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For over two decades, TeCo has consistently been in both the national and local media spotlight.  Our riveting stage performances have garnered an expanding season subscription base, critical acclaim and several awards. Click on the links below for the 4-1-1.

Review: Black Nativity by Langston Hughes – Dallas Morning News
The story of Jesus’ birth inspires contemporary joy in TeCo Theatrical’s Black Nativity at the Bishop Arts Theatre.

Review: Black Nativity by Langston Hughes – North Dallas Gazette
TeCo’s Black Nativity is again a holiday treat.

Review: Ruined | Bishop Arts Theatre Center | Bishop Arts Theater Center
Women surviving violent rape and abandonment find courage, humor and a desperate refuge in a Congolese brothel in a strong production of Ruined at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Bishop Arts Theatre’s Ruined masterful, brilliant theatre
Lynn Nottage’s Ruined, is a poignant, intelligent, drama that explores the diminishment and degradation of women in the midst of a patriarchy.

‘Ruined’ is a tough story that needs to be told
Throughout recorded history, men have found an excuse to go to war.

Review: Third Annual PlayPride LGBT Festival l Bishop Arts Theatre Center
At Bishop Arts Theatre Center, six short plays by Texas writers in the third annual PlayPride LGBT Competition make for a cohesive evening.

Third Annual LGBT PlayPride Competition intriguing mix of wicked satire and allegory
Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s Third Annual LGBT PlayPride Competition is an intriguing mix, with an interesting approach.

Theaters Challenged To Produce Work By Anyone Other Than Straight White Dudes
Dallas ladies, like Teresa Coleman Wash, are doing the work.

Review: Down For #TheCount. Count the Ways
TeCo Theatrical Productions takes an important leap forward with its first Down for #TheCount women’s playwriting festival.

Review: Down For #TheCount. Dallas Examiner
TeCo’s ‘Down for the Count’: surprising, original, moving and memorable

Bishop Arts Theatre Center Celebrates Women’s Voices With Six Day Festival
BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT – Something special is taking center stage at Dallas’ Bishop Arts Theatre Center.

Are You Down For #TheCount With Bishop Arts Theatre?
DR Hanson is a busy man: he’s an actor, director and, most recently, a feminist crusader.

Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre
At this time of year, Dallas’ Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts a new playwright competition, with short one-acts from mostly local writers filling the stage

Meet the 2016 Dallas Observer MasterMinds
TeCo/Bishop Arts Theatre Center Founder & Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash receives 2016 MasterMind award

Gospel music-driven ‘Black Nativity’ inspires at TeCo Theatrical Productions
When Langston Hughes’ gospel-music-driven production, Black Nativity debuted in 1961, it became one of the first plays

Do Tell
TeCo Theatrical Productions’ annual staging of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity is sincere and occasionally powerful.

TeCo’s Black Nativity is extraordinary and not a one-time experience
TeCo’s production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes shines the light on the classic work

TeCo’s ‘Black Nativity’ powerful, beautiful, deeply felt
Every Christmas TeCo in Oak Cliff does Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” using a different guest director.

Center Stage
TeCo stages powerful rendition of the play ‘The Face Of Emmett Till’

Review: North Dallas Gazette
The Face Of Emmett Till brings to life a story we cannot afford to forget.

Recently Reviewed Theater:
‘Bad Jews’, ‘The Mountaintop’ and More.

Center Stage
Tony Award Winner Texas Terrence McNally Kicks Off TeCo Season With Free Talk.

TeCo’s 2015-2016 Season
TeCo Theatrical Productions expands its scope next season with more plays, a focus on women writers of color, and a talk with Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally.

Gay For Play
TeCo Theatrical Productions’ second PlayPride LGBT Festival is an early contest for most improved theatrical event.

Q&A Nnenna Freelon
The Grammy-nominated jazz singer talks about a work she co-created, The Clothesline Muse, playing at TeCo Theatrical Productions

And The Winner Is
TeCo Theatrical Productions’ 13th New Play Competition is a tasty theater pie served in 20-minute slices

Brilliant ensemble & meticulous craft distinguish TeCo’s 13th Annual New Play Competition
As you might expect from any endeavor of this sort…

The audience is the true winner
Six plays in less than three hours, there is bound to be a…

Dallas Morning News Cover Story 1/18/15
Dallas Festival of Ideas sees arts as inspiring people, societies to grow…

BWW Review
Teco’s Modernized Youthful BLACK NATIVITY is a Resounding Hit

Happy Birth Day
TeCo Theatrical Productions steps out with a marvelous, contemporary take on Langston Hughes Black Nativity

Black Nativity Takes You Back To Church For Christmas
TeCo Theatrical Production’s 2014 Black Nativity production will warm your heart, lift your spirits and take you back home-your church home-for Christmas.

Buster Spiller’s Pot Liquor Wins
TeCo Theatrical Productions has added another feather to a cap that’s decorated with new play competitions, and this time it’s devoted to gay-themed work.

Playing For Pride
TeCo Theatrical Productions Launches the PlayPride LGBT Festival

And The Winner Is….
Antay Bilgutay Wins TeCo Theatrical Productions’ 2014 New Play Competition with STRANGERS IN A CHAPEL

BWW Reviews: ‘Overpass’, ‘Strangers’, ‘Straight’ & Youth Actors Dominate TeCo Competition
The 12th Annual New Place Competition. This year’s competition featured some new faces and quite a few older ones…

TeCo Mojo
At TeCo Theatrical Productions, the 12th Annual New Play Competition showcases some promising work from local writers.

The Many Re-Births Of ‘Black Nativity’
Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity became a Hollywood movie this year, but it’s long been a holiday stage tradition.

Black at the Assassination’: New play illuminates overlooked voices in Dallas
Playwrights Camika Spencer and Kyndal Robertson, both Dallas natives, were tasked to tackle that black perspective head-on, to examine the grief, fear and disappointment among a community in Dallas that had put so much hope in the political future in the nation’s 35th president.

Black Dallas Residents Remembers JFK Assassination Ahead of 50th Anniversary
Next week the eyes of the world will be on Dallas as they remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.

Black at the Assassination Deserves A+ for Compelling History Lesson.
I am not a native Texas even though I spent many summer vacations in…

Another Side of History
With Black at the Assassination, TeCo Theatrical Productions explores how the JFK event 50 years ago affected African-Americans in Dallas.

Black At The Assassination Adds An Overlooked Perspective On JFK Events
Two Oak Cliff playwrights tell the story from a different angle.

TeCo’s Black At The Assassination Rewinds History to November 1963.
The material has promise, but the production of TeCo Theatrical’s latest Black At The Assassination at the Bishop Arts Theatre doesn’t do it justice.

Oak Cliff’s Notable Locals Celebrated In New Book
Three local authors team up to honor legendary residents in new book complete with extraordinary, vintage images.

TeCo New Play Competition grows artistically and maintains its roots
When Teco Theatrical Productions Founder/Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash launched the 1st Annual New Play Competition ten years ago, it immediately…

FRESH FRIDAY: New Play Contest
Seven local playwrights compete for a chance to win $1,000 cash in the annual New Play Competition produced for the eleventh year by TeCo Theatrical Productions, under..

The Power of New Work
With the help of Will Power, TeCo Theatrical offers its best New Play Competition in years.

Theater Review: Why You Should Make Langston Hughes’ Gospel Nativity Your Holiday Tradition
The Center’s mission “to cultivate a diverse and vibrant arts community while creating sustainable opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and education” is apparent in this heartfelt production that draws a sharp distinction between theater of the community, and not community theater.

Our Lady of the Fried Chicken Sandwich
At TeCo Theatrical Productions, Jonathan Norton’s Ain’t This Some Sh*t! recent politics and pop culture.

A Shining Little Light
TeCo Theatrical Productions at t he Bishop Arts Center in Oak Cliff takes pride in advocating for the arts and involving its diverse community on multiple levels of programming.  An exemplary instance if this advocacy and involvement is…

Norton and Whitfield lead the Pack in the “Best Of The Best”
TeCo Theatrical Productions has reached a milestone with its Annual New Play Competition.  Now in its 10th year, this staple of the Dallas theater community celebrates six (6) local playwrights…

Black Nativity:  TeCo’s Christmas Essence Celebration
Christmastime at TeCo Theatrical Productions means a rich, unique performance experience, based in a yearly, expressive tradition.  Adjacent to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, TeCo entertains…

Curve Appeal
TeCo Theatrical Productions makes a fantastic venue for Josefina Lopez’s thin Real Women Have Curves.

TeCo Theatrical Productions helps Oak Cliff-area teens with T-An-T apprenticeship program
“Say it again!  I’m in the back; I need to hear you,”  Phyllis Wallace-Dunn bellows.  The teenagers on stage at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center repeat their lines with more…

The Right Stuff, A Right Start – TeCo’s New Play Contest
Moliere and Mamet had to start somewhere, right?  For nine years, TeCo Theatrical Productions has honored the endeavors of regional and aspiring playwrights by hosting  New Play Competition at its welcoming gem of a venue, the Bishop Arts Theatre…

Theater Review:  There’s No Business In Show Business At Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash takes the stage pre-curtain to welcome the audience to TeCo Theatrical’s original production of There’s No Business In Show Business.

Lyrical Magnificence:  Black Nativity at Bishop Arts
The show begins in complete darkness, silence. When the curtain rises, a simple wooden cradle rests upstage on a small raised platform strewn with straw…

Timely Excellence In TeCo Theater’s One Act Winners
And the winner is….  The results are in from the 7th Annual New Play Competition:  The Best of Political Theater, sponsored by TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. at the Bishop Arts Theatre…