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First Place: Congratulations to the First-Place winners of our 5-minute play contest, Jared Goudsmit & Olivia Squires with their submission “Potluck”!

2nd Place Winner: “Rounds” written by Cris Eli Blak.

3rd Place Winner: “Tabby’s Plague Diary” by Rex McGregor. Performed by Kira Hoag.

Honorable mentions: “For the Record” written by Clint Festa and acted, directed, and produced by Carl J Grasso and “Selkie” written by Donna Latham

frt announces $5000 matching donation program

Help us to continue to produce new plays in St. Louis by making a donation to our 2021 Season fundraising appeal. The board of FRT has committed to matching any donation up to a maximum of $5000 in total. Click here to go to our donations page.

look into my eyes – a zoom recording available through february

Our Zoom stage reading of Look Into My Eyes.

Although this year we couldn’t actually stage our summer production, Look Into My Eyes, we did film a staged reading of it using Zoom. This will be available through the end of February. It is also available on our Facebook page. We do plan to do a live, fully staged performance opening August 13th, 2021.

New season, new homes, and a new website

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to cancel our 2020 season. After a nomadic period, moving from space to space, we now have a home for our Spectrum Festival at The Chapel and a home for our mainstage productions, the Black Box at the Kranzberg Arts Centre. This is an exciting time for us as we relaunch the company after a period of uncertainty and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Our 2021 Season

First Run Theatre is Committed to:


First Run Theatre is committed to amplifying the many and diverse voices in our theatre company and community. We will not tolerate any form of racism, oppression or any other type of discriminatory practices imposed upon any artist because of their color, creed, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religious belief. We will continue to do our part in upholding principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Theater has an important role in creating change. We at First Run Theatre intend to play our role in listening, learning and making positive change happen.


We are committed to creating the safest environment for our audience, actors, crew and front of house staff. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have canceled the remainder of our 2020 season and any meetings, auditions etc. are set up using Zoom. We have a policy setting out how we will re-open safely when we are allowed to. Read it by clicking on the link: COVID-19 POLICY. If you do have any concerns or questions please email us at firstruntheatre@gmail.com.

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