Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Amphibian Stage Goes Global To Bring The Unexpected In 2023

The 12-month lineup never-before-seen theatrical experiences and bold programming all serve to champion the nonprofit's mission to build a community of artists and patron

Amphibian Stage Goes Global To Bring The Unexpected In 2023

Amphibian Stage announced today the theater company's 2023 season lineup launching February 10, featuring a world premiere new play inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a Van Cliburn-style acting competition addition to SparkFest, and three weeks of back-to-back stand-up comedy featuring the series creator, Grace & Frankie star Baron Vaughn.


The 12-month lineup never-before-seen theatrical experiences and bold programming all serve to champion the nonprofit's mission to build a community of artists and patrons who can unite through thought-provoking performing arts. Every selection in 2023 will offer audiences a space to engage with the material long after the lights go down. The main-stage season explores the perplexing, difficult, but crucial need for human connection in vastly different settings; a rocket ship to mars, a US Immigration office, Victorian England, and a run-down German town. In March, the Stand-Up Comic Residency will place three prominent Black comedians in the spotlight. And SparkFest, in its third year, will celebrate and amplify voices that often go unheard.

Amphibian Stage maintains their commitment to work in partnership with artists in the creation of new work-from development to production. The Main Stage season features a provocative world premiere and two plays that will have their first professional staging since they were originally conceived. Amphibian Stage is working directly with the writers to develop a new approach to designing and directing these works. This year's SparkFest will center around a community often underrepresented on U.S. stages in an effort to better acquaint the theatre industry at large with Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian (MENASA) artists. This festival, like the whole season, will demonstrate the effect new work can have on the future of performing arts.

"For years I've dreamed of hosting an acting competition that would not only reward actors for their years of training and experience, but that would also allow audiences to see the brightest Texas talent. There is a perceived absence of MENASA talent in the area, and this further limits the opportunities available to them. By showcasing them, we hope to introduce artistic leaders to more actors and thus encourage all of us to include their stories in our seasons." -Kathleen Culebro, Amphibian Stage Artistic Director.



HIS STORY: THE MUSICAL to Hold Open Call Auditions for World Premiere Production Photo
The Tony-nominated producing and creative team of His Story: The Musical will hold open call auditions in Arlington, TX on February 11, 2023, to find the original cast of the world premiere production, opening in Dallas-Fort Worth this May.

CONFESSIONS OF THE SLAVE NAT TURNER Comes to Addison Theatre Center This Month Photo
MBS Productions presents the world premiere of the play “Confessions of the Slave Nat Turner.”  The play will be presented at the Addison Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001 from February 16 through February 26, 2023. 

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Stage West Photo
An unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything—what more could go wrong?  Plenty, and you’ll have a grand time finding out, in the uproarious The Play That Goes Wrong, which begins a 4-week run Thursday, February 16, following its initial run at WaterTower Theatre.

Coppell Arts Center To Present DRAGONS AND MYTHICAL BEASTS Photo
Coppell Arts Center will bring the magical world of Dragons and Mythical Beasts to Coppell for two performances on Saturday, March 4, a matinee performance at 2 PM and an evening show at 6 PM.


More Hot Stories For You


CONFESSIONS OF THE SLAVE NAT TURNER Comes to Addison Theatre Center This MonthCONFESSIONS OF THE SLAVE NAT TURNER Comes to Addison Theatre Center This Month
February 3, 2023

MBS Productions presents the world premiere of the play “Confessions of the Slave Nat Turner.”  The play will be presented at the Addison Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001 from February 16 through February 26, 2023. 

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Stage WestTHE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comes to Stage West
February 3, 2023

An unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything—what more could go wrong?  Plenty, and you’ll have a grand time finding out, in the uproarious The Play That Goes Wrong, which begins a 4-week run Thursday, February 16, following its initial run at WaterTower Theatre.

Coppell Arts Center To Present DRAGONS AND MYTHICAL BEASTSCoppell Arts Center To Present DRAGONS AND MYTHICAL BEASTS
February 2, 2023

Coppell Arts Center will bring the magical world of Dragons and Mythical Beasts to Coppell for two performances on Saturday, March 4, a matinee performance at 2 PM and an evening show at 6 PM.

The Firehouse Theatre Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT!The Firehouse Theatre Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT!
February 2, 2023

The Firehouse Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of their upcoming production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT. Inspired by the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, this Tony Award-winning musical follows the legendary King Arthur and his band of misfit knights as they journey throughout England on a quest to seek the Holy Grail.

The Reid Cabaret Theatre At Casa Mañana Kicks Off 2023 With UNCHAIN MY HEART: THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLESThe Reid Cabaret Theatre At Casa Mañana Kicks Off 2023 With UNCHAIN MY HEART: THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
February 2, 2023

The Reid Cabaret Theatre at Casa Mañana will kick off 2023 with Unchain My Heart: The Music of Ray Charles.