About The Tree (An American Rock Musical)
For your comfort and safety, IMPRINT is pleased to announce a blend of audience opportunities both socially distanced in-person and online live streaming every night!
TWO WAYS TO VIEW
Every performance will be live-streamed. You can watch this from the comfort of your own couch, bed, recliner, floor, whatever is most comfortable for you.
How do I purchase tickets? To opt for live stream viewing, be sure to select the ticket with the orange "Live Stream" flag on your desired date on the ticket tab of this site (two tabs to the left of where you are now).
How will it work? Streaming will be available online with a password protected link. 24 hours before your showtime, you will receive an email with information on how to view the performance. One hour before your showtime, you will receive an email with your viewing link and password.
Miss seeing performances in person? We specifically chose the Samuell Grand Amphitheater for this venture so we could offer the live theatre experience in the safest way possible. We have implemented a range of measures and protocols to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, cast, and staff. These measures are based on current CDC guidelines, union recommendations, and staff observations.
How do I purchase tickets? To opt for in-person viewing, be sure to select the ticket without the orange "Live Stream" flag on your desired date on the ticket tab of this site (two tabs to the left of where you are now).
What to do upon arrival? We will be opening the gates for each performance at 7pm CST, to allow everybody to arrive at their leisure and avoid large lines. Please arrive at the park in plenty of time, and be prepared for social distancing. All tickets will be digital and checked without contact at a social distance at the entrance to the performance area. There will be no on-site tickets sold, all must be purchased online in advance. Masks are required in all common areas.
What is seating like? Socially Distanced seating pods have been set up across the amphitheater, they either seat 2 or 4 people and are spaced out by at least 6 feet. In accordance with county health guidelines, we will not allow more than 2 or 4 people in any pod. There will be Ushers on both sides of the amphitheater to guide you. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SEATING REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL US ([email protected] NO LESS THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SHOW.
Will there be chairs or are we sitting on the ground? The only permanent seating is reserved for ADA Compliance. You are encouraged to embrace the outdoor experience by bringing your own chairs, blankets, pillows, whatever will make your viewing most comfortable. We will NOT have any chairs, blankets, or pillows on-site to rent.
What about bathrooms? There are ample bathrooms on site. All restrooms are ADA Compliant and have been altered for Social Distancing Purposes.
What about food and drink? The Samuell Grand Amphitheater allows BYO Drinks and Food, including alcohol. Feel free to pack a picnic of drinks or snacks to enjoy during the show! Food trucks will be available on certain nights! Please drink responsibly.
Is there an intermission? There will be one 15-minute intermission with Social Distancing compliance closely monitored.
What about departing? Ushers will be in each aisle to guide your departure. To ensure their safety, the cast and creative team will not be interacting with guests after the show.
COVID-19 Prevention Policy
Refrain from attending if you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
All patrons will be required to wear face masks covering both mouth and nose when entering, moving around inside the Amphitheater, and exiting.
About the Show
THE TREE: AN AMERICAN ROCK MUSICAL is a World Premiere collaboration written by Michael Federico, Jonathan Norton, Lauren LeBlanc, Cameron Casey, Alle Mims, and Franky Gonzalez. Directed by Tiana Kaye Blair (of Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company) and featuring original music by the band Veteran Children (Ian Ferguson, Aubrey Ferguson, and Drew Wall) with movement by Danielle Georgiou, THE TREE aims to be an immersive journey across time and emotion re-examining the “gift” of knowledge and the nature of Good and Evil through an innovative and haunting musical narrative.
A reflection on what it means to be human at a time when knowledge outpaces truth, this examination of classical mythos through the lens of today isn’t afraid to question the very foundations of our society and our place in it.
These 11 creators, all DFW artists, have partnered to weave a collective experience that shines a light on human nature and what connects us all. With a blend of audience opportunities both in-person and streaming, an ensemble of 9 actors and 4 band members will pioneer the new reality of live theatre for the modern age, blending an immersive visual experience across both digital and creative outdoor settings.
In partnership with Shakespeare Dallas, IMPRINT is proud to shine the spotlight once more on the incredible talent right here in DFW.
THE TREE is the capstone production of IMPRINT’s Virtual 2020 Season, and the largest project in the company’s history. This project will employ 30+ local artists in a time when creative outlets are beyond scarce.
It all comes down to humanity. What does it mean to be human? It's easy to look at the national conversation, but how can we make a difference right here and now? In their third season, entitled "Home." (2020), IMPRINT aspires to build a community of inclusion, where everyone from the underdog to the forsaken can find their Home. No matter your beliefs, everyone has felt the pain of being an "other," the struggles of uncertainty, and the absolute fear of the unknown. IMPRINT looks to tackle these universal feelings head-on in 2020.
IMPRINT Theatreworks is a peripatetic theatre company, making its home in spaces throughout Dallas including Bath House Cultural Center, Stomping Grounds Comedy Theatre, Margo Jones Theatre, and Addison Theatre Centre.
"IMPRINT Theatreworks is still in the middle of its second season, but nothing keeps the buzz for our most exciting new theater company of the past five years going like announcing the third season line-up." - Mark Lowry (TheaterJones.com)
"IMPRINT Theatreworks continues the conversation of diversity and inclusion. I'm most excited about the intentionality with which IMPRINT is pursuing its mission." - Quintin J.
"This theatre company is doing the most important work in DFW right now. Risks are not just taken, but sought out as dares. Don't you want to be a part of that?!" - Lee J.
"The choices for next season beautifully reflect this company's values: diversity, intelligence, reflection, humor. It's exciting and interesting and like nothing else being staged in DFW this year." - Lauren L.