Founded by a fivesome of Dallas theater pros, Second Thought Theatre is a small company that strives to bring quality, thought-provoking shows to the stage. Each season, STT typically produces four plays on its home stage, Studio Theatre in Addison; you can also see them at WaterTower Theatre’s annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. STT productions run for three consecutive weekends, with show times on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, as well as one Sunday afternoon performance.
Although STT puts on shows from known playwrights such as Sam Shepard and Martin McDonagh, the company also has a Second Thought Reading Series featuring original works. 2010 marked the first year of STT’s Texas Playwright Competition, during which the company chooses the best script out of a list of submissions penned by Texans. The company then gives the script a world premiere as part of its reading series.