Mission

Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) is committed to unleashing the art of theatre and community service on Saint Louis and the surrounding community.

The Art of Theatre – Recognizing that theatre, at its highest level, has the capacity to touch and move the human spirit, SDT aims to create productions that challenge, educate, entertain, and inspire audiences and artists alike. Reflecting the human experience by bringing social awareness to universal social issues is paramount. Toward this end, SDT vows to honor diversity and embrace inclusiveness, all the while showcasing local talent, making theatre more accessible, and serving as a creative shelter for artistic freedom and expression.

The Art of Community Service – Recognizing that community service, at its highest level, has the capacity to touch and move the human spirit, SDT aims to promote opportunities that challenge, educate, entertain, and inspire community members and community service organizations alike. Reflecting the human experience by bringing social awareness to universal social issues is paramount. Toward this end, SDT vows to promote the goals of local community service organizations by staging specially designated performances and fundraisers, and offering behind-the-scenes learning experiences for these organizations and their clients.

Arts-In-Deed (AID)

Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) is committed to outreach, and has consistently expanded its Arts-In-Deed (AID) community initiatives since its 2003 inaugural season. To date, SDT partnered with 20+ community-focused organizations such as Food Outreach and Saint Louis Effort for AIDS to raise support drives and distribute free client performance tickets in support of our lesser-advantaged neighbors. Through these and similar initiatives, SDT helps raise awareness and ensure participation by many who might otherwise never have the opportunity to experience the arts.

History

Emulating the historic Saint Petersburg art movement of early twentieth century Russia, Stray Dog Theatre derives its name from Brodyachaya Sobaka (Stray Dog) a legendary bohemian café frequented by the area’s most cutting edge artists. Every evening during the early 1900s, diverse audiences gathered to enjoy an evening of eclectic entertainment as the café played host to an array of actors, directors, playwrights, artists and poets. In recognition of the café‘s legacy, SDT seeks to enhance the theatre experience for all by encouraging a collaborative approach.

Founded in January 2003.
501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit organization.

Production History

2013 -2014 Season

Evil Dead: The Musical
The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut and the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree
The Little Dog Laughed
Cabaret
Love! Valour! Compassion!
Funny Girl

2012 -2013 Season

Spring Awakening: The Musical
Fully Committed
Psycho Beach Party
Gypsy: A Musical Fable
Six Degrees of Separation
Little Shop of Horrors

2011-2012 Season

The Who’s Tommy

The Santaland Diaries

Urinetown: The Musical

Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches 

Angels in America - Part Two: Perestroika

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

2010-2011 Season

Master Class

Evil Dead: The Musical

As Bees In Honey Drown

Distracted

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Dark Matters

The Visit

2009-2010 Season

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show
Into The Woods
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
Speech & Debate
The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The Moon Marigolds
Shirley Valentine
Our Town

2008-2009 Season

Regrets Only
Pippin
Die! Mommie! Die!
Songs for A New World
Sylvia
The Trial
Everything In The Garden

2007-2008 Season

Suddenly Last Summer
And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little
The Santa Land Diaries
‘night, Mother
Morning’s At Seven

2006-2007 Season

Tartuffe
My Fair Lady
The Baltimore Waltz
You Can’t Take It With You

2005-2006 Season

The Elephant Man
On Golden Pond
The House Of Blue Leaves

2004-2005 Season

Proof
A Street Car Named Desire
The Madwoman Of Chaillot

2003-2004 Season

Six Degrees Of Separation
Agnes Of God
The Glass Menagerie
Angels In America