(Edgar, the Earl of Gloucster's son and heir) is a member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company and co-founder of Second Thought Theatre. DTC: Next Fall; A Christmas Carol; The Tempest; Henry IV; The Beauty Plays and The Good Negro (a co- production with The Public Theatre in New York). Theatrical credits: King Lear (Trinity Rep); Love’s Labour’s Lost; The Cherry Orchard (Peterborough Players); Proof; Arcadia (Lost Nation Theatre); Jesus Hates Me (Kitchen Dog Theater); Thom Pain (based on nothing); King Ubu, The Glory of Living, Humpty Dumpty (Second Thought Theatre); Romeo and Juliet; As You Like It; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Dallas). TV: Chase; My Generation; Friday Night Lights; Trauma; Prison Break.
Taking a look at Dallas arts’ first string
The nation’s eyes might be focused on North Texas to see large men chase each other around a field. But when the teams from Pittsburgh and Green Bay have come and gone, the area will still be a magnet for artists, writers and performers who also are at the top of their games. Here’s a sampling:
STEVEN WALTERS: CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SECOND THOUGHT THEATRE
Why he’s at the top: Eight years ago Steven Walters, barely out of Baylor University, burst onto the Dallas scene as an actor and as one of the founders of Second Thought Theatre — which quickly became the hottest young theater company in town. As Second Thought’s playwright in residence, Walters turned out provocative scripts. He also continued to deliver prize-winning performances on area stages and in a continuing role on NBC’s Friday Night Lights.
BEST OF BIG D 2011: CULTURE