Nov 27, 2017

Dallas Solo Fest returns in 2018


After taking a break in 2017, Brad McEntire's Dallas Solo Fest will be back next year, in a new venue. Submissions are being accepted.

 TheaterJones.com | November 26, 2017


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Dallas — The biggest news to report about Brad McEntire's Dallas SoloFest is that it will return in 2018 after taking a break in 2017, when McEntire and his co-producer and wife Ruth Engel-McEntire became first-time parents. The next important bit of info is that the fourth DSF is just one weekend, and moves to a new venue at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, home to the Dallas Children's Theater. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, it was two weekends and took place at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park.

McEntire is still talking applications for 2018 via the Dallas SoloFest website. Look for more on this event in TheaterJones.

Below is the news release from DallasSolo Fest:

Application for the 2018 Dallas Solo Fest is currently open until December 3, 2017. Applications can be submitted via the website: www.DallasSoloFest.com. The aim of the Dallas Solo Fest is to present a theatrically diverse roster of top-quality one-person shows from all over North America to Dallas area audiences.

The Dallas Solo Fest is a fringe-like arts festival founded in 2014 by Brad McEntire, a solo performer in his own right, with a mission to raise awareness and appreciation of one-person shows in the north Texas area. Now, after a one-year hiatus, the DSF returns for its fourth year.

The 2018 Dallas Solo Fest will feature an eclectic mix of six solo artists over a jam-packed 5-day schedule. Every show will run roughly an hour and tickets are priced at an affordable $15, with festival passes available. Unlike many other theatre and performing arts festivals, the Dallas Solo Fest requires no application or registration fees from the performers. Performers take home 70% of every ticket sold.

The first year, artists were chosen by invitation. Starting in 2015 applications from open submissions have been accepted, followed by a carefully curated selection process.
The six performers chosen for the 2018 Dallas Solo Fest will be announced in early April 2018. The festival will be held June 6-10, 2018 at the Studio Theatre at the Rosewood Center for the Arts, 5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas 75231. 

The Dallas Solo Fest 2018 is a project of Audacity Theatre Lab, produced by Brad McEntire.


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Nov 25, 2017

A Very Nouveau Holiday 2017


For the fifth year in a row I have a play in Nouveau 47 Theatre's A Very Nouveau Holiday collection of ten-minute plays. This event is usually quirky, thoughtful, hilarious, pensive and satirical! 

This year I am directing the world premiere of my own play Langdon, The Seasonal Barista. I am also directing Jonathan Kravetz's (formerly of Dallas and now based in NYC) heart-breaking piece Mr. Crispy. 

Langdon is a hilarious exploration of FOMO gone wrong. It features a bear who works at a coffeeshop during the winter instead of hibernating and the trouble he has navigating the workplace. Mr. Crispy is a sci-fi tear-jerker that deals with the last night of a relationship between a failed screenwriter and the song-writing friend he has an infatuation with.

Robert Long and Monalisa Amidar in rehearsal for LANGDON, THE SEASONAL BARISTA

These two pieces are joined by short plays by area writers Franky Gonzalez, Allison Hibbs, Jim Kuenzer, Ben Schroth, Greg Silva and Christopher Stephen Soden! 

A rockstar ensemble of directors, besides myself, include Andra Hunter, Becki McDonald, and fellow College of Santa Fe alumn David Meglino!

Actors in the project include Monalisa Amidar, JR Bradford, Cameron Casey, Emily Faith, Robert Long, Chris Messersmith, Charles Themayor Ratcliff and Jerome Stein!

Playing Fridays thru Mondays beginning December 8 - 23, 2017. Showtimes are 8:15, except Sundays (which offer 2 PM matinee times). At the Margo Jones Theatre, Fair Park, Dallas TX.

Admission $18. Student/Senior discounts available. Click HERE for tickets.

Nov 10, 2017

Ep 8 of The Cultivated Playwright Podcast is up!



I touch on both physical and digital books, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and why now is the best time in human history to deck out your home library with actual printed books.

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