The Trinity River Plays Premieres at Dallas Theater Center

November 5-December 5, 2010
By Regina Taylor
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
Dallas Theater Center


Regina Taylor’s powerful new trilogy (Jarfly, Rain and Ghost(story)) explores the unique passages in one woman’s life journey. In Jarfly, a teenaged Iris Spears teeters on the brink of maturity when an event shatters her innocence—and changes her life forever.

In Rain, a 34-year-old Iris flees a collapsing marriage to return home to Texas and the comfort of her mother’s embrace, only to find that the once-solid ground has shifted beneath her feet.

And in Ghost(story), a surprise visit from her estranged husband forces Iris to confront the past and the ghosts that have continued to haunt her. The trilogy is inspired by the rhythm of the cicada—a part of Iris’ young life in the south—the insect that emerges every 17 years to take wing. The Trinity River Plays are presented as one continuous story in three acts. Contains some sexual situations and mature themes.

For ticket for The Trinity River Plays, contact the box office at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. or call 214.880.0202.

Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Winter Series

Don’t miss the full of poise, power, and passion of the Dallas Black Dance Theater.  You will experience a new work from multi-talented Broadway choreographer Francesca Harper, while New York choreographer Hope Boykin returns to Dallas with her pensive yet subtle work, Event-ually, Two.

Winter Series Performance Dates

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at  7:00pm

Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:00pm

Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:30pm

Buy your tickets now. Tickets prices start at $10.00. For Individual Tickets, call 214.880.0202 or order online at:

See the Dallas Black Dance Theater (Behind the scenes)

November 22-24, 2010  at 12 Noon
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Studios
2700 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Come enjoy the annual holiday performance series of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. This even is FREE to the community. Call for reservations, 214.871.2390  Supported by Dallas Arts District Foundation.

Celebrate Art in October in the Dallas Arts District

5th Annual DanceAfrica: From African Roots: Modern Moves

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents DanceAfrica, a celebration of African Roots through a weekend packed with dance, music, art and community events. DanceAfrica Founder, Chuck Davis, returns as he choreographs a celebration of African traditions through the modern moves of guest artist, Illstyle & Peace Productions, a Philadelphia based multicultural dance company whose works fuses the movement and spirit of old-school hip-hop with various styles of African dance; Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble; Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Dallas Black Dance Theatre II.

DanceAfrica Marketplace

Saturday, October 9, 2010
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family and come enjoy the outdoor marketplace of DanceAfrica. You will experience a full day of performances from local and national artists, arts and crafts, fashion, and, in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art, a children’s area celebrating the African Masks Exhibit. Hosted in the Dallas Arts District at 2400 Flora Street. Ticket purchases may be placed over the phone by calling the Box Office at 214-871-2390.

Supported by:

The 500, Inc.
Junior League of Dallas
Dallas Arts District Foundation
The Dallas Examiner
GEiMS Concord Church Youth Ministry