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Audio: Jac Alder
Thomas Riccio talks to the founder of Theatre Three, which will soon celebrate its 50th season.

published Thursday, April 21, 2011

In our fifth in a series of audio interviews with local artistic directors, Thomas Riccio talks to Theatre Three's founder and artistic director Jac Alder.

Riccio is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, a playwright, director, world traveler and theater-maker. In the spring of 2010, he wrote a series of essays for TheaterJones about his experience with making theater in Ethiopia in 2009. The first of those, which links to the others, is here. Riccio also has a new company himself, called Dead White Zombies, that will present his play blahblah at the Green Zone in May.

Alder and his late wife Norma Young co-founded Theatre Three in 1961. The theatre will celebrate its 50th anniversary season in 2011-'12, and recently announced most of that season, which includes the area premiere of the emo rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

With these interviews, Riccio is hoping to get at the idea of a Dallas or North Texas theater aesthetic. The first was with Terry Martin of WaterTower Theatre, the second with Katherine Owens of Undermain Theatre, the third with Tom Parr IV of Nouveau 47 Theatre, and the fourth with Joey Folsom and Elias Taylorson of Broken Gears Project Theatre. (We're working on archiving these so that previous podcasts will be available.)

In this one, Alder and Riccio have a conversation about the theater's origins, following in the footsteps of Margo Jones, the Dallas theater scene and the role of critics.

Listen below (it opens a new window for the player so you can continue to browse the Internet):

Audio: Michael Jenkins
Mark Lowry talks to Dallas Summer Musicals' honcho about the 2011 season.

published Monday, March 7, 2011

In the latest JonesCast, TheaterJones editor Mark Lowry talks with Michael Jenkins, President and Managing Director of Dallas Summer Musicals. The topic is the 2011 season, which begins March 15 with Tommy Tune: Steps in Time at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

As I've written about on this site, DSM's 2011 season isn't a strong one, and in the interview, we discuss that. We talk about the available touring product, how competition with AT&T Performing Arts Center has effected DSM, and what's ahead for the 2012 season, which will include many more tours of newer Broadway shows. He also discusses producing on Broadway, and might get in a mention of the Tony Awards he's won for that.

Here's the interview. Click the link and it will open up a separate window for the player, so you can do other things on the Internet while you listen.

Audio: Tom Parr IV
Thomas Riccio and the Nouveau 47 Theatre artistic director converse about aesthetics and theater-making.

published Thursday, February 10, 2011

In the third of a series of audio interviews with local directors, Thomas Riccio talks to Nouveau 47 Theatre's Tom Parr IV.

Riccio is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, a playwright, director, world traveler and theater-maker. In the spring of 2010, he wrote a series of essays for TheaterJones about his experience with making theater in Ethiopia in 2009. The first of those, which links to the others, is here.

Parr was a co-founder of Second Thought Theatre, briefly co-ran Risk Theater Initiative, and then returned to the scene with White Rock Pollution, which transformed into Nouveau 47 Theatre. The theater is housed in the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park, the very spot of the groundbreaking theater started by regional theater pioneer Margo Jones, for whom our site is named.

Margo's organization was called Theatre '47, and opened in 1947. The name changed every year that she had the theater, through 1955. Nouveau 47 Theatre has been doing a series of Monday night events, but opens its first full production Feb. 16 with Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

With these interviews (the first was with Terry Martin of WaterTower Theatre, the second with Katherine Owens of Undermain Theatre), Riccio is hoping to get at the idea of a Dallas theater aesthetic.

Enjoy.

Listen below (it opens a new window for the player so you can continue to browse the Internet):

Audio: Katherine Owens
Thomas Riccio and Undermain artistic director converse about the company, Deep Ellum and wabi-sabi.

published Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the second in a series of audio interviews with local directors, Thomas Riccio talks to Undermain Theatre's Katherine Owens.

Riccio is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, a playwright, director, world traveler and theater-maker. In the spring of 2010, he wrote a series of essays for TheaterJones about his experience with making theater in Ethiopia in 2009. The first of those is here.

Owens is co-founder and artistic director of one of Dallas' most respected arts groups, Undermain Theatre, which is currently staging a terrific production of David Rabe's The Dog Problem. Read our review here.

With these interviews (the first was with Terry Martin of WaterTower Theatre), Riccio is hoping to get at the idea of a Dallas aesthetic.

Here, Owens talks about the relationship of her theater and Deep Ellum, the concept of wabi-sabi, taking a trip to West Texas to find her theater roots, and Shakespeare.

Undermain will do a staged reading of Riccio's play Ilira in February.

Listen below (it opens a new window for the player so you can continue to browse the Internet):

Audio: Terry Martin
UTD's Thomas Riccio talks to WaterTower Theatre's artistic director about the theater, and Our Town.

published Saturday, October 16, 2010

In our first podcast on TheaterJones, and the first in a series of director audio interviews, Thomas Riccio talks to WaterTower Theatre's Terry Martin

Riccio is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, a playwright, director, world traveler and theater-maker. This spring, he wrote a series of essays for us about his experience with making theater in Ethiopia in 2009. The first of those is here.

Martin is artistic director of Addison's WaterTower Theatre, which is currently staging a breathtaking revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Martin not only directs it, but plays the Stage Manager. Read our review here.

In the interview, Martin talks about his theater, and the challenges of selecting a season. And he even has some interesting thoughts about the local press and critics.

Listen below (it opens a new window for the player so you can continue to browse the Internet):

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