Dream of a Common Language by Heather McDonald
At additional location: CityGallery on Dec. 12, 2007
Echo Theatre, which performs plays written by women, continues its new season of readings and performances. The 10th anniversary season, which features 6 readings and 2 fully produced plays, continues with an additional staged reading of DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE by Heather McDonald on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the CityGallery, 3601 Routh St. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. This is in addition to its regularly scheduled reading Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center of the same play. Call 214-904-0500 or visit http://www.echotheatre.org.
DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE by Heather McDonald
DREAM takes place in 1874 in Paris and explores the delicately complex balance between a woman’s artistic calling, her family life, and the influence of societal constraints and expectations. It is an exhilarating play which confronts possibility and potential, introducing a group of people at the breathless moment before they move out of one way of living together into another. Originally presented August 6-29, 1998.
CityGallery is a dynamic venue featuring local, emerging artists and their multi-disciplinary work in visual art, music, theater and film. Home of the CityGallery World Music Concert Series, a summer film series, and a debuting theater salon in 2007, CityGallery is committed to creating an accessible space where local artists can initiate dialogue in their community. Housed in the SOTA, or "State of the Art," building in the Turtle Creek/uptown area, the main halls of the complex feature the personal art collection of Dallas resident Herschel Weisfeld, and the 1950's structure itself received the 2003 Preservation of Dallas Award. Fore more information, please visit www.citygallerydallas.org.
About Echo Theatre
Echo Theatre was founded in the fall of 1997 by Suzy Blaylock, Pam Myers-Morgan, and Linda Marie Ford. It is the theatre’s mission to unearth the power of the female theatrical voice by presenting a wide array of works written by women for the stage. For years, theatre seasons at all levels of production have been programmed primarily with works by male playwrights, often resulting in an absence of the female voice. Integrating exciting design concepts and exceptional acting with material that probes gender identity and social structures, Echo Theatre exists to shift that balance.
Current producing partners Brandi Andrade, Terri Ferguson, Pam Myers-Morgan, and Lisa Taylor work together to bring the female voice to urgent, exciting, and challenging life through main stage productions and staged readings of plays by women, classic to contemporary.
• Presented the work of over EIGHTY female playwrights to Dallas audiences as the only Dallas company devoted exclusively to the production of theatrical works written by women
• Received over FORTY Rabin awards and nominations, Critics’ Forum Awards and citations in End of Year “Best of …” Lists
• Commissioned six new pieces, produced fifteen full-length plays, presented six original performance art works, participated in fourteen short play festivals, and mounted over FIFTY performance readings as part of its innovative series, ECHO READS …
• Offered a number of community outreach programs, including high school internships, free ticket program for clients of local women’s shelters, free children’s theatre workshops at matinee performances, and discussion panels following all readings and many mainstage shows
• Employed over 250 actors, 80 directors, 120 designers and technicians, and 60 playwrights, musicians and choreographers
• Maintained a high level of acting and design excellence, while presenting challenging and exciting plays by women
• Performed benefit performances for The Lymphoma Research Foundation, The Art and Music Fund of Northaven United Methodist Church, The American Red Cross, The Degolyer Library at SMU, The Family Place, New Beginnings, The Jewish Federation Women’s Division, and Hockaday School
Official Website: http://echotheatre.org
Added by sarahjanesemrad on December 5, 2007