DDTCo. ANNOUNCES ITS SEASON 4 LINEUP FOR 2019-2020
Auditions: Saturday June 15, 2019

SEASON 4 | 2019-2020

Directed by

Ron Jones

AUG 23 SEPT 7, 2019

Directed by
Bonnie Hewett

FEB 21 MARCH 7, 2020

Directed by

Malinda L. Beckham

MAY 22  JUNE 6, 2020

ANNUAL STUDENT PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL
PRIZEWINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019

Plays by local high-school seniors, Sierra Butterwick, Lauren Dodds, and Amado Velasco have been chosen by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) as selections for its second annual Student Playwright Festival. Each playwright is awarded a $500 scholarship and is paired with a Houston-based playwright as a mentor to fine-tune the plays and prepare them for production. The students were guests of honor as their plays were performed at the MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston on June 5, 2019.

About the Playwrights

SIERRA BUTTERWICK

The Vines

Sierra Butterwick, a senior at Heights High School, presents her play, The Vines. The play recaps a night four years before the apocalypse when the life of a young man begins to crumble.

Butterwick is mentored by author and playwright, Doug Williams, best known to Houston and DDTCo. audiences as co-author of The Boundary.

The Vines is directed by Ananka Kohnitz, well-known in the Houston theatre community for presenting dark plays such as Bug and The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

AMADO VELASCO

Staff Meeting from Hell

Amado Velasco, a senior at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, debuts his play Staff Meeting from Hell. At the end of every month, the seven deadly sins meet to discuss their accomplishments. But can they handle being in the same room and assure humanity's downfall?

Velasco is mentored by Ted Swindley, creator of the worldwide hit musical Always…Patsy Cline, and the Founding Artistic Director of Stages Repertory Theatre.

Staff Meeting from Hell is directed by Malinda L. Beckham, Artistic Director of DDTCo., whose directorial credits include Glengarry Glen Ross and The Exonerated.

LAUREN DODDS

The Unknown

Lauren Dodds, a senior at Stratford High School, debuts her play, The Unknown. Over several years of friendship, Michael tries to help Lucy overcome her desire to always “play it safe.”

Dodds will be mentored by Gwen Flager, whose play Shakin’ the Blue Flamingo premiered last summer as part of Queensbury Theatre’s New Works Development Program.

The Unknown is directed by Curtis Barber who recently directed Doublewide, Texas at The Pearl Theater.

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