Photos We Love from the 2017 SMU Meadows Spring Semester

At the close of ‘The Tempest,’ a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members
At the close of ‘The Tempest,’ a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members

This semester has been nothing short of groundbreaking. Early in March, the 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 TempestIt was a participatory theatre project unlike anything the city has ever seen.

Just a few of the events of the events to follow include the Meadows Chamber Music Recital, The Meadows Opera’s The Elixir of Love, Regina Taylor’s Magnolia, the Temerlin Advertising and Division of Journalism “Collaboration Room,” and the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Here are just a few of our favorite photos from the fantastic semester so far:

Photographer Kim Leeson captured the groundbreaking, participatory theater project of ‘The Tempest’ (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Photographer Kim Leeson captured the groundbreaking, participatory theater project of ‘The Tempest’ (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Meadows Opera Theatre performed “Elixir of Love,” directed by Hank Hammett. (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Meadows Opera Theatre performed “Elixir of Love,” directed by Hank Hammett. (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Scene from the <a href="http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/1648">Meadows Chamber Music</a> Recital held in Caruth Hall. The Chamber <a href="http://mcs.smu.edu/calendar/node/1648">Music Honors Concert</a> is on May 6.
Scene from the Meadows Chamber Music Recital held in Caruth Hall. The Chamber Music Honors Concert is on May 6.
Former student Ace Anderson shot this teaser for the SMU Senior Dance Concert. (by Ace Anderson)
Former student Ace Anderson shot this teaser for the SMU Senior Dance Concert. (by Ace Anderson)
Meadows student Alissa Roca, behind the scenes of ‘Elixir of Love’ (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Meadows student Alissa Roca, behind the scenes of ‘Elixir of Love’ (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Fearless leader of <a href="https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/TheMovement/IgniteArtsDallas">Ignite Arts Dallas</a>, Clyde Valentin, hugs one of the actors from<em> The Tempest</em> (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Fearless leader of Ignite Arts Dallas, Clyde Valentin, hugs one of the actors from The Tempest (Photo by Kim Leeson)
<a href="https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/ArtHistory">Art History’s Dr. Langin-Hooper</a> and her Grad Seminar take behind-the-scenes look at ancient cylinder seals in vault of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.
Art History’s Dr. Langin-Hooper and her Grad Seminar take behind-the-scenes look at ancient cylinder seals in vault of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.
The Collaboration Room is the new facility within the <a href="https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Advertising">Temerlin Advertising Institute</a>. This is a scene from Willie Baronet’s, Stan Richards Professor in Creative Advertising, class in the creative advertising program.
The Collaboration Room is the new facility within the Temerlin Advertising Institute. This is a scene from Willie Baronet’s, Stan Richards Professor in Creative Advertising, class in the creative advertising program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

<a href="https://www.smu.edu/AboutSMU/ProminentAlumni">Regina Taylor</a>, Meadows alum and award-winning actress and playwright, led a workshop of “Magnolia.”
Regina Taylor, Meadows alum and award-winning actress and playwright, led a workshop of “Magnolia.”
Meadows hosts the 2017 <a href="https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/NewsAndEvents/News/2017/170213-AugustWilsonMonologueCompetition">August Wilson Monologue Competition</a> for the second year in a row.
Meadows hosts the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition for the second year in a row.
The 2017 Meadows at the Meyerson gala (Photo by Kim Leeson)
The 2017 Meadows at the Meyerson gala (Photo by Kim Leeson)

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