Announcing Kitchen Dog Theater’s 2018-19 Season!
Kitchen Dog Theater's 28th Season will take place at TRINITY RIVER ARTS CENTER (TRAC), located at 2600 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180, Dallas, TX 75207
Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley *Regional Premiere*
Director: KDT Artistic Company Member Tim Johnson
Dates: October 4 – October 28, 2018
“A blithely told fable for the age of unaffordable housing. Like a Brothers Grimm story, it is executed with its own consistent fantasy logic, deployed to remind us of the dangers of getting what we wish for…it makes for nasty and energetic fun…” —The New York Times
The Play: When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home? A fast-paced, pitch-black comedy, RADIANT VERMIN is a provocative satire about consumerism, gentrification, and inequality.
You Got Older by Clare Barron *Regional Premiere*
Director: KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker
Dates: February 14 - March 10, 2019
"Five Stars! Critics' Pick! Clare Barron's extraordinary You Got Older moved me as few new plays have. Like a great short story, it succeeds through details that...coalesce with a force all the stronger for their subtlety...there are moments in this play I know I won't forget." —Time Out New York
The Play: Mae's life is kinda falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she's moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren't enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won't leave her alone. What happens when your life path leads you right over a cliff? In this bawdy, irreverent and touching new play, up-and-coming playwright Clare Barron masterfully blends reality and fantasy in a dark comedy about falling apart as you're failing to launch, and what you might find instead.
Wolf at the Door by Marisela Treviño Orta *NNPN Rolling World Premiere*
Director: KDT Co-Artistic Director Christopher Carlos
Dates: April 11 - May 5, 2019
The Play: In this dark fairy tale, Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And as a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she’ll pay for her own freedom.
Reykjavík by Steve Yockey *NNPN Rolling World Premiere - Mainstage of the 2019 New Works Festival*
Director: Kara-Lynn Vaeni
Dates: June 6 – June 30, 2019
The Play: In the city of Reykjavík, we eavesdrop on the intertwined lives of lovers, hospitality workers, partygoers, and even a really handsome bird or two. This frank exploration of honesty in relationships offers a glimpse into a cold, dark, magical, and sometimes violent world where everyone still hopes to find joy beneath the glow of the Northern Lights.
21st Anniversary New Works Festival Staged Reading Series + PUP Fest
Dates: June 8 - June 29, 2019
KDT is delighted to announce its 21st annual celebration of the newest and most exciting voices and visions of the American Theater. In addition to the mainstage anchor production, this year’s festival will also feature six staged readings of plays chosen from nearly 1000 submissions from across the globe. The NWF also features the 18th annual PUP (Playwrights Under Progress) Fest, an afternoon of short plays written and performed by some of Dallas’ finest young talent, produced by D-PAC (Dallas Playwriting Arts Collective), KDT’s partnership with Junior Players and Dallas Independent School District.
5th Annual One-Minute Play Festival
Dates: August 11-13, 2018
84 original one-minute plays by 42 local playwrights + 12 directors + 60 actors = 1 insanely wild night of theater. This highly anticipated annual event has quickly become a community favorite!