Best Place to Spot New Talent Dallas 2005 - Festival of Independent Theatres, Bath House Cultural Center
For seven summers the Bath House has played host to a lively festival of experimental works by some of the area's boldest young theater companies and best new playwrights. Limited to one-hour performances, Theatre Quorum, Commedia dell' Carte, WingSpan and others present new plays in rotating rep for several weeks. At times there are performances happening simultaneously inside and out at the Bath House, the most action this venue sees all year. This year's FIT was the best yet, drawing large crowds of theatergoers eager to sample the wares of small theater groups who are trying to build followings. As a showcase for new talent, it's the sort of cutting-edge event that's creating national buzz about the bounty of innovative young theater professionals calling Dallas home.