The Monday Night Play Space
Since 2016 Dragon Productions Theatre Company has hosted the Monday Night Play Space. Two Mondays a month (when we can) Dragon will open its doors to local artists to use the space for anything, including staged readings of new plays, local film screenings, poetry slams, stand up comedy, improv demos, books readings, movie nights curated by the Dragon staff, and anything else that the Bay Area artistic community comes up with! You need to workshop in front of an audience? This is your opportunity! Apply for a performance slot.
We’ll be accepting cash donations from patrons at the door in lieu of a fixed ticket price. We'll have concessions available so it will be a fun night at the theatre and a great way to meet local artists, share in the creative process, mingle with the community, and support local theatre.
All performances start at 7:30p and the doors open at 7p at the Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City. Cash only at the door. Suggested minimum donation of $5 - $10. Concessions will be available for purchase to enjoy during the show.
Monday, February 27: The You Betta Work Stand Up Comedy Show ¡Fiesta!
Join comedian Jesus U. BettaWork as he and his comedy amigos and amigas bring Redwood City an LOL-icious night of diverse stand up comedy. Yaaaaaaaaas!
Monday, March 13: A staged reading of Tenn by Kathy Boussina
Celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover, Frank Merlo are viewed through the lens of the unconventional therapeutic relationship that develops between Williams and his psychoanalyst. As the story unfolds, Williams’ haunted past surfaces while Frank struggles to save Tenn and to keep their love intact.
Monday, March 27: A staged reading of Skokie by David Koppel (Adapted from the teleplay by Ernest Kincy)
A drama based on the true story of the 1980 Chicago Nazi march into the predominantly Jewish suburb of Skokie. This small community comprised of many Holocaust survivors is forced to confront the past when a Nazi organizer from Chicago selects it as the location for its next rally. Determined to fight against the anti-semitism invading their neighborhood, Skokie's Jewish citizens rise up in protest while the ACLU and other civil libertarians ironically find themselves defending their "enemies" in order to preserve first amendment rights.
This timely and provocative story will spark a fascinating dialogue among audience members following the presentation.
Martha wants to save her hacker brother from a dangerous obesssion with virtual reality. But she discovers that he has learned to open a door to a realm darker than she could have ever imagined. can she rescue him before she looses him forever?
Monday, April 24: A staged reading of Sgnarelle ad medicum cannabis by Wes Finlay
Cannabis vs. Big Pharma. The comedy is derived and adapted from a Moliere classic and Machiavelli’s famous comedy “The Mandrake.”
A cannabis aficionado/gardener assumes the guise of a prominent doctor. He prescribes cannabis as his preferred and only medicine. While curing some ailments of the local gentry, he is coaxed into attempting to cure a young girl’s horrific ailment that is caused by the forbidden love between her and her first love. Doctor Sganarelle does so by cooking up special cannabinoid potions and prescribes a procedure that turns their hopelessly, depressing romantic situation into a salacious romp that solves the two young lovers predicament and fulfills their desire to live openly as husband and wife.
As a performer, there's no cost to you but we do need to get some details and book you into a time slot. You are responsible for casting your show/reading.
The dates for the 2017 Series are:
|Monday, June 26|
|Monday, July 10|
|Monday, October 9|
|Monday, October 30|
|Monday, November 13|
|Monday, May 29th -
Memorial Day movie
|Monday, November 27|
|Monday, December 11|
If you have marketing collateral, we're happy to put your performance up on our website and on the television display in the theatre window that faces the street. Graphics for the television display must be JPG formatted and be 1080 X 1920 at 72 dpi and portrait oriented. Please mail the marketing collateral to kim (at) dragonproductions.net at least 4 weeks before your performance.
Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to fully produce a new play or musical with a set.
The Monday Night Play Space series is sponsored in part by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.