Cry Havoc Theater Company

Presents Two Summer Shows in Association with Kitchen Dog Theater


Created by Cry Havoc Theater Company
Directed by Mara Richards Bim and Ruben Carrazana

The acclaimed documentary theatre production about the July 2016 Dallas police shootings returns for a second run to mark the one-year anniversary.

On July 7, 2016, what began as a peaceful rally in Dallas in response to a slew of recent police shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers erupted in gunfire when an African American Army Reserve veteran ambushed police officers, killing five and wounding nine.

In the Fall of 2016, a group of teenagers interviewed police officers, protesters, and community members about that night and the aftermath. Their stories and the company's reflections on them offer a snapshot of race relations in Dallas and the community's hope for the future.

Show runs from July 7th - 15th at 8pm and 2pm on Sunday


Created by Cry Havoc Theater Company
Directed by Mara Richards Bim

In this political allegory, Otto Barron is the new owner of The American Sideshow. Along with the carnival barker Narcissa, he sets out to sow discord and wreak havoc all in the name of making the sideshow great again.

Through intimidation, manipulation, and lies, the pair convinces some of the carnival performers to embrace Barron’s version of reality. Those who refuse to go along with Barron’s vision begin disappearing one-by-one until there is no one left who remembers how The Great American Sideshow began or what it once stood for.

Show Runs August 4th-12th at 8pm and 2pm on Sunday


The collaboration to bring these two shows to audiences this summer marks the first official partnership between Cry Havoc and Kitchen Dog. “When I founded Cry Havoc Theater in 2014, Kitchen Dog was the first theater I approached about a possible collaboration,” said Richards Bim. “I’m a huge fan of the stories they tell, the quality of their productions, and their commitment to cultivating new voices in the theater. I’m honored and grateful for their partnership and commitment to bring Shots Fired back and for their invaluable support in the development of The Great American Sideshow.”

“Given both of our companies’ proclivities for new work and timely, provocative subject matter, this partnership seemed like a natural fit to me”, says Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker. “I was very moved by the performance of Shots Fired I saw this past winter and it is my sincere hope that KDT can help increase visibility for this amazing young company.”


Founded in 2014 by Mara Richards Bim, Cry Havoc seeks to fill a gap in the Dallas theater community. Too often, the material young people are given to work with is simplistic, condescending and uninspiring. And, while numerous “pay to play” performance options exist, there is a scarcity of opportunity for students to be cast purely on their talent rather than on their ability to pay. At Cry Havoc we are passionate about providing young people with access to pre-professional training under the direction of professional artists. We are uncompromising in our belief that young people have the intellectual appetite and emotional maturity to tackle complex, provocative material. And we are dedicated to providing serious (and seriously talented) young people the opportunity to create artistically viable theater, regardless of their financial means.