MISSION & HISTORY

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

Recognizing theatre, at its highest level, has the capacity to touch and move the human spirit, SDT aims to create productions and programs that challenge, educate, entertain, and inspire audiences, artists, and communities alike. Reflecting the human experience by bringing social awareness to universal issues is paramount. Toward these ends, 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, education, and expression.

 

For a more in depth look at our mission in action please see our company brochure available here.

History

 

Emulating the historic Saint Petersburg art movement of early 20th century Russia, SDT derives its name from Brodyachaya Sobaka (Stray Dog), the legendary bohemian café frequented by the area’s most cutting-edge artists. Every evening during the early 1900s, diverse audiences gathered to enjoy a night of eclectic entertainment as the café played host to a vast array of seasoned and aspiring actors, musicians, playwrights, poets, and technicians. In recognition of the café’s legacy, SDT aims to concertedly enhance the theatre, education, and community experience through its own uniquely collaborative approach.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production History

 

Digital Series 2020-2021

 

Lobby Hero

POEtober: An Audio Experience

Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Soirée

New Works Laboratory: Song Series

Silver Stage: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

 

2019 -2020 Season

 

The Who’s Tommy

Disenchanted!

Three Tall Women

 

The remainder of physical productions for the 2019-2020 season were suspended or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

2018 -2019 Season

 

Evil Dead: The Musical

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told

The Crucible

Dreamgirls

Sylvia

Guys & Dolls

 

2017 -2018 Season

 

Spring Awakening

Steel Magnolias

Red Scare on Sunset

Jesus Christ Superstar

Hedda Gabler

The Robber Bridegroom

 

2016 -2017 Season

 

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show

Buyer & Cellar

A Doll’s House

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Monsters

Ragtime: The Musical

 

2015 -2016 Season

 

Dogfight

Devil Boys From Beyond

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Bat Boy: The Musical

 

2014 -2015 Season

 

And Then There Were None

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

God of Carnage

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Spellbound! A Musical Fable

 

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

"The Who's Tommy" | Main Stage Production - Oct. 2019

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"Dogfight" | Main Stage Production - October 2015

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"Three Tall Women" | Main Stage Production - Feb. 2020

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"The Who's Tommy" | Main Stage Production - Oct. 2019

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