Alex Organ has played many great roles for Dallas Theater Center, including his current part in The Rocky Horror Show, but starting in 2015 he'll be trying something new as the artistic director for Second Thought Theatre.
Organ will oversee STT's three-play 2015 season, one which will include works about adults behaving badly in the workplace, an ex-pat couple living the dream in Paris and a fresh take on one of the Bard’s most profound tragedies.
The season will kick off with Mike Bartlett’s Bull, running February 26 – March 14, a companion piece of sorts to his earlier play Cock, which opened STT’s 2014 season. While Cock tackled the intricacies of a man trapped two loves – a man and a woman – Bull is a darkly comic look at office politics and bullies who run the show.
Bull is also part of the Elevator Project, the new arts collaboration in the black box spaces on the 6th and 9th floors of the Wyly Theatre that started with Upstart Productions' Year of the Rooster.
Bull will be followed by Belleville (running May 20-June 13), Amy Herzog’s new play about happy ex-pat couple, Zack and Abby, as they navigate the waters of being newly married in the hip Belleville neighborhood of Paris.
Ending the season will be a brand new production of Shakespeare’s Othello (running July 15-August 8). Organ will star in this one, playing the villainous Iago. The part will mark his first time on the STT stage since the critically acclaimed Red Light Winter in 2011.
This play will have further crossover from Dallas Theater Center, as it will be directed by DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell and also feature DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company member Daniel Duque-Estrada, making his STT debut, as Othello.
“I’ve long admired the work on Second Thought Theatre’s stage and I have greatly enjoyed my previous work with the company,” Organ said in a release. “I am excited to join this group of theater artists to tackle difficult topics, new plays and subject matter that poses questions to our audience that they’re rarely, if ever, asked.”
Following Bull's stint at the Wyly Theatre, Belleville and Othello will both be performed at Bryant Hall, next door to Kalita Humphreys Theater. Tickets for Bull or mini-memberships for use with Belleville and Othello can be purchased online through 2tt.co. Mini-memberships can also be purchased by calling 1-866-811-4111.