About Second Thought Theatre

Second Thought Theatre seeks to capture the moment of creation between artist and audience. Dedicated to ensemble productions that explore challenging and dramatic works from the canon of theatrical literature, STT strives to enlighten and entertain its audience by pushing the boundaries of human thought and emotion. Old works done in new ways, new works done in old ways. Everything is possible when you take a second thought.

Attending a Second Thought Show

Second Thought’s Home: Bryant Hall

Second Thought Theatre stages the majority of its productions in Bryant Hall at the Kalita Humphries Theater between Turtle Creek and the Katy Trail, just off Blackburn. Bryant Hall is a wonderful little black box theater perfect for Second Thought, next door to the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kalita Humprhreys Theater.


Bryant Hall
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219

Second Thought Theatre’s 2015 Season premiere of Bull explores an additional venue: the Wyly Studio Theatre in Dallas’ Arts District, as a part of The Elevator Project.

Wyly Studio Theatre
2400 Flora Street, 6th floor
Dallas, TX 75201

What to Expect

  • Bring your phones. Second Thought uses digital playbills that you can read on your phone. Please turn your flash and ringers off.
  • Come as you are. There is no dress code.
  • Minimal sets, great acting and directing. We focus our energies on highlighting great talent, and not as much on showy sets and wardrobe, although you won’t be disappointed in the staging.

Opening Night

On opening nights, there is a party after the performance with food trucks, beer, and the whole Second Thought family is there. This is the only performance without a talk back.

Talk Backs

After all other performances, the actors, and sometimes producer, director, artistic director, playwright spend 10-20 minutes chatting with the audience with whatever the audience would like to discuss.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Second Thought Theatre
3839 McKinney Ave., Ste. 155-452
Dallas, TX 75204

General Information: info@secondthoughttheatre.com

History & Founding Members

Second Thought Theatre was founded in 2003 by Barbara Bouman, Lance Currie, Mike Schraeder, Steven Walters and Tom Parr IV.

Board of Directors

David Guedry, Board President
Ben Guthrie, Board Secretary

Erik Archilla
Lance Currie
Emily Guthrie
Chris LaBove
Amy Kendrick Lee
Robert McCollum
Gregory A. Odegaard
Paige Southern
Steven Walters

Karol Omlor, Advisory Member
Alex Organ, Artistic Director



Second Thought Theatre is generously sponsored by TACA.