Saturday, April 30, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Dallas Solo Fest

Dallas Solo Fest 2016 Lineup Announced!

Eight one-person shows converge on the DFW-area


DALLAS, TX – Audacity Theatre Lab is pleased to announce the 2016 Dallas Solo Fest, June 2-12, 2016 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park.  Eight one-person shows highlight this third year festival with a mix of local solo performers and performers coming in from around the country. 

This third annual Dallas Solo Fest line-up includes Eileen Tull’s Bad Dates, or What Killed the Monkey in Indian Jones Only Makes Me Stronger, Ryan Adam Wells’ Beers About Songs, David Mogolov’s Clenched, Maggie Gallant’s Libertè Egalitè Adoptèe, Brigham Mosley’s Scarlett O’Hara and the War on Tara, Erin Singleton’s Super Mortal, Vincent Mraz’s The Escape Plan and Diana Shortes’ White Sauce and Diaper Babies. Collectively, these performers represent a wide variety of solo performance styles including storytelling, cabaret, multimedia, biography, memoir and pieces that defy easy categorization. 

Brigham Mosley

Produced by Brad McEntire, artistic director of Audacity Theatre Lab, the 2016 DSF will be the third annual Dallas Solo Fest after 2014’s inaugural Dallas Solo Fest and last year’s DSF. The purpose of the Dallas Solo Fest is to celebrate extraordinary solo theatre as well as increase awareness and appreciation for the form in the north Texas area.

The Dallas Solo Fest will be produced by Audacity Theatre Lab and will play at the Margo Jones Theatre. Located at the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park at 1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210, the Margo Jones Theatre features ample free, well-lit parking, access to the DART Rail, and a handy BYOB policy!

Diana Shortes

Single tickets and Festival Passes for all shows go on sale April 24.  Festival Passes, now on sale, include one admission to each festival show and are $60.  Individual ticket prices for each show are $12. Reservations can be made via the Dallas Solo Fest website or by calling (214) 888-6650. Details about the shows, artists’ bios, the full schedule and ticket information at: www.DallasSoloFest.com


Friday, January 22, 2016

Shout Out from TheaterJones about TARANTUBEARS

Dani Martin as Crossbow Joan in NIGHT OF THE TARANTUBEARS

The play is by [Jeff Hernandez and] Brad McEntire for his outfit Audacity Theatre Lab, and really all you need to know is the title: The Night of the Tarantubears. Horror plus comedy equals camp that McEntire does so well. | Jan. 21-31


See Original post... HERE

NOTE: Brad didn't know he did "camp." But he does do kick-ass storytelling and fills it with humor and insight.



Friday, January 8, 2016

Night of the Tarantubears


From the twisted minds of writers Brad McEntire and Jeff Hernandez comes a comedy horror World Premiere... 
NIGHT OF THE TARANTUBEARS 
Directed by Brad McEntire 

A genetic experiment surfaces as a seemingly harmless viral internet sensation. Part bear, part spider hybrids are the latest trend. But what happens when our passing fascinations grow and things begin to go horribly horribly wrong. Five survivors hole up in an abandoned theatre, while the city is over-run by genetic monstrosities. Who will survive the night? 

Featuring Miller Pyke, Dani Martin, Whitney Holotik, Brian Witkowicz and Kasey Tackett 

Playing January 21-31, 2016 
at the Margo Jones Theatre in historic Fair Park 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210

Online tickets... HERE 
For reservations and other information visit... HERE


Monday, November 9, 2015

Nice write-up about DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN

Robert Linder as Robot and Janelle Schroeder as Dinosaur
DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN 
By Chris David Taylor | Sun. Nov. 8, 2015 | DiscoverDenton.com

Friday night I found myself out on the town looking for something to do, and the Sundown Collaborative Theatre/Audacity Theatre Lab co-production of Brad McEntire’s “Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train” fit the bill.

First produced as part of the Dallas’s FIT Festival in 2013, McEntire and Sundown have restaged this delightfully absurd piece of theatre in little d for two weekends before continuing for two more weekends in the historic Margo Jones theatre in Fair Park.

I wandered over from the always enjoyable Eastside, past the music pouring from the LSA Burger stage and into the Point Bank Black Box Theatre on Hickory. A simple set graced the space, a folding table, a projector and two small models of what I assumed were the stars of the show. McEntire’s work, which I am fairly familiar with, usually has an air of the whimsical and the nostalgic about it, the pre- show sound design adequately prepared me for the show to come. Snippets of old time radio static interspersed with news bulletins about missing ice cream and a coming news conference let me know what the format of the show was going to be.

Formatted like a press conference explaining their actions, a Dinosaur and Robot are brought from their respective time periods in an unexplained phenomenon at just the right moment to save a human girl playing on the train tracks near her house. The train is destroyed and the girl is allegedly saved, although she never makes an appearance for reasons that become clear later on.

Robot, played by Robert Linder, is the main spokes-robot in the play and he introduces his colleague who appears to be a Tyrannosaur played by Janelle Schroeder. We get the backstories of both characters and then jump to the present/past to hear about the incident referred to in the title of the show.

“Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train” is mostly-family friendly and full of lighthearted jokes, physical humor and even some vaudeville as it can only be performed by a Dinosaur and Robot.


Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train 
Runtime: 1 hr. 5 mins.
Credits:
Written and Directed by Brad McEntire
Sound Design by Danica Bergeron
Lighting Design by Jack Earl Piland
Cast: Robert Linder as Robot,  Janelle Schroeder as Dinosaur
Original post... HERE