Rawlins Gilliland One-Man Show

Photo courtesy of Rawlins Gilliland

Rawlins Gilliland is a Dallas native raised "in the 21st century half a century ago" by activist-artist parents. After backpacking worldwide "throughout the Nixon years," he began a series of seemingly discordant careers; winning a coveted National Endowment for the Arts Master Poet grant before becoming Director of Sales & Product for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus.

In this century, he is best known for an extensive body of work as National Public Radio affiliate KERA commentator, combining great storytelling with biting lyrical insight.

Rawlins’ autobiographical ‘verbal memoirs’ promise evocative, scary & funny tales of his unlikely early life told in his unique voice.  Joined by a jazz trio onstage under the musical direction of Matt Tolentino, this first-ever solo show features anything from an early childhood celeb-laden cocktail parties in his artist family home to a late teen murder trial, global airline stowaway adventures and ribald stints in California nude communes and Istanbul brothels.

This is an NC-17 show, not appropriate for children or adolescents.



The Kessler
1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208


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