Fred Curchack

Up is Down, Left is Right: Fred Curchack

In their latest podcast, Monalisa Amidar and Brian Wilson chat with the theatermaker about his one-man show Stuff as Dreams are Made On.

published Friday, January 17, 2020

Photo: Courtesy Fred Curchack
Fred Curchack


Dallas — In the sixth episode of our theater podcast Up is Down, Left is Right, cohosts Monalisa Amidar and Brian Wilson chat with Fred Curchack, University of Texas at Dallas professor and longtime theatermaker, about reviving his The Tempest-adjacent Stuff as Dreams Are Made On. First created and performed in 1983, Curchack revives the work with four performances, Jan. 17-25, at Theatre Too!, Theatre Three's basement space.

Curchack was asked to perform it again by Raphael Parry, Executive Director of Shakespeare Dallas, to be time with the Shakespeare Theatre Association, which has its world conference in Dallas this year, hosted by Shakespeare Dallas. The conference, which this year has the theme "Shakespeare as Director," runs Sunday, Jan. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 1, mostly at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas.

Throughout the conference, there will be panels and workshops on a variety of subjects, including original practice, adapting Shakespeare. Curchack will perform it during the conference at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and the Visual Arts. On Thursday, Jan. 30, there will be a panel on new models for arts journalism, moderated by TheaterJones' Mark Lowry. You can see the full conference schedule here.

You can listen to the podcast below, and please subscribe on Spotify here. Links to previous episodes of UIDLIR are below the player.



Previously in Up is Down, Left is Right:

  • Susan Sargeant of WingSpan Theatre Company talks about Samuel Beckett (Sept. 25, 2019) LISTEN
  • Isaac Young of Eccentric Bear Theater Co. on his clown version of The Seagull (Sept. 25, 2019) LISTEN
  • Brian Wilson introduces his new cohose Monalisa Amidar (Oct. 28, 2019) LISTEN
  • Director Nicole Denson talks about The True History and the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World, at Lakeside Community Theater in The Colony (Oct. 31, 2019) LISTEN
  • J Davis-Jones and Dominic Pecikonis, the stars of Cara Mía Theatre Company's Swimming While Drowning chat about the show, which deals with homeless LGBTQ youth of color (Nov. 27, 2019) LISTEN
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