DALLAS: Second Thought Theatre has a lot to celebrate. The Dallas-based theatre company announced its 11 season this week, as well as the promotion of company member Alex Organ to artistic director. The new season will feature Mike Bartlett’s Bull, Amy Herzog’s Belleville and Othello.
“I’ve long admired the work on Second Thought Theatre’s stage, and I have greatly enjoyed my previous work with the company,” says Organ in a press release. “I am excited to join this group of theater artists to tackle difficult topics, new plays and subject matter that poses questions to our audience that they’re rarely, if ever, asked.”
Organ takes over the theatre’s leadership from co-artistic directors Steven Walters and Kelsey Head. As part of Second Thought’s company, he directed the theatre’s production of Bartlett’s Cock last year. This season, he will take the stage as Iago in Othello, directed by Dallas Theatre Center’s associate artistic director Joel Ferrell. DTC resident acting company member Daniel Duque-Estrada will make his debut at the theater in the title role.
The season begins in February 2015, with Bull running Feb. 26—March 14 at the Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, as part of DTC’s new Elevator Project, where the theatre is hosting smaller companies in its performance spaces.
Belleville, directed by Lee Trull, will follow, starting May 20 and running through June 15. Othello will run July 15—Aug. 8. Both Belleville and Othello will run at Bryant Hall.