now playing - main stage
All My Sons
April 17 - May 10, 2015
By Arthur Miller
Sponsored by Atmos Energy, Frost Bank and Phil Griggs LPL Financial Addison
Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
Winner of the first Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, All My Sons established Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Based on a true story.
now playing - studio theatre
April 25 - May 17, 2015
by Lucinda McDermott
Sponsored, in part, by The Town of Addison
O’KEEFFE! is a one-woman show based on the life of the iconic and celebrated 20th century modern artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The story explores O’Keeffe’s often turbulent relationship with her husband, Arthur Stieglitz, the man often credited with bringing modern art to America and the one who discovered Georgia O’Keeffe.
Parental Guidance Suggested: An article on WaterTower's After-School Drama Program
Addison, TX – A significant portion of work as a teaching artist involves mentoring and working with students, so much that the relationship between the teaching artist and parents of the child can be overlooked. The idea for this article emerged after speaking with Janeth Farnsworth, Education and Community Services Manager at WaterTower Theatre in Addison. Initially, I thought this column would just discuss their education programs, specifically elementary afterschool programs. However, an interesting conversation on the role of the parent emerged.
WaterTower has held a strong partnership with Anne Frank Elementary for more than a decade and in recent years added a couple of programs in other local schools including George Bush Elementary and Spring Creek Elementary. Farnsworth states: “We emphasize life skills and theatre skills. A lot of them, especially lower socio-economic, haven’t ever really heard of theatre, done theatre, seen theatre before. And (we are) also helping them do other things like following directions, (gaining) self-confidence, using our imagination, and working with others.”
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