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August 16-18, 2024

New Works Weekend

New Works Weekend

New Works Weekend is Mountain Community Theater’s celebration of our entire theater community presenting staged readings of new plays from playwrights around the region. This year we’re presenting three one-act plays all of which will be read each night, and we are excited to see how our audiences receive, enjoy, and interact with these debut pieces. All tickets are 2 for $10 for the entire weekend. The production takes place at Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street. There will be a talkback with the writers, directors, and readers of one script after each performance.

All three plays will be read at each performance.  We will be debuting “Uprooted” by Camilo Snyder-Alaniz and Mathew Chipman, two new young playwrights from Santa Cruz. This is a fantastical work following the travails of a newly broken-hearted tree spirit whose sorrow influences the fates of some of history’s finest creative souls. “Vodka Cran” by Daniel Martinez, a playwright from San Jose, tells a story about love across time and space while managing to fit the absolutely mythical into the everyday. Finally, MCT is proud to present “Giving Up Smoking” by Harvey Landa, a playwright from Western Stage, in a story of love, loss, dance, and wine.

Performance Dates:

Aug 16
All Tickets Two for $10
Talkback after the performance
Aug 17
All Tickets Two for $10
Talkback after the performance
Aug 18
All Tickets Two for $10Talkback after the performance  

Featured readers include MCT veteran actors, Amy Carlson, Jaden Fenn, Stephen Phillips, Kendra Kannegard, Sarah Marsh, Em Stewart, and Christina Wise, as well as newcomers to MCT, Sophia Alexander-Sidhom, Mathew Chipman, Michael Douglass, and Luke Thornley.

Directing the staged readings are Sue Ann Guilderman (Giving Up Smoking), Ian S. Dyer (Uprooted), and Jeff Dinnell (Vodka Cran).

MCT’s New Works Weekend is proud to present a lineup of thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating new scripts that will get people talking and wanting more—come be a part of the magic of theater!

Masks are strongly recommended.