Author Archives: Fine Arts Specialist

I want to produce my own musical theatre show. What books does the library have about musical theatre?

Glad you asked that question! The library has a broad and diverse collection about theatre in general, so naturally we have helpful materials about musicals. Creating a stage production is challenging in its own right but adding song and dance … Continue reading

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The Black Theatre exhibition on the 4th floor is great! Can you tell me about the book it’s based on?

Our current exhibit, Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas, focuses on the rich history of the dramatic arts across five of Texas’s major cities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth.  The collection is composed of archival … Continue reading

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I’d like to start keeping a sketchbook, but I sometimes feel like I can’t draw and get discouraged. Does the library have any materials that might inspire me?

Studies have shown that keeping a sketchbook or journal can have serious mental health benefits. Aside from it being beneficial to your health, keeping a sketchbook can be a lot of fun. We suggest making it easy on yourself. Start … Continue reading

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The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness month is “Life with a Mental Illness” are there any graphic novels in the library related to this theme?

Whether you or someone you know lives with a mental illness, it can sometimes be difficult to talk about or even understand, even though so many in our population experience mental illness at some point in their lives. Visual aids … Continue reading

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What can the Dallas Library do to help me with auditions?

Auditions are the “make or break” moment in performing arts. Regardless of how many acting, comedy, and dance classes you attend, all of it comes down to your audition. Auditions are job interviews – except you don’t need to dress … Continue reading

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