15 Can’t Miss Photos from Public Works Dallas’ The Tempest

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Photographer Kim Leeson captured the groundbreaking, participatory theater project

Dallas Theater Center and SMU Meadows / Ignite Arts Dallas, in association with the AT&T Performing Arts Center, presented a musical theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a community participation project conceived by Lear deBessonet and directed by Kevin Moriarty, with book, music and lyrics by Todd Almond.

Photographer Kim Leeson was on set to capture the moving moments. These are our favorite shots.

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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.

DJ Spooky to Remix the 1915 Film Birth of a Nation, Presented by SMU Meadows’ Ignite Arts

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“Trip-hop” musician DJ Spooky used his 21st-century DJ techniques to remix the classic 1915 film Birth of a Nation, upending every aspect of the controversial and racist film. The result is a new cinematic statement that propels the audience into a modern sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. SMU Meadows’ SYZYGY new music ensemble performs the live original score, playing a blend of blues, jazz and gospel.

Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m.

Dallas VideoFest

Texas Theatre

231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75208

Presented by Video Association of Dallas, Ignite Arts Dallas SMU Meadows School of the Arts and Make Art with Purpose (MAP).

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