WaterTower Theatre Announces Intersections Programming For BREAD By Regina Taylor

WaterTower Theatre Announces Intersections Programming For BREAD By Regina Taylor

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director, Joanie Schultz, today announced details for Bread Intersections programming.

Saturday, April 14 - WASHED AWAY - A Conversation on Inclusion and Gentrification

Demetria McCain of the Inclusive Communities Project and Sandy Rollins of the Texas Tenants Union join us for an important post-show conversation on the current state of housing in Dallas and the effects gentrification has had on people of color in local neighborhoods.

Saturday, April 21 - WHAT YOU GOT TO SAY - A Conversation on the Power of Language

Dr. Patricia Cukor-Avila leads a post-show conversation on the vernacular of the African American community, the impact time has had on culturally-specific language, and how communities have begun reclaiming the power of derogatory words.

Thursday, April 26 - ASL Interpreted Performance

As part of WaterTower's commitment to creating accessible theatre for all communities, we are proud to offer a sign-interpreted performance of Bread.

Sunday, April 29 - COMMUNITY CONVERSATION - With Denise Lee

We are excited to host another Community Conversation led by local actress/singer Denise Lee featuring other members of the Cast of Bread discussing the themes that arise from the play and the impact they have on our community.

Thursday, May 3 - MY BLOOD, MY BONES - A Conversation on Black Motherhood

Four mothers join us for a powerful post-show conversation on the experience of raising a black child in today's America.

Saturday, May 5 (8:00pm) - BREAD IS LIFE - A Conversation with Playwright Regina Taylor

Playwright Regina Taylor joins us for a post-show conversation discussing her Dallas-based world premiere play, BREAD.

Sunday, May 6 - DO SOMETHING THAT'S FELT - A Conversation on Theatre of the African American Experience

Local artists join us for a post-show conversation about the importance of equity and inclusion in American Theatre, and what their experience has been like creating work of the African American experience in Dallas-Fort Worth.

In addition to the above post-performance discussions and panels, WTT will host Conversations with the Artists, a post-show conversation with members of the cast of Bread discussing the themes of the play, the rehearsal process, and their unique experience developing the characters of a World Premiere play.

Wednesday, April 18 - Conversation with the Artists

Sunday, April 22 - Conversation with the Artists

Wednesday, April 25 - Conversation with the Artists

Wednesday, May 2 - Conversation with the Artists

About Intersections

In the spirit of WaterTower Theatre's mission to build community through fostering empathy and dialogue, WaterTower announced its new community engagement programming, aptly titled Intersections. This programming is constantly exploring where our artistic work intersects with our larger community.

Intersections has two primary objectives: The first is focused on providing our audience members a deeper look into the artistic work on our stages, offering more context and making our work even more relevant in the lives of our audience. The second is cultivating authentic artistic exchanges across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with the belief that the themes and human stories we put on our stages will resonate throughout the community.

About Bread:

Bread is nourishment. Bread is legacy. Bread is life itself. And bread is money. This world premiere by award-winning Dallas-born actress and playwright Regina Taylor weaves a compelling family drama of hopes, fears, thwarted dreams, and dark secrets against a turbulent backdrop of racial tension and social upheaval. It is early 2017; a time of change. James and Ruth are a middle class couple from Oak Cliff, a historic south Dallas neighborhood on the verge of gentrification. They plan a bright future for their teenage son and his soon-to-be-born brother. But when James' brother Jeb returns home, buried family tensions resurface and the past casts a troubling shadow across an uncertain future. Taylor's stirring, timely story of identity and family asks: How can we prepare the next generation for what's to come?

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. Led by Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Nicholas Even, it is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WaterTower Theatre relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, Communities Foundation of Texas, Edgerton Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Shubert Foundation. WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of its Producers Circle, including civic, corporate, and foundation donors AMLI Residential, Atmos Energy, FASTSIGNS Carrollton, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Mary Kay Inc., Pinnacle Family of Companies, The Civic League, Slalom, Veritex Community Bank, Whole Foods, and individual donors Andrew Brimmer, The Canterbury Family, Don and Barbara Daseke, The Bob Downs Family, Holly and Tom Mayer, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, The Paulos Foundation, Andrea and Keith Redmon Paul and Norma Schultz, Lisa K. Simmons and Deborah and Craig Sutton.



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