State of the Arts

Dallas's key artistic leaders and special guests in thought-provoking conversations about the arts and the cultural landscape of the Metroplex.   Moderated by KERA host and producer Jeff Whittington and presented in partnership with KERA's Art & Seek.

State of the Arts: Kevin Moriarty and Anne Pasternak

Kevin Moriarty joined the Dallas Theater Center as Artistic Director in 2007, and he previously served as Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. In Ithaca, Moriarty directed world premieres of plays written by Itamar Moses, Robert Aguierre-Sacassa, and others, as well as a number of classic dramatic and musical productions. He also directed the national tour of the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Moriarty is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the recipient of a Drama League directing fellowship.

State of The Arts: Trenton Doyle Hancock and Jaap van Zweden

Trenton Doyle HancockHouston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock creates prints, drawings, and collaged felt paintings that work together to portray an unfolding narrative. Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, becoming one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey, and his From a Legend to a Choir is part of the Cowboys Stadium Art Program.