Event info

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

FREE, but reservations are requested.


Public Works Dallas: A Retrospective

6 p.m. – Reception in Bob Hope Lobby
7-9 p.m. – Presentation and panel discussion in Caruth Auditorium

Join SMU Meadows School of the Arts and the Dallas Theater Center (DTC) for a review and panel discussion of research findings from the pilot year of Public Works Dallas. Author and Stanford professor Shirley Brice Heath (see bio below) will give a brief compilation of key points learned that offer thoughts for the coming year. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dean of the Simmons School of Education Stephanie Knight, featuring DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Director of Ignite/Arts Dallas Clyde Valentin. To RSVP, email ignite@smu.edu. This event is co-sponsored by the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU.

Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Arts and of Linguistics and Anthropology, Emerita, Stanford University, has a long record of research on the impact of community organizations on populations living under vulnerable circumstances. She has taught courses on social entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford and done extensive consulting work on enterprise development. She has published 10 books and approximately 200 articles. She has worked with major cultural organizations, including the Louisiana Arts Museum in Denmark; Tate Museums, The National Theater and London International Festival of Theater in England; Market Theater in Johannesburg, South Africa; and, in the U.S., The Public Theater in New York, Old Globe Theater in San Diego, the Los Angeles Symphony, Trinity Theater and Brown University in Providence, R.I., Dallas Theater Center, Seattle Repertory Theater and the San Francisco Opera. She holds 10 honorary degrees and has been granted awards that include a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEH Fellowship, Grawemeyer Award (with Milbrey McLaughlin), MacArthur Fellowship, and the National Leadership Award of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, General Electric Foundation and the Spencer Foundation.


For more information, visit www.shirleybriceheath.net.