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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.


Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Directed by Ron Jones

The estranged members of the Lafayette clan have returned to their crumbling Arkansas plantation home to settle the estate of their recently deceased patriarch. As they sort through a lifetime of their father’s junk and hoarded mementos, a disturbing and horrifying discovery surfaces, confronting the family with more than what to do with a house full of stuff. Can a lifetime of clutter disguise the true nature of what lies beneath?Read more

2024 Student Playwright Festival

Three playwrights from three Houston area high schools premiere their one-act plays at the 2024 Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Student Playwright Festival

Ephemeral by Delilah Romero, directed by Curtis Barber: Iris is struggling to have a relationship with her verbally abusive father while trying to understand her overly optimistic mother.

Tech Savvy by Obiajulu Mgbechi, directed by Jeff Merriman: Teenage students face down inequality and privilege through participation in a city-wide app design competition.

The Butler Didn't Do It This Time (Trust Me) by Thomas Fernandes, directed by Jessica Jaye: When the friend of two roommates is found murdered, a suspicious person appears in their apartment claiming to be a detective. If they want to find the real killer (and make it out alive), they may just have to trust him.Read more

2024 Fade to Black Festival


The Fade To Black Play Festival celebrates 12 seasons of amazing festival performances! We are Houston's first and only national short play festival to spotlight the new works of African-American playwrights. Our play festival is the hippest, hottest play festival you'll ever experience! Be There!Read more

Tamarie's TEXAS Toast!

The Catastrophic Theatre

Tamarie's TEXAS Toast!

World Premiere, written by Tamarie Cooper & Patrick Reynolds

Tamarie and her merry band of musical maniacs are taking on the great state of Texas. 27 installments of all-new, full-scale original Tamarie Cooper musicals and there’s never been one about Texas? What? We’ve been saving it for you.

Expect huge dance numbers, massive songs, and gigantic belly laughs. Why? Because everything’s bigger in Texas, you tourist. This scorched, humid, political hornet's nest is ripe for spoofing from the collective minds of Cooper and Patrick Reynolds. Bank on douchey Austin tech bros, horny toads, the Alamo, sticker burrs, the TEA, and a certain governor, bless his heart. Plus, all the actual wonders that Texas has to offer: Tex-Mex, big hair, What-a-Burger, and the best city in the Lone Star State, H-Town, Baby! 

Tamarie's Texas Toast is both a toast and a roast of all things Texas. As always, Tamarie will be joined by a live band and a cast of Houston's funniest performers, bringing you an entirely original and completely irreverent musical bonanza. All from the bottom of Tamarie's Texas-sized heart. Read more

The Color Purple

The Garden Theatre

The Color Purple

Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray; Book by Marsha Norman

The Garden Theatre and The Sankofa Collective have joined forces to bring the beautiful story of The Color Purple to the stage. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 35 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life.Read more

Treasure Island

Creative Movement Practices

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson; Adapted for the Stage by Sarah Sneesby

You are cordially invited to join us on an adventure as we sail through Davy Jones' Locker to find Treasure Island! Just like Stevenson's classic tale, our production promises sword fights, pirates, mutiny, and treasure as we follow our protagonist, Jem Hawkins though a coming-of-age adventure. This show has been written for adults, and then finessed with kids in mind to create an All-Ages Family Encouraged adventure that promises to delight and entertain across the generations! Read more


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