Katherine Owens

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): Thanks For Reading

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