WaterTower Theatre

15650 Addison Rd
Addison TX  75001

Phone: (972) 450-6232

WaterTower Theatre

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists.

WTT Alumni currently working on Broadway/Internationally include Akron Watson (THE COLOR PURPLE), Brian Gonzales (ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and Disney’s ALADDIN), Major Attaway (the new Genie in Disney’s ALADDIN), Cedric Neal (West End, MOTOWN), Anthony Fortino (First National Tour, FUN HOME), John Campione (First National Tour, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY), Traci Lee (First National Tour, BEAUTIFUL), Clinton Greenspan and Jeremy Davis (First National Tour, Disney’s ALADDIN), and in many regional theatres across the country. Respected local actors such as Denise Lee, Liz Mikel, Gary Lynn Floyd, Zak Reynolds, Kyle Igneczi, Diana Sheehan, Pam Dougherty, and Emily Scott Banks credit WTT for nurturing their professional careers.

When longtime Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin resigned last May, the Board of Directors evaluated the Company and chose to make significant changes to its organizational structure – specifically, creating a new bifurcated management model with a Managing Director to head the Company’s business and operations, and a parallel Artistic Director to serve as WaterTower Theatre’s artistic visionary and manage the Company’s productions. Longtime Director of Development and Marketing Gregory Patterson was appointed to the position of Managing Director, and a Search Committee was formed to undertake the process of identifying the future Artistic Director.

The Search Committee, comprised of community leaders and WTT board members, engaged the executive search consulting firm of Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates. Margaret Genovese, lead consultant in the national search, ultimately garnered more than one hundred candidates from across North America. Following an extensive interview process, the Search Committee unanimously presented Chicago-based Joanie Schultz to the Board of Directors for this important leadership position. She assumed her new position on January 1, 2017.

WaterTower Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre organization, proudly operating under an SPT6 license with Actors’ Equity Association.

WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Texas, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016.

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. Led by Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Gregory Patterson, it is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 22,000 patrons annually.



We at WaterTower Theatre strive to create magic - a special kind of magic that changes our audiences and ourselves. If we are ever lucky enough to experience this kind of magic, we are transformed - transformed by the communication of thoughts and ideas t

WaterTower Theatre’s mission is to create innovative, diverse theatre that builds community by fostering empathy and dialogue.



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Founded: 1996
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Concert Venue, Performance Venue, Theatre

Hours

Tue: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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BREAD by Regina Taylor

BREAD by Regina Taylor
08:00 pm - 04/13/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Bread is nourishment. Bread is legacy. Bread is life itself. And bread is money. It is early 2017; a time of change. James and Ruth are a middle class couple from...

Detour: Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames (Reading)

Detour: Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames (Reading)
05:00 pm - 03/04/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are FREE!! New Play Reading: HEAVEN'S GATES, HELL'S FLAMES by Janielle Kastner About HEAVEN'S GATES, HELL'S FLAMES: Run lines. Test sound cues. Ask the...

Detour: All's Well That Ends Well (Reading)

Detour: All's Well That Ends Well (Reading)
12:00 pm - 03/04/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are FREE!! -New Play Reading- ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, a modern verse translation by Virginia Grise Originally Commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare...

Detour: Movies That Should Be Musicals

Detour: Movies That Should Be Musicals
10:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are only $10! -Late Nite Performance- MOVIES THAT SHOULD BE MUSICALS: MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING About MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING: Your Wishin' and Hopin'...

Detour: 3 New Creations (Dark Circles Contemporary Dance)

Detour: 3 New Creations (Dark Circles Contemporary Dance)
08:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are only $15! -Devised Work- Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA presents 3 NEW CREATIONS About 3 NEW CREATIONS: After three sold-out performances in Seoul,...

Detour: Origin Story (Reading)

Detour: Origin Story (Reading)
05:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are FREE!! -New Play Reading- ORIGIN STORY by Nathan Alan Davis About ORIGIN STORY: Margaret is working two jobs to pay down her debt. During the day...

Detour: Sex Ed (Cry Havoc Theater Company)

Detour: Sex Ed (Cry Havoc Theater Company)
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are only $15! -Devised Work- Cry Havoc Theater Company presents SEX ED About SEX ED: In the wake of the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual impropriety...

Detour: Veteran Children

Detour: Veteran Children
10:00 pm - 03/02/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are only $10! -Late Nite Performance- VETERAN CHILDREN, a Dallas based band consisting of members Ian Ferguson, Aubrey Ferguson, and Drew Wall - along with...

Detour: As Dreams Are Made On (Prism Movement Theater)

Detour: As Dreams Are Made On (Prism Movement Theater)
08:00 pm - 03/02/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are only $15! -Devised Work- Prism Movement Theater presents: AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON Written by Jeff Colangelo AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON is the wordless take...

Detour: A Festival of New Work

Detour: A Festival of New Work
07:30 pm - 03/01/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

DETOUR is WaterTower Theatre’s renewed investment in the creation and development of new work. A 4-day Festival which will focus on public performances and readings...

Detour: Wally World (Reading)

Detour: Wally World (Reading)
07:30 pm - 03/01/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Tickets are FREE! -New Play Reading- WALLY WORLD by Isaac Gomez Originally commissioned and developed through The Sideshow Theatre Company Freshness Initiative...

Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue

Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue
08:00 pm - 01/26/2018

At WaterTower Theatre

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Quiara Alegría Hudes takes a poignant look at the way war permeates our lives. Hudes’ spare, intense, and poetically resonant...

The Great Distance Home

The Great Distance Home
08:00 pm - 12/01/2017

At WaterTower Theatre

Boy, like all of us, is searching for something, but he’s not sure what. He’s certain it’s not in his home. He’s certain it’s not in his town. But beyond...

Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill

Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill
08:00 pm - 10/13/2017

At WaterTower Theatre

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill, Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen Directed by Joanie Schultz Calling all Jane Austen fans – and everyone else who loves...

HIT THE WALL by Ike Holter

HIT THE WALL by Ike Holter
08:00 pm - 07/28/2017

At WaterTower Theatre

The show follows a diverse group of young New Yorkers as a joyful evening at a gay nightclub, following the death of the iconic Judy Garland, is brutally interrupted...

Artist Town Hall

Artist Town Hall
06:00 pm - 05/07/2017

At WaterTower Theatre

In an effort to do better, and in response to the thoughtful discussion that has been taking place regarding casting, WaterTower Theatre will be hosting an Artist...

2015 Community Cast Party

2015 Community Cast Party
07:00 pm - 09/12/2015

At WaterTower Theatre

The Community Cast Party is the newest fundraising initiative for WaterTower Theatre. The event is designed to attract a wide audience so that not only can WTT raise...

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