Playwrights ~ Directors ~ Producers

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Director Applications
Applications for “Doublewide, Texas” due April 29, 2022
Applications for all other shows due May 20, 2022

Application

Doublewide, Texas by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Main Season Show

Sept. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 2022

Comedy: “In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas – four-doublewides and a shed – are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. And it’s not as if they don’t already have enough to deal with. But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation – if they and their way of life - have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas instead of being annexed to Tugaloo.”

Nightfall With Edgar Allen Poe by Eric Coble

Main Season Show

Nov. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 2022

Drama/Suspense: “Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.”

Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Bates

Main Season Show

Jan. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 2023

Drama: “Brook Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.”

Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl 

Main Season Show

March 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 2023

Dark Comedy: “Jean (unmarried, no children, approaching 40, an employee at the Holocaust Museum) is innocently sitting at a cafe when a man's cellphone rings. And rings. And keeps on ringing. The man doesn't answer because, as the title suggests, he's dead. Jean, however, does pick up, and when she discovers that the cellphone owner has quietly died in the cafe. She not only dials 911, but she also keeps his phone in order to keep him alive in a strange yet significant way. She takes messages from the dead man's business associates, friends, family members, even his mistress. Things get even more complicated when Jean goes to the funeral of Gordon (the dead guy), pretending to be a former co-worker. Wanting to bring closure and a sense of fulfillment to others, Jean creates confabulations (I'd call them lies) about Gordon's last moments. The more we learn about Gordon the more we realize he was a terrible person who loved himself far more than anyone else in his life. However, Jean's imaginative reinvention of his character brings peace to Gordon's family. The themes of this comedy explore America's post-millennial fixation with wireless communication.”

Clue : On Stage adapted from the Paramount Pictures film written by Jonathan Lynn and the board game from Hasbro, Inc. written by Sandy Rustin, based upon the works by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, and Eric Price            

Main Season Show

May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 2023

Comedy/Mystery: “It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.”

Playwrights and Writers

We are looking to highlight local writers in future programs and productions.  From short skits to full length plays, regardless of your style, please connect with us.

Directors and Production Leaders

If you would like to take a leadership role in artistic programs or have ideas of your own of what you would like us to produce, please connect with us.

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