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A Brief History of The 5 Dragon Daughter

The 5 Dragon Daughter was first conceived in September of 2010 by songwriter/artist Matt Black. The months that followed were spent in development and writing of the story and songs. In January of 2011 the work began to take shape in the way of illustrations and paintings. By February, the work expanded to recruit the talents of musical, dance, media artists and technicians such as: Dan and Sarah Black, Ethan Herring, Jesse Herring, Sam Herring, Dana Huber, Dave Huber, Sara Castillo, Peter Blosser, Kurt Thomas, Jhett Rouse as well as the singing/songwriting duo Ashley Sheridan and Dave Wolff. Paintings were delegated to the talents of Jessica Patterson, Jhett Rouse, Darlene Rouse, and Dan Black.

Originally intended to be a one-time event, the debut performance of The 5 Dragon Daughter was on June 18, 2011 at Crossroads Community Church. It was well received to a full house of nearly 350 people, and warranted two more showings. The 5 Dragon Daughter was performed twice more on the evenings of July 8th and 9th, 2011 and was again well received by a full house each night, bringing the total viewing count to over 1000 seats. These two encore performances featured new content, as well as new talent.

After considering the success of the opening performances, the depth of the story, and the impact the production has had on its viewers, the decision was made to perform The 5 Dragon Daughter as often as possible with a long-term goal of putting the show on the road. Most notably, The 5 Dragon Daughter was performed on January 23, 2012 at the state-of-the-art S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at LeTourneau University, drawing in a crowd of nearly 1700 people.

The 5 Dragon Daughter is available for booking. If you are interested in bringing a dynamic show incorporating quality art and meaningful content to your venue or area, please visit the Booking Page for further information.

At each of our shows, various artists assist to bring new works to the table, one such notable artist would be Amanda Hancock for her painting of the "Wedding Bells" chapter. Artwork is out for viewing during the shows and is sold through silent auctions. If you are an artist that would like to contribute to The 5 Dragon Daughter, please contact us at auction@the5dragondaughter.com and we can put you on our distribution list for art needs.

Special thanks go to Victoria Kelley and Jessica Myers Photography for providing many of the photos shared on this site.