What is life like from a dog’s perspective, well honestly, one dog—a thirteen pound black and white Shih Tzu named Moritz? Moritz lives with Brenda Schleunes the Founder and Artistic Director of Touring Theatre and her husband Karl, a retired, but still writing, UNC-G history professor and author. The pup, who lives in a condo in downtown Greensboro, is known for his sweet face, his love of treats and therefore humans, his bravado when in the company of large dogs, his enthusiastic singing to the accompaniment of his musical reindeer and his particular point of view. If you are a dog lover you must admit that dogs, unlike humans, live close to the ground and are inherently sensitive to activities in their immediate circles. Taking all this into consideration, Moritz with his “low down” view of the world-- gives Touring Theatre supporters the “low down” on how the company’s productions relate to social issues, politics, art, music, and provide a frame of reference that broadens the impact of Touring Theatre’s work. So here is the first website installment of Moritz’s “Low Down.” Once a month Mortz will share news articles, events and websites that will give our supporters a unique way of looking at the subjects which are currently in the theatre’s focus.
This month Moritz’s “Low Down” focuses on the music he's been hearing for the past month. As Touring Theatre prepares to celebrate it's 35th anniversary with the premier of a new show, "The Memory of All That: A Cabaret of Gershwin Songs" Mortz's recommendation is music...music...music. Below are videos of the AMAZING music and biography of George and Ira Gershwin, ENJOY!