About Us

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 Theatre Award Winner – Best Play, Bishop Arts Theatre Center –
Ruined by Lynn Nottage (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award Winner – Best Director, Phyllis Cicero – Ruined by Lynn Nottage (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award Winner – Best Set Design, Rodney Dobbs –
Ruined by Lynn Nottage (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award Winner – Featured Actress in a Play, Dominque Edwards –
Ruined by Lynn Nottage (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award – Best Musical Director, Michael Hubbard Jr. –
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award – Featured Actress in a Musical, Kenja Brown –
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award – Lead Actress in a Musical, Angela Blair-Jeffries –
Black Nativity by Langston Hugues (2017)
Irma P. Hall Black Theater Award  – Best Lead Actress in a Play, Sherry Hurnes,
The Face of Emmett Till by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III (2016)
Irma P. Hall Black Theater Award – Best Lighting Design, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes (2015)
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)
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)


AFFILIATIONS

Our Commitment

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center is committed to a safe environment for its board, staff, independent contractors, patrons, and participants of any kind from harassment including those of a suggestive nature. Sexual harassment, as declared by the Department of State, is against the law and will not be tolerated in or within the periphery of the Bishop Arts Theatre Center. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome and/or unwarranted advances of any suggestive, sexual or abusive behavior. Therefore, any credible reports of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and corrective actions will be immediately implemented to prevent its continuation, up to, and including, termination and a permanent ban from the Bishop Arts Theatre Center. No one will be victimized for making such complaints or reports.