Fun House Theatre and Film

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Providing professional level acting training to youth and groundbreaking entertainment to audiences

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Current Productions

The Dallas Children’s Theater Academy and Fun House Theatre and Film present  
Robin Hood and His Merry Women by Jeff Swearingen.


7:30 Friday, May 19

7:30 Saturday, May 20

1:30 Sunday, May 21

7:30 Friday, May 26

7:30 Saturday, May 27

Dallas Children’s Theater

Rosewood Center for The Arts-Studio Theater

Tickets $16

More Information about this Production

Current Classes and Workshops

The Science of Comedy- A Workshop with Jeff Swearingen


If you believe some performers are just naturally funny and some aren't, you are 100% wrong! Anyone can achieve success in comedic performance and this workshop will explain why and how. Learn how the brain processes information that leads people to find things funny. Explore applying the science and math of cognition to performance to result in successful comedic performance in any discipline of the performing arts as well as in writing and devised creation.


March 19th


The Margo Jones Theatre at Fair Park

Tuition $160 payable @


Current Special Events

Comedy at the Margo-Unicorn Clearance Improv Show


Fun House’s totally unique, totally hilarious all youth long form improv troupe, Unicorn Clearance brings their family friendly improv show to the Margo Jones

March 19th


The Margo Jones Theatre at Fair Park

Pay-What-You-Can Admission at the door



Get a Life ( All Sales Final)

A new existential comedy written and directed by Jeff Swearingen


Auditions: Friday, March 24th 5:30-7:00p.m.

Dallas Children’s Theater-Rosewood Center for Family Arts
Casting ages 10 and up


The production will rehearse Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. starting in April

Tech week is May 15th- 18th

The show performs May 19th-27th

For more information and to sign up to audition email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Us

Fun House Theatre and Film is dedicated to providing professional level acting training to youth interested in working in the stage and film industries today, as well as to laying a firm foundation for higher education and future work in the performing arts. In the past five years, the company has produced numerous critically acclaimed and awarded original stage works as well as innovative productions of plays from the modern American canon and Shakespeare, not thought of as typical youth fare. Due to their intensive classroom training, unique production experiences and work with local industry professionals the company partners with, Fun House students can be found working at some of the area’s top theaters and for top talent agencies when not entertaining the ever increasing audiences of the company’s work who have become fans of Fun House's truly unique content, quality and groundbreaking entertainment.

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For Fun House Theatre and Film

2015- Special Citation from John Garcia’s The Column Awards- For innovative work in children’s theatre

2013- Best Theatre Company- The Dallas Observer

2011-Best Children’s Theatre-The Dallas Observer

For Jeff Swearingen

2014-Best Director- The Dallas Observer

2015- Best Playwright- The Dallas Observer

2016-Best Theater Teacher-The Dallas Observer

For Our Productions

2011-Laughter in the Stars

Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright-Jeff Swearingen


2013-Daffodil Girls

Best New Play- D-FW Critics Forum

Best Director-Jeff Swearingen- D-FW Critics Forum

Best Actress- Kennedy Waterman

Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright-Jeff Swearingen and Bren Rapp-The Column Awards



Best New Play-D-FW Critics Forum

Best Actor: Jaxon Beeson


2015- A School Bus Named Desire

Best Director of a Play ( Non-Equity)-Jeff Swearingen-The Column Awards


2016-Old McDonald’s Farm: A Children’s Fable About The Obama Presidency

Best Original Script-Jeff Swearingen-

For Our Actors

2013-DFW Critics Forum Best Actress-Kennedy Waterman
2014-DFW Critics Forum Best Actor-Jaxon Beeson
2015- Ben Brettell Youth Column Award- Doak Rapp

2016- Ben Brettrell Youth Column Award- Chris Rodenbaugh

2016- Caleb Midkiff Youth Column Award- Zoe Smithey

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Fun House Theatre and Film proudly launches a new company in 2017.

The Basement is a theatrical production company started by a group of young adult artists with the shared goal of not only continuing but taking charge of their own artistic development while honoring their previous training.

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