July 11-August 2, 2014
Building Dallas’ reputation as city of artistic innovation requires a firm commitment to new work by local talent. As such, the Festival of Independent Theatres, sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, affirms its reputation as one of the area’s premier fringe festivals, with the line-up for its sixteenth season. Eight companies, all native to the Dallas area, will present eight world premieres by seven local authors for this summer’s festival, which inhabits the Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake from July 11th through August 2nd.
This year’s festival will contain a healthy dose of FIT’s trademark eclecticism as a blend of local theatrical talent joins forces to present eight one act plays as divergent as the participating companies themselves.
The 16th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres features performances by:
Churchmouse Productions, Echo Theatre, The McClarey Players, Nouveau 47, One Thirty Productions, Prism, Co., Sibling Revelry, and WingSpan Theatre Company
The four-week one-act play festival features shows that are each less than sixty minutes in length, performed Thursdays through Sundays in two-show blocks. This year’s festival features FIT Underground, with live music and light refreshments available on the shore level of the Bath House Cultural Center, as well as an exhibition honoring the work of celebrated theater set designer Peter Wolf in the Bath House galleries.
FIT was created in 1999 as an outlet for smaller companies without a permanent performance space to give them an opportunity to produce seldom seen, new, or avant-garde works. FIT exists to promote awareness and growth of Dallas area theatre through collaboration, participation and cultivation.