The Oak Cliff Cultural Center & Latino Cultural Center
December 7 - 16, 2017 at Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
DALLAS - (11/06/17)
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the Latino Cultural Center, in collaboration with local theater artists Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Ruben Carrazana, proudly present Stand-Up Tragedy, a play by Bill Cain. For the first time, two of Dallas' cultural centers are teaming up to produce a professional theatrical production from the ground up. With a cast of professional actors and local high school students, raps, basketball games, and only an empty space to tell the story with audience seating onstage, Stand-Up Tragedy is an adrenaline-pumping and intense theatrical experience that is not to be missed.
Stand-Up Tragedy is directed by Ruben Carrazana, starring Brian Witkowicz, Christopher Dontrell Piper, Jackie Kemp, Omar Padilla, Carson Wright, and an ensemble made up of local high school students Zachary Bosh, Angelica Carmona, Caleb Glaspie, Colby Glaspie, Aden Jemaneh, Iris Maya, Jessy McCarthy, Martin Francisco Mendoza, Cyena Rojas, and Hipolito Tapia. Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso is the assistant director, Juliana Dellasanta is the stage manager, Aaron Johansen is the lighting designer, and Jeff Colangelo is the fight choreographer.
Who: Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Latino Cultural Center
What: Stand-Up Tragedy by Bill Cain
Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX, 75204
Dates: Opening Night: Thursday, December 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, December 8 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 9 at 8:00pm
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00pm
Friday, December 15 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 16 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Available at the door or online at:
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Bill Cain is the author of How to Write a New Book for the Bible, which premiered in the 2011-2012 season at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. His play 9 Circles was awarded the Sky/Cooper Prize by Marin Theatre Company where it received its world premiere production. It has gone to productions around the country including theaters in Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles. His play Equivocation received its world premiere production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as being produced at the Geffen Playhouse (Ovation Award for Best Play), Seattle Repertory, Marin Theatre, and Arena Stage. Other works include Stand-Up Tragedy, which earned six LA Critics Awards (including best production and distinguished writing) for its premiere at the Mark Taper Forum before moving around the country and eventually to Broadway. Screen credits include the series Nothing Sacred (co-creator/writer/producer) which aired on ABC, an adaptation of Clover for the Hallmark channel and HBO, Nightjohn, which was named best American film of the year by The New Yorker, Thicker Than Blood (TNT), which was an adaptation of Stand-Up Tragedy, Everything That Rises (starring Mandy Patinkin), Papa's Angels (starring Scott Bukula, Cynthia Nixon, and Eva Marie Saint), and Sounder. He is the founder of the Boston Shakespeare Company, where he was Artistic Director for seven seasons, directing most of the Shakespeare canon. Awards include: Steinberg New Play Award (first ever recipient two years in a row), multiple Edgerton grants, Helen Hayes Awards, the Joe A. Callaway Award, a Peabody, the WGA Award for Episodic Drama and a Christopher Award, among others.
ABOUT THE OAK CLIFF CULTURAL CENTER & LATINO CULTURAL CENTER
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center