Joanie is Named one of Dallas' Most Fascinating People 2017

“This year, WaterTower Theatre got a savvy new artistic director in the form of Joanie Schultz of Chicago. Schultz has already made some bold choices. The first play she chose to direct was Hit the Wall, Chicago playwright Ike Holter’s 2013 play about the Stonewall Riots.

‘If every play you do is not life-changing, then you’re doing it wrong,’ Schultz said. ‘I don’t know why you would do a play otherwise.’


Schultz is also impacting the local theater community in other ways. She has been a leading light in the conversation about sexual harassment in the theater. She helped arrange for a town hall meeting on the subject at Arts Mission Oak Cliff earlier this month.” -Caroline North

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