Our 29th Season: A Conversation with the Dead

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[Originally posted 08.27.2012] “No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone…. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead.” T.S. Eliot, Tradition… Continue reading

Have You Seen This? National Theatre Live

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Part of working in theatre is seeing shows.  Ordinarily, for those of us at Undermain, that means seeking out our friends’ work all around Dallas and Forth Worth, but the digital age has… Continue reading

Keeping a Live Art Timeless

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Now that Undermain’s wrapped up it’s 28th season (almost, we still have our reading of Joyce’s Ulysses at the Dallas Museum of Art on June 16th!) it’s time to turn our attentions to… Continue reading

“How do you memorize all those lines?”

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In many plays often the first hurdle in the rehearsal process is the memorization of lines.  The same is true forAges of the Moon, and while Shepard’s latest play is not quite a… Continue reading

Five Questions For… Ken Bernstein, Undermain’s Technical Director

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1. When does your job begin on a production? It varies, but as early as possible is good.  On Ages [Of The Moon], I started two weeks before production started.  Final design plans were… Continue reading

What Exactly is Sam Shepard’s Aesthetic?

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While Sam Shepard will always be remembered for his starring role as Dolly Parton’s husband in that cinematic masterpiece that is Steel Magnolias, he also wrote a few plays along the way!  Tongue-in-cheek aside, Sam… Continue reading

Mr. Midnight: Doorman to the Stars

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[Originally posted 9.24.2011] Mr. Midnight’s been in and out of the office this summer, trying to escape the heat, but with the season kicking back into gear, Mr. Midnight’s hard at work fulfilling… Continue reading

Gypsy Comes For A Visit

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[Originally Posted 9.22.2011] Undermain welcomes furry visitors. Today Mahesh’s sweet dog, Gypsy, hung out for a while Undermain had its computers updated. Mahesh of MacMuse is Undermain’s fantastic I.T. genius and with a generous media grant, Undermain… Continue reading

Smashing a Shepard Set

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Well it feels like the summer went by like a blur and now it’s time to hop on the runaway train (and I mean the exciting, Indiana Jones-kind of runaway train) that is… Continue reading