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Kalita Master Plan

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) is pleased to announce that it is leading an inclusive process to create a Master Plan for the future of the Kalita Humphreys Theater Campus. This city-wide  effort involves the active participation of community members, working together with Dallas  Theater Center, the City of Dallas, and an esteemed team of renowned architects, led by Diller  Scofidio + Renfro. The completed Master Plan will be delivered to the City of Dallas by the end of 2022.

View the Kalita Master Plan Public Meeting held June 16, 2022 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater

The goals of the Kalita Master Plan are to:

  • Restore the Frank Lloyd Wright building to its period of significance (1959), while maintaining it as a working theater that is accessible for audiences and supports 21st century theatrical practice
  • Increase green space;
  • Open the site to the Katy Trail and Dean Park;
  • Expand accessibility and connectivity to the surrounding communities;
  • Activate the site for public use throughout the day;
  • Create new, small theater spaces for DTC and the local arts community; and
  • Provide amenities for audiences and visitors

“Dallas Theater Center has been proud to call the Kalita Humphreys Theater our home since it opened in 1959. As we look to the future, we are thrilled to partner with the architects at Diller  Scofidio + Renfro as well as the city of Dallas and the entire community to restore the Kalita to its original glory, and expand opportunities for theater artists, students and audiences. By creating new spaces and opening up the site, the master plan will boost the natural beauty of  the theater’s surroundings and improve its ability to serve as a welcoming, accessible space for all.” 

– Kevin Moriarty, Enloe/Rose Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center 


The Steering Committee members are: 

  • Jennifer Altabef, Board Chair, Dallas Theater Center 
  • Kevin Moriarty, Enloe/Rose Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center 
  • Zaida Basora, Executive Director, AIA Dallas 
  • Guinea Bennett-Price, Co-Artistic Director/Co-Founder, Soul Rep Theatre
  • Harrison L. Blair, President, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce; District 4, Dallas Parks  & Recreation Board 
  • Calvert Collins-Bratton, Dallas Park and Recreation Board (District 13 and former  President); Vice President, Methodist Health System Foundation 
  • Carol Glendenning, Member, Clark Hill PLC; Turtle Creek Resident 
  • Rob Little, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Friends of the Katy Trail
  • Ryan O’Connor, Assistant Director, Partnership & Strategic Init., City of Dallas Parks &  Recreation 
  • Marshall Payne, Founding Partner and Chairman of the Board, CIC Partners
  • Jeff Rane, Artistic Producer, Uptown Players 
  • Katie Robbins, President & CEO, Hoblitzelle Foundation 
  • Hilda Rodriguez, AIA, NCARB, ASID; Former President, Oak Lawn Committee; Principal,  HILDARODRIGUEZ Architecture/Planning/Interiors LLC 
  • Julia M Ryan, AICP, Director (Interim) City of Dallas Planning and Urban Design
  • Jennifer Scripps, Director, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas 
  • Katherine Seale, Architectural Historian; Chair, Landmark Commission; former Executive  Director, Preservation Dallas 
  • Andy Smith, Director, Giving and Volunteering; Executive Director, TI Foundation, Texas  Instruments 
  • Trent Williams, Senior Program Manager, City of Dallas Park & Recreation
  • Willis Winters, FAIA, Director Emeritus, Dallas Park and Recreation Department 

The consultants on this project are: 

  • Hillwood Urban as Owner’s Representative 
  • Duncan Fulton as Owners’ Advisor 
  • BOKA Powell as Local Architect 
  • Reed Hilderbrand as Landscape Architect 
  • Fisher Dachs Associates as Theater Consultant 
  • Harboe Architects as Historical Consultant 
  • Pacheco Koch as Civil Consultant 
  • Brandt as MEP Consultant 
  • Thornton Tomasetti as Structural Consultant 
  • Threshold Acoustics as Acoustical Consultant