AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces 2022/2023 ELEVATOR PROJECT Season

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center has announced The Elevator Project’s 2022/2023 season, featuring the work of small, emerging arts groups performing on the center’s campus in Dallas’ arts district. Selected art forms included this season are dance, visual arts, music and multimedia.

Selected artists:

Agora Artists


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Emerge Coalition, Inc.

Jesse Garland


Therefore, art, sound and performance group

“We are thrilled to welcome this new season of The Elevator Project,” said Warren Tranquada, President and CEO of AT&T Performing Arts Center. “We think these are fascinating local artists that our audiences will be delighted to see. The Center is proud to shine the spotlight on this work!”

The 2022/2023 season of the Elevator Project will take place in several locations on the Center campus. Four productions will be staged at the 6th Floor Studio Theater at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, two productions will be at the Potter Rose Performance Hall, the main stage at the Wyly Theatre, and one at Nancy B. Hamon Hall at the Margot and Bill Winspear. Opera. The Center presents the innovative elevator project with support from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, TACA and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Tranquada, who recently joined the Center after 17 years at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, says the elevator project was one of the initiatives that really captured his attention.

“It’s a great example of the power of collaboration and how it can amplify unique and unheard artistic voices in the city,” Tranquada said. “The spirit embodied by the elevator project is one of the main reasons I chose to call Dallas my home.”

Participants in the elevator project are chosen through a two-tier peer review process. The first level is the review advisory committee made up of five members. Their selections are then reviewed by the Executive Review Committee.

Review Advisory Committee:

  • Emily Bernet, Bombshell Dance Project; Co-founder and co-artistic director

  • Trey Birkhead, educator, actor

  • Arlington Jones, pianist, composer, Steinway recording artist, educator

  • Janielle Kastner, writer, performer

  • Regina Washington, African American Repertory Theater, Executive General Manager

Executive Review Committee

  • Ella Goode-Johnson, City of Dallas Arts and Culture Advisory Board, Chair

  • Benjamin Espino, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, Director

  • Debbie Storey, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Former President and CEO


Emerge Coalition, Inc.

Tear down these walls

Studio Theater

February 2 – 4, 2023

Tear Down These Walls combines traditional musical performance and interactive scenography. This meaningful project integrates the visual and performing arts, cultivating an immersive and elevated concert experience. Where there are walls, there is separation.

Agora Artists

Elder Lofts

Studio Theater

May 4 – 6, 2023

The Eldert Lofts is an original movement-based work produced in collaboration with local artists. The play explores the stories of a community living in a small building. Through a series of vignettes, the work reveals the intimacies and intricacies of relationships, exploring themes of connection, isolation, identity and support as each character navigates what it means to be in community. .



Studio Theater

May 11 – 13, 2023

Materializing mixatmotus’ obsession with the human-machine relationship and social media, #Filtered explores the age-old idiom “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” in an ironic journey of perfectionism between the digital and the real self.

Jesse Garland


Potter Rose Hall

May 26 – 28, 2023

Luminescence is a performance featuring Jess Garland on a laser harp created by frequent collaborator Eric Trich. The performance shows the connection between light, sound and the visual arts.

Therefore, art, sound and performance group

Poems for broken screens

Hamon Room

June 1 – 3, 2023

Poems for Broken Screens is a transmedia performance art project spanning multiple genres and disciplines. It is an adventurous expression of 21st century poetry, interpreted in a broad sense: the poem as sound, as image, as movement, as medium. This ambitious project is an avant-garde interpretation of poetic forms translated by technology and experimental performance.

B. MOORE DANCE / Bridget L. Moore


Potter Rose Hall

July 21 – 23, 2023

B. MOORE DANCE presents a classic evening of sultry jazz, soulful harmony and funkiest funk at the Wyly Theater in Dallas’ Arts District. Adding to her prolific repertoire of choreographic works, Artistic Director Bridget L. Moore focuses her eclectic, diverse and daring vision on music that rocks avant-garde audiences around the world. Get ready to take this immersive and kaleidoscopic journey through the cosmic universe! The dynamic dancers of B. MOORE DANCE, paired with live music, singers and visual artists from Dallas, will be a festive soulful treat you don’t want to miss.

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The Power of Collisions

Studio Theater

July 28 – 30, 2023

The Power of Collision tells a familiar story of how fragile life can be, how heavy things can get, and how exciting life can become when you weather the storm of both. The plot unfolds over the course of three acts, each displaying a distinct use of contemporary movement and illusionism as innovative storytelling tools.