Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Audacity is Back!

Audacity Theatre Lab kicks off inaugural season this week with regional premiere
By Pegasus News wire. From PegasusNews. com - Monday, May 5, 2008

Audacity is back. Audacity Theatre Lab is proudly kicking off it’s first season in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area with the regional premiere of Greg Romero’s The Most Beautiful Lullaby You’ve Ever Heard.

Previously known as Audacity Productions (1999-2006), the company participated in many DFW area fests such as the Festival of Independent Theatres and Out of the Loop, represented north Texas at the New York International Fringe Festival multiple times, produced works for Austin’s FronteraFest and mounted over 50 plays - large and small - in the Dallas area. The leaders of this little theatre absorbed a lot, often learning by doing, from this earlier garage-band-sized Audacity. Audacity Productions filed articles of dissolution in the summer of 2006, when Artistic Director Brad McEntire headed off for more than a year abroad, living and working primarily in Hong Kong. McEntire is now back in the Metroplex and Audacity is taking it up a notch from the considerable benchmarks made in the past. Audacity Productions was the pilot program, so to speak, for the new Audacity Theatre Lab.

The Most Beautiful Lullaby You’ve Ever Heard is an engaging nontraditional theatrical romance that begins with a Man and a Woman. They each breathe in the possibility of a blank sheet of paper. The paper becomes a sailboat and their breath becomes a journey over impossible distances. Lullaby is a hilarious, touching, meta-theatrical exploration of what is inside the human heart when a person falls in love with another equally and beautifully broken individual.

It will be directed by ATL Artistic Director Brad McEntire and will feature actors Jeff Swearingen (recent winner: Best Actor DFW Critics Forum Award for last season’s The Gnadiges Fraulein and The Boxer as well as a "Best Actor (Non-Equity)" Column Award), Tyson Rinehart and Paula Wood. Call 214-621-9683 to make ticket reservations.

Posted by Shawn.


Posted by Jason Rice [of Rover Dramawerks]

Brad McEntire (Audacity) does some of the wildest stuff you'll watch, sometimes even worth stealing. (With his blessing, we adapted our One Day Only projects from his original concept) I also love Greg Romero's writing. In one of the early Audacity/Rover One Day Only projects he wrote a brilliant metaphorical piece that eventually captured an Honorable Mention in the Louisville One Act Play Festival. Six actors, three wristwatches and a sheet - and absolutely riveting. With this pedigree, I don't think it's too far a stretch to assume this event will be beautiful, bizarre and worth every femtosecond of your time and interest.

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