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Mendocino College Festival of New Plays

WHAT:            9th Annual New Play Festival

                         Eight short plays written by local playwrights.


WHO:               Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department &

                         Theatre Club


WHEN:            May 20 & 21, 8 PM; all tickets $5.


WHERE:              MENDOCINO COLLEGE, Little Theatre 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah.


9th Annual Festival of New Plays at Mendocino College


The Mendocino College Theatre Arts Department will present the Ninth Annual Festival of New Plays on Friday and Saturday May 20 and 21 at 8 PM in the college’s Little Theatre, room 710 on the Ukiah campus.


The festival features eight new plays by local playwrights.  Each play is approximately ten minutes long and will be presented at both performances. Many of the plays were developed in English professor Jody Gehrman’s writing classes.  Gehrman will be producing the festival this year, together with Maria A. Monti and David Wolf.


The plays have been directed by Mendocino College directing students. The short plays cover a range of topics and performance styles.  According to Gehrman, “We really believe in promoting local writers in a local venue—there’s nothing quite so exhilarating. This year’s lineup is wonderfully vibrant and eclectic.”


The following plays will be featured in this year’s festival: “No Bullets” by Damian Sebouhian, directed by Bryan Arnold; “My Very Own Personal Narrator” by Deneb T. Hall, directed by Mitchell Roberts; “Perish” by Corinna Rogers, directed by Margie Loesch; “Martha” by J.R. Brady, directed by Maria A. Monti; “Eating Crow” by Florence Peck and Sheralyn Riewerts, directed by Marje Artlip; “Happily Ever After” by Teresa Loesch, directed by Maria A. Monti; “Spirits” by Bill Webster, directed by Toby Rodriques; “My Best Friend Kills People and I’m Okay with That” by Cameron Camacho, directed by Corinna Rogers


Tickets are available at the Mendocino Book Company and at the Mendocino College Bookstore and online at  Some of the plays are for mature audiences and include moments of violence and sexuality.   The festival is recommended for ages 13 and up.  Admission is $5.  For more information, call Jody Gehrman at 468-3150.



Herron Spence and Kristy Tucker shown here in the 2009 Festival of New Plays, will also be appearing this year’s festival.






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