Productions at Dougherty Arts Center

Mar. 13 - Mar. 28, 2020
Th-Sun
Austin
The Playboy of the Western World by Druid Theatre Company

The Playboy of the Western World
by Druid Theatre Company

The Playboy of the Western World is set in Michael James Flaherty’s public house in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland during the ...

Aug. 24
Sat
Austin
Facing Our Truth by Spectrum Theatre Company

Facing Our Truth
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s premier African-American Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Dougherty Arts Center, will present a stage reading of FACING OUR TRUTH ...

Jul. 12 - Jul. 20
Th-Sat
Austin
Pipeline by Spectrum Theatre Company

Pipeline
by Spectrum Theatre Company

A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in PIPELINE, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau. Nya, an ...

Jun. 22
Sat
Austin
Slow Roll by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Slow Roll
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Salvage Vanguard Theater announces the Works Progress Austin development of musician Henna Chou’s 噢哦! 噢哦: Slow Roll.  

 

Slow Roll is an experimental music ...

Apr. 19 - May. 04
M, F-Sat
Austin
Once There Were Six Seasons by Glass Half Full Theatre

Once There Were Six Seasons
by Glass Half Full Theatre

Once There Were Six Seasons, a reboot of Glass Half Full Theatre’s 2014 award-winning production about climate change, returns in the form of manipulated landscapes ...

Mar. 21 - Apr. 06
 
Austin
Antigonick by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Antigonick
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

A contemporary translation of the classic Greek drama that asks, “How do we care for the dead and how we do grieve amidst crisis?” ...

Feb. 14 - Feb. 23
Th-Sat
Austin
The Feud by Texas Comedies

The Feud
by Texas Comedies

The Civil War is over, but the fighting rages on in 1870s Texas. In this one-hour musical comedy, a beleaguered army officer stands between an ...

Jan. 18 - Jan. 26
Th-Sat
Austin
Shattered, an unscripted dramatic production by Fox Den Theatre Company

Shattered, an unscripted dramatic production
by Fox Den Theatre Company

Shattered is an unscripted play that focuses on the struggles and difficulty of maintaining relationships during times of trauma and hardship, and the tantalizing ease ...

Dec. 07 - Dec. 08, 2018
F-Sat
Austin
Austin Puppet Incident by Glass Half Full Theatre

Austin Puppet Incident
by Glass Half Full Theatre

The Austin Puppet Incident is an annual puppet event featuring local and national puppet artists performing short, original puppet works for ADULT audiences. Funny, sweet ...

Oct. 11 - Oct. 20, 2018
Th-Sat
Austin
Tryouts by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Tryouts
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Inspired by the documentation and veneration of Saint Anne, Tryouts casts a satirical gaze on women, femininity, and motherhood. Two mothers and three teenage ...

Sep. 14 - Sep. 22, 2018
F-Sat
Austin
The Cucuy Project  by Glass Half Full Theatre

The Cucuy Project
by Glass Half Full Theatre

A work-in-progress sharing and post-performance discussion of the issues (immigration, ICE, detention, Latino Folklore) that are the foundation of this new work from Glass Half ...

Aug. 18, 2018
Sat
Austin
Skeleton Crew by Spectrum Theatre Company

Skeleton Crew
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Skeleton Crew tells a story of change and personal loss due to economic difficulties; all who have worked hard and long at their jobs will ...

Jul. 13 - Jul. 21, 2018
Th-Sat
Austin
Isabel and the Runaway Train by TAASA - Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Isabel and the Runaway Train
by TAASA - Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

All aboard for Isabel and the Runaway Train, a musical about a 16-year-old girl who runs away from home and finds herself trapped on a ...

Jun. 30, 2018
Sat
Austin
Two Sweaty by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Two Sweaty
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Two Sweaty is the story of two estranged sisters who find their way back to themselves in an urban boutique cycling studio. Their journey of ...

Jun. 07 - Jun. 16, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Little Bird by Heartland Theatre Collective

Little Bird
by Heartland Theatre Collective

Little Bird tells a haunting, feverish tale of two young girls living on a bayou in East Texas. As they grow, they become aware of ...

May. 18 - Jun. 02, 2018
F-Sun
Austin
Carmen, a Latinx mash-up by Generic Ensemble Company

Carmen, a Latinx mash-up
by Generic Ensemble Company

 

CARMEN takes the well-known opera as a jumping-off point and presents an all-Latinx cast performing a devised theatre piece exploring borders, survival, gender, and ...

Apr. 28, 2018
Sat
Austin
Salvage Vanguard Theater

black do crack
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

WORKS PROGRESS AUSTIN SERIESA new solo show by co-artistic director, Florinda Bryant about the mythology of the strong black woman mother. Language, song and movement ...

Mar. 22 - Apr. 07, 2018
Th-Sat
Austin
con flama by Salvage Vanguard Theater

con flama
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

Salvage Vanguard Theater announces con flama by Sharon Bridgforth. Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s –1970s, con flama gives a glimpse of a Black gurl’s ...

Feb. 22 - Mar. 03, 2018
Th-Sat
Austin
Red Scare: A Musical Comedy by Texas Comedies

Red Scare: A Musical Comedy
by Texas Comedies

Texans fight back when a Communist threat comes from out-of-state. Set in 1950s Houston, this farce tells the mostly-true story of a mid-century-modern tar and ...

Sep. 28 - Oct. 15, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
The Bomb in Haymarket Square by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

The Bomb in Haymarket Square
by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Presenting an elaborately staged theatrical exploration of a pivotal moment in history, performed with precise and expressive puppetry, media integration, and sing-alongs, The Bomb in ...

Aug. 25 - Sep. 09, 2017
F-M
Austin
Collection by Generic Ensemble Company

Collection
by Generic Ensemble Company

 

Our collections – both tangible and intangible – from past relationships affect the way we love and the way we live. What do we ...

Aug. 04 - Aug. 06, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Volume V: Dynasty by The Mahogany Project

Volume V: Dynasty
by The Mahogany Project

Volume V: DYNASTY, is a theatrical stage performance detailing the experiences of Black queer men in Central Texas. The performance is aimed at promoting fellowship ...

May. 06, 2017
Sat
Austin
A Second Look at Casta by Salvage Vanguard Theater

A Second Look at Casta
by Salvage Vanguard Theater

 

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) announces A Second Look at Casta  by playwright Adrienne Dawes. Directed by Jenny Larson and in collaboration with visual artist Beth ...

Apr. 29, 2017
Sat
Austin
Solidarity March by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Solidarity March
by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

A marching celebration of Solidarity. Come to our open workshops at the Dougherty Arts Center, Saturdays noon-3 p.m. and build your own parade puppet ...

Mar. 31 - Apr. 09, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Pool (No Water) by Ensemble Mercury

Pool (No Water)
by Ensemble Mercury

 

Pool (No Water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success.

Written ...

Feb. 23 - Mar. 04, 2017
Th-Sat
Austin
Prohibition, a musical about the War on Booze by Crank Collective

Prohibition, a musical about the War on Booze
by Crank Collective

 

 

Set in Austin, Texas on the eve of Prohibition and World War I, this production from Texas Comedies/Crank Collective follows the feud ...

Dec. 19, 2016
M
Austin
Bah, Humbug! by Company Theatre

Bah, Humbug!
by Company Theatre

 

BAH HUMBUG! is an imaginative adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and compassion, but it has a unique twist: Gillen plays all ...

Oct. 20 - Nov. 06, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Moby Dick by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Moby Dick
by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Trouble Puppet Theater Co. reimagines Melville's classic: Ishmael heads to the sea to soothe his restless spirit, and ends up on a whaling ship captained ...

Jul. 29 - Jul. 30, 2016
F-Sat
Austin
Stigma by Zell Miller III

Stigma
by Zell Miller III

Stigma is a collection of vignettes and spoken word pieces designed to create awareness of how HIV/AIDS is impacting minority communities living in Austin ...

Jul. 15 - Jul. 17, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
The Mahogany Project, IV: Chronicles by The Mahogany Project

The Mahogany Project, IV: Chronicles
by The Mahogany Project

The Mahogany Project proudly announces a limited engagement of Volume IV: CHRONICLES, a theatrical stage performance detailing the experiences of Black queer men in Central ...

Jul. 02, 2016
Sat
Austin
Aeneid by Freddy Carnes Productions

Aeneid
by Freddy Carnes Productions

Freddy Carnes Productions presents "Aeneid" based on Vigil's Epic Poem. Script adapted and new songs by Freddy Carnes. Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 ...

Jun. 02 - Jun. 18, 2016
Th-Sat
Austin
This Side of the Dirt by Tito Beveridge

This Side of the Dirt
by Tito Beveridge

 

This Side of the Dirt is a South Texas family drama steeped in satire and humor. The story takes place days after the death ...

Feb. 18 - Feb. 27, 2016
Th-Sat
Austin
Murders & Moontowers by Crank Collective

Murders & Moontowers
by Crank Collective

In the 1880s, Austin was in the grip of crime, corruption and mayhem. Seven women were murdered over the course of one year, overwhelming the ...

Dec. 21, 2015
M
Austin
Bah, Humbug! by Company Theatre

Bah, Humbug!
by Company Theatre

Bah Humbug! A one-man Christmas Carol In Austin for ONE NIGHT ONLY!   Now in its 13th amazing year of touring throughout Texas!  It ...

Oct. 16 - Oct. 25, 2015
 
Austin
Dear Penelope by Southwest Theatre Productions

Dear Penelope
by Southwest Theatre Productions

ALEX REED, VERIS HUMPHRIES, JOLLY KINCAID and TONI BARON work together at an advice column located in the basement of Bluestone Communications, the largest mega-media ...

Sep. 24 - Oct. 11, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Stalking John Barrowman by Last Act Theater Company

Stalking John Barrowman
by Last Act Theater Company

 

John Barrowman superfans Jamie and Julie only want two things in life: to meet their soulmates and to meet John! Sing, dance, and tap ...

Jul. 17 - Aug. 02, 2015
F-Sun
Austin
Closer by 7 Towers Theatre Company

Closer
by 7 Towers Theatre Company

7 Towers continues its 5th season in Austin with Patrick Marber's intensely personal drama CLOSER, directed by Amanda Gass! This exceedingly dark comedy offers ...

Jul. 11 - Jul. 12, 2015
Sat-Sun
Austin
Revolution, Vol. 3 by The Mahogany Project

Revolution, Vol. 3
by The Mahogany Project

The theme for this years' show is entitled "The Revolution". Jospeh Beam said "black men loving black men is the revolutionary act of the 80 ...

May. 19, 2015
T
Austin
 Mothers & Daughters: A New Play in Development Exploring Motherhood & Incarceration by Conspire Theatre

Mothers & Daughters: A New Play in Development Exploring Motherhood & Incarceration
by Conspire Theatre

What is a "good mother"? *What is a "good daughter"?*What do we learn about being a mother from our own mothers or other ...

Apr. 02 - Apr. 04, 2015
Th-Sat
Austin
Any One of Us: Words from Prison by Conspire Theatre

Any One of Us: Words from Prison
by Conspire Theatre

Eve Ensler weaves their fierce words of more than 50 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated women into a powerful and change-inspiring performance.  

Any One Of Us ...

Mar. 28, 2015
Sat
Austin
How Can You Hurt the One You Love by BE Entertainment and Productions

How Can You Hurt the One You Love
by BE Entertainment and Productions

Karma can play a big part in any relationship, and that is nothing short of the truth in the life of Stacey Lewis, a woman ...

Dec. 22, 2014
 
Austin
Bah, Humbug!

Bah, Humbug!

Now in its 12th amazing year! It's Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" with an amazing twist...one actor plays all the roles in this ...

Aug. 15 - Aug. 31, 2014
 
Austin
Godspell by Austin Theatre Project

Godspell
by Austin Theatre Project

Godspell started as a college project performed by students at Carnegie Mellon University and moved to La MaMa Theatre Club in Greenwich Village. It was then ...

Jul. 24 - Aug. 03, 2014
 
Austin
All's Well That Ends Well by 7 Towers Theatre Company

All's Well That Ends Well
by 7 Towers Theatre Company

Although it’s categorized as one of Shakespeare’s comedies, All’s Well calls into question a number of the genre’s conventions. The unconventional relationship at the play’s center ...

Jul. 05, 2014
 
Austin

Iphigenia, a Musical

Director - Freddy CarnesAssistant Director and Stage Manager - Olga Kasma-CarnesChoreographer - Melody DevereauxMasks and Props - Star ZarrienCostumes and Set donated by Pam Friday and Hill Country Middle ...

Apr. 11 - Apr. 27, 2014
 
Austin
Company by Austin Theatre Project

Company
by Austin Theatre Project

Rehearsals are now underway for Austin Theatre Project's 2014 Season opener, Company. Just a few weeks ago we announced our cast and were the ...

May. 30 - Jun. 16, 2013
 
Austin
Avenue Q by Austin Theatre Project

Avenue Q
by Austin Theatre Project

Wiki: Avenue Q is an American musical in two acts, conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book was ...

Mar. 27, 2009
 
Austin
Seven Jewish Children by Cambiare Productions

Seven Jewish Children
by Cambiare Productions

[photo: Robert Faires reading the World Theatre Day 2009 message by Augusto Boal]

Nov. 06 - Nov. 22, 2008
 
Austin
The Nina Variations by Gobotrick Theatre Productions

The Nina Variations
by Gobotrick Theatre Productions

Aaron Hallaway and Rachel McGinnis; directed by Travis Bedard

Aug. 08 - Aug. 17, 2008
 
Austin
Voces de Vivo by Teatro Vivo

Voces de Vivo
by Teatro Vivo

Four one-act dramas presented by their authors, 2008