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SMU Meadows School of the Arts and the Dallas Theater Center in Texas presented a review and panel discussion of research findings from the pilot year of Public Works Dallas livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 26 October 2017 at 5 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 7 p.m. CDT (Dallas) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York). On Twitter, follow @howlround for updates and use #howlround to comment.

Public Works Dallas is a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theatre project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members.

Shirley Brice Heath gave a brief compilation of key points learned that offer thoughts for the coming year.

Her talk was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dean of SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Stephanie Knight and featuring DTC Artistic Director, Kevin Moriarty; Director of Ignite/Arts Dallas, Clyde Valentin; and Martha Rodriguez, Program Manager at Bachman Lake Together.

Opening Comments by Dallas City Council Member Adam McGough.

About Shirley Brice Heath
Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Arts and of Linguistics and Anthropology, Emerita, Stanford University, has a long record of research on the impact of community organizations on populations living under vulnerable circumstances. She has taught courses on social entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford and done extensive consulting work on enterprise development. She has published ten books and approximately 200 articles. She has worked with major cultural organizations, including Louisiana Arts Museum in Denmark, Tate Museums, The National Theater and London International Festival of Theater in England, Market Theater in Johannesburg, South Africa, and The Public Theater in New York, Old Globe Theater in San Diego, the Los Angeles Symphony, Trinity Theater and Brown University in Providence, R.I., Dallas Theater Center, Seattle Repertory Theater, and the San Francisco Opera. She holds ten honorary degrees and has been granted awards that include: Guggenheim Fellowship, NEH Fellowship, Grawemeyer Award (with Milbrey McLaughlin), MacArthur Fellowship, and the National Leadership Award of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, General Electric Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. www.shirleybriceheath.net

 

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