Echo Theatre

A nonprofit organization

$11,005 raised by 41 donors

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$11,000 Goal

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL! If our supporters donate $5000 by our 7:30pm Curtain Time tonight, we will receive a MATCHING GIFT of $5000! Please invest in your future entertainment with a generous gift to ECHO THEATRE!

Dallas-based Echo Theatre is the Southwest's premier theatrical organization dedicated to producing works created by women+. Founded in 1998, Echo Theatre has built a national reputation for enthusiastic collaboration with women playwrights. We have conducted three International Big Shout Out New Play Contests and one Special Project, which yielded 5 mainstage productions and 23 staged readings of new work. Supporting Echo supports women playwrights, who continue to struggle for a place on American stages. 

The continuing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on arts venues demanded solutions. Our podcast, Echo Offstage, will soon begin its 6th Season and continues to bring in new listeners and we are now receiving suggestions from those listeners for future guests. We feature local and internationally known women of theater. With a focus on playwrights, we are additionally spotlighting designers, administrators, and directors of national organizations. This program has great promise for growth and is seeking sponsors. FREE wherever you love to listen!

Our ECHO READS series will present our 6 Finalist Honorees from the Big Shout Out 3 Contest. To better serve our audience base and our community, we perform two readings of each play - once at our home base, the Bath House Cultural Center, and once at a Venue Partner somewhere in the City of Dallas. This program is FREE to attend. Donations are accepted.

Echo continues to produce live works onstage in a masked audience environment. We have never shut down a show due to COVID and by continuing safe rehearsal and performance standards we hope we never will.

ON STAGE NOW: The Regional Premiere of FOUNDERS, KEEPERS, winner of our 3rd Big Shout Out International New Play Contest. Check our website for info.

Our Needs

Echo Theatre is in need of Programming and Operating funds. 87% of our budget goes to salaries for local actors, designers, and staff. You can help keep women's theatre alive and thriving in North Texas! Thank you!

Giving Activity


MISSION: Echo Theatre champions the diverse voices of women+.*

VISION: Echo Theatre forges gender parity within the canon of global theater by producing, promoting, and preserving the work of women+.

* About women+: We recognize the limiting nature of the binary use of the word "woman." We use the term "women+" to represent the expansive and diverse array of people who identify as women in ways that are significant to them.

Equity Statement

Intersectionality: We work through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations - race, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, etc. - as they apply to a given individual or group. By addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage, we holistically acknowledge, recognize, and help address them all.

Organization Data


Organization name

Echo Theatre

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, LGBTQIA

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


PO Box 570422
Dallas, TX 75357