Rules of the Reign
Creating an affirming community in which local artists are empowered to pursue the development of new and relevant work.
Valuing the identity and dignity of all persons by creating a safe space for difficult conversations through the art of storytelling.
Cultivating a willingness to explore, experiment, and otherwise push the boundaries of what performing arts can be and the impact they can have in the community.
Striving to elevate the role of performing arts in Waco by maintaining their standards of originality, relevance, and artistic excellence.
Preserving the joy of performance by refusing to let go of childish dreams, fantastic fantasies, and wild imaginings.
New Works Festival
Cultivate 7Twelve (downtown Waco- 712 Austin Ave)
Epiphanies is an opportunity to attend cutting-edge performances by emerging playwrights, scripts that in some cases have never been seen by a live audience before.
The plays that are presented at Epiphanies are the absolute best. Out of 300 submissions, we hand-select the four that are presented through the festival. These readings are entertaining, intriguing, and push the boundaries of what theatre can be. But not only do you get to see staged readings of these important stories that are still in progress, you have the opportunity to see a world premier fully staged production of last year's winner.
So in short, what is it like? It's the experience of a lifetime. 5 plays. 1 world premiere. 4 plays-in-progress by world-class playwrights. And the opportunity for you to offer invaluable feedback to the artists bringing these works to life.