"Breaking Boundaries"

Down for #TheCount
One-Act Play Festival
A Celebration of Female Voices
Directed by Phyllis Cicero

March 29 – April 15, 2018

Down for #TheCount features six short plays by women of all backgrounds. The purpose of the festival is to amplify the female voice in American theatre. This event will bring exciting, humorous, and heartbreaking stories by local and national celebrated playwrights.  Currently, approximately 22% of American theater productions have been written by women, for women of color the numbers are even lower – a dismal 3%. Now in its 3rd year, this event is a call to action to change those numbers locally and nationally and to give a platform to the voices and perspectives of women on the American stage.

3rd Annual Down for #TheCount Featured Plays and Playwrights:
I Get the Blues, Sometimes I Do by Tsehaye Geralyn Hebert –
A poignant play about two longtime friends who discover that cultural appropriation is real.

Interdisciplinary by Ife Olujobi –
A beautiful script about societies expectations and notions about women’s bodies.

Covenant by Kristiana Rae Colon  –
An incredibly poetic script about four teenagers who gather on a bridge to cast an unorthodox ritual of protection.

The Sound by Linda Jones –
A fascinating play about a woman who discovers her trigger and her solution.

DIY by Katherine Craft –
An intriguing play about when our teenagers feel forced to make adult decisions.

Jo Chaho Tum (Whatever You Want) by Maryam Obaidullah Baig –
An exotic fairytale about the dimensions and breath of love.

Playwright’s Bios

For mature audiences only. Not suitable for young audiences


Banned Together:
A Censorship Cabaret
Presented by the Dramatist Guild Legal Defense Fund

September 24-29, 2018

A collection of shows and scenes that have been banned or challenged from performances in schools or in the public sector featuring our TNT (Teenagers And Theatre) apprenticeship students.  Banned Together will spotlight works from shows like RentCabaret, Fun Home, and Angels in America, this cabaret-style evening highlights the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of speech during Banned Books Week.

*Contains adult language and mature themes. Suitable for audiences 13 years and older.

Our 24th year anniversary season is sponsored by the generosity of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission On The Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Dramatists Guild Fund, Heritage Oak Cliff, Frost Bank, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, and Barefoot Wines.