Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Pacific Playwrights Conference of San Diego in conjuction with the Playwriting Program is coming Dec 1-3 at the Blackbox Theatre on the campus of San Diego City College. This is your chance to experience the newest plays by San Diego's professional playwrights, directors and actors. The event is free. Five plays will be read over the three day festival.

All students and professionals are welcome. Our first reading starts Dec 1 at 8pm and concludes Dec 3 at 7pm.

For the schedule of performances, actors, directors and more please visit the website below:

https://mthompso73.wixsite.com/pacificplaywrights

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tours to UCSD and SDSU's Theatre Departments are coming up!



Don't forget about the upcoming tours to UCSD or SDSU. Anyone is welcome, whether you're a major or not, or whether you're even enrolled at City or Mesa.

Please be aware that transportation and theatre tickets are NOT provided. If you want to buy tickets to the shows, please follow the links below. It is recommended that you carpool to the campuses. Also please check out their maps so you know where to go.

SDSU: Friday, December 1
Park in Lot 12, 8th floor
3:00: Arrive on SDSU campus, walk to the Don Powell Theatre
3:30—5:30:  Introductions, program presentations, Q & A, tour of the facilities  
5:30 – 7:00: Wander the SDSU campus on your own and/or grab dinner in East Commons or the Student Union
7:15 Meet back at the Don Powell Theatre
7:30: Show begins
Performance: Enchanted April, A New Musical Romance, Don Powell Theatre
Music by Richard B. Evans
Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart
Director, Stephen Brotebeck
Enchanted April finds life and love about to bloom for four London women in 1922 as they rent the castle of their dreams for one magical month on the Mediterranean. Looking for a much-needed respite from their London cares, what they find on the Italian shore awakens them to a world of beauty, ardor, and the joys of living. Based on the beloved novel of the same name.
$17—student price
Buy in advance at http://ttf.sdsu.edu/.

UCSD: Friday, December 8
Park in Lot P103
3:30: Arrive on campus, walk to Galbraith Hall
4:00 – 5:00: Info Session & faculty panel
5:00 – 5:30: Department Tour
5:30 – 7:00: Wander the UCSD campus on your own and/or grab dinner at the University Center
7:15: Meet back at the Shank Theatre
7:30: Show begins
Performance: She Kills MonstersTheodore and Adele Shank Theatre
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her tennage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's revenge.
$10—student price


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Playwrights - Submit for New Play Festival 2018--Due December 9!

San Diego City College Students.
The 3rd Annual Words, Words, Words: New Play Festival
Performances : March 9-18, 2018 - The Black Box Theatre at San Diego City College.

This year we are awarding cash prizes for themes and social topics related to the plays for next year's fest.

$250 for Best Play
$250 for Best LGBT Experience
$250 for Best African-American Experience
$250 for Best Hispanic Experience
Submission Guidelines:
·       If your play is selected you must enroll for the Spring 2018 semester at SD City College. If selected student playwright must be available on varying dates for workshops, talk backs and productions between Jan 30-Mar 18, 2018. No exceptions. If you have participated in previous New Play Festivals you may submit again.
·       All plays must be properly formatted. This means: 12-point font, Times New Roman or Courier font only. Monologues should not exceed 4 pages. Ten-Minute plays cannot exceed 10 pages.  No Exceptions on the page limits.
·       Monologues must have one character.
·       Ten-Minute plays should have no more than two characters. A third character is permitted as long as that character serves the play. No exceptions beyond three characters.
·       Ten Minute plays should have a single setting.
·       Selected Playwrights will be work-shopped the first two weeks of the Spring 2018 Semester. All plays are considered workshop productions and will be treated as such. This means that if your play is selected you will work with the dramaturg and director of your show to find its final form.Playwriting is a process and your play, if selected, will be treated as such. San Diego City College is an educational institution and is committed to the development of student writers. This means that all work is considered “in progress.”  It is the goal of The One Act Festival to foster new playwrights. That means that students must be malleable and open to continuing the development of their scripts.
·       The festival will be a collection of 6-9 selected monologues and 10 Minute Plays/monologues.
·       To submit email SDCityCollegeNewPlayFestival@Gmail.com with the log line: 2018 One-Act Festival Submission. Include all information in a single document in either Microsoft WORD or PDF. DO NOT cut and paste your play into the context of the email. Attachments only! Due December 9!
·       Happy writing!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Vagina Monologues is returning to City College!



Performance date is Friday, February 23 in the Saville Theatre. 

The 2018 season will be the 20th anniversary of V-Day and the sixth year of One Billion Rising. Being part of a production of The Vagina Monologues is more than just a theatrical experience; it is an ARITSTIC UPRISING, a RADICAL act, an ACT OF RESISTANCE.

Auditions are coming up: they'll be Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 in AH 418. NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! You'll be reading from the script.

Please know that in order to perform in The Vagina Monologues, you must be female or identify as female. Cisgender men are welcome to be a part of V-Day!

Contact director Ashley Bodie at ashbodie@gmail.com.



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Native Voices Staged Reading



On Monday, November 13 from 3:00 - 4:15, Native Voices will be on campus performing a staged reading in the Black Box Theatre. For more information, go here: https://theautry.org/events/signature-programs/native-voices.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

TOURS to UCSD and SDSU's Theatre Departments!

If you'd like to join us on these tours, please contact Katie Rodda at krodda@sdccd.edu. You will need to sign a field trip liability form.

Interested in transferring to UCSD or SDSU’s Theatre Program?

Come on a tour and see what’s in store!


SDSU: Friday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Park in Lot 12, 8th floor
3:00: Arrive on SDSU campus, walk to the Don Powell Theatre
3:30—5:30:  Introductions, program presentations, Q & A, tour of the facilities  
5:30 – 7:00: Wander the SDSU campus on your own and/or grab dinner in East Commons or the Student
Union
7:15 Meet back at the Don Powell Theatre
7:30: Show begins

Performance: Enchanted April, A New Musical Romance, Don Powell Theatre
Music by Richard B. Evans
Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart
Director, Stephen Brotebeck

Enchanted April finds life and love about to bloom for four London women in 1922 as they rent the castle of their dreams for one magical month on the Mediterranean. Looking for a much-needed respite from their London cares, what they find on the Italian shore awakens them to a world of beauty, ardor, and the joys of living. Based on the beloved novel of the same name.

$17—student price
Buy in advance at http://ttf.sdsu.edu/ 

UCSD: Friday, December 8
Park in Lot P103
3:30: Arrive on campus, walk to Galbraith Hall
4:00 – 5:00: Info Session & faculty panel
5:00 – 5:30: Department Tour
5:30 – 7:00: Wander the UCSD campus on your own and/or grab dinner at the University Center
7:15: Meet back at the Shank Theatre
7:30: Show begins

Performance: She Kills Monsters, Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre
by Qui Nguyen

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.

$10--student price