FIT Fest History

The Festival of Independent Theatres

Begun in the Spring of 1999.
The Bath House Cultural Center is the venue for this annual festival.
It includes productions of eight one-act plays
by Dallas 'indie' companies in rotating rep.
WingSpan is one of the founding members of the FIT Fest.

Productions

Edward Albee's FINDING THE SUN 
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the ninteenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 14 - August 5, 2017. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

PLAY 
by Samuel Beckett
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the eighteenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 8 - July 30, 2016. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

Shoe Confessions

SHOE CONFESSIONS 
by Playwright and Filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell
World Premier
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the seventeenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 10 - August 1, 2015. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

Mark Twain's THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE 
Edited and adapted by WingSpan's Artistic Director, Susan Sargeant
World Premier
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the sixeenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 11 - August 2, 2014. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

LYDIE MARLAND IN THE AFTERLIFE
by Dallas Playwright, Isabella Russell-Ides
World Premier
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the fifteenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
May 31 - June 22, 2013. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

Edward Albee's COUNTING THE WAYS
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the fourteenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 13 - August 4, 2012. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

A DOUBLE BILL
A PERFECT ANALYSIS GIVEN BY A PARROT
 by Tennesse Williams 
THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR  by John Guare
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the thirteenth  annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 15 - August 6, 2011. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

FEEDING THE MOONFISH
By Barbara Wiechmann.
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the twelfth annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 16 - August 7, 2010. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

SEAGULLS
By Caryl Churchill.
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the eleventh annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 17 - August 8, 2009. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

A PERMANENT SIGNAL
By Sherry Kramer.
North American premiere.
 Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the tenth annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 17 - August 9, 2008. Directed by Susan Sargeant. 

SIDHE
By Dallas Playwright, Valerie Brogan Powell.
World premiere.
 Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the ninth annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 13 - August 5, 2007. Directed by Adrian Cook. 

SOMETHING UNSPOKEN
By Tennessee Williams.
 
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the eighth annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 14 - August 5, 2006. Directed by Gail Cronauer. 

BLIND DATE
By Horton Foote.  
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the seventh annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 14 - August 7, 2005. Directed by René Moreno. 

WILD WOOD PARK
By Doug Wright.  
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the sixth annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 15 - August23, 2004. Directed by Cynthia Hestand.  

CRAVE
By Sarah Kane.
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the fifth annual FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES,
July 10 - August23, 2003.  Directed by René Moreno.

ART ON THE FRIDGE
By Dallas Playwright, Valerie Brogan Powell.
World premiere. Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the fourth FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES, July 11 - August 3, 2002. Directed by Cynthia Hestand.

THE GREAT NEBULA IN ORION
By Lanford Wilson.
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center
as part of the third FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES, July 5 - July 29, 2001.
Directed by René Moreno.

ONLY ME
By Dallas Playwright, Valerie Brogan Powell.
World premiere of a commissioned script, produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the second FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES, July 7 - July 29, 2000. Directed by Cynthia Hestand.
HAIKU
By Katherine Snodgrass.
Produced in co-operation with the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the inaugural FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES, April 15 - May 1, 1999. Directed by Susan Sargeant.