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THE TRIALS OF SAM HOUSTON DTC Guild Salon
April 30, 2018 6:15p

The Trials of
Sam Houston
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2018 DTC Guild Salon

Monday, April 30

The Bush Institute at the
George W. Bush
Presidential Center

6:15p Reception
7:00p Dinner
8:00p Panel Discussion

For more information
or to purchase tickets:
Stephanie Haley

We invite you to be a part of something great!   Dallas Theater Center Guild's 2018 Salon, a dinner and stimulating panel discussion of the world-premiere play The Trials of Sam Houston, by prize-winning playwright Aaron Loeb. A riveting story of the greatest hero of Texas history, the story is told through the recollections of Jeff Hamilton, Houston’s slave and office clerk, spans Houston’s entire political career and features dialogue in Houston’s own words taken from his letters, testimony and speeches, meticulously researched by the playwright. Please see enclosure for more about this new and important play. Following a seated dinner for 200 in the Bush Center’s Hall of State, the program will begin with a brief dramatization by members of the cast, followed by a panel discussion of the play. The panel, moderated by Dallas Theater Center’s Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, will feature renowned Texas historians specializing in the Texas Revolution, the Civil War, slavery and Sam Houston.

 


 

 

PANEL MEMBERS
KEVIN MORIARTY (Moderator) is the Enloe/Rose Artistic Director of Dallas Theater Center, where his work as a director includes: It’s a Bird ... It’s a Plane ... It’s Superman; The Who’s Tommy; The Wiz; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Henry IV; King Lear; The Tempest; Fat Pig; his original adaptation of A Christmas Carol; Oedipus el Rey; Medea; Electra; Colossal; All the Way; Inherit the Wind; Hair and The Great Society.  Since 2007 he has led DTC through many new initiatives, including the move into the Wyly Theatre; the establishment of the Brierley Resident Acting Company; the creation of Public Work Dallas; an extensive series of new play productions; community collaborations with North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and most of the region’s theater companies; and multi-year partnerships with Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts and SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Before joining DTC, Kevin served as the artistic director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, for seven years. From 2002-2007 Kevin was the Head of Directing for the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program in Providence, RI, and he was an Associate Artist at Trinity Rep Company. He made his operatic directing debut with The Lighthouse for The Dallas Opera in 2012 and directed The Marriage of Figaro in 2014. Kevin has served as a public school music teacher at La Crescent High School in La Crescent, MN, and as an Associate Professor at Brown University. Kevin is the Chair of the Dallas Arts District; President of the Board for Theatre Communications Group; a member of the Booker T. Washington Advisory Board and the Dallas Assembly; a recipient of a Drama League directing fellowship; and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

 

 

MIKE CAMPBELL is a Regents Professor, Department of HIstory, University of North Texas. Education: Ph. D. - History, University of Virginia, 1966; Dissertation - “Henry Clay and the Emerging Nations of Spanish America, 1815-1829";  M.A.  History, University of Virginia, 1963, B. S. - Education, University of Virginia, 1961. Experience: Lone Star Chair in Texas History, UNT, 2013-2015; Lone Star Professor of History, University of North Texas, 2011-2013; Chief Historian, Texas State Historical Association, 2008-2017; Regents Professor, University of North Texas, 1988; Professor, North Texas State University, 1977-1988; Associate Professor, North Texas State University, 1969-1977;  Assistant Professor, North Texas State University, 1966-1969; Instructor, Madison College, Summer 1966; Instructor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1963-1964; Graduate Assistant, University of Virginia, 1961-1962, 1965 
JOHN CRAIN President of the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, received a master's degree in History from Texas State, where he served as a graduate assistant and instructor in the Department of History.  He obtained an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and he holds a certificate in arts administration from Harvard University and a certificate in museum management from the University of California at Berkeley. 

Before becoming President of the Summerlee Foundation, Mr. Crain served as the foundation's Vice President and Program Director for Texas History. Previously, he served as Director of the Dallas Historical Society and as Director of the Star of the Republic Museum at Washington-on-the-Brazos.  

Mr. Crain has served as President of the Texas State Historical Association and of the Texas Map Society.  He has also held leadership roles in the Council on Foundations, the Conference of Southwest Foundations, and the Texas Association of Museums.  He has been President of the Friends of the Governor’s Mansion since 2009, and he serves as an ex-officio member of the Sixth Floor Museum and as a member of the advisory board of the Clements Center at Southern Methodist University.  He has also been elected to membership in the Philosophical Society of Texas.

 

 

 

 

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