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! Go to the performer section for details, dates, and the signup form.
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.
July 30: A staged reading of Zac and Siah, or Jesus in a Body Bag, a new work by Jeffrey Lo
Jesus has just died on the cross and everyone is left confused and unsure of what to do next. Especially Jesus’ loyal homies Zac and Siah who - despite what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John will have you think - were really important to Jesus. Turning water into wine? They figured that out. Bread and fish for the village? Their handiwork as well. But when Jesus calls his shot and announces that he will rise from the dead - Zac and Siah become desperate to keep their friends’ credibility and the Good News alive.
Featuring Maria Giere Marquis, Drew Reitz and Max Tachis
August 6: A staged reading of Every Day Alice
Every Day Alice is a staged reading of a new play commissioned for Utopia Theatre Project's second season. Every Day Alice explores familiar characters from Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, in a modern setting. Alice, a brilliant young writer, has been placed in a mental hospital due to nervous breakdowns from her overactive imagination. Her boyfriend Peter longs for adventure and a release from the responsibilities of adulthood. Their publisher/pianist friend James struggles to connect with his wife, Isabel, a mute professional dancer. Together they navigate the blurred lines between mental health and artistic expression, as they discover what it truly means to grow up.
August 27: Play on Words presents: Nostalgia-rama!
A night of staged readings of some of your favorite sitcoms and children's programming (mostly) from the 80's and 90's, performed by the (former) children of the 80's and 90's. This reading will feature readings of episodes of Cheers, Wishbone, Tales from the Crypt, and everyone's favorite rerun, The Twilight Zone.
September 17: Magic with Father and Son Duo Dan Chan Master Magician and James Chan
September 24: TBD
October 8: A Dollhouse: A translation-in-progress by Melinda Marks of Et Dukkehjem by Henrik Ibsen.
A staged reading of a new translation of one of the most well-known works of the 19th century.
October 22: a staged reading of Tournament de Champions, a new play by Max Tachis
Blockbuster. 2010. The company has just declared bankruptcy. In order to survive, two stores compete in a series of exponentially ridiculous challenges after hours, pushing themselves and each other to the limit. Which crew will keep their jobs, keep their store, and keep the rich legacy of Blockbuster alive? Find out in this new comedy by Max Tachis on Monday, October 22nd at Dragon Productions!
November 12: Workshop Reading of Above Asking, a new play about Bay Area real estate, by Hilary King.
November 19: Fred Lee and the Philanthropist's stone
A solo performance, an hour of mental miracles and mind control by one of the Bay's premiere magicians.
As a performer, there's no cost to you but we do need to get some details and book you into a time slot. Please be aware of the following:
- You are responsible for casting your show/reading.
- Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to fully produce a new play or musical with a set. There may be a Dragon set already on the stage so we'll be closing the mid-stage curtain to give you the front of the stage as a performance space.
- You can enter the building at 6p on the night of for set up and a quick walkthru of the performance. We unfortunately cannot accomodate other rehearsal time.
- The doors open for the audience at 7p and the show starts at 7:30p on a Monday night so make sure that your work schedule and traffic accomodate this.
The dates for the 2018 Series are: