Production proposals are now being accepted.
Playfest is the nation’s only 10-week festival of theater for young audiences.
Sponsored by:
Austin Circle of Theaters
Coalition for Childrens’s Theater
Dougherty Arts Center
Playfest provides you: You Provide:
  • A place to perform
  • Technical Manager
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Sound Equipment
  • Publicity and advertising
  • Brochures and Posters
  • Programs
  • Ushers
  • A Host MC
  • A staffed box office
  • % of box office receipts
  • Audience Response Surveys
  • A professional production suited for family audiences
Playfest ’98 Performance Schedule
Spring: (Weds.-Suns.) Feb. 4- Mar.15
Summer: (Tues.-Sats.) June 2-27
Proposals submitted are reviewed by the Festival Selection Committee.
Ten companies are selected to fill the 10-week performance schedule.
Selected companies are required to submit a non-refundable Festival fee
and join the Austin Circle of Theaters as an organizational member.
Each company selected receives a minimum of five performances (one per
day) during one of the weeks listed above. Additional performances during
that week are added as needed.
All performances of the Festival will take place at the Dougherty Arts Center
Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX.

Interested in receiving a Playfest ’98 application?

Austin Circle of Theaters
823 Congress Ave. #5
Austin, TX 78701
ATTN: Playfest ’98
(512) 499-8388
FAX: (512) 499-8026

Deadline for all completed applications is August 30, 1997.

Previous Playfest participants include:
A.D. Players, Houston, TX
Austin Children’s Theater, Austin, TX
Rubble-Mania with Casey Carle, East Haddam, CT
Carl Anderson, Austin, TX
Central Texas Children’s Theater, Austin, TX
Children of Light Players, Austin, TX
Express Theatre, Houston, TX
Flaming Idiots, Austin, TX
Jill in the Box Productions, Richardson, TX
Hand to Muth Puppet Theater, Austin, TX
The Harms Marionettes, Austin, TX
Mana Connections, Austin, TX
Moving Stories, Austin, TX
Second Youth Family Repertory Theater, Austin, TX
Troupe Texas, Austin, TX
UT Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Austin, TX
Tapestry Dance company, Austin, TX
Mary Shaver, Austin, TX

Playfest ’97