Through its productions and events like the semi-annual Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival, Baylor’s theatre department is making a nice name for the University in the world of theatre. Last week, the Dallas Morning News gave an excellent review to “The Unseen,” a play starring three Baylor theatre professors (Steven Pounders, Stan Denman and Thomas Ward) and directed by a fourth (Lisa Denman).
The performance was produced by the American Actors Company, in cooperation with Baylor. The Company was originally created by theater legends like Horton Foote, Jerome Robbins and Mary Hunter and ran from 1938-45. With Foote’s blessing, Baylor’s department of theatre arts picked up the mantle several years ago to carry on the mission of the original group.
Besides “The Unseen,” the American Actors Company also recently produced Foote’s “The Traveling Lady” at Baylor. The play ended up with a successful off-Broadway run, earning great reviews and a Drama Desk award nomination.
Sic ’em, Baylor theatre!