In this two-part interview, Thomas Riccio talks to Tre Garrett, the new artistic director of Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth. They discuss Jubilee's mission and portraying the African-American experience on stage. The next production directed by Garrett, Charlayne Woodard's Pretty Fire, begins previews this Friday, Jan. 27, and opens on Feb. 3.
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. In 2011, he started his own theater company, Dead White Zombies.
With this series of interviews, Riccio is hoping to get at the idea of a Dallas or North Texas theater aesthetic. The others are below in our new AudioCasts section.
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