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:
- Choose your favorite featured project (Here’s Meadows’ project)
- Make a gift to that project.
- 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.