Southwest Theatre Productions (SWTP) is a philanthropic theatre company, founded by original members Jan Wallace Phillips, Kat Sparks, and Maureen Slabaugh. A portion of the proceeds from several of our shows per year go to charity and fundraising organizations, and every show donates tickets to Veterans through Heroes Night Out, F7 Group, and Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix).
SWTPs first stage production was Dear Penelope, an original comedy written by Kat Sparks. Other productions include the Pulitzer nominated play, Rapture, Blister, Burn at the Salvage Vanguard, which received sold out performances. The SWTP Valentine's Day Gala at the Blanton Museum of Art included a performance of the Pulitzer nominated play, Love Letters, which made SWTP the first nonresident theatre permitted to put on a full play production. The original play EXIT 27 was produced in January 2016 and was nominated for several awards in Austin. SWTP followed with The Other Place, a play about a female scientist who discovers the cure for Alzheimer's only to find a cruel irony in being an unknowing victim of the disease. Next was Cages, a true story about a psychologist fighting the inhumane treatment of prisoners. A comedy, The Understudy, played through September 9, 2017, taking you behind the scenes of a production gone wrong. Our 2018 season is being established now, with hugely amazing performances you won't want to miss. Check back for announcements regarding our upcoming season of shows.
Along with experienced artists and technicians SWTP looks to bring new people of all ages into the Austin arts community including playwrights, script evaluators, artists, first-time actors and technicians. If you have a skill or the desire to participate in SWTP in some way, please email us: .
We're eager to see what you've created. Please submit at any time.
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We look for roles that have very few casting limitations
Not Avant Garde
We produce comedy but not farce. We select unique scripts, but not fringe...
Plays that easily transfer to film or television are of special interest to us.