When Damian Gillen created The Company Theatre in 1993, with one mission: to offer a live entertainment alternative to television or movies. The goal: to produce the original play scripts that were eventually made into feature films and major motion pictures. We present live theatre as a viable alternative to a night watching television or going to the movies. The reason: to get the couch potato off the sofa and into the theater! No staging is too unconventional for the THE COMPANY. Their lively adaptations of classic literature and popular stories have toured to theatres, schools, prisons and churches all over Texas. In 2002, Artistic Director Damian Gillen toured throughout Texas with a production of a one-man A Christmas Carol called “BAH HUMBUG!” With this production we broadened the artistic focus of The Company Theatre and began our Educational Outreach Program, bringing inspirational adaptations of classic literature as live stageplays, touring to schools, churches & theaters all over Texas. “BAH HUMBUG!” has been seen by over 25,000 people in a few short years!
In 2007, The Company began The Dinnerbox Series, bringing live theatre into local restaurants, to provide affordable dinner theatre in an intimate setting. By partnering with Little Italy in San Antonio, The Company Theatre brings the comedy to you…To your favorite restaurant, your church, even into your home! All productions are family-friendly productions in unique venues, not just in a theater setting. These are Special Events, not just “plays.” We have and we have performed in such unique venues as Prison Ministries, movie theaters, Church Fundraisers, schools, gymnasiums, gazebo’s, back yards, a barn and dinner-theaters all across Texas… And we have perform “Charlotte’s Web” several time on a real working farm!
What we have with The Company is a unique, critically-acclaimed and audience-tested production company for many years. We have talented actors and technical staff dedicating their time, talents and efforts into high quality productions. The Company has been touring Texas since 1993.