Tagged with edward albee

FIRST WEEK Ruminations on FIT 2017

The three productions that round out Festival of Independent Theatres 2017’s opening volley (aside from Risk Theatre Initiative’s brilliant Stiff, reviewed separately) are standard fare for appropriate inclusion. David Meglino and his brainstorming crew know what they are doing in assembling this yearly puzzle. This enduring niche festival has a devoted audience; many will enjoy … Continue reading

L.I.P. Service Gets Your Goat and Albee’s, Too

A Guest Review by Scott Davis of Runway Theatre in Grapevine. Between directing and acting soon, and being a company member with L.I.P. Service, I’m backing way off from reviewing much for a while. Features will still flourish. Cheers! Weird, wild, or experimental theatre is nothing new to our world. A few writers flourish with … Continue reading

Strike Two at Undermain Theatre

Would it not seem logical if a theatre company invites a critic to attend its shows that the company would seat that critic in a good seat? A prime location with unobstructed views, where the critic could obtain the fullest, most positive impression of the creative team’s earnest work? With some companies in the North … Continue reading

Albee in Stages: Video Festival of Dallas Premiere

The documentary film,“The Stages of Edward Albee”, by James Dowell and John Kolomvakis, offers an intimate, accessible, ninety-seven minute glimpse into the life of an American literary giant. Intriguing for fans and non-fans of the theatre, alike, it’s an engaging, lucid homage to the work and persona of a defining voice for 20th century American … Continue reading

A Natural Fit: Festival of Independent Theatres 2012

Attending the yearly FIT Fest (Festival of Independent Theatres) at the Bath House Cultural Center feels like “coming home” to a soul-inspiring balance between art and nature. It’s hazy, humid summertime, July in North Texas. Dallas’ concrete highway loops and treeless boulevards lined with retail hawkers fairly sizzle with speed, isolation and the drive to … Continue reading

Wingspan Theatre: Soaring in Creative Balance

It’s no secret that Dallas’ Wingspan Theatre has a smaller production season than many companies: one full-scale stage production, participation in the Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center, one staged reading of a new work. Entering its fourteenth season, the company has earned a sterling reputation and a loyal audience for … Continue reading

American Classic: Albee & Wingspan

Any critic worth his or her salt should thrill with delighted anticipation to get to view works written by any of America’s most recognized playwrights, no matter the scale or caliber or success of the productions. These works form an integral part of the artistic web of American culture. Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Thornton Wilder, … Continue reading