Mustangs Give Back: An Entire Day in Support of SMU Projects

Public Works Dallas is a groundbreaking, participatory theater project produced in collaboration with the Dallas Theater Center and modeled after the wildly successful Public Theater program in New York City.

Throughout the year, SMU Meadows students conduct acting workshops with community members, serve as production assistants, and assist with marketing and volunteer efforts in support of a marquee production at the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District.

In honor of school-wide projects like Public Works, SMU is hosting a Mustangs Give Back Day on March 7. In other words: Make a gift to SMU on March 7, 2017 and be a part of #MustangsGiveBack, an entire day dedicated to supporting what we love about SMU. It’s easy:

  1. Choose your favorite featured project (Here’s Meadows’ project)
  2. Make a gift to that project.
  3. Share with your friends. All public social media posts made on March 7 using #MustangsGiveBack will be entered to win a $200 Visa gift card!

In 2016-17, 10 SMU Meadows students served as Public Works Dallas fellows and just recently, five professional artists and 195 amateurs from community organizations throughout the city presented five performances of The Tempest to sold out audiences.

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12 Stunning Photos from SMU Meadows Opera’s Elixir of Love

Photos by Kim Leeson
Photos by Kim Leeson

Cancel your Valentine’s Day plans: We have an opera for you.

This February weekend at SMU, the Meadows Opera Theatre will present a vivid performance of Elixir of Love at the Bob Hope Theatre. There’s love-potion, a snake-oil salesman, irresistible melodies and sparkling wit. This is the Valentine’s Day date you’re looking for in Dallas. The Meadows Opera Orchestra will be along for the ride, as conducted by Paul Phillips.

Get Tickets | Call 214.768.2787

Never underestimate the power of true love and a little cheap Bordeaux.

Here’s a teaser of the show (all photos by Kim Leeson):






Watch: The Mission of Public Works Dallas

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) and Ignite/Arts Dallas at Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, in collaboration with AT&T Performing Arts Center and in affiliation with New York City-based The Public Theater’s Public Works, announced complete details for the inaugural production of Public Works Dallas’ The Tempest, a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members.

Directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, The Tempest will run for four performances from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets to The Tempest are FREE to the public and are available by phone at (214) 880-0202. Tickets will also be distributed at several community locations noted below, and will be available online Feb. 24.