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Art&Seek on Think TV: The Undermain's Next 25

by Jerome Weeks 6 Nov 2009 4:07 AM

We have seen the future and it looks like DEVO: The Undermain Theater opens its new season next week with Len Jenkin’s surreal, sci-fi noir, Port Twilight. So we spoke to artistic director Katherine Owens about the future in Port Twilight and the Undermain’s own Campaign for the Future.


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The Undermain Theater opens its 26th season Nov. 14 with the Len Jenkin play, Port Twilight, or The History of Science. The Undermain is the only Deep Ellum stage company founded in the ’80s that still survives — still in Deep Ellum.

We took the occasion to talk with Katherine Owens, one of the founding members and the company’s artistic director. Owens has directed more than 60 stage productions, including ones in LA, Europe and off-Broadway. She spoke about the Undermain’s intractable but invaluable basement space, the sci-fi future that exists in Port Twilight, choosing playwrights for their language and her company’s own Campaign for the Future.