Howdy Folks!! "Big Tex is Burning!" The next show in the Blackbox Theatre is compiled and directed by our very own Faculty: Dr. Justin Trudeau and Dr. Holley Vaughn. To reserve a seat, come into the front office GAB 309 with your $5 donation.
Big Tex is Burning explores the untimely death and resurrection of "Big Tex", the beloved state icon of the annual State Fair of Texas located in Dallas. Utilizing archival and cast generated performative writing materials, the show investigates and confronts the iconicity of Big Tex as a cultural synecdoche of regional and national identity. By means of inter-Tex-ual adaptation and staging techniques, the show both looks back and towards an identity that ultimately celebrates our own unique experience of collective Texan identity.