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In A School Bus Named Desire, a story reminiscent of the Tennessee Williams classic unfolds in a kindergarten classroom where imaginative play and the real goings on blend to tell the tale of kindergarteners Blanche, Stella and Stanley. When Blanche arrives at Elysian Elementary School, Stella, Stanley and a host of other students in the class find themselves thrust into Blanche’s world of fragile distorted reality which is soon brought to ruin by class bad boy, Stanley. Allusions to the original will keep industry folks and avid theatergoers laughing ( until they cry, if prior works are any indication), although the actors will be performing the play as intended, as a drama. The environment of the classroom and situations most younger audience members will find familiar will also induce a fair share of hilarity as it all comes together and the audience discovers that aside from harkening back to a standard of the American stage, this is an original play unto itself. Featuring Fun House’s pint size regulars, Alex Duva as Stanley(11), Piper Cunningham(8) as Stella and Zoe Smithey(10) as Blanche, along with a cast of newcomers and a few familiar faces making cameos.

 

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Features

 

 

Check Us Out in This Feature by Mark Lowry on Theaterjones.com

Learn a little about what we do, why we do it, and how from the editor-in-chief of TheaterJones, Mark Lowry.  
Featuring some of our talented young actors, its a great read.

Photo credit: Robert Hart



 

Check out our Best of Dallas write-up from Elaine Liner in The Dallas Observer
About our biz from one of the best in the biz, Elaine Liner
Photo credit Stanton Stephens


 

Check out our D Magazine write-up from Liz Johnstone
Training the next best actors in Dallas...
Photo credit Elizabeth Lavin

 




 

Coming Soon

Jeff Swearingen's A School Bus Named Desire

 

August 14 - 22, 2015


 

Woody Allen's God

 

October 2 - 10, 2015

Awards

 

Special Citation 2015-John Garcia’s The Column Awards

Best New Play of 2014: "Stiff" - DFW Critic's Forum
Dallas Observer 2014 Best Director: Jeff Swearingen 

2013 Mastermind Award - 
The Dallas Observer

Best Theatre Company 2013 -
The Dallas Observer

Best Play of 2013 - DFW Critic's Forum

Best Director of 2013 - DFW Critic's Forum

Special Citation 2013 - DFW Critics's Forum

Steve Lovett Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright- Column Awards 2014

Best Children's Theatre 2012 -
The Dallas Observer

 

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Actor's Exploration Series

The Actor’s Exploration Series is aimed at challenging our young actors while pushing the boundaries of what audiences expect to see from “children’s theater”. Going beyond the traditional models of youth productions, our Actor’s Exploration Series centers on giving young actors the opportunity to explore complex material and for audiences to be exposed to playwrights, dramatic formats and subject matter not thought of as children’s fare. It is an unparalleled educational opportunity for the next generation of actors and an entertainment option for the theatrically savvy as well as those just being introduced to the art of theatre.

 

Next up in the series, Sam Shepherd's True West