Founded in 2011 by Lori McCarty, Brad Hennigan, and Thomas Riccio, DWZ is a Dallas-based group of malcontent theatre, performance, visual, sound, and installation artists.

We see ourselves as ironic and fun loving agent provocateurs living in an age of conformity, franchise, mass marketing, and intellectual and cultural leveling to the lowest and most banal common denominator.

We simply do things the way we want to do it, where, and how, because we don’t know what else to do. The emphasis is on new, experimental, and collectively created performance work that defies categories and conventions.

Thomas Riccio is the Poo Pah Doo of the group and Lori McCarty is its Managing Producer.