Sorry for the late start today – it’s hard to write this when you have no power at your house.
THINK GLOBAL, STAGE LOCAL: A guest column by local playwright Jonathan Norton has really struck a nerve over on theaterjones.com. Norton writes about the difficulty that area writers have in getting their work produced by North Texas theaters. Mark Lowry has followed up with his own two cents on the subject, which includes e-mail responses from other local writers. If you’ve been frustrated with trying to have your work produced, or even if you’d just like to see more Texas stories at the theater, be sure to check in on this discussion as it evolves.
YOU DON’T KNOW JAC: Theatre Three Executive Producer Jac Alder talks about the company’s next show, The Royal Family, on the latest edition of the This Week in the Arts podcast. Check back at Art&Seek next week when Betsy turns the tables on This Week‘s host, Justin Flowers, for our weekly Q&A.
STANDING TALL: Unfair Park has a cool time-lapse video of the new Traveling Man sculpture in Deep Ellum. The video comes courtesy of DART, which will open a stop on the new Green Line near Traveling Man in September. DART has its own YouTube channel with a ton of other videos related both tot he Green Line construction and the building of Traveling Man.