by Ground Floor Theatre

May. 13 - May. 28, 2022

The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.


Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) announces the cast for the Austin premiere of Dot,written by award-winning actor, director and playwright Colman Domingo. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crisis, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.


“It makes my heart sing that Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, one of my dearest friends and colleagues will be at the helm of the Austin premiere of Dot,” said playwright Colman Domingo. “Lisa and her personal journey have also been a key inspiration for a few of the themes of this play which centers on a family’s darkly comedic struggle with a parent's health issue and how it affects the whole family. I think audiences in one of my favorite cities are in for a real treat.”

Review by Cliff Cunningham, Sun News Austin, May 16, 2022

Audio feature by Michael Lee, KUT-FM, May 20, 2022

Review by Bob Abelman, Austin Chronicle, May 19, 2022


(via GFT)


Starring Melody Fullylove as Dotty, Michelle Alexander as Shelly, Patti Neff-Tiven as Jackie, Jeremy Rashad Brown as Donnie, Grayson Hunt as Adam, and Oktavea LaToi as Averie.


“I'm thrilled about making my directorial debut at the Ground Floor Theatre with Colman Domingo's Dot. In Colman’s skillful hands this play manages to explore grief while also highlighting the complexity, beauty, humor, and love of a West Philadelphia family,” said director Lisa B. Thompson. “It means so much to me to be taking the helm of a show that is so near and dear to my heart. I can't wait until Austin sees this remarkable story about the importance of family, love, acceptance, and the power of memory come to life with this amazing cast and unforgettable story.”


With direction by Lisa B. Thompson, the production team includes assistant director Indiia Wilmott, scenic design by Gary Thornsberry, lighting design by Amber Whatley, costume design by Desiree Humphries, graphic design by Julia Zipporah; Cortney DeAngelo as the production stage manager, and Zac Crofford as technical director.


by Colman Domingo
Ground Floor Theatre

May 13 - May 28, 2022
Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX, 78702

Performances May  12th – 28th, 2022.

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