Art Factory (formerly EaDo Playhouse)
Founded in the Autumn of 2016 by Executive Director Luke Hamilton and Artistic Director Colton Berry, Art Factory began in the East Downtown (EaDo) District of Houston, Texas, as EaDo Playhouse.
In January of 2018, Art Factory moved to our new home at The Docks, just north of Downtown Houston.
Art Factory exists to broaden the experience of the Houston arts community by offering multifaceted programming, developing new and original works and exploring uncharted artistic perspectives of established plays and musicals.
Art Factory presents works of theatre in an intimate setting, reducing the divide between spectator and art in order to foster a connected and empathetic community in Houston.
UPDATED February 2018
EaDo Playhouse is essentially a building in (surprisingly enough) the rapidly developing area of EaDo, or East-Downtown, Houston. Within this building, we will present plays, musicals, concerts, cabarets, cat sweater fashion shows and dance performances, as well as feature a gallery for photography, paintings and other such visual arts.
So, what makes us different from all the other arts entities in town? Well… Practically nothing. Why should you use your hard-earned money to attend a performance at The Playhouse? That deserves a longer explanation. (Bear with us, we’re almost done… And we’re getting to the good part!)
EaDo Playhouse and its annual seasons of theatre guarantee an immersive, imaginative and innovative (oh, the alliteration!) experience for Houston audiences. Our primary programming will focus on introducing our community to brand new plays/musicals and underrepresented plays/musicals alongside better-known titles with new designs and concepts. Our goal is to allow our patrons and artists to make new discoveries together. Our completely convertible and purposefully intimate performance space will keep each production in the audience’s laps (yes, we do mean literally).
The Playhouse will also serve as an affordable rental space for performances and rehearsals. Personally, we don’t feel that you should have to consider selling your extremely rare Beanie BabyTM collection or taking a jackhammer to the pockets of your loyal fans and patrons when producing art. The Houston art scene and artistic communities nationwide are suffering due to lack of funding in this rocky economy. We want to promote and encourage success for all of our fellow art creators and help keep art alive in our community!