Announcing Kitchen Dog Theater’s 2017-18 Season!
Kitchen Dog Theater's 27th Season will take place at TRINITY RIVER ARTS CENTER (TRAC), the theater's temporary residence located at 2600 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180, Dallas, TX 75207
KITCHEN DOG THEATER 27th MAINSTAGE SEASON
IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok *Regional Premiere*
October 26 - November 12, 2017
“[A] quietly gripping play…Ms. Majok’s perceptive drama, with its bone-dry humor and vivid characters, illustrates how vulnerable people like Darja are hostages to the vagaries of chance, unless they can manage to climb out of poverty.” – The New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of an independent Polish immigrant for whom love is a luxury–and a liability–as she searches for the American Dream. Her hopes for a brighter future, which propelled her from her native Poland, continue to escape her. Over the course of 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, she negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both.
“Martyna Majok shines a light on the invisible in Ironbound” – American Theatre Magazine
Director: KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker
THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez *Regional Premiere*
March 1 - March 18, 2018
"The play is a stylized, blazingly theatrical triumph that keeps audience members on the edge of their seats." - Miami Herald
A talented, charismatic African-American boxer dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, so his chances are as good as knocked out before he ever steps foot into the ring. Winner of two Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Drama Desk Award, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.
“Bam! The Royale is a real knockout, a relentlessly gripping boxing drama that...is as thrilling as anything you'll see in London at the moment, stage or ring.” - Time Out London
Director: KDT Co-Artistic Director Christopher Carlos
POMPEII by KDT Artistic Company Members Cameron Cobb, Michael Federico, and Max Hartman *World Premiere*
New Works Festival Mainstage Production
April 19 - May 6, 2018
A cautionary tale of a society’s last doomed day in skits, scoots, skedaddles, and songs, Pompeii!! is a twirling, toe-tapping, tip-top evening of vaudeville entertainment as volatile as a conspicuous volcano on the immediate horizon!
Through the structure and material of this uniquely American art form, Pompeii!! uses the flamboyance and joy of a vaudeville performance as a metaphor for the cycles of moral and social decline of both Ancient Rome and the roaring 20's -- all the while giving the hairy eyeball to modern-day society.
Director: KDT Artistic Company Member Cameron Cobb
NEW WORKS FESTIVAL STAGED READING SERIES
June 1 - June 17, 2018
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its New Works Festival, KDT is offering an expanded series of nine staged readings over three weekends in prime time! Showcasing some of the newest and most exciting voices and visions in contemporary theater, the winning plays are selected from almost 1000 annual submissions from around the globe. The NWF also features the 17th annual PUP (Playwrights Under Progress) Fest, an afternoon of short plays written and performed by some of Dallas’ finest young talent, co-produced with Junior Players and Dallas Independent School District.
2017/2018 SUBSCRIPTION ADD-ON PROGRAMMING
4th Annual One-Minute Play Festival
August 19-21, 2017
80 original one-minute plays by 35 local playwrights + 10 directors + 60 actors = 1 insanely wild night of theater. This highly anticipated annual event has quickly become a community favorite!
December 7-10, 2017
Award-winning performer David Carl returns to KDT with his latest critically-acclaimed show, Trump Lear. This time Carl channels America’s Commander-in-Chief performing a one-man adaptation of King Lear in this unsettlingly uncanny, comedic tour-de-force!
BECOME A KITCHEN DOG THEATER SEASON SUBSCRIBER!
Click HERE to download a subscription form!