Theater is taking over Fort Worth!
Over three weeks and with over 20 events, Spark Fest 2022, a developmental workshop festival at Amphibian Stage, seeks to give viewers a peek behind the curtain to experience ﬁrsthand how theater productions go from page to stage.
Since its inception, Amphibian Stage has invested in creative development through workshops, early-stage readings, and comic residencies. The theater is passionate about uplifting creators and building a stage for their forward-looking work to shine. The First Annual Spark Fest launched in 2021, building on the early success of this work and seeking to go beyond the status quo; the second annual Festival will invite more producers, directors, and actors from across the nation than ever before to partake in creative synergy with local creators and audiences.
From kids’ comedy classes, professional workshops, readings, panels, and new play development, Spark Fest will ignite excitement amongst all creatives, both expert and novice alike. Launching the two weeks of creativity with panache on July 15, 2022, from 7 – 10 pm is “Light up the Runway,” a quick-paced costume design competition with a twist! Six notable Fort Worthians will create teams that compete to create the best gown or costume with limited time and the unusual items found lying around the theatre, hoping to be crowned “Best Aspiring Fashion Designers.” As a thrilling highlight, Director and Writer Steven Dietz, lauded as one of the country’s most proliﬁc and widely produced playwrights, will show his current play under development to audiences for the ﬁrst time. Haunted Play [A Tale of the Naïve and Macabre] will take the stage on July 23 at 7 pm, and July 24 at 11 am.
For ticket pricing, schedule of events, and artist bios visit amphibianstage.com.