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.
May 28: "Fight for 52¢" - a solo performance about the life of Vincent Raymond Dunne by Howard Petrick
"Fight for 52¢" is a solo performance about the life of Vincent Raymond Dunne, an American labor leader and revolutionary.
Vincent Raymond Dunne’s whole life and character had prepared him for the Minneapolis truck drivers strikes of 1934. The strike victories would lead to the unionization of over 250,000 workers across the Midwest, making them the most influential strikes in American labor history. This is his story of the strikes and their lessons for today. Based on conversations that performer Howard Petrick had with Mr. Dunne.
Howard Petrick’s first solo performance was Breaking Rank! about his experiences organizing against the Vietnam War while in the US Army in1966-68. It played at The Marsh Berkeley in 2011. Never Own Anything You Have to Paint or Feed, his second show, was his story of working on the railroad and meeting hobos and taking to the rails himself. He has performed at over thirty-five fringe festivals winning “Best of Fringe” awards for both shows.
June 11: The You Betta Work Comedy ¡Fiesta! Stand Up Comedy Showcase (adult content)
June 18: F - Fi - Fit - FIT! (working title) - a solo piece by a local artist Susannah Wood.
Initially prompted by stereotypes of older women but the piece evolves into a story of the fullness /diversity of every life. Can the world accommodate the strangeness and beauty and ugliness of each precious person's experience?
June 25: a magic show by Meriam Magic
July 2: A staged reading of A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem
July 30: A staged reading of a new work by Jeffrey Lo
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
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.
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: