The second annual Dallas Solo Fest, produced by Audacity Theatre Lab, is June 4-14 (Thursdays-Sundays) at the Margo Jones Theatre. Located at the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park at 1121 First Ave., Dallas, the Margo Jones Theatre features ample free, well-lit parking, access to the DART Rail, and a handy BYOB policy!
Festival Passes, now on sale, include one admission to each festival show and are $55. Individual ticket prices for each show are $12. Reservations can be made via the Dallas Solo Fest website or by calling 214-888-6650. Details about the shows, artists’ bios, the full schedule and ticket information at: www.DallasSoloFest.com
You can also see more about the workshops here.
Here's a description and performance times for each show, listed in the order they appear in the festival. And at the end of the list there's a schedule broken down by day and time:
by Brigham Mosley (Dallas)
Mo[u]rnin'. After. is a mythic autobiography for the queer prodigal son - a journey to the ancestors and back to the homeland through magic, musicals, and time travel; dream ballets included.
- Thursday, June 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 11 @ 10:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 13 @ 9 p.m.
…And Then I Woke Up
by Kris Noteboom (Dallas)
Kris has known fear ever since he woke up in bed one night screaming, “I don’t want to die.” He was three years old. Through a series of humorous anecdotes, Kris traces his trouble with dreams, both waking and sleeping, real and imagined, as he looks for his “thing” in life. He wrestles with the expectations of family, friends, and society at large. ...And Then I Woke Up is about a guy who makes a decision, hell or high water, to reclaim his dreams and change his life.
- Thursday, June 4 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 6 @ 10:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 7 @ 5 p.m.
The Seriously Neurotic Dream of Mary Shelley
by Carla Cackowski (Los Angeles)
Mary Shelley has been challenged to come up with a scary story by a room full of accomplished men. Paralyzed by writer's block, she falls asleep and is confronted by all of her womanly insecurities. History may remember Mary Shelley as an English novelist. But did you also know she was a bossy sister? A bad girlfriend? A so-so mother? And hey - a time traveler! Mary Shelley loves Beyonce!
- Thursday, June 4 @ 10:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 6 @ 9 p.m.
Tipped and Tipsy
by Jill Vice (San Francisco)
Whether you’ve been behind the bar, on a stool, or under a table, this one woman show was written for you. So, join the regulars and order the usual, but tonight… things are gonna change. With her excellent physical performance skills Jill Vice brings to life over a dozen different characters. TIPPED & TIPSY is a hilarious and touching send up of American Bar Culture.
- Friday, June 5 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 7 @ 7 p.m.
An American Asshole in France
by Jeff Swearingen (Dallas)
An American Asshole in France is the story of a socially awkward man just trying to have a decent time abroad. Fate, however, will always take an otherwise magical experience and turn it into a hard knock lesson about one's self. Proving that if you are an unadjusted jerk it will haunt you where ever you go. And even when you're not being one, life will ruin that too. Take delight in one little man's pain, because it will just get worse in this true story that is full of danger, disappointment, and a vast language barrier.
- Friday, June 5 @ 10:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 7 @ 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 12 @ 10:30 p.m.
Standing Eight Count
by Van Quattro (Dallas)
Standing 8 Count is Van Quattro’s hard-knuckled, true account of 1975: the year he spent as a semi-professional boxer. Quattro faces down an opponent more formidable than any he’s faced before: the ghost of his own youth. Standing 8 Count will break your face, your funny bone and your heart.
- Sunday, June 7 @ 3:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 14 @ 5 p.m.
Lord of the Files
by Lesley Tsina (New York)
Comedian Lesley Tsina (NBC’s Community, HBO’s Funny or Die Presents) worked for a company that made cell phone ringtones. That is, until they announced nine months of layoffs and the entire office descended into savagery. Lord of the Files is a darkly hilarious story about losing your job, losing your mind, and still having to attend an all-company pancake breakfast.
- Thursday, June 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 12 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 13 @ 10:30 p.m.
’33: A Kabarett
by Bremner Duthie (New Orleans)
’33 is a 'Kabarett of Ghosts' — recreating the final night in a Berlin cabaret, destroyed by the Security Forces. In the ruins of a ravaged theatre, the Master of Ceremonies tumbles onto a ruined. His friends and colleagues were beaten and arrested by the authorities. Only their shattered props and costumes remain. He intends to give up and vanish into the night. But an audience has slipped through the broken door. Inspired, the man pays homage to his fallen friends, performing each of their acts. In these tributes, he gains the strength to carry on.
- Thursday, June 11 @ 9 p.m.
- Saturday, June 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 14 @ 3:30 p.m.
Or, if you prefer to see how it all works out by date and time, how about this:
Thursday, June 4
7:30pm Brigham Mosley: Mo[u]rnin. After.
9pm Kris Noteboom: …And Then I Woke Up
10:30pm Carla Cackowski: The Seriously Neurotic Dream of Mary Shelley
Friday, June 5
7:30pm Carla Cackowski: The Seriously Neurotic Dream of Mary Shelley
9pm Jill Vice: Tipped and Tipsy
10:30pm Jeff Swearingen: An American Asshole in France
Saturday, June 6
7:30pm Jill Vice: Tipped and Tipsy
9pm Carla Cackowski: The Seriously Neurotic Dream of Mary Shelley
10:30pm Kris Noteboom: …And Then I Woke Up
Sunday, June 7
3:30pm Van Quattro: Standing Eight Count
5pm Kris Noteboom: …And Then I Woke Up
7pm: Jill Vice: Tipped and Tipsy
8:30pm Jeff Swearingen: An American Asshole in France
Thursday, June 11
7:30pm Lesley Tsina: Lord of the Files
9pm Bremner Duthie: ’33: A Kabarett
10:30pm Brigham Mosley: Mo[u]rnin. After.
Friday, June 12
7:30pm Van Quattro: Standing Eight Count
9pm Lesley Tsina: Lord of the Files
10:30pm Jeff Swearingen: An American Asshole in France
Saturday, June 13
7:30pm Bremner Duthie: ’33: A Kabarett
9pm Brigham Mosley: Mo[u]rnin. After.
10:30pm Lesley Tsina: Lord of the Files
Sunday, June 12
3:30pm Bremner Duthie: ’33: A Kabarett
5pm Van Quattro: Standing Eight Count