Black Box Theatre

The PONTBank Black Box Theatre space is provided by Denton Record-Chronicle and is an intimate venue produced by DCT and provided for independent theatre performances and emerging talents. It’s uses include:

  • DCT rehearsal space
  • DCT Theatre School
  • Lona Wolfe Costume Closet
  • DCT Productions
  • Method & Madness New Play Festival (for more information, please see the Method & Madness pageof this site)

The theatre is also available for rental to the community. Contact the Black Box Office for information.


2014 – 2015 Shows

General Admission tickets are $15 and are available at Campus Box Office (M-F 1p to 5p) prior each show’s  opening and at the Black Box door 1 hour prior to the performance.  Fri. & Sat. performances are at 7:30pm Sun. performances are at 2:00pm.


the mercy seat web-01The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute

Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2014 – 7:30pm    –    Nov. 2, 2014 – 2:00pm

Ben worked at the World Trade Center but on Sept. 11, 2001 he was away from his office with his mistress. He is sure that his family must believe that he perished in the tragedy. Ben uses the calamity to ponder the possibility of running away with his lover to begin a new life. For mature audiences.

Individual tickets on sale Sep. 15, 2014


the food chain web-01The Food Chain by Nicky Silver

Feb. 6, 7, 2015 – 7:30pm   –   Feb. 8, 2015 – 2:00pm

A high-strung poet calls a crisis hotlime when her husband of three weeks has been missing for the last two. The wacky volunteer she reaches is hilarious, but not particularly helpful. Meanwhile, a vain male model is plagued with a junk food “junkie” stalker. This award-winning comedy highlights modern society’s emotional food chain and its obsession with beauty, sex, food and fashion using riotously wicked humor. For mature audiences.

Individual tickets on sale Dec. 15, 2014


feminine ending web-01A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem

Mar. 27, 28, 2015 – 7:30pm   –   Mar. 29, 2015 – 2:00pm

Amanda is on track to have a thriving career as a classical composer and musician, but the forces of parental expectations, a boyfriend who is just about to become a pop superstar and an encounter with a high school beau threaten to derail her carefully laid plans, the bittersweet comedy looks at love lost and trusting a woman’s voice in a world controlled by men. For mature audiences.

Individual tickets on sale Feb. 16, 2015


take 10 web-01Take Ten: 10 Minute Play Festival

July 31, Aug. 1, 2015 – 7:30pm   –   Aug. 2,2015 – 2:00pm

A fun event of quick takes on a variety of subjects by award winning playwrights. There is bound to be something for just about everyone. Come and celebrate theatre’s short form! These are rarely seen jewels that you won’t want to miss. From drama to comedy, these pieces grab your attention and get to the point quickly. Sometimes less really is more. For mature audiences.

Individual tickets on sale Jun 15, 2015.


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