For our 21st annual New Works Festival, Kitchen Dog will continue its legacy of producing six staged readings of incredible un-produced plays. 

2019 Staged Readings:

Saturday June 15 at 1pm

BABEL by Jacqueline Goldfinger In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which genetic traits their child will have, and what behaviors they are likely to exhibit. Based on these test results, the parents are either issued a PRE certification which legally guarantees the baby will be a "good" person or not. Two couples collide over what to do with their PRE certification test results. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. What will we do to “civilize” it and ourselves? How far will we go when playing God? Winner of the 2017 NNPN  Smith Prize and the 2018 Generations Award.    

Saturday June 15 at 4pm 

RAVENOUS by Daria Miyeko Marinelli  Adri’s come home for her gun and Cian just wants to be left alone. And both of them know that without a gun they surely will die. Set in a war-torn wood, Ravenous examines what it means to be hungry and what we will do to become satisfied. Winner of the KDT/University of Texas MFA Project    

Saturday, June 22 at 1pm

THE ARRANGEMENTS by Erin Ryan Burdette A divorced Brooklyn mom juggles cancer, twin eighteen-year-old sons (one with cerebral palsy), a flower shop, and the ticking clock perched on the precipice of change. Enter almost boyfriend from high school via FaceBook Messenger to unleash the first domino, igniting the struggle inherent in letting go. Winner of our 2019 DFW Local Slot    

Saturday, June 22 at 4pm 

NIGHTBIRD by R. Eric Thomas A black millennial couple, Pam and Chelle, refurbish a home in a downtrodden Baltimore neighborhood across from the former site of a Confederate statue. Chelle, an artist, starts to build a new monument to take its place. 

Saturday, June 29 at 1pm

THE CALAMITY by Christopher Wall As a deadly plague sweeps the country, residents of a small town seal themselves off from the outside world only to realize that the cost of survival is higher than they thought.

Saturday June 29 at 4pm 

YOU MUST WEAR A HAT by Courtney Meaker Tuesday and Weeks make hats on the Great Barrier Reef, waiting for the world to end.


With a Fest-Pass, you receive admission to every reading AND save 10 bucks!

General Admission: $5 per reading
All New Works Festival events are FREE to 2018/2019 Season Subscribers
Box office opens 30 minutes before showtime.

LOCATION: Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 N Stemmons Fwy, Ste 180, Dallas, TX 75207 ADVISORY
KDT Recommended age for all shows is 16+
If you have any concerns about content or age-appropriateness and/or have any seating accommodation requests please call the Box Office at 214-953-1055 PARKING
Ample well-lit parking lot ATTIRE
As long as you have clothes on, you can watch one of our shows.


See the playwright stars of tomorrow today at this amazing FREE event!  Co produced with D-PAC partners Junior Players & Dallas ISD

Saturday June 8 at 1pm and 4pm at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing Arts 2501 Flora Street, Dallas 75201