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Kitchen Dog Theater

Kitchen Dog Theater
Production of Henry James' Turn of the Screw.
3120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204 | Get Directions
214-953-1055 (phone)

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Kitchen Dog Theater Company, the in-house theater group of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Uptown, was founded in 1990 with a very clear focus. A group of five SMU alums, each with a master’s of fine arts, wanted to create a place where moral and social norms were examined and challenged through theater. Rather than taking a subjective stance or providing a definitive answer to these issues, Kitchen Dog Theater simply hopes to pose a question that is to be answered individually by each member of the audience.

The company’s name is derived from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a play in which the kitchen dog represents a societal cycle of ignorance and wrongs. KDT performs around five programs a season, and plays are chosen based on content rather than era or familiarity, so playwrights such as Anton Chekhov are often countered with lesser-known names. KDT also offers workshops and classes to students in Dallas. PUP Fest might sound cute and cuddly, but it’s actually a project KDT does in conjunction with the Junior Players, producing five works by some of the area’s most promising high school playwrights.

Upcoming Events

  1. 'The Firestorm' May 28, 2015
  2. 'The Firestorm' May 29, 2015
  3. New Works Festival May 30, 2015
  4. New Works Festival May 30, 2015
  5. 'The Firestorm' May 30, 2015

Kitchen Dog Theater

Special Features

  • Kid Friendly
  • Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Price of Admission

  • $15-$30


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