Current Production 

Old McDonald's Farm - August 19-27


 

Twenty five young actors aged 6-17 will bring Jeff Swearingen’s original allegorical satire, Old McDonald’s Farm: A Children’s Fable About the Obama Presidency to life August 19-27. As part of Fun House Theatre and Film’s groundbreaking political season, the young cast has taken a hard look at the last eight years of America’s political ideology and under the direction of Swearingen, and through his writing, present a play about where we were when the candidate of change took office, what we would should have learned during his presidency and where we are headed as a country. Framed against the backdrop of a simple story of a farm and its animals and produced to resemble a child’s grade school pageant, this cautionary fable about the dangers of polarization, fear based nationalism and rigid extremism is designed to work on many levels. With young audience members in mind, the concepts are simplified and made easy for them to grasp while adult audience members will be able to draw the deeper parallels between the elementary tale and what it and its characters represent historically.

  

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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.

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Coming Soon

Charlie Varon's Rush Limbaugh in Night School

 

At the Festival of Independent Theatres

 

7.9-7.29


Jeff Swearingen’s

Old McDonald’s Farm- A Children’s Fable about The Obama Presidency

8.17-8.27

 

Wendy Weiner’s 

Hillary- A Modern Greek Tragedy with a ( Somewhat) Happy Ending

10.28-11.5

 

 

Jeff Swearingen’s 

Ultimate Holiday Experience

12.2-12.10

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