Austin Chronicle: Gifts of the Magi

A conversation about community and creativity with three wise men of the arts
BY ROBERT FAIRES

photo credit John Anderson

As Dave Steakley works in theatre, Stephen Mills in dance, and Craig Hella Johnson in music, you might not think that the three would have much in common. But all have been in Austin for at least two decades, in which time they’ve been witness to great changes in the city, and as the longtime artistic directors of Zach Theatre, Ballet Austin, and Conspirare, respectively, they’ve been responsible for their share of great changes in the arts scene. Perhaps most interestingly, if you speak with them about the work they do, you’ll hear the same ideas echo through the conversations: Compassion. Community. Dialogue. Connection. Transformation. The power of music. The impact of Austin.

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