Upstart Theater is hiring

Upstart Productions currently seeking a COSTUME DESIGNER for our first 2017 Production, WAITING FOR LEFTY by Clifford Odets. Rehearsals: February 27-March 16 Previews: March 15 & 16 Performances: March 17-April 1 ASH Studios 3203 Ash Ln, Dallas, TX 75226 Please contact us with any questions or to apply for this...

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Upstart Presents Dry Land By Ruby Ray Speigel

DALLAS– Upstart Productions announced today complete details for the regional premiere of Dry Land, nominated for the 2014/2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and included on the first annual Kilroy’s List as one of the most recommended new plays by female and trans authors in 2014. Written by Ruby Rae Speigel...

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Theater Jones Reviews “Emotionally Seductive” Sick F**k

Martha Heimberg gives of glowing review of Sick F**k on Theater Jones. Directed by David Denson and starring Joey Fulsom, Sick F**k is a one act play running as part of the 17th annual Festival of Independent Theaters at the Bath House Cultural Center. About the show, Heigmberg says, Folsom...

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Critics Love Year of the Rooster!

Joey Folsom in Year of the Rooster

See what critics are saying about Year of the Rooster! Dallas Morning News Year of the Rooster is something to crow about at the Wyly Theatre. The sharp performances by a five-person ensemble in this Upstart Productions show gleam.” Get the full story here! Theater Jones “Denson delivers a riotous,...

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AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces Elevator Series

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Upstart is proud to be a part of the recently announced “Elevator Series,” a new collaboration between the AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas’ performing arts community. The Wyly Theater’s sixth floor will house productions by Second Thought Theatre, DGDG: the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Cara Mía Theatre Co., African...

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David Denson Appointed New Upstart Artistic Director

David Denson

Upstart Productions announces the appointment of its new artistic director, David Denson. Over the last two years, David worked with the Office of Cultural Affairs to promote the arts and was instrumental in bringing the 2013 Theater Communications Group National Conference to Dallas. Last summer, David directed Upstart’s critically acclaimed...

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Dallas Culture Map Loves “The Aliens”

“On its surface, The Aliens is a simple story about best friends stagnating on the cusp of adulthood. But the characters in this quiet, methodical play from Upstart Productions dig deeper as they inhabit the Margo Jones Theatre, breathing just inches away from audience members.”   Read the rest of...

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Theater Jones on “Optimism and Heartbreak” in “The Aliens”

Credit director David Denson’s talented cast for not just properly executing the sometimes sludgy pace, but wholeheartedly embracing it. For even when they’re quiet and immobile, there’s (almost) no mystery as to what is going through their heads. Folsom’s Jasper searches for meaning in another broken relationship, piecing together the...

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