2019 was an eventful year for ATL. Our eleventh "season" (if you know how we operate, you know what a joke that it) churned up all kinds of weird and wonderful work.
The last official Audacity Solo Salon at the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas' Fair Park started off the year with works-in-progress by Erin Singleton, Justin Lemieux and Abel Flores. 2019 also saw the fifth and final Dallas Solo Fest, with 8 great solo performers presenting their shows at the Theatre Too! space downstairs at Dallas' historic Theatre Three.
During the summer, AT Artistic Director Brad McEntire presented the festival premiere of his newest one-man show The Beast of Hyperborea, a homage to the Victorian adventure fiction of the late 1800s. It ran several weeks at the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) at Dallas' Bath House Cultural Center.
After performing it at the Dallas Solo Fest, McEntire also took his solo show Cyrano A-Go-Go to two fringe festivals at the end of the summer... the Elgin Fringe Festival in Illinois and the Theatre Crude Fringe in Oklahoma City. It won a award in Elgin and proved to be an audience fave at both festivals.
Finally, we've got you covered with a new collection of ATL plays published by Dribble Funk Books. These are several works that have developed in the past at Audacity, including audience darling from the 2015 FIT, Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train.
Your support in body, spirit, word, coin, and deed has been wonderful for the past eleven years and fortifies us to march forth into next year. We have some weird and uh-maz-ing projects in the works for 2020. If you’re moved to give fiscally on top of all you’ve given us and those in need this past year, you can do so by visiting here to DONATE.
See you in 2020!