ENCORE! Award-winning “An Iliad” returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Celebrate the cast & crew of Brazosport Center Stages’ An Iliad for their recent competition success by attending an encore presentation Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the Freeport LNG Theater, followed by a post-show celebratory reception!


Admission is FREE but reservations are required. Get your tickets NOW!


Brothers Jeremy and Cory Todd will reprise their roles as The Poet and The Muse, respectively.


The cast and crew include:

  • Shirley Busbice, stage manager
  • Wesley Copeland, lights & sound
  • Connie Marshall, director
  • Cory Todd, The Muse
  • Jeremy Todd, The Poet


The team won the following awards at Theatre Network of Texas’ TEXFest 2022, held February 17-20 at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville:

  • Audience Acclaim Award
  • Advancing Production
  • Backstage/Crew Award
  • All-Star Cast – Cory Todd
  • Outstanding Actor – Jeremy Todd


They returned to Kerrville for the South West Theatre Conference, March 31 – April 3, and took home the following accolades:

  • Audience Acclaim Award
  • Winning Production
  • Best Tech/Crew Award
  • All-Star Cast – Jeremy Todd
  • Special Award for Lighting Design


Get your tickets and join us to celebrate the amazing cast and crew of award-winning production, An Iliad! *Please note, this production contains strong language and graphic descriptions of violence and war. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

(The above photo of Jeremy Todd was taken by Tom Fowler.)


Brazosport Center Stages’ “An Iliad” Wins Numerous Awards at TEXFest

Initially performed outdoors in spring 2021 to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions, Brazosport Center Stages’ production of An Iliad returned to the stage this last weekend at Theater Network of Texas, Inc.’s TEXFest in Kerrville. The theater festival and competition included performances from Boerne Community Theatre, Brazosport Center Stages, Fort Stockton Community Theatre and Playhouse 2000.

Written by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, Center Stages’ An Iliad featured actor Jeremy Todd reprising his role as The Poet and Cory Todd as The Muse. Connie Marshall directed the show, Shirley Busbice served as stage manager and Wes Copeland directed the production’s lighting and sound.

When Center Stages originally selected An Iliad to bring to the stage last year, the production allowed for a small cast and crew to limit interaction due to COVID-19. Three actors, including Jeremy Todd, took on the role, which amounts to a 90+ minute monologue with musical accompaniment by The Muse.

With 11 months having passed since the original performances, the cast and crew spent several weeks working to get the production stage-ready once again. Their hard work and dedication certainly paid off.

Center Stages’ production was deemed one of two winners and awarded a paid advancement to the Southwest Theater Competition in April, where they will compete against theaters from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. In addition to the production’s advancement, the cast and crew were recognized for their efforts.

Jeremy Todd was awarded “Best Actor” and Cory Todd was awarded “All Star Cast”. Center Stages also received the “Audience Acclaim Award” and the “Backstage Award”, which recognizes the company that judges felt operated in the most composed, efficient and outstanding manner during the festival.

Director Connie Marshall was pleased with both how well the performance went and how the audience responded.

“We were overwhelmed by the reception the performance received at TEXFest,” she said. “I am very proud of this hardworking cast and crew and excited to present An Iliad at the Southwest Theater Conference in April. It is a good story, told exceptionally well.”