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OUR SEASON 2015-2016

We are currently securing a permanent home for our theatre and other Tacoma performing artists.

Finishing our 2015 season will be Enron and Tracers this fall in our new space. Beyond that, we've been reading and dreaming of our second season. Here are some scripts we are considering:

Dad’s Porn Stash, Mark Daniel Cunningham, 2013, unpublished
9 Circles, Bill Cain, 2013- review

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,  Stephen Adly Guirgis, 2005- wiki

The Sluts of Sutton Drive, Joshua Conkel, 2013- review

On the Line,  Joe Rolland, 2007- review
Twilight LA 1992,  Anna Deavere Smith, 1994- wiki
None of the Above, Jenny Lyn Bader, 2009- review 
 Shalom Baby, Rikki Beadle-Blair, 2012- review
The Left Hand Singing,  Barbara Lebow, 2004- review

A Song for Coretta, Pearl Cleage, 2008 (One Act)- review

This list is neither complete nor set in stone. But it gives an idea of scripts we're excited about and the direction we are heading. I hope you'll join us for auditions and performances!

  Our 2014 season as previewed in November of 2013 as part of Tacoma' s Art at Work Month thanks to generous support from Spaceworks Tacoma!

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE by David Mamet (1977) 
Directed by Luke Amundson
Focuses on the relationship between two actors, the play's only characters. One, Robert, is a stage veteran while John is a young, promising actor. As the play goes on they are involved in a variety of productions, and gradually their relationship begins to change.

ENRON by Lucy Prebble (2009) 
Directed by
The Sunday Telegraph critic, gave it five stars, drawing parallels with the plot to that of King Lear. "While it isn't done any more to say this in the financial pages, I say it here with conviction: Enron is a strong buy," he wrote.


SCHOOL FOR LIES  by David Ives (2011)
Directed by Tom Sanders
  Playwright David Ives' version of Molière's "The Misanthrope" premiered at Classic Stage Company in New York under the title, "The School For Lies."

In addition to his work in the theater: In the mid-1990s, after having been a contributor to Spy Magazine, Ives wrote occasional humor pieces for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and other publications. In that same period, New York magazine named him one of the "100 Smartest New Yorkers".

THE SUNSET LIMITED by Cormac McCarthy (2006)  
Directed by Tim Samland
The story takes place entirely in the subway tenement apartment of the ex-con, Black, who has forcibly prevented the college professor, White, from casting himself in the path of an on-rushing subway train. Over the course of several hours, while the subway trains rumble ominously, Black keeps White a virtual prisoner in his apartment while he probes the roots of White’s suicidal depression and tries to convince him that life is worth living, that the antidote to despair is communion with God and with one’s brothers and sisters, that the Divine principle shimmers in all. 

TRACERS (1984)
Directed by Robert McConkey
Conceived by John DiFusco; written by the original cast: Vincent Caristi, Richard Chaves, John DiFusco, Eric E. Emerson, Rick Gallavan, Merlin Marston, and Harry Stephens, with Sheldon Lettich. A powerful, unsettling and ultimately devastating account of the Vietnam War, written (and first performed) by men who were there.

The play evokes both a sense of the horror and futility of war itself, and a renewed awareness of the misguided, if well-meant, policies which allowed a "police action" to escalate into a trauma which divided the nation. "This is an evening in the theater you should not miss—both as a theatregoer and as a person." —NY Post. "


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