Lindsey Wilson is a Dallas-based arts writer and critic with a journalism master's from Syracuse University and an undying love for chips and salsa. When not at the theater (which is rare), she enjoys reading, playing with her dogs, and traveling. Photo by Jeffrey Hummel.
Workshops and new play readings are nothing new in the theater world, but at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth that same experimental spirit is extended to a different kind of performance art: stand-up comedy.
In 1995, South African novelist and playwright Zakes Mda wrote a book called Ways of Dying that features a character named Toloki, a professional mourner at township funerals in post-Apartheid South Africa.
“Stepping into this exhibition truly feels like you’re embarking on a journey through time,” says Dr. Nicole R. Myers, Dallas Museum of Art’s interim chief curator and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon senior curator of European Art.
In summer 2022, a little-musical-that-could defied the odds in Dallas. Produced as an independent entity, Cabaret at Arts Mission Oak Cliff had no established theater company backing it, no built-in subscriber base, and no big names attached.