The Bishop Arts Theatre Center is home to TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc., an award-winning, multicultural, multidisciplinary arts institution with IRC 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status. Founded in September of 1993, our mission is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant arts community while creating sustainable opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and education. TeCo offers a full season of theater performances, jazz concerts, a speaker series, and year round arts education programs at the BATC. The theatre is a cultural oasis for the next generation of acclaimed writers, directors, performers, and arts administrators. Governed by ten board members, TeCo impacts nearly 20,000 artists and children each year via our seasonal performances and student outreach programs.
Awards and Accomplishments
Irma P. Hall Black Theater Award Nominee – The Face of Emmett Till by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III & Black Nativity by Langston Hughes (2016)
Theater Achievement Award, BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Award (2014)
Miguel Hidalgo Award Nominee (2014)
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Event Of The Year – Jazz Series (2013)
D Magazine Best Performing Arts Venue Finalist (2013)
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce President’s Award (2012)
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Event Of The Year Finalist (2012)
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year Finalist (2012)
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year Finalist (2011)
D-Family Magazine Guide To The Best Performing Arts Camp (2011)
Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Financial Excellence In The Arts Award (2007)
Innovator’s Award, Urban Theatre & Entertainment National Festival (2006)
- The BATC is a proud member of the Theatre Communications Group.
- The BATC is a proud member of the National Guild For Community Arts Education
- The BATC is a proud member of the New Play Exchange.
- The BATC is a proud member of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce.
- The BATC supports and is a proud member of the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition.
- The BATC is a proud member of Texans For The Arts.
- The BATC proudly supports the Dramatists Guild of America.
- The BATC enthusiastically supports Americans for the Arts.
- The BATC is a proud partner and enthusiastically supports Dallas Faces Race.