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Productions and Audition Information
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Upcoming Performances Online

All Fall 2020 performances will be online. Production information is listed below.


Fall 2020 Callbacks

Thank you to all of our callback folks and auditionees!

Twilight Cast

Alex Adetayo
Robin Cameron
Shelly Deppa
Joujou Dipesa
Noel-Emile Boucher
Jinwei Gu
Raymond Ingram
Reyhan James
Malcom Kueviakoe
Ariana McKenzie
Kelly Mok
Mary Grace Reubens
Maddie Sebastian
Mimi Wong
Kenia Yanez

Virtual Realms Cast

Ash Bryan
Robin Cameron
Ayanna Dickerson
Raymond Ingram
Hayden Lipczenko
Lucy Luna
Kelly Mok
Mirsa Oporta-Hernandez
Michelle Ramsey
Susan Rodgers
Maddie Sebastian
Ryan Worthman
Kenia Yanez

More information regarding the shows may be addressed by emailing our Stage Management listed below.
Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 - mctwilight2020@gmail.com
She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realmsmcskm20@gmail.com

Students interested in supporting the productions as technicians and crew should email Prof. Hengen for more information.


 

Art for Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 theatre production

Twilight: Los Angeles 1992

Written by Anna Deavere Smith | Directed by Sasha Olinick and Angelisa Gillyard

Performances (online):

  • Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2 p.m.

"From acclaimed playwright Anna Deavere Smith, a captivating work of dramatic literature and a unique first-person portrait of a pivotal moment in American history: the 1992 Los Angeles riots ... Twilight is a stunning work of “documentary theater” that explores the devastating human impact of the five days of riots following the Rodney King verdict. From nine months of interviews with more than two hundred people, Smith has chosen the voices that best reflect the diversity and tension of a city in turmoil….

A work that goes directly to the heart of the issues of race and class, Twilight ruthlessly probes the language and the lives of its subjects, offering stark insight into the complex and pressing social, economic, and political issues that fueled the flames in the wake of the Rodney King verdict and ignited a conversation about policing and race that continues today." ~ https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/168773/twilight-by-anna-deavere-smith/ 


 

Artwork for She Kills Monsters theatre production

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

Written by Qui Nguyen | Directed by Wyckham Avery

Performances (online):

  • Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m.

 “Agnes Evans is a completely average woman who strives to be nothing but average until the day she wishes her life was a little less boring. Her wish unfortunately comes true when her family, including her younger sister Tilly, dies in a car crash. Agnes was never close to Tilly due to the fact they were interested in completely different things; Agnes loved everything average, while Tilly had a passion for everything classified as nerdy or geeky and a special love for the Dungeons and Dragons game. As Agnes is cleaning and packing Tilly’s room in order to move everything to her new house, she finds a module Tilly had written for D&D. In order to get closer to the sister she never really knew, Agnes embarks on her own adventure with the help of a Dungeon Master to play the game as Tilly designed. As she delves deeper into her quest, the fantasy world and reality begin to collide and mix as Agnes searches to connect with Tilly and realizes how much of her sister she never knew.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Kills_Monsters 


Past Performances

Museum art
Museum art

Our National Museum
                         of the Unforeseen Tragedy

Directed by KenYatta Rogers | Written by Renee Calarco
“United States. The Future. The country is still recovering from a devastating yet oddly familiar event that nobody saw coming. Out of the ashes of the tragedy rises a memorial museum—The Museum of the Unforeseen—dedicated to preserving the memories of the day when everything changed.

OUR NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNFORESEEN TRAGEDY is an immersive theater piece that memorializes and explains “The American Spring,” a series of national uprisings and protests that were figuratively—and literally—ignited by a separatist suicide bomber who blew himself up on the National Mall one beautiful April afternoon -- on Good Friday. Part performance piece, part exhibit, MUSEUM asks us to consider the politics of memory and national identity.”

As You Like It art
As You Like It art

As You Like It

Directed by Dr. Frank Trezza  | Music Direction by Dr. Jay Crowder | Choreography by Angelisa Gillyard

Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery | Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

Performances at the Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville Campus

"Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word ‘love’ here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace — not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth."
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Crucible art
Crucible art

The Crucible

Directed by Sasha Olinick | Written by Arthur Miller

Performances at the Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville Campus

"Written in the early 1950s, Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. This was a time when paranoia, hysteria, and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England. Miller captured the events in a gripping story that is now considered a modern classic in the theater." ~ thoughtco.com

Good Kids art
Good Kids art

Good Kids 

Directed by Chelsea Radigan | Written by Naomi Iizuka

Performances at Cultural Arts Center, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Theatre 2

"Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?" ~ Playscripts.com

Scene from My aMeriCa

 My aMeriCa Fall 2019

Directed by Nicole Brewer | Written by MC students

Performances at Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus

Pieces written and performed by MC students showcasing their hopes for the future.

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