PUP Fest

Playwrights Under Progress (PUP) Fest 2017

Junior Players and Kitchen Dog Theater are excited to announce a new collaboration with Dallas Independent School District, as an expansion of our annual Playwrights Under Progress (PUP) Fest program. The Dallas Independent School District, Junior Players and Kitchen Dog Theater are merging their resources to reach more young aspiring writers during the 2017/2018 school year. This dynamic collaboration is called the D-PAC (Dallas – Playwriting Arts Collective). This partnership will strengthen our commitment to Dallas area students and will allow us to serve an additional 1000 DISD students through ongoing playwriting master classes throughout the school year. These master classes will further expand the amount of youth served by Kitchen Dog Theater and Junior Players’ annual PUP Fest program.

PUP Fest Script Submissions are due on April 1, 2017. Six scripts will be chosen and presented as staged readings during two performances, as part of Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival. 2017 marks the sixteenth year of the collaborative program.

Performances will take place at Booker T. Washington HSPVA on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Booker T Washington HSPVA is located at 2501 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201. All performances are free and open to the public. Seating is general admission and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For more information, call the Junior Players office at 214-526-4076.

PUP Fest is supported, in part, by Brierley + Partners, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, TACA, The Shubert Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dallas Independent School District, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and individual donors.