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Southwest Theatre Productions (SWTP)

SWTP is an Equity Employer, a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) through the Actors Equity Association. 


We are a philanthropic theatre company donating tickets from every show to Veterans organizations, and donating a portion of ticket sales to a variety of charities, including Veterans organizations, throughout the year. 


When searching for organizations to donate to, please consider Vettix (

At Vettix you can donate funds or event tickets to veterans.  This is a great way to use event tickets (sports, theatre, standup comedy, movies), that you can't attend at the last minute. 


And also please take a look at Save-a-Vet (

Save-a-Vet is an organization that supports and finds homes for military dogs at the end of their tour, and service animals such as police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and first responder dogs.  These animals serve all of us and experience the same injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that service men and women in action do.


SWTPs first stage production was Dear Penelope, an original comedy written by Kat Sparks. Other productions include Pulitzer winning and nominated plays such as Sweat by Lynn Nottage, and Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo.  We are proud to be one of the first to produce If I Forget by Steven Levenson (of Dear Evan Hansen).  

Most of the plays we produce are new works:  These include: EXIT 27 by Aleks Merilo, about the Lost Boys of Utah; The Other Place by Sharr White, a play about a female scientist who discovers the cure for Alzheimer's only to find she is an unknowing victim of the disease;  Cages by Leonard Manzella, a true story about a psychologist fighting the inhumane treatment of prisoners.


SWTP was the first nonresident theatre permitted to put on a full play production at the University of Texas Blanton Museum in the Edgar A. Smith auditorium, with a production of Love Letters as part of our 2015 Valentine's Gala. 

Our annual competition, Rising Artists, has discovered over 30 winning original scripts, several which we have produced such as Marilyn, Mom & Me by Luke Yankee, and Trade With Klan by Don Baker.  We have staged four play festival stage reading events with winners from this competition.


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:  

Original Work

We're eager to see what you've created.  Please submit at any time.

Special Events

We produce events that help the arts community in general.  Send your ideas to us.  

Equal Opportunity

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...

Transferable Work

Plays that easily transfer to film or television are of special interest to us.

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