Community / Co-Lab
CO-LAB IN THE CITY is envisioned as a series of multi-disciplinary events designed to dissolve the barrier between performers and audiences in neighborhoods across Dallas. CO-LAB stands for Community Laboratory and invites collaboration between audiences and artists.
All events are open to the public and we invite our audiences in creating works together that explore themes of memory, space and architecture.
2019- 2020 Co-LAB
Fisuras de La Realidad /Fissures in Reality
A workshop for any layperson in the community interested in exploring theater as a healing method and releasing personal narratives
September 3-7, 2019
TD Studio 1230 Riverbend Drive, Suite 111 Dallas, TX 75247
Monuments of the Future
In conjunction with the themes of Villa, Teatro Dallas invites proposals from Dallas area artists to envision alternative monuments in Dallas public spaces in need of racial and cultural healing. Artists will present these ideas at a salon where audience members will advance one project for print publication. Curated by Giovanni Valderas.
November 21, 7 PM
The MAC 1503 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
In tandem with our international festival of performance, Teatro Dallas presents award-winning belly dancer, Alia Mohamed who will lead interested participants in a workshop using belly-dance dance techniques for wellness. Modern Arab and Turkish poetry will be included in a night celebrating contemporary voices from the region. Audience members are invited to read the translations of the poems in English. Tea and delights provided.
January 24, 7 PM
Artstillery 723 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas 75208
Performing Acts of Healing
A screening of Richard Bailey’s short documentary film which explores the many ways theater heals the community, featuring the work of Teatro Dallas. The film is immediately followed by a musical performance with Lily Taylor.
February 28, 7 PM
Top Ten Records 338 West Jefferson Blvd Dallas 75208
Cemento Grande Historical Picnic
In conjunction with our spring production Cement City, this community picnic with Dallas Mexican American Historical League historians, Rosemary Hinojosa and Victoria Ortiz Ferrell, will reveal the amazing story of the West Dallas neighborhood known as Cemento Grande.
April 5, 1 PM Eagle Ford School
1601 Chalk Hill Road Dallas, TX 75211
An instrument-making session open to youth ages 10-14, students will then jam together and be recorded for inclusion in our summer production, TLALI.
May 2, 1 PM
ARTStillery 723 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
All these events are supported by the Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund of The Dallas Foundation and The Moody Fund for the Arts.