Audacity Theatre Lab will bring in performers from across the country, plus some of our homegrown talent, for the first Solo Fest.
|Alexandra Tatarsky in Beast of Festive Skin|
A Different Woman: A True Story of a Texas Childhood by Veronica Russell (New Orleans), adapted the book My First Thirty Years by Gertrude Beasley. This solo show presents an unvarnished, unapologetic and cynical tale of a rural Texas childhood told by a woman who pulled herself out of the cycle of poverty and abuse in which she found herself. A Different Woman is a darkly humorous stage adaptation of Ms. Beasley's controversial banned memoir.
- Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 23, 9 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, 10:30 p.m.
Beast of Festive Skin by Alexandra Tatarsky (New York City) is an absurdist vaudeville about alchemists, rappers and other creative visionaries stuck in Hell. These deranged darlings of the underworld tell their tales of woe with a truly fiery need to get by. The horror of existence! The agony of creation! The one-woman show people are dying to see!
- Friday, May 16, 10:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Bouncing Ugly by Danny O’Connor (Dallas) recounts his experience as a bouncer at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in NYC. He has stories, oh yes, he has stories.
- Thursday, May 15, 9 p.m.
- Saturday, May 17, 9 p.m.
- Sunday, May 18, 8:30 p.m.
|Danny O'Connor in Bouncing Ugly|
- Thursday, May 22, 10:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, 9 p.m.
Crossing Your I’s by John Michael (Dallas) concerns John’s experiences learning from and working with dementia patients. This World Premiere solo show about intergenerational understanding and the messiness of human connections is filtered through John Michael’s uniquely kinetic and hilarious perspective.
- Thursday, May 15, 10:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 18, 9 p.m.
- Friday, May 23, 10:30 p.m.
Eating My Garbage by David Mogolov (Boston). Dumbfounded by a call from a political pollster, David searches himself for a reason to believe the nation isn't utterly doomed. When he can't quite think of one, he turns to irrational reasons. That's when his search gets more promising.
- Friday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 17, 10:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 18, 7 p.m.
|Zeb L. West in Innocent When You Dream|
- Thursday, May 22, 9 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25, 3:30 p.m.
Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love by Elaine Liner (Dallas) was a 5-star hit at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Bring your knitting (or crocheting) and stitch along as Dallas writer-performer Elaine Liner shares her obsessions with great literature, old movies and the romantic entanglements of knitting sweaters for significant others.
- Thursday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 18, 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25, 5 p.m.
Here's more about the event from the press release:
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!
Single tickets and Festival Passes for all shows go on sale April 23. Festival Passes, now on sale, include one admission to each festival show and are $55. Individual ticket prices for each show are $12. Reservations can be made at 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