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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A Texas-Sized Trip for One SMU Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Class

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Kathleen Gallagher is an Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship professor at SMU. Recently, Gallagher took her International Comparative Cultural Policy class to the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. It might not seem like an obvious choice for a Cultural Policy class at first, but the visit was important to the theme built into the curriculum.

Professor Gallagher has designed the course around information literacy, which is defined as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  Read more

10 Behind the Scenes Photos from SMU Theatre’s Twelfth Night

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One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night is a whirligig of disguise, mistaken identity, posing, posturing, cunning, confusion, music, madness, mayhem, sensuality, swordplay, revelry and romance.

SMU Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s play opens tonight — Wednesday, September 28 — in the Greer Garson Theatre and runs through Sunday, October 2. Assistant stage manager Diego Martinez snapped these shots of the dynamic set. SMU Theatre Design student Kaylyn Buckley is the stage manager. More shows:

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 8:00pm
Friday, September 30, 2016 – 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 2:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 2:00pm

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