J. Sanders, local author, teacher, performer and UT Arlington graduate won for her entry The Valiant Never Taste of Death But Once, in a tough field of six diverse, competitive one act plays. Continue reading