Life in the in-between

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:15am

Zo Pryor, a teenaged, self-identified genderqueer actor, casts in doubt the privileges of ‘Straight White Men’ JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com Ever-so-slowly, the world is changing when it comes to its transgender — as well as its “non-binary” — population. Obviously, we are far from an ideal state. Change can be agonizingly slow. But […]

My mean, lean Greek tragedy

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:00am

DTC’s outdoor vision of ‘Electra’ The first thing you hear in Dallas Theater Center’s new adaptation of Electra is breath panting in your ear. It comes as a shock — so intimate, so real. The DTC has supplied every patron with headphones, which brings every word conspiratorially into your brain. It’s a practical device — […]

We are family

Posted on 31 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

Love takes many shapes in ‘It Shoulda Been You’ and ‘Kinky Boots’   It’s a wedding nobody seems to be glad about except the happy couple. Jenny (Jodi C. Wright), the plump, dour older sister of the bride, Rebecca (Katie Moyes Williams), is stressed with helping plan the wedding, while their mother Judy (Linda Leonard) […]

Appreciation: Rene Moreno, 1959–2017

Posted on 28 Mar 2017 at 10:14pm

Rene Moreno was an authentic genius of his craft whose work transformed all who saw it

ANOTHER SIDE OF ‘TUNA’

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:30am

When Greater Tuna was created more than three decades ago, it was the brilliant script and performances by co-stars Joe Sears and Jaston Williams that made it an instant classic. Three more plays followed set in Tuna — about the third-smallest town in Texas, a sort of Peyton Place for right wing goofballs — each […]

To Busey or not to Busey

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 8:00pm

There’s a method to David Carl’s madness, as ‘Celebrity One-Man Hamlet’ will prove this weekend It wasn’t that long ago that actor David Carl’s chief connection to theater was as a teenage cater-waiter at one of Kitchen Dog Theater’s annual Hooch & Pooch fundraising parties. Now living, writing and acting in NYC, Carl, a Lake […]

DSM gives at-risk teens a behind-the-scenes look at ‘Kinky Boots’

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 11:58am

DSM partners with Youth First to give at-risk teens a behind-the-scenes look at ‘Kinky Boots’

BREAKING: DTC’s 2017-18 season sets the model for future years

Posted on 01 Mar 2017 at 2:01am

DTC’s 2017-18 season sets the model for future years

The magic flame

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

Queer icons have helped campy magician Jeff Hobson find his onstage persona   When he steps onstage, magic isn’t enough for Jeff Hobson. As the emcee for the popular The Illusionists Live From Broadway show — as well as his solo performances — he looked to campy icons for inspiration. Now, he wears rhinestones like […]

Ladies sing the blues

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

The return of ‘Her Song’ is catchy cabaret … with a feminist message   It’s the Jazz Age, a time when men dress in tuxedoes and women wear long strings of pearls and hats with feathers. The champagne flows as freely as the music at the Echo Room, a speakeasy-style nightclub run by three siblings […]