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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.



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

2023 Season


Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Into the Woods

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom


Saturday Night Fever

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

2022 Season


Good People

Triassic Parq: The Musical

The Normal Heart

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A Little Night Music

Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

2021 Limited Series




Who's Holiday

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


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



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


Ragtime: The Musical


2015 -2016 Season



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


Agatha Christie's 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


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


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


Die! Mommie! Die!

Songs for A New World


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



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



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

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