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LANDING LOCAL: New Works Initiative was created to address the needs of the local writing community in Houston.  The overall goal of Landing Local is to expand the artistic opportunities for local playwrights, while building meaningful new work experiences for Houston audiences and artists.



The Micro Theatre Program was created to help Houston playwrights develop new work. Since this format is accessible, it is the perfect platform for us to engage local writers in playwriting. Most of these projects will be commissions.  However, there  are various formats and objectives for these projects, the latest being site-specific original plays for our home tours.  But each micro theatre event may have its own parameters.


Micro Theatre Home Tours are plays written using specific Houston residences as the location of the story. The plays are commissions, and are specific to the home they are conceived for.  The goal of this program is to give Houston playwrights the opportunity to develop their craft as writers, with an assignment that has our own long-form perameters and that will be produced.  After the initial run of these new plays in the home they were conceived in, the shows will sometimes tour to other homes throughout the city, in order to bring the works directly into neighborhoods, and giving the play more reach.



The Developmental Reading Series was created specifically to explore the works inspired by Houston playwrights. We plan to offer 2-4 readings a year by local playwrights of original works that they have in development.  Each year there will be a submission window open during the entire month of October, and plays for the Developmental Readings will be selected from those submissions.  



4th Wall Theatre Company

A.D. Players

Alley Theatre

Banks Brothers Productions

Bayou City Theatrics

Bayou City Musicals

The Bayou Theatre Company

Baytown Little Theater, Baytown

Black Lab Theatre Company

Black Lion Theatre Company

Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre

Boiling Point Players

Boo Town

The Caduceus Theater Arts Company

The Catastrophic Theatre

Classical Theatre Company

Clear Creek Community Theatre,

   Nassau Bay

College of the Mainland (COM)

   Community Theatre, Texas City

Company Onstage

Cone Man Running

The Device

dos Chicas Productions

Dirt Dogs Theatre Company

Driven Theater Company

Ensemble Theatre Company

Encore Theatre

Et Voilà Théâtre

Exalted Arts Theatre Company

Firecraker Productions

Houston Playback Theatre

Houston Shakespeare Festival

Island ETC (East End Theatre

   Company), Galveston

The Landing Theatre Company

Lanfour Productions

Leighzaland Productions

Luciole International Theatre Company

Main Street Theater Company

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company

MJR Theatricals/Music Box Musicals

Moody Gardens

Moonlight Theatricals

Morningstar Media Group

The Music Box Theatre

Next Iteration Theater Company

Noir Dame Productions

Obsidian Art Space

Pasadena Little Theatre, Pasadena

Pearl Theatre, Pearland

Playhouse 1960

Queensbury Theatre

The Red Door Theatre Company,


The Rec Room

Rogue Productions

Shakespeare in the Shade, Tomball

Shunya Theatre

Stage Door, Inc., Pasadena

Stages Repertory Theatre

Stageworks Theatre

Standing Room Only Productions 


Strange Bird Immersive

Talented Tenth Theatre

Theatre Lab Houston

Theatre Southwest

Theatre Suburbia

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)

Third Coast Creative

Thunderclap Productions

Trebuchet Players

Unity Theatre, Brenham

UpStage Theatre

Wordsmyth Theater Company




Actor's Gem Productions, LLC

   (Celebrity Mystery Theater)

Beta Theatre (Improv)

Station Theater (Improv)




Applause Theatre

Christian Youth Theatre Houston

The Ensemble Children’s Theatre

Express Children’s Theatre

Fort Bend Theatre


Inspiration Stage

Interactive Theater Company

Island ETC, Students on Stage

Main Street Theater’s

   Theatre for Youth

Stage Door Youth Theatre

Unicorn Theatre

Wildfish Theatre




A.D. Players

Applause Theatre, a Christian

   Youth Theater

Christian Youth Theatre Houston





University of Houston

   School of Theatre and Dance

University of Houston–Downtown

University of Houston

   Clear Lake - Bayou Theatre

Rice University - Department of

   Visual and Dramatic Art (VADA)

St. Thomas University

Texas Southern University

Houston Community College

San Jacinto College 

San Jacinto College – South

Lone Star College

Sam Houston State University,


Texas A&M University,

   College Station

Texas A&M University,

   Prairie View

Blinn College, Brenham

Blinn College, Bryan

Lee College Performing Arts

   Center, Baytown

Clear Lake Community College,

   Clear Lake





14 Pews

Alley Kat Bar and Lounge

Arena Theatre

Asia Society Texas Center

Deluxe Theater

Ensemble Theatre

Frenetic Theatre

Heinen Theatre

Hobby Center - Sarofim Hall

Hobby Center - Zilkha Hall

Jewish Community Center of

   Houston (JCC)

Jung Center of Houston

Katy Visual and Performing Arts

   Center (KVPAC)



Midtown Arts Center
Miller Outdoor Theatre

Montrose Center

Moores Opera House (UH)


Queensbury Theatre

The Rec Room

Rudyard’s Pub

Russian Cultural Center

   “Our Texas” (“RCC”)

Stude Hall (Rice University)

Studio 101

Theatro Bilinque de Houston


Wildfish Theatre





Berry Center, Cypress

Crighton Theatre, Conroe

Island ETC, Galveston

The Grand 1894 Opera House,


Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land

Sugar Land Auditorium,

   Sugar Land

Stafford Centre, Stafford

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