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Dallas theaters lose a directing titan with René Moreno's sudden passing - CultureMap Dallas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Veteran Dallas actor Pam Dougherty starred in Moreno’s productions of Tracy Letts’ massive family drama August: Osage County at WaterTower and at Oklahoma City Rep in 2010. She called the director “a sculptor” who shaped every moment in a play, but in a way that left room for actors to be creative on their own. Playing a hard-drinking older woman in Contemporary Theatre’s 2012 production of The Night of the Iguana, Dallas actor Cindee Mayfield recalled in an interview that Moreno “challenged me to expand into unknown parts of myself and then supported and encouraged me. It was truly an unforgettable experience. He never lost faith in me." Critics often overused the adjectives “superb” and “brilliant” in their praise of Moreno’s directorial efforts, but only because there were no better superlatives. He won every local award for his work many times over. The DFW Critics Forum, which gathers annually to vote on honors for local productions, began giving Moreno an overall award for his entire season of directing assignments in multiple theaters. It was too hard to choose just one. Moreno had been scheduled to return to WaterTower this spring to direct Karen Zacárias’ Native Gardens, but it was announced a few weeks ago that David Lozano, of Dallas’ Cara Mía Theatre Co., would take over, making his directorial debut at the Addison theater. "We at WaterTower Theatre are deeply saddened by the passing of René,” says the company’s new artistic director, Joanie Schultz, in a statement. “He was an important artist in our WaterTower family, and directed work that had an impact on our artists and audiences alike. His presence is something that has marked us all and will remain with us always.” As news of Moreno’s passing was shared on social media, actors offered their memories of working with him. Indie film star Matthew Tompkins recalled being lured back to the stage by Moreno for Stage West’s The Seafarer in 2009. “What a fantastic, singular, powerful experience,” Tompkins wrote on Facebook. “[René] made all of us … better actors, better people, better HUMAN BEINGS.” “He taught me how to be a professional,” posted Kitchen Dog company member Michael Federico. “Making him laugh (and you had to earn it) felt like unlocking a superpower,” wrote actor and drama teacher Clay Wheeler, who was in Moreno’s 2011 Shakespeare Dallas production of As You Like It. Moreno is survived by his longtime partner Charles McMullen. The funeral will be 11 am on April 1 at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas, with visitation beginning at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your charity of choice. A public celebration of Moreno's life and work will be held at Dallas City Performance Hall on April 29 at 1 pm. “I love actors,” René Moreno once said in an interview for a series of profiles of Dallas’ most creative people. “I want them to be as honest as possible, as long as it's coming from a real place. I have such great faith in them. And if they have doubts, it's part of my job to make sure they learn to believe in themselves."...

Peggy Mickelis

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kevin of Lohman, Mo.; two brothers, Daryl Taylor of Atlanta, Mo. and Alan Taylor of Stillwater, Minnesota; four sisters, Linda Gensert of Wardsville, Mo., Tammy Weddington and her husband Fred of Osage City, Mo., Donna Yates and her husband Marty of Kansas City, Mo. and Debbie Polson of Moberly, Mo; eleven grandchildren, Brian and Joey Scanlan, Zachary, Harley, and Landen Waggoner, Wendy and Rachel Bailey, Katie Usher, and Janie, Woody, and Danielle Buck; eight great grandchildren, Ryan Kordonowy, Tallon and Gracie Buck, Ryliegh and Raelynn Buck, River and Avianna Scanlan, and Trevor Usher.She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Billy Joe Buck, and one brother, David Mickelis.Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 am Monday, February 20, 2017.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday, February 20, 2017 in the Freeman Chapel with the Brother John Stroup officiating. Interment will be at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Boone County, Mo.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Peggy Mickelis Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

Gladys Katherine Vap - Ponca City News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Newkirk area resident, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in the Stillwater Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of John Jackson Means and Glessie Pearl Wren Means, Gladys was born Dec. 10, 1930 in Osage County near Pawhuska. She grew up and attended schools in Grainola and she graduated from Grainola High School. After graduation Gladys was employed as secretary for a wholesale company in Arkansas City. On Feb. 20, 1960 Gladys and Alvin Enoch Vap were married in Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Arkansas City. They established their first home on a farm southwest of Newkirk near where her new husband was raised. Six years later they moved to the family farm where they spent the rest of their married life together. Mr. Vap died Sept. 27, 1999. Mrs. Vap remained on the farm until her death. Gladys was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and St. Francis Alter Society. She enjoyed crossword puzzles. She is survived by her children, Chris Vap of Burlington, Curtis Vap of Newkirk, Nancy Vap of Ponca City, and David and Rene Vap of Kildare; her sister, Mary Wilson of Casper, Wyo.; and four grandchildren, Charles, Luke, Molley and Cheredan. In addition to Alvin, Glady’s husband of 39 years, she was precede...

Deaths published Dec. 21, 2016 - Tulsa World

Monday, January 09, 2017

Gary Kelley’s Add’Vantage.Mangels, Lori Ann, 55, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Schaudt’s.Pace, Ronald L. Sr., 73. carpenter, died Sunday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Osage Garden Cemetery, Skiatook. Peters-Stumpff.Phillips, Rose Marie, 67, accountant, died Saturday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Red Fork Baptist Church. Mark Griffith Westwood.Short, Richard, 69, volunteer state park supervisor, died Monday. Services pending. Moore’s Eastlawn.Smith, Nancy Josephine, 74, honors English teacher, died Monday. Services pending. Moore’s Southlawn.Vaughan, William Mark, 53, licensed practical nurse, died Monday. Services pending. Schaudt’s.Wheeler, Cora Fay, 85, former Sun Oil secretary, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Dec. 28, Oklahoma Methodist Manor. Moore’s Rosewood.Whitten, Anne Marie, 89, retired geologist, died Saturday. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, Okla. Chapman-Black, Cleveland.Williams, Arlen Keith, 61, computer programmer, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Garnett Road Baptist Church. Moore’s Southlawn.Williams, Lovie Latasha, 33, retail clerk, died Dec. 13 in Chicago. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Salvation Army North Mabee Community Center. Kennedy-Midtown.Wilson, Raymond F., 91, McDonnell Douglas aircraft mechanic, died Monday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Moore’s Rosewood.STATE/AREAFuneral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted.Broken ArrowSt. Arnaud, Margo E., 82, Public Service Company of Oklahoma sales and home service representative, died Monday. No services planned. Floral Haven.McEntire, David, 54, landscaping and lawncare business owner, died Dec. 14. Services pending. Floral Haven.Morris, Wilma L., 83, First National Bank banker, died Tuesday. Services pending. Hayhurst.ClaremoreChristie, James “J.C.,” 84, died Monday. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Thursday, MMS-Payne Funeral Home. Services pending.Tratz, Richard E. Sr., 77, retired Mid-Continent Concrete sales representative and veteran, died Monday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Rice Funeral Service, and graveside service 1 p.m. Friday, Buffington Cemetery, McKey.CollinsvilleMcCall, Robert “Marc,” 75, McCall Guttering Co. owner, died Monda...

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Dallas theaters lose a directing titan with René Moreno's sudden passing - CultureMap Dallas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Veteran Dallas actor Pam Dougherty starred in Moreno’s productions of Tracy Letts’ massive family drama August: Osage County at WaterTower and at Oklahoma City Rep in 2010. She called the director “a sculptor” who shaped every moment in a play, but in a way that left room for actors to be creative on their own. Playing a hard-drinking older woman in Contemporary Theatre’s 2012 production of The Night of the Iguana, Dallas actor Cindee Mayfield recalled in an interview that Moreno “challenged me to expand into unknown parts of myself and then supported and encouraged me. It was truly an unforgettable experience. He never lost faith in me." Critics often overused the adjectives “superb” and “brilliant” in their praise of Moreno’s directorial efforts, but only because there were no better superlatives. He won every local award for his work many times over. The DFW Critics Forum, which gathers annually to vote on honors for local productions, began giving Moreno an overall award for his entire season of directing assignments in multiple theaters. It was too hard to choose just one. Moreno had been scheduled to return to WaterTower this spring to direct Karen Zacárias’ Native Gardens, but it was announced a few weeks ago that David Lozano, of Dallas’ Cara Mía Theatre Co., would take over, making his directorial debut at the Addison theater. "We at WaterTower Theatre are deeply saddened by the passing of René,” says the company’s new artistic director, Joanie Schultz, in a statement. “He was an important artist in our WaterTower family, and directed work that had an impact on our artists and audiences alike. His presence is something that has marked us all and will remain with us always.” As news of Moreno’s passing was shared on social media, actors offered their memories of working with him. Indie film star Matthew Tompkins recalled being lured back to the stage by Moreno for Stage West’s The Seafarer in 2009. “What a fantastic, singular, powerful experience,” Tompkins wrote on Facebook. “[René] made all of us … better actors, better people, better HUMAN BEINGS.” “He taught me how to be a professional,” posted Kitchen Dog company member Michael Federico. “Making him laugh (and you had to earn it) felt like unlocking a superpower,” wrote actor and drama teacher Clay Wheeler, who was in Moreno’s 2011 Shakespeare Dallas production of As You Like It. Moreno is survived by his longtime partner Charles McMullen. The funeral will be 11 am on April 1 at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas, with visitation beginning at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your charity of choice. A public celebration of Moreno's life and work will be held at Dallas City Performance Hall on April 29 at 1 pm. “I love actors,” René Moreno once said in an interview for a series of profiles of Dallas’ most creative people. “I want them to be as honest as possible, as long as it's coming from a real place. I have such great faith in them. And if they have doubts, it's part of my job to make sure they learn to believe in themselves."...

Peggy Mickelis

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kevin of Lohman, Mo.; two brothers, Daryl Taylor of Atlanta, Mo. and Alan Taylor of Stillwater, Minnesota; four sisters, Linda Gensert of Wardsville, Mo., Tammy Weddington and her husband Fred of Osage City, Mo., Donna Yates and her husband Marty of Kansas City, Mo. and Debbie Polson of Moberly, Mo; eleven grandchildren, Brian and Joey Scanlan, Zachary, Harley, and Landen Waggoner, Wendy and Rachel Bailey, Katie Usher, and Janie, Woody, and Danielle Buck; eight great grandchildren, Ryan Kordonowy, Tallon and Gracie Buck, Ryliegh and Raelynn Buck, River and Avianna Scanlan, and Trevor Usher.She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Billy Joe Buck, and one brother, David Mickelis.Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 am Monday, February 20, 2017.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday, February 20, 2017 in the Freeman Chapel with the Brother John Stroup officiating. Interment will be at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Boone County, Mo.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Peggy Mickelis Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

Gladys Katherine Vap - Ponca City News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Newkirk area resident, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in the Stillwater Medical Center. She was 86. The daughter of John Jackson Means and Glessie Pearl Wren Means, Gladys was born Dec. 10, 1930 in Osage County near Pawhuska. She grew up and attended schools in Grainola and she graduated from Grainola High School. After graduation Gladys was employed as secretary for a wholesale company in Arkansas City. On Feb. 20, 1960 Gladys and Alvin Enoch Vap were married in Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Arkansas City. They established their first home on a farm southwest of Newkirk near where her new husband was raised. Six years later they moved to the family farm where they spent the rest of their married life together. Mr. Vap died Sept. 27, 1999. Mrs. Vap remained on the farm until her death. Gladys was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and St. Francis Alter Society. She enjoyed crossword puzzles. She is survived by her children, Chris Vap of Burlington, Curtis Vap of Newkirk, Nancy Vap of Ponca City, and David and Rene Vap of Kildare; her sister, Mary Wilson of Casper, Wyo.; and four grandchildren, Charles, Luke, Molley and Cheredan. In addition to Alvin, Glady’s husband of 39 years, she was precede...

Deaths published Dec. 21, 2016 - Tulsa World

Monday, January 09, 2017

Gary Kelley’s Add’Vantage.Mangels, Lori Ann, 55, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Schaudt’s.Pace, Ronald L. Sr., 73. carpenter, died Sunday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Osage Garden Cemetery, Skiatook. Peters-Stumpff.Phillips, Rose Marie, 67, accountant, died Saturday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Red Fork Baptist Church. Mark Griffith Westwood.Short, Richard, 69, volunteer state park supervisor, died Monday. Services pending. Moore’s Eastlawn.Smith, Nancy Josephine, 74, honors English teacher, died Monday. Services pending. Moore’s Southlawn.Vaughan, William Mark, 53, licensed practical nurse, died Monday. Services pending. Schaudt’s.Wheeler, Cora Fay, 85, former Sun Oil secretary, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Dec. 28, Oklahoma Methodist Manor. Moore’s Rosewood.Whitten, Anne Marie, 89, retired geologist, died Saturday. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, Okla. Chapman-Black, Cleveland.Williams, Arlen Keith, 61, computer programmer, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Garnett Road Baptist Church. Moore’s Southlawn.Williams, Lovie Latasha, 33, retail clerk, died Dec. 13 in Chicago. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Salvation Army North Mabee Community Center. Kennedy-Midtown.Wilson, Raymond F., 91, McDonnell Douglas aircraft mechanic, died Monday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Moore’s Rosewood.STATE/AREAFuneral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted.Broken ArrowSt. Arnaud, Margo E., 82, Public Service Company of Oklahoma sales and home service representative, died Monday. No services planned. Floral Haven.McEntire, David, 54, landscaping and lawncare business owner, died Dec. 14. Services pending. Floral Haven.Morris, Wilma L., 83, First National Bank banker, died Tuesday. Services pending. Hayhurst.ClaremoreChristie, James “J.C.,” 84, died Monday. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Thursday, MMS-Payne Funeral Home. Services pending.Tratz, Richard E. Sr., 77, retired Mid-Continent Concrete sales representative and veteran, died Monday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Rice Funeral Service, and graveside service 1 p.m. Friday, Buffington Cemetery, McKey.CollinsvilleMcCall, Robert “Marc,” 75, McCall Guttering Co. owner, died Monda...