Posted on March 26, 2017 by Kelsey Ervi
René Moreno 1959-2017 WaterTower Theatre Board and Staff offer their deepest condolences to the friends and family of René Moreno. René was a longtime colleague of WaterTower's and he will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the DFW
now playing - Canterbury Family Main Stage
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
April 14 - May 7, 2017
By Scott Carter
Directed by Emily Scott Banks
A Founding Father, a Victorian novelist, and a Russian revolutionary walk into a… stop if you’ve heard this one. Join us for a laugh-out-loud, whip-smart new comedy as Discord takes the third U.S. President, the author of A Christmas Carol , and the author of War and Peace , locks them in a room with ‘no exit’, and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence. A blistering battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher , this perceptive new comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.
coming later - Canterbury Family Main Stage
June 2 - 25, 2017
A new comedy by Karen Zacarías
Directed by David Lozano
Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this funny Regional Premiere, written by Karen Zacharias, one of the most prominent Latina playwrights working today. Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.
WaterTower Theatre Announces David Lozano to Direct Native Gardens
Addison (TX) – WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced the appointment of David Lozano to direct Native Gardens by Karen Zacárias. Mr. Lozano, Executive Artistic Director of Dallas’ Cara Mía Theatre Co., will be making his directorial debut at WTT with Native Gardens.
René Moreno was previously scheduled to direct Native Gardens; however, he had to withdraw for personal reasons. Mr. Moreno expressed his regret and said, "I was very much looking forward to returning to WaterTower this season to direct Native Gardens, but alas life and scheduling got in the way. I am very happy for my friend and colleague David Lozano to be joining the team and I wish him and WTT the very best on this production. I look forward to seeing the show!"
Mr. Lozano’s extensive resume, and commitment to telling relevant and impactful stories from a Latino perspective, made him the perfect choice to take on this production.
David said, "I’m looking forward to directing at WaterTower, and am very appreciative of Joanie for inviting me. I’ve devoted the majority of my career to creating and producing theatre for the North Texas Latino community, and I think Native Gardens is a perfect play for diverse audiences to tackle challenging issues regarding race, class, what is means to be American, or a foreigner, or even feel like a foreigner in your land. To me, this production of Native Gardens is a perfect opportunity to bridge Latinos into the mainstream North Texas community for an intense discussion on equity and inclusion in our theatres and our communities as a whole."
About Native Gardens
How/Where to Buy Tickets
About David Lozano
About Joanie Schultz
About WaterTower Theatre
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 gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Shubert Foundation. WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of corporate, foundation and individual donors such as Atmos Energy, The Canterbury Family, Don and Barbara Daseke, Ben Fischer and Laree Hulshoff, FastSigns Carrollton, Paul and Norma Shultz, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, Mary Kay Inc., Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Nissan Foundation, Pinnacle, Rainmaker Advertising, Slalom Consulting, Table 13, The Civic League, The President's Circle, WTT 2.0: Securing our Future, the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors, The Corporate Council, and Women of WaterTower Theatre.
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001