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La Vida Es Cortos/Life Is Shorts is a unique festival that presents short plays and short films to highlight the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories. Short films and short plays are seldom seen by the general public but even more rare is seeing Latinx arts featured in Houston’s prominent arts scene. In its third year, the festival will evolve by including dance performances and short dance films to create a Latinx multidisciplinary experience never seen before.Read more
“They will love me for that which destroys me.”
The Catastrophic Theatre returns with the playwright whose body of work prompted the terms “an ethics of catastrophe” and “a theatre of extremes.” The title of Sarah Kane's final play refers to the time at which the brain's chemical imbalance is at its peak, when desperation visits, bringing with it an alarming sense of clarity. 4.48 Psychosis is an unflinching look at clinical depression and the suicidal mind, infused with lyrical language and sardonic humor. More performance than play, the regional premiere of Sarah Kane’s magnum opus features renowned poet and performance artist T. Lavois Thiebaud and is directed by Catastrophic founding artistic director Jason Nodler, who introduced Houston audiences to Kane’s work with acclaimed productions of Phaedra’s Love and Crave. Catastrophic favorite Amy Bruce completes the cast.
Set design is by Afsaneh Aayani, lighting design by Hudson Davis, video and sound design by James Templeton, costume design by Macy Lyne, and properties design by Tabitha Bounds.
Performances will take place November 19th through December 12th, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm at The Midtown Arts and Theatre Center (MATCH), 3400 Main Street in Box 3. There will be an Industry Night performance on Monday, November 29th at 7:30.
All performances are Pay-What-You-Can.
All Catastrophic cast and crewmembers are fully vaccinated. For the safety of our artists and audience members, we encourage those in attendance to be vaccinated as well. Facemasks are required to be worn by audience members for the duration of the performances.Read more
The Sweet Sky by Donna Holloway was written and developed for New Era Theatre Company. This is the story of Jackie James, a woman who has dreams of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Jackie is a modest woman who struggles with the decisions between marriage, and giving her full life to her dream of becoming the greatest songwriter ever to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The Sweet Sky directed by John-Michael Manley. Read more
In this hysterically funny drama-filled stage play, two sisters have differences on how a salon should be operated. Barbara, the owner of the salon, runs it like a praise and worship service, while Tamara allows her clients to bring the worldly things in the salon. When love for God, adultery, and partying all enter the same salon it sparks conflict and many confessions! Tamara knows her sister, Barbara, doesn't like those devilish spirits in her Christian beauty shop.Read more
With the advent of the Fade To Black Play Festival, we were on a mission to affect change. It was time for a new trend in the Houston theatre community! We wanted to create an outlet relevant to our present times that was purpose-driven and full of possibilities for growth, so we developed an initiative that created a platform to introduce the new plays of underrepresented, emerging African-American playwrights.
Our festival is volunteer-supported, culturally diverse, and community-based. Each year a countless number of local artists assist the festival in becoming the success it continues to be! Because of our rapid audience growth, we are now embarking upon our 9th season of excellence! Don’t miss this exciting event!Read more
White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a worldwide phenomenon that was first produced in 2011. The contemporary play is unique in that there is no set, no costumes, no rehearsal, and no director. Ten actors will take on performing the show, one at each performance. The actors do not see the script until they perform it, creating a once in a lifetime performance. “This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece – where no audience can see the same show twice – blends drama, comedy and social experiment,” describe earlier production notes.Read more
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, acrobats, balancing and the talents of furry costar: dogs and house cats. Each pet in the show has been rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life! They love to perform their skills and stunts on stage.Read more
- November 2021: La Vida Es Cortos/Life Is Shorts Festival 2021
- November 2021: 4.48 Psychosis
- November 2021: A Little House Christmas
- November 2021: The Woman in the Mirror
- November 2021: 2020 Student Playwright Festival
- October 2021: Into The Woods
- October 2021: The Revolutionists
- October 2021: NSFW: Uncle Walt's X-Rated Montrose Ramble and Bus Tour (A Musical)
- October 2021: 2021 Houston Fringe Festival
- September 2021: Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus