Former TUTS Artistic Directors Join The Kaleidoscope Theater
Opening its third season, The Kaleidoscope Theater is proud to welcome Barrymore Award-winning and seasoned Broadway director Bruce Lumpkin as well as award-winning director and dramaturge Marley Wisnoski to the artistic team of Houston's First "Off-Broadway" theater. Well- versed in the creation of great theatre in Houston, Lumpkin and Wisnoski join The Kaleidoscope after serving as Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Under the Stars. The addition of the company's newest creatives marks the first of many rapid developments for The Kaleidoscope Theater (previously known as Bayou City Theatrics) and for the future of the Houston theatre scene.
Founding Artistic Director Colton Berry, comments on the developments by saying, "I am overjoyed to begin this new era of Houston theater alongside two of my most respected and experienced colleagues."
Wisnoski also speaks of the new venture by saying, "I am thrilled to be working with the talented team of artists at The Kaleidoscope Theater who share the common goal of expanding local theatre and contributing to Houston's artistic community with unique theatrical experiences by and for Houstonians."
The Kaleidoscope's mission directly aligns with Lumpkin and Wisnoski's personal artistic vision to create groundbreaking theatre by bringing new life to existing plays and musicals, in addition to the priority of developing new and original works. Lumpkin and Wisnoski join Founding Artistic Director Colton Berry, Resident Choreographer Luke Hamilton, Resident Music Director Jane Volke and Artistic Associate Shannon Page in actively expanding current and future programming at The Kaleidoscope with a strengthened dedication to producing innovative and progressive theatre for local audiences.
Bayou City Theatrics was established in 2012 by Founding Artistic Director Colton Berry, and was named the "Best New Theater Company" in the 2013 Houston Theater Awards by the Houston Press. In May of 2014, Bayou City Theatrics made their permanent home at The Kaleidoscope Theater, located at the corner of Main and Capitol in the historic 1913 Kress Building. The early art deco architecture of the building, as well as the vintage feel of the intimate performance space distinguishes it from all other theaters in the city.
Lumpkin adds, "The Kaleidoscope Theater has great potential for growth and moving forward will offer exciting new opportunities for theatre artists and audiences alike. I am excited to be a part of growing this young, inventive theatre company."
The hilarious musical-spoof TRIASSIC PARQ currently runs through June 12 at The Kaleidoscope Theater. Details on future programming at The Kaleidoscope can be found at www.TKTHouston.com.