“It was about doing the work, using text you knew was really good, and using really good actors,” McCreary says. “We were rehearsing in my living room and it was some of the best acting I’d ever seen. That that could occur in my living room made me think I was on to something.”
This was the impetus for House Party Theatre, a group of actors, directors and writers who don’t wait for the ideal space to produce work. With McCreary leading, they steer their original work and more recognizable plays anywhere they can.
All painting isn't an act of theater, but it can be. Which is why the next Prism Co. show sounds as much like a live painting event as it does a play. That's the wonderful thing about this young, upstart company: They aren't just stretching the definition of what theater in Dallas looks like, they are also incorporating movement and materiality into their work in surprising, immersive ways.
A collaborative effort between Jeffrey Colangelo and Katy Tye, Prism is an enigmatic, primal, playful, ultimately spectacular, preverbal event, fusing darkness, shadow, light, color tracking the elemental history of mankind.