ADDISON, TEXAS: WaterTower Theatre has announced a new community engagement program, Intersections.
“Intersections has two primary objectives,” said artistic director Joanie Schultz in a statement. “The first is focused on providing all of our audience members a deeper look into the artistic work on our stages, offering more context while making our work even more relevant in the lives of our audience. The second is cultivating authentic artistic exchanges across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with the belief that the themes and human stories we put on our stages will resonate throughout the community.”
The program will include engagement initiatives with community groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, artistic collaborations, accessible workshops, interactive lobby displays, post-show talkbacks, collaborations with local organizations and individual artists, production play guides (both online and in print), play readings, and more.
The Intersections programming for Ike Holter’s Hit the Wall (July 28-Aug. 20), about the Stonewall Riots in New York City, will include conversations with LGBTQ youth organizations, a discussion with a queer historian, and performances by local bands.