Author: Jerome Weeks

Dallas playwright’s new comedy explores gentrification in Elm Thicket, her childhood home

A new comedy about two childhood sweethearts reuniting after decades apart becomes a vehicle for examining the troubled racial and economic history of a single Dallas neighborhood: Elm Thicket. This week, Soul Rep Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Elm Thicket, written by the company’s director, Anyika McMillan-Herod. It’s part of the AT&T Performing… Read more »

A global mix of medicine and music: World Doctors Orchestra to make its debut in North Texas

The World Doctors Orchestra has played in more than 20 countries since 2008 — and this week, it’s making its North Texas debut with a world premiere. It took local members of the orchestra four years to bring the WDO here. Sing-Yi Feng is a pediatrics professor at UT Southwestern as well as a medical toxicologist at North… Read more »