now playing - main stage
The Big Meal
April 15 - May 8, 2016
By Dan LeFranc
Sponsored by Table 13 and Whole Foods Addison
Somewhere in America in a suburban chain restaurant on an average night, a young couple Sam and Nicole meet for a drink. Sparks fly, setting in motion the extraordinary tale of five generations of an ordinary family. In this theatrically inventive and beautiful play about the love, trials, and resilience of families, we experience – over the course of many mealtimes - the moments, both mundane and milestone, that make up a full life. The Big Meal is big-hearted, stunningly ambitious and richly satisfying. Reservations recommended!
coming soon - studio theatre
Bright Half Life
May 21 - June 12, 2016
By Tanya Barfield
Sponsored, in part, by The Town of Addison
Tanya Barfield's funny new play tells the story of Erica and Vicky, and their relationship which spans decades. Moments of the past collide with fragments of the present in this kaleidoscopic telling of the loves and losses of coupledom. A contemporary play with a theme as timeless as the ages. Tanya Barfield is an African-American playwright whose works have been produced around the world.
WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin Appointed Head of Fine Arts at Greenhill School
(Addison)...Derek Blount, Chairman, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors today announced the departure of Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin who has accepted a position as Head of Fine Arts with Greenhill School in Addison. Terry will begin his new position at Greenhill on July 1, 2016.
"I am extremely proud of WaterTower Theatre," said Terry Martin. "We have created a special place that serves the community so well and we've collectively created an arts organization that is the envy of so many in North Texas. It is with mixed emotions that I have accepted the position of Head of Fine Arts at Greenhill School and it has not been an easy decision for me; however, my heart tells me that this is a great match for the next leg of my journey and the right step for me and my family."
"We are so proud of Terry Martin and all that he has accomplished for WaterTower Theatre during his 17-year tenure as Producing Artistic Director," said Derek Blount, Chairman of the Board, WaterTower Theatre. "On behalf of the theater's Board of Directors, we would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to Terry for the immense contributions he's made to WaterTower Theatre over that time. His artistic vision has helped fashion WaterTower into one of the jewels of the North Texas arts community. Though we hate to lose him as Producing Artistic Director, we're very excited for Terry's new opportunity to shape young minds at Greenhill School and impress upon them the importance of the arts."
"WaterTower Theatre is a financially sound organization with strong ties to the community," continued Derek Blount. "The Executive Committee of the Board is currently crafting the parameters of a search process for this position that will almost certainly garner interest from candidates across the nation. We look forward to shaping the next evolution of this great organization."
About Terry Martin
Multi-award winning Director Terry Martin is entering his 16th season as Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre where he has overseen more than 150 productions. In his role as WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Terry oversees both the administrative and artistic aspects of the Company’s nearly $1.8 million annual operating budget.
Under his leadership WTT has grown from a small local theatre company to one of the leading regional theatres in Texas. While consistently maintaining the artistic integrity of the work WTT produces and gaining much critical acclaim, he has - through keen business acumen - managed to keep the theatre in the black and maintain a large paid capacity for the past many seasons.
Some of his more than 65 directing credits at WTT include Dogfight, Full Gallop, Sexy Laundry, The Grapes of Wrath, Putting it Together, On the Town, Spring Awakening, The Diary of Anne Frank, Smokey Joe’s Café, As You Like It, Almost, Maine, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha, Humble Boy, The Crucible, Take Me Out, A Country Life (which he adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and won the 2005 Rabin Award – Best New Play), Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Company, An Inspector Calls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take It With You, Book of Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2002 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Sweeney Todd (2002 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Desire Under the Elms, Ravenscroft, Rockin’ Christmas Party (2000, 2001), Enter the Guardsman (2001 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Little Shop of Horrors (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical) among others. During the 2014-2015 season, he directed the WaterTower Theatre production of Dogfight for which he received a Dallas Fort Worth Critics Award for Best Director of a Musical.
He has appeared on stage recently at WTT in All My Sons and previously in Our Town. In 2008, Terry won a Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics’ Forum Award as Best Actor for Blackbird. His other WTT acting credits include The Woman in Black, Dinner with Friends, The Guys, Bash: Latter-day Plays (2002 Rabin Award Nomination - Actor in a Play) and at Plano Repertory Theatre in The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me… (1998 Rabin Award – Actor in a Play, 1998 Dallas Theater Critics Forum Award), The Woman in Black (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Actor in a Play), and Lonely Planet.
After growing up in south Alabama, Terry spent 12 years in New York City working in theatre, television and film. While there, he directed and acted at The Village Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall Studios and Theatre at St. Marks as well as television appearances on ABC’s One Life to Live and NBC’s To Serve and Protect. He holds a BFA from the University of Alabama and has trained professionally with Sanford Meisner, Fred Kareman, Wynn Handman, Sally Johnson and Lehmann Byck. Terry presently teaches on-going acting classes in the Sanford Meisner Technique at WTT, as well as having served as Adjunct Professor of Acting at the University of Texas at Dallas.
About WaterTower Theatre:
WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas. The Company’s 2015-2016 Season will be its 20th season. It is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,120 subscribers and serves an audience of over 28,000 patrons annually.
WaterTower Theatre is 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization as designate by the IRS. Like all arts organizations, WaterTower Theatre relies on both ticket income and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, organization and government to produce world-class live professional theatre and offer community outreach and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre is grateful for the support provided from The Town of Addison, TACA, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Schubert Foundation and the hundreds of individuals, corporations and foundations whose annual donations make live professional theatre possible in the Town of Addison to be enjoyed by all in North Texas.
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001