FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION
By: Amy Gijsbers Van Wijk, Brandie N. Carie, Lia Romeo
May 24-June24 2021 @ Online
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company continues their digital 2021-2022 season with the fourth installment of our reading series, FEMFEST HOUSTON, a series that focuses on new plays by women. This round will be VIRUS EDITION...
FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN'S VOICES
In Collaboration with Esuriant Arts
Playwrights: Onyx Espri, Mary McCallum, Stephanie McNeal, Marissa Joyce Stamps, Kenya Fashaw
December 2020 @ Online
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company continues their digital 2020-2021 season with the third installment of our reading series, FEMFEST HOUSTON, a series that focuses on new plays by women of various demographics...
FEMFEST HOUSTON: VOICE OF ISRAEL
In Collaboration with The Consulate of Israel to the Southwest
By: Anat Gov, Hanna Vazana Grinwald, Michel Aaron
December 8-9 2019
Presented with the support of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest, Voices of Israel features three Houston premiere staged readings by Israeli women playwrights...
MY MIND IS FREE
A Reading in Collaboration with United Against Human Trafficking
By: Sam Hall
Juanuary 18-25 2019
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is presenting the U.S. premiere reading of Sam Hall’s My Mind is Free, a play created out of the testimonies of traffickers and the trafficked...
CONSENTING BODIES - a reading series
A Series of Plays About Consent
By: Amina Henry, Erica Sales, Brandie N. Carie.
January 12-13 2019 @ Rec Room Theater
Curated by Co-Literary Manager Bree Bridger, this event will feature a series of three play readings all addressing the question ‘What is consent?” Bridger noted, “We’ve noticed something becoming very clear in the wake of the #MeToo and #NotInOurHouse conversation: what consent is – and what is not – doesn’t seem very clear to a lot of people...
MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION X
Short Play Festival
By: Leighza Walker, Claudia Barnett, Eric Eberwein, Ricardo Ibarra, Ryan Bultrowicz, Randi Hall, Olivia Dawson, Susan Goodell, Mary Ellen Whitworth, Valerie Muensterman, Nayely Castro, Scott Mullen, Jennifer Rumberger, Jordan Elizabeth Henry, Elizabeth Cruz, Steven Korbar, Noelle Riall, Laura Wilmer, Lolly Ward
June 21-30 2018 @ Chelsea Market Theatre
By: Lisa Kron
January 18-February 3 2018
Well is a funny and touching comedy about mothers and daughters, mind over body, social activism and theatre itself. Lisa, the onstage playwright, attempts a memory play about her force-of-nature mother, Ann, who though constantly ill manages to heal a community...
Short plays by Don Nigro: TALES FROM THE RED ROSE INN, DARKNESS LIKE A DREAM, LUCY AND THE MYSTERY OF THE VINE ENCRUSTED MANSION, THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT, WARBURTON'S COOK, HIGGS FIELD, THE MALEFACTOR'S BLOODY REGISTER, UNCLE CLETE'S TOAD
By: Don Nigro
March 29-April 14 2018 @ Studio 101
MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER COMPANY REVIVES ITS GOTHIC ROOTS WITH Dark Matter, A Collection of Shorts FROM THE PROLIFICALLY WEIRD DON NIGRO...
MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IX
Short Play Festival
By: Evie Cockerell, Emily Elizabeth Lewis, Diana Burbank, Daniella Vinitski, Magdalena Hill, Evan Guilford-Blake, Audrey Webb, Donna Hoke, Carol Harkens, Arthur Jolley, Emily Vieweg, Kay Adshead, Citlali Havana, Shannon Murdoch, Suzanne Bradbeer, Sonya Rodriguez, Matthew Weaver
June 29-July 8 2017 @ Studio 101
IN A WORD
By: Lauren Yee
July 27-August 12 2017 @ Studio 101
Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line...
By: Jean Genet
July 28-August 13 2016 @ Studio 101
Loosely based on the infamous Papín sisters who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, THE MAIDS tells the story of two servants who act out elaborate role-plays while their mistress is away, all centered around killing her...
THE DROWNING GIRLS
By:Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniella Maskalic
“Over and done with before you’ve had a chance to catch your breath” Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company was proud to present the regional premiere of The Drowning Girls, a modern interpretation and poetic retelling of the “Brides in the Bath” slayings in 20th century England...
In Support of The Houston Area Women's Center
By: Katharine Sherman
May 15-24 2014 @ Company Onstage
Cassandra is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Cassandra, the beautiful girl who was given the gift of prophesy in exchange for the promise of sex with the god Apollo...
By: Dawn King
August 15-31 2013 @ Studio 101
William Bloor, a ‘foxfinder’, arrives at Sam and Judith Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected contamination. He is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man’s civilization, and to remain free from its influence himself. As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives – forever...
By: David Lindsay Abaire
November 29-December 15 2012 @ Studio 101
As a playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire is best known for writing about real people unraveling in difficult situations. His 2000 Play KIMBERLY AKIMBO, being presented by Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company lives up to this reputation, ensuring the audience laughs as much as they are devastated...
UNDER THE BIG, DARK SKY
By: John Harvey
April 23-30 2011 @ Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex
In a small seaside town, a carnival arrives with a three-headed barking dog that predicts the future, a woman who flays herself alive and a bodiless boy who recites the poetry of John Keats. Meanwhile...
MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION III
A Short Play Festival
In Collaboration with Obsidian Art Space
Plays By: Tom Stell, Kim Tobin, Trace Crawford, Tom Vaughan, Leighza Walker, Sara Jo Dunstan, Brad Winkler Bob More, Darryl Banner, Elizabeth Kee., Gabriela Maya, Abby Koenig
December 2-11 2010 @ Obsidian Art Space
NIGHT OF THE GIANT
By: John Harvey
September 23-26 2009 @ Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex
October 2-3 2009 @ Ovations
October 8 2009 @ Houston Center for Photography
Evening begins to fall. Lamps are lit, a child walks outside with a saw, and two sisters in a broken-down house make a ham sandwich for their father who sits on a couch–tied and bagged...
A MURDER OF CROWS
By: Mac Wellman
August 28-September 13 2008 @ Midtown Art Center
A Murder of Crows satirizes a family struck down by the toxic winds of pollution. In a world where the air’s “mustardy”, and the ocean is so polluted it looks like a bowl of custard, young Susannah reels from the death of her father, killed under a pile of radioactive chicken droppings...
ROT: THE TEXAS TOUR
By: John Harvey
January 17-19 2008 @Diverse Works Art Space - Houston
February 1-2 2008 @ Rude Mechanical's Off Center Space - Austin
February 15-16 2008 @ Super Happy Funland - Houston
February 29-March 1 2008 @ University of Houston - Houston
March 14-15 2008 @ Strand Theatre - Galveston
What is ROT? A collaboration between two of Houston’s premiere theater companies. What is ROT? A husband dying of the plague, a wife longing to move to Arizona. What is ROT? ...