Festival Background

Started in 2021, SparkFest is Fort Worth's glimpse into the future of performing arts.

Amphibian Stage

New Play Development

Acting Competition

A playwright strikes an

idea–that spark.

Artistic collaborators bring their

talents to kindle the flame.

Arts leaders travel from across

the nation to witness the work

ignite before it spreads like

wildfire.

And when our artists aren't at

work, they're at play with the

community.

All of the magic happens in

the bustling South Main

Village at Amphibian Stage.

This is SparkFest.

Festival Background

Started in 2021, SparkFest is Fort Worth's glimpse into the future of performing arts.

Amphibian Stage

New Play Development

Acting Competition

A playwright strikes an

idea–that spark.

Artistic collaborators bring their

talents to kindle the flame.

Arts leaders travel from across

the nation to witness the work

ignite before it spreads like

wildfire.

And when our artists aren't at

work, they're at play with the

community.

All of the magic happens in

the bustling South Main

Village at Amphibian Stage.

This is SparkFest.

Festival Background

Started in 2021, SparkFest is Fort Worth's glimpse into the future of performing arts.

Amphibian Stage

New Play Development

Acting Competition

A playwright strikes an

idea–that spark.

Artistic collaborators bring their

talents to kindle the flame.

Arts leaders travel from across

the nation to witness the work

ignite before it spreads like

wildfire.

And when our artists aren't at

work, they're at play with the

community.

All of the magic happens in

the bustling South Main

Village at Amphibian Stage.

This is SparkFest.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Testimonials

"Not only do we get to work on new material, but these major institutions, people, and advocates see the work and can then go to their own regions and talk about it. Amphibian Stage can actually make change happen at the greater scale of the country's theater environment."

"Not only do we get to work on new material, but these major institutions, people, and advocates see the work and can then go to their own regions and talk about it. Amphibian Stage can actually make change happen at the greater scale of the country's theater environment."

Reena Dutt

Reena Dutt

Freelance Director, SparkFest'23 Participant

Freelance Director, SparkFest'23 Participant

"I like SparkFest being focused on a specific group; it draws together a lot of art that you wouldn't be able to see without having to travel a lot of different places. The final performance last year, the musical group (Voices Unveiled), was amazing and not something we would have ever been able to see or even know about without SparkFest."

"I like SparkFest being focused on a specific group; it draws together a lot of art that you wouldn't be able to see without having to travel a lot of different places. The final performance last year, the musical group (Voices Unveiled), was amazing and not something we would have ever been able to see or even know about without SparkFest."

Doug Gault

Doug Gault

Amphibian Stage Board Member, Developer at DRW

Amphibian Stage Board Member, Developer at DRW

"I found SparkFest completely transformative – this was the first opportunity I’ve had to see a full-length play on its feet in front of an audience and also the first time I’ve been involved in such a collaborative rehearsal process where exploring and refining were actively encouraged. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity and now feel exponentially more confident about sending the play out and trying to get it in front of more eyes."

"I found SparkFest completely transformative – this was the first opportunity I’ve had to see a full-length play on its feet in front of an audience and also the first time I’ve been involved in such a collaborative rehearsal process where exploring and refining were actively encouraged. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity and now feel exponentially more confident about sending the play out and trying to get it in front of more eyes."

Leela Velautham

Leela Velautham

Playwright, SparkFest'23 Participant

Playwright, SparkFest'23 Participant

"Just last week I had visitors to my shop from Egypt, the UK, Los Angeles, and Seattle, all in town for SparkFest 2023! Most of them had never been to Fort Worth or Texas before. They are so impressed by our city. I credit Amphibian for being an amazing ambassador and facilitator of cultural exchange here in Fort Worth."

"Just last week I had visitors to my shop from Egypt, the UK, Los Angeles, and Seattle, all in town for SparkFest 2023! Most of them had never been to Fort Worth or Texas before. They are so impressed by our city. I credit Amphibian for being an amazing ambassador and facilitator of cultural exchange here in Fort Worth."

Tasha Monticture

Tasha Monticture

Owner of South Main Bodega | SparkFest'22 Participant

Owner of South Main Bodega | SparkFest'22 Participant

Amphibian Stage & '24 Festival Staff

Amphibian Stage & '24 Festival Staff

Amphibian Stage & '24 Festival Staff

Levi Richey

Festival Production Assistant

Levi Richey

Festival Production Assistant

Levi Richey

Festival Production Assistant

Christine Zak

Festival Assistant Stage Manager

Christine Zak

Festival Assistant Stage Manager

Christine Zak

Festival Assistant Stage Manager

Kathleen Culebro

Artistic Director for Amphibian Stage

Kathleen Culebro

Artistic Director for Amphibian Stage

Kathleen Culebro

Artistic Director for Amphibian Stage

Jay Duffer

Co-Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage

Jay Duffer

Co-Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage

Jay Duffer

Co-Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage

Ayesha Ganguly

Development & Community Outreach Director

Ayesha Ganguly

Development & Community Outreach Director

Ayesha Ganguly

Development & Community Outreach Director

Evan Michael Woods

Marketing Director

Evan Michael Woods

Marketing Director

Evan Michael Woods

Marketing Director

Jeff Stanfield

Technical Director

Jeff Stanfield

Technical Director

Jeff Stanfield

Technical Director

Victoria Minton

Admin Assistant/Festival Stage Manager

Victoria Minton

Admin Assistant/Festival Stage Manager

Victoria Minton

Admin Assistant/Festival Stage Manager

Logan Schurr

Marketing Assistant

Logan Schurr

Marketing Assistant

Logan Schurr

Marketing Assistant

Alex Voeller

SparkFest Apprentice

Alex Voeller

SparkFest Apprentice

Alex Voeller

SparkFest Apprentice

Ally Varitek

SparkFest Apprentice

Ally Varitek

SparkFest Apprentice

Ally Varitek

SparkFest Apprentice

Evan Mueller

SparkFest Associate

Evan Mueller

SparkFest Associate

Evan Mueller

SparkFest Associate

SparkFest'24

Brought to you by Amphibian Stage

Amphibian stage

120 S. Main St

Fort Worth TX 76107

817-923-3012

amphibianstage.com

  • Garvey Texas

    Foundation

SparkFest'24

Brought to you by Amphibian Stage

Amphibian stage

120 S. Main St

Fort Worth TX 76107

817-923-3012

amphibianstage.com

  • Garvey Texas

    Foundation

SparkFest'24

Brought to you by Amphibian Stage

Amphibian stage

120 S. Main St

Fort Worth TX 76107

817-923-3012

amphibianstage.com

  • Garvey Texas

    Foundation