Upstart Theater Partners with Lakewood Brewing Company

UPSTART THEATER PARTNERS WITH LAKEWOOD BREWING COMPANY TO OPEN “BREW-READ’S” SERIES: FIRST SCRIPT UP IS “OUR TOWN: THE DRUKEN ADDITION” Dallas, Texas, 14 February 2017 – Upstart Theater is partnering with local Dallas breweries and presenting a series of silly script readings in order to raise funds for their 2017...

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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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Joey Folsom in Year of the Rooster

Critics Love 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

AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces Elevator Series

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

David Denson Appointed New Upstart Artistic Director

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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Mark Lowry: Apartment Plays Are “Timely and Funny”

“The show opened last weekend, but after pondering these works during the week in which the gay marriage debate in the Supreme Court has been a hot-button topic for everyone, Larry Kramer Hates Me is the one that sticks with you. Here’s hoping it gets another chance to be seen...

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