News

The Ann Art Show

Artists: Create and submit your Ann Richards inspired art. 

Update for all Ann Art Show artists!

First off, we have been delighed with the interest that artists of all stripes have shown in the Ann Art Show. We can't wait to see what comes together!

Important information:

Your Ann-inspired art will be accepted at Stage West Saturday October 1 from 12-5pm and Monday October 5 from 12-5

All work should have Artist Name, Phone Number and Email written on the back. 

If the work is for sale, please also list a sale price. Stage West takes a 25% commission. 

Please plan to pick up art work Tuesday November 8 between 12-5 or Saturday November 12 from 12-5. Stage West is not responsible for work that is left after that date.


The Ann Art will show from October through November 11, 2016.

Yes, we are delighted to accept wall-ready submissions by mail, although we cannot return your art without return postage. 


Questions? Call Dana Schultes at 817-338-1777 or send her an email at dana [at] stagewest.org

Calling all visual artists!

Stage West is accepting art portfolio submissions for its 38th Season Gallery spaces. 

When:
Selected artists’ work will be displayed in four to six week spots between November 2016 – September 2017.  Between one and four artists will be featured per show during the Stage West 38th season.

What:
Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, quilts, 3-D wall-friendly art, etc.  All work should be framed and/or finished and presented in a professional manner.

Who:
6-18 artists will be selected to be featured throughout the season.   Yes, you can submit to be considered again if you have previously shown at Stage West. *

How:
Submit the following to
dana [at] stagewest.org (dana [at] stagewest.org) with “38th Season Art” in the subject line.   Deadline for submission is September 22.   

What to send to Dana:

  • 3-5 images of your work
  • Sizes and Mediums for work being proposed for display
  • A general total of the number of items you would like to display
  • A description of the framing/display method you intend to use

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY:

In addition to the six-play 38th season at Stage West, the company will present a full-run, special engagement of the Ann Richards Play “Ann.”  Create and submit your Ann Richards themed works for this play.  We hope to fill our gallery with original Ann Richards inspired art!  Deadline for sending in your work: October 1, 2016.  All work should be hung by October 6.  The Ann Art will show from October through November 11, 2016.

Yes, we are delighted to accept wall-ready submissions by mail, although we cannot return your art without return postage. 


Questions? Call Dana Schultes at 817-338-1777 or send her an email at dana [at] stagewest.org

*There is no guarantee of a gallery spot.  Submittal rates have averaged 4 artists for every 1 spot available.

Stage West Announces 2016-2017 Season

Stage West is pleased to announce the lineup for its 38th season!   The new season offers six plays plus a season extra; patrons purchasing season tickets before October 1 will receive a discount on the season extra. It’s an exciting mix of shows featuring fresh takes on classic stories, cutting edge Regional Premieres, and a daring, not-to-be-missed World Premiere!

2016-17 lineup:

Season Extra:

Ann (The Ann Richards Play)

by Holland Taylor

 TICKETS: Click here to purchase show tickets for Ann.

Area Premiere 
October 6 - November 6

Tough as nails. Funny as hell. 
Our brassy blue governor Ann Richards is brought to vivid life in a tour-de-force one woman show. Ann is an inspiring and hilarious new play that brings you face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating personality bigger than the state from which she hailed. Take a break from the election season, and come sit a spell with one of politics’ most unforgettable characters.

A spot-on tribute to the iconic Texas governor. - Austin CultureMap


Murder for Two

Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian

November 17 - December 18

A killer musical comedy. 
A fateful night. A surprise party. A great American novelist is killed…fatally. A small town policeman with dreams of making detective jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills and find the killer before the real detective arrives! Murder for Two is a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder with a twist - one actor investigates the crime, the other plays (all) the suspects, and did we mention, they both play piano! A witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

Ingenious! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs. - The New York Times


Stupid F*cking Bird

by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Regional Premiere

January 19 - February 19

Don’t like your story? Rewrite that sh*t.

Dev loves Mash. Mash loves Con. Con loves Nina. Nina loves Trig. But so does Emma. Thus, the stage is set for sidesplitting heartache. An irreverent and unabashedly provocative riff on Chekhov’s classic tale of the timeless battle between young and old, past and present, amidst the search for the true meaning of it all - only this time, convention gets shot to f*cking hell.

A staggering work of heartbreaking, stupid fucking genius. - Time Out Chicago


Deer

by Aaron Mark

World Premiere
March 9 - April 9

A grisly, pitch-black comedy
Ken and Cynthia have been married for thirty years. Ken and Cynthia drive to their vacation home for the weekend. Ken and Cynthia hit a deer. Ken seriously just wants to spend the weekend alone with his wife, but Cynthia seriously will not abandon their lifeless, bloody new pet. As the carcass begins to take over their lives, secrets surface, sanity slips, and someone may not be quite as dead as they should be.

Aaron Mark’s [writing]…is vivid, original, and mesmerizing. - Theater Pizzazz


The Aliens

by Annie Baker

May 4 - June 4

Life, disenchantment, rock and roll, and fireworks.
At a table next to the dumpster behind a Vermont coffee shop, two friends straddling youth and adulthood spend their days pondering life, music, and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they take him under their wing and teach him everything they know. A play with music about connection, creation, and what it takes to grow up.

Such a stark reminder of...youthful hope - The Telegraph


Sex With Strangers

by Laura Eason

Regional Premiere
June 22 - July 23

Sex plus the Internet. What could go wrong?
When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, in the middle of a blizzard, they find they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, the truth comes out and both must confront the dark side of ambition and the difficulty of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

Sexually and intellectually provocative…A hell of a lot of fun! —The Hollywood Reporter.


The Royal Society of Antarctica

by Mat Smart

Regional Premiere
August 24 - September 24

What do you find at the bottom of the world?
A young woman seeking to understand her mother’s disappearance joins the ranks of a ragtag group of misfits and scientists who serve at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Amidst janitorial duties, never-ending daylight, and subzero temperatures, this lonely and rugged bunch find an escape from the world and a home for each other. A striking and luminous story about why we run away and what happens when we finally come face to face with what we’ve been running away from.

Such a goofy, painful, honest exploration of the relationships…that any single description is absurdly limiting. - Chicago Sun Times 

 

Stage West joins the Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame!

The Awards Committee of Texas Nonprofit Theatres (TNT) has selected Stage West for the Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame. In 2012, TNT created the Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame to honor Texas playwrights, producers and theatres that create and/or produce new works or have a achieved a notable body of work. TNT noted that Stage West’s commitment to producing new works on its main stage and through playwriting festivals such as the Southwest Playwriting Competition and the Neighborhood Play Contest is noteworthy. The extensive work with young people in the development of new works is exemplary.

Inductees are added every two years, and Stage West is honored to be in this third class of awardees. The award was presented during the TNT Annual Conference and Fort Worth Fringe Fest on March 18 & 19, 2016 in Fort Worth. For more information on the conference and festival, please visit www.texastheatres.org. The ceremony was held in the lobby of Casa Manana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth.

Calling All Visual Artists!

Stage West is currently looking for art submissions for its 37th Season Gallery spaces! 

When: Selected artists’ work will be displayed between October 2015 – September 2016.  1-4 artists will be featured per show during the Stage West 37th season.

What: Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, quilts, 3-D wall-friendly art, etc.  All work should be framed and/or finished and presented in a professional manner.

Who: 6-18 artists will be selected to be featured throughout the season.   Yes, you can submit to be considered again if you have previously shown at Stage West. 

How: Submit the following to dana [at] stagewest.org with “37th Season Art” in the subject line.   Deadline for submission is September 15.   

Please include:

•3-5 images of your work

•Sizes and Mediums for work being proposed for display

•A general total of the number of items you would like to display

•A description of the framing/display method you intend to use

Note: There is no guarantee of a gallery spot.  Submittal rates have averaged 4 artists for every 1 spot available.

Live Theatre League Awards

The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County held its annual Awards Party Monday, April 13.

Among this year's recipients were Garret Storms, named a Bill Garber Young Theatre Artist, and Stage West's Board President, Bronson C. Davis received the Stage West Service Award.
Congratulations to both of them! 

Calling all artists!

Stage West is accepting art portfolio submissions for its 36th Season Gallery spaces.  

When: Selected artists’ work will be displayed between October 2014 – September 2015.  1-4 artists will be featured per show during the Stage West 36th season.

What: Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, quilts, 3-D wall-friendly art, etc.  All work should be framed and/or finished and presented in a professional manner.

Who: 6-18 artists will be selected to be featured throughout the season.   Yes, you can submit to be considered again if you have previously shown at Stage West. 

How: Submit the following to dana [at] stagewest.org with “36th Season Art” in the subject line.   Deadline for submission is September 15.   

Please include:

•3-5 images of your work

•Sizes and Mediums for work being proposed for display

•A general total of the number of items you would like to display

•A description of the framing/display method you intend to use

Note: There is no guarantee of a gallery spot.  Submittal rates have averaged 4 artists for every 1 spot available.