Zac Thriffiley is currently a PhD student in English in Dallas. Over the years, Zac has been heavily involved in the arts communities of wherever he has lived. He has performed in and directed theatrical productions through southeastern Louisiana, including in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. While working on his MA in Chicago, Zac covered the arts and culture scene for his university’s graduate student newspaper and served as a judge for Stage Left Theatre’s new playwright residency. Whenever he isn’t catching a show or singing along to showtunes, Zac is exploring the city’s various bookstores and restaurants - usually with his two dogs in tow.
This current production makes a compelling argument for the freshness and timelessness of FIDDLER and its message. The performers fill every scene and musical number with a renewed sense of urgency, determined to show that the forces that worked upon Tevye's family and his tight-knit community are still very hard at work all these decades later.BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Gives a Triumphant Rallying Cry at Bass Performance Hall June 26, 2019
With its electrifying mix of sexual intrigue, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a song list better than that of any senior prom's, CRUEL INTENTIONS gleefully throws audiences back into the chaos of high school while reminding them just how far we've come from the age of Nokia cellphones and AOL.BWW Review: REMEMBER RUDY Strives for Significance at Ochre House Theater May 1, 2019
Cheryl Allison's powerful documentary, SHATTER THE SILENCE, will make its world premiere Sunday, April 28, at the USA Film Festival at the Angelika Film Center. I sat down with Allison to discuss what this process has been like for her, why she made the film the way she did, and what she hopes the film accomplishes in Dallas and across the country more broadly.BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Conjures a Comedic Oasis at Dallas Theater Center April 4, 2019
Van Quattro skillfully directs a powerhouse ensemble in the tight confines of the Margo Jones Theatre, moving actors in natural yet dynamic ways that create Sam Shepard's signature sense of suspense and claustrophobia.BWW Review: THE WOLVES Scores at Dallas Theater Center March 15, 2019
Listening to ragtime means embracing music with patience and consideration, allowing the melodies to overwhelm you with the emotion of their story. To get a sense of this experience, one only has to see Music Theatre of Denton's production of RAGTIME.