1. Fences by August Wilson
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  5. Title 9
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  10. Title 23


​​​​Our mission is to produce engaging, culturally diverse theater from an African American perspective while educating our community on African American history and the arts.


GENERAL AUDITIONS:  Saturday, November 18, 2017
 I​f you are interested in auditioning for the AART 2018 Season, book  your appointment today by emailing your name, phone number, union affiliation, headshot and resume to


  Sammons Center | 3630 Harry Hines | Dallas, TX | 75219

Date:                       Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time:                       9:30am - 12:30pm

Requirements:      2 minute Monologue
                                       Headshot & Resume

Optional:                16 bars of a song

** Casting for  full productions and staged readings.  We offer independant contracts to non-union actors and AEA contracts to union actors.  Looking for a diverse cast of actors.   ** 


AART Fundraiser:  "An Evening of AART"
 at the Sammons Center

 Join us as we present excerpts from August Wilson’s iconic “Century Cycle” which charts the African American experience in each decade of the 20th Century; and features AART Founder, Irma P. Hall.

In addition to the theatrical performance, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction of coveted treasures such as Mavericks tickets and 4-days / 3-nights stay at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on the Florida Gulf Coast.

November 4, 2017
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines
Dallas, TX 75219

Mix & Mingle:  6:30pm

Valet Parking provided at a reduced cost.

Single Tickets:  $50

Sponsorship Level:  $150
** includes 2 Tickets, VIP Seating, and Program Recognition.

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             Meet the cast of FLY

Sean J. Smith (Tap Griot)

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Telvin Griffin (W.W)

Van Stripling  II (Chet)

FLY by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Kahn is the powerful story of African American military pioneers, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, who proved themselves to be some of the best fighter pilots during WWII.  AART is proud to present this important pa​rt of history in association with Mountain View College.   AART's production is directed by Willie Minor.  The cast features Telvin Griffin, Van Stripling II, Daniel Saunders, Darren McElroy, Michael Brannian, Bill Jenkins, Garrett McPherson, and Sean J. Smith of the Dallas Black Dance Theater as the Tap Griot.  The show opens June 16 and  runs through July 1, 2017 at the MVC Performance Hall located on the campus of Mountain View College. 

JUNE 16 - JULY 1, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Saturdays @ 2:30pm

Show Location:
MVC Performance Hall
4849 West Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas  75211

Ticket Prices: $15 - $30 
For specail group rates email or call 972.572.0998

Daniel Saunders (Oscar)

Darren McElroy     (J. Allen)

Michael Brennian (Shaw)

    Bill Jenkins        (Capt. O'Hurley)

Garrett McPherson (Reynolds)