Stages Repertory Theatre

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Stages Repertory Theatre

Stages Repertory Theatre is a theatre company in the city of Houston, Texas. It generally produces more experimental plays in a more intimate setting than the city's prestigious Alley Theatre: the Houston Chronicle calls it "the equivalent of off-Broadway in Houston".[1]


Stages Repertory Theatre was founded in 1978 in the damp basement of a downtown Houston brewery with a mission to "produce new work, interpret established work in new ways, and nurture talent to invigorate culture for the good of the community."[2] Stages quickly became an integral part of the Houston theatre community. In 1985, Stages moved to its present location in the former Star Engraving building at 3201 Allen Parkway, which was designated a local historic landmark in 1986.[3]

Stages today[edit]

Stages is a professional Equity theatre and has garnered national recognition for its work as Houston's "maverick" theatre, including coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Vogue and American Theatre magazine.[4] Productions at Stages are created and produced by a team of artists, performers and craftspeople largely from the Houston area, sometimes in collaboration with guest artists from around the world.

In addition, Stages introduces young audiences to live theatre through its EarlyStages series. Each year, thousands of local children experience dramatic interpretations of classic folktales, stories from diverse world cultures, along with plays and musicals commissioned especially for EarlyStages.[5]

Its current Artistic Director is Kenn McLaughlin.


  1. ^ "Stages Repertory Theatre". Fresh Entertainment, Ultimate Fun & Games 2006, Houston Chronicle (October 17, 2006). Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Mission". About Stages, Stages Repertory Theatre. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  3. ^ "History". About Stages, Stages Repertory Theatre. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Stages Repertory Theatre". Performing Arts, What to do, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (1996-2007). Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Stages Repertory Theatre". Organizations, ArtsHound, Houston Arts Alliance (2007). Retrieved 2007-06-07. 

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