As part of the 2015 New Works Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater will present a Staged Reading Series featuring six new works:
Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant by Gino Dilorio - Saturday, May 30 at 1 pm
True story: 12-year old Andre the Giant, already well over 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, didn't fit on the school bus. Andre's neighbor, feelings sorry for the boy, offered to drive him to school in his truck. The neighbor was Samuel Beckett. Out of that bit of trivia comes Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant, imagining three scenes between a giant - a man who cannot hide, and a writer obsessed with silence. Directed by Jeremy Schwartz.
Tara Obernier by Carrie Barrett - Saturday, May 30 at 4 pm
Tara Obernier is a just your average gal until a seemingly harmless photo of a construction site launches her into the Internet's crosshairs. Suddenly, her whole life - including her "janky eyebrows" - is under scrutiny. A dark comedy about fault, virtue and accountability. Directed by Kelsey Head.
Advent by Montgomery Sutton - Saturday, June 6 at 1 pm
When two brothers, surviving a global catastrophe in the walk-in freezer of a West Texas town superstore, admit a young woman into their isolated new world, sex, grief, and faith unleash their bestial natures, threatening a personal apocalypse of even greater scale. Directed by Max Hartman.
The Black Slot
The Black Slotby Warren Hoffman - Saturday, June 6 at 4 pm
When Beth, a white dramaturg, can't get the work of Tim, a hot new African American playwright, produced, the two take on the racial politics of the American regional theater in this darkly comedic satire filled with talking scripts, forgery and August Wilson. Directed by Abigail Birkett. (Playwright in Attendance)
Good Day by Diana Lynn Small - Saturday, June 20 at 1 pm
A prodigal daughter returns home, only she can't get any farther than the front lawn. When three seemingly inconsequential strangers arrive for house calls, she's pulled and pushed towards the front door and a life-changing confession. Winner of the 2015 KDT/University of Texas MFA Playwrights NWF Project. Director TBA. (Playwright in Attendance)
The Incident, written & performed by Terry Vandivort - Saturday, June 20 at 4 pm
A one-man retelling of one harrowing night set against the backdrop of the underground nightlife in Dallas in the 1970s. The traumatic event triggers a decades-long obsession with unraveling the mysteries surrounding that night and the powerful struggle of secrets and shame against forgiveness and freedom. Directed by Cameron Cobb. (Playwright in Attendance)