“Winsor & Gertie” Tonight, Tomorrow Night University Theatre Tickets: Adults $15; Children/Students/Seniors $5 (Click here to purchase) Sept. 8-9 Pre-show discussion at 6:30 p.m.; play at 7 p.m.
UT Dallas students involved in several arts disciplines are presenting the Texas premiere of a 45-minute multimedia play by Donald Crafton based on Winsor McCay’s popular 1914 vaudeville act. McCay, an early pioneer of animation, amazed audiences when he interacted onstage with his animated film, “Gertie the Dinosaur”— the UT Dallas production will combine four live actors, restored footage from the “Gertie” film, and live musicians, directed by Visual and Performing Arts Scholar Damian Enyosah. Crafton will be present both nights for a pre-show talk-back along with UT Dallas Assistant Professor of Animation Dr. Christine Veras.
“Thread Collectors” Authors to Speak Sunday ATEC Lecture Hall, ATC1.102 Admission: Free; pre-registration required here Sunday, Sept. 10 2-4 p.m.
Alyson Richman and Shaunna J. Edwards, authors of the novel, “The Thread Collectors,” will discuss their friendship, what they learned about each other and themselves while collaborating on the book, and the message of hope infused in their work. Dr. Yvette E. Pearson, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at UT Dallas, and Dr. Nils Roemer, dean of the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology, will moderate the discussion. A reception will follow the discussion, which will include a book signing, sweet treats, and more. Note that only books bought through the University Bookstore will be eligible for signing. A limited supply will be available for purchase at the event.