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Safe Sundays

All Sunday performances will be vaccine-mandatory for the remainder of the 21/22 season. To attend these performances you must show proof of being fully vaccinated* (Pfizer and Moderna 2 doses, Johnson & Johnson 1 dose) upon entering the building. Masks will continue to be required as well.

Complete Covid 19 information can be found here.

* In the event that the classification of “fully vaccinated” changes to include boosters, the policy will shift to that new CDC rule.

posted: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2021 Neighborhood Play Contest Winners Announced

This year we received about 576 submissions to the Neighborhood Play Contest 2021 from 23 schools. Here are the Winners, whose submissions will be performed at the 2022 Festival of the Kid. The Honorable Mention submissions, which won't be performed, follow. Congratulations to all who submitted. In our hearts, every participant is a winner. Your stories matter! 

Winners: 

Riverside Middle School: 
Dance by Mily Enciso Hernendez
I am a Girl by Angela Arriaga
You're So Pretty by Alyssa Morales 
I Can't Believe He is Staring at Me by Alyssa Morales

Carter-Riverside High School: 
Time by Brenda Tovar 

North Side High School: 
American Girl by Sileana Guardado
A World Inside the Screen by Julybeth Enriquez

Birdville High School: 
The Boy Who Cried I Am by Mason Lassiter 
It Will Change You by Jackson Strange 

Booker T Washington High School: 
Signing Off by Olivia Stanley 
Bottle Episode by Olivia Stanley
Spork by Brock Elliott 
Fame by Hayden Elliott 
John Cusack is For Dead People Too by Ellie Coffee 

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts: 
Let the Holidays Begin! by Silvia Ho 
Stage Fright In a Nutshell by Julian Morales

Byron Nelson High School: 
Who I Am by Lauryn Wettengel 

Fort Worth Country Day School: 
Sleep by Olivia Kersh 

Caprock Elementary: 
What if Aliens Came to Earth by Lily Janda

Parkview Elementary: 
Battle of the Fries by Samuel Jungli 

Independence Elementary: 
Good Luck by Ian Martinez 

Nimitz High School: 
To Be In Love by Alexandria McCoy

Finalists (honorable mentions): 

The Universe by Sovia Tran - Benbrook MS and HS 
The Ballad of Marisol by Alberto Collazo - South Garland High School 
A Moment in the Sunset by Leo Pierce  - Birdville High School 
Fictional Prose by Kimberly Carillo - North Side High School 
America Is Me by Evelyn Vo, Olivia Vo, and Ava Vo - E.L. Kent Elementary 
Outward by Lena Zimmerman - Eduardo Mata Montessori School 
Alien Afterlife by Kasandra Burgos - Carter-Riverside High School 
Pocket Full of Posies by Ava McCain and Q Thomas - IM Terrell High School 
My Half Baked Words by Madison Barrett - Byron Nelson High School 
If We Were Honest by Nicole Lynch - Byron Nelson High School 
La Broma a mi hermana estrella by Lucero Sánchez, Caprock Elementary
Stuck in an Elevator by Peyton Bess - Caprock Elementary 
The 13 O'Clock News by Sarah Howell -Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
The Amazing Adventures of Man-Spider by Maddox Maese - Country Place Elementary School 
If Target was Against Walmart, Silvia Ho - Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Grief Counseling by Alexandria McCoy - Nimitz High School 
Down the Chimney by Peyton Holmes - Ridglea Hills Elementary School 

posted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Please wear a mask

Stage West Theatre is committed to the safety and health of our patrons, artists, staff, and the community at large. We will return to our masking and social distancing recommendations in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines. The rising breakthrough cases caused most likely by the delta variant, combined with low vaccination rates in much of our area make this a prudent decision. We ask that all patrons regardless of immunization status please wear a mask indoors at the theatre.

posted: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Season 43 Announcement

We will be announcing one show a day for the next 7 days, starting today at 7 am!
Follow us on social media to be the first to know!

posted: 
Monday, June 21, 2021

31 Kids, 14 Schools: 1 Amazing Festival

What do you do when you can't do things the way you've always done them? You find creative solutions! We held our Festival of the Kid online this year due to continuing Covid-19 concerns. Although challenging, we were able to include 31 talented local kids from 14 schools in the productions which took place on zoom and were compiled in house at Stage West.

Festival of the Kid is one of our favorite programs at Stage West. It gives a platform to share what our youth are thinking about, enjoying, and/or struggling with, in their own words. The Festival of the Kid encourages creativity both in writing and in performance. What could be better than that? It’s a special event that puts the spotlight on North Texas youth and what they have on their minds. Their input matters. It speaks volumes about who we are as a society. This is our 14th season of this amazing festival. 

What folks are saying...

"We are so grateful for the opportunity that Festival of the Kid provides to our young actors! My daughter got to work with professional directors and learned a lot during the process. Thank you Stage West and FOTK!" – Beth K., parent

"Thank you! We watched them all today. The kids were thrilled to see their work represented. Again, thank you for all you’ve done through the years." – Katy W, FWISD Theatre Teacher

"This was a wonderful experience for my daughter. She enjoyed it tremendously, while building on her self-confidence. Festival Of The Kid is a way for our youth to express thoughts and feelings via expressing the words of others. The director was very patient and found the right blend of correction, direction and reflection. Great job!" – Dr. T., parent

"This was my first year in Festival of Kids. Working across zoom was difficult, but the result was wonderful!" – Adam P, participant

"I have had the pleasure to participate in Festival of the Kid for 5 years, I have learned so very much about acting and enjoyed every minute! Thank you Stage West," – Trinity A, participant

Participating schools and teachers:

Applied Learning, Ms. Katy Wood
Booker T. Washington High School, Ms. Guinea Bennett-Price
Byron Nelson High School, Ms. Wendy Bramlett
Caprock Elementary, Ms. Lena Paulauskas
Carter Riverside High School, Mr. Dennis O’Neill
Ft. Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Ms. Rebecca Magnus
Haltom High School, Ms. Renee Norris
IM Terrell High School, Ms. Bentleigh Nesbitt
Magnus Nova Academy, Ms. Paula Goldberg
Nimitz High School, Ms. Elizabeth Herrera
Parkview Elementary, Ms. Sarah Zamora
School of Science & Engineering, Ms. Ashley Head
Timber Creek High School, Mr. Craig Robertson
Trimble Tech, Ms. Cheryl Penland
 

posted: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Neighborhood Play Contest Winners Announced

Thank you for your participation in Stage West's annual contest for kids! We received 576 submissions from 23 schools this year! 

Congratulations to all who submitted. In our hearts, every participant is a winner. We encourage you to continue to create and write. Your stories matter!

Below you will find the winning pieces from the contest that will be produced in our annual Festival of the Kid 2022. Honorable Mention finalists are also listed below. While the Honorable Mention pieces will not be performed, we want to acknowledge the high quality of their writing abilities and content.

This year's Festival will take place on May 16, 17, and 18. Come audition! Auditions are February 26th by timeslot sign-up. Email Tonya [at] stagewest.org if you are interested in an audition spot. Students from ages 12-18 are welcome to audition to be a part of bringing these amazing stories to life. 

Winners whose submissions will be performed at the Festival:

Riverside Middle School: 

Dance by Mily Enciso Hernendez

I am a Girl by Angela Arriaga

You're So Pretty by Alyssa Morales 

I Can't Believe He is Staring at Me by Alyssa Morales

 

Carter-Riverside High School: 

Time by Brenda Tovar 

 

North Side High School: 

American Girl by Sileana Guardado

A World Inside the Screen by Julybeth Enriquez

 

Birdville High School: 

The Boy Who Cried I Am by Mason Lassiter 

It Will Change You by Jackson Strange 

 

Booker T Washington High School: 

Signing Off by Olivia Stanley 

Bottle Episode by Olivia Stanley

Spork by Brock Elliott 

Fame by Hayden Elliott 

John Cusack is For Dead People Too by Ellie Coffee

 

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts: 

Let the Holidays Begin! by Silvia Ho 

Stage Fright In a Nutshell by Julian Morales

 

Byron Nelson High School: 

Who I Am by Lauryn Wettengel 

 

Fort Worth Country Day School: 

Sleep by Olivia Kersh 

 

Caprock Elementary: 

What if Aliens Came to Earth by Lily Janda

 

Parkview Elementary: 

Battle of the Fries by Samuel Jungli 

 

Independence Elementary: 

Good Luck by Ian Martinez 

 

Nimitz High School: 

To Be In Love by Alexandria McCoy

 

Honorable Mentions:

(the Honorable Mention pieces will not be performed at the festival but will receive a certificate)

The Universe by Sovia Tran - Benbrook MS and HS 

The Ballad of Marisol by Alberto Collazo - South Garland High School 

A Moment in the Sunset by Leo Pierce  - Birdville High School 

Fictional Prose by Kimberly Carillo - North Side High School 

 

America Is Me by Evelyn Vo, Olivia Vo, and Ava Vo - E.L. Kent Elementary 

 

Outward by Lena Zimmerman - Eduardo Mata Montessori School 

 

Alien Afterlife by Kasandra Burgos - Carter-Riverside High School 

 

Pocket Full of Posies by Ava McCain and Q Thomas - IM Terrell High School 

 

My Half Baked Words by Madison Barrett - Byron Nelson High School 

 

If We Were Honest by Nicole Lynch - Byron Nelson High School 

 

La Broma a mi hermana estrella by Lucero Sánchez, Caprock Elementary

 

Stuck in an Elevator by Peyton Bess - Caprock Elementary 

 

The 13 O'Clock News by Sarah Howell -Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

 

The Amazing Adventures of Man-Spider by Maddox Maese - Country Place Elementary School 

 

If Target was Against Walmart, Silvia Ho - Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

 

Grief Counseling by Alexandria McCoy - Nimitz High School 

 

Down the Chimney by Peyton Holmes - Ridglea Hills Elementary School 

 

The Amazing Adventures of Man-Spider by Maddox Maese

posted: 
Monday, February 8, 2021