Online Repertory Theatre

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Mendocino College Online Repertory Theatre (ORT).  ORT is an online theatre ensemble consisting of Mendocino College theatre students as well as members of our local theatre community.  We will be releasing a variety of short online performances throughout the semester.  Check back here to view the work this ensemble will create together during this online semester.  We appreciate your support!

ORT Spring 2021 Ensemble of Actors:

Derek Almena

Virginia Hanley

Glenn Koeppel

Taylor Kruszewski

Jenifare Martin

John Pegan



Jeff Shipp

Miranda Swearengin

Phaedra Swearengin

ORT Spring 2021 Writers:

Derek Almena

Barbara Clark

Virginia Hanley

Tiffany Harz

Glenn Koeppel

John Pegan

Spring 2021 Submissions

Director: John Tomlinson

Technical support team: Steve Decker, David Wolf & Tony Novelli

ORT Spring 2021 - Goldie Strikes Again

A play by Glenn Koeppel, with illustrations by Amber Miller.

Image: Goldie Strikes Again

ORT Spring 2021 - The Package

A play by Virginia Hanley, directed by John Tomlinson.

Image: The Package

ORT Spring 2021 - Support Group

An original Zoom play by Barbara Clark, directed by John Tomlinson.

Original Play - Support Group


ORT Spring 2021 - Casey at the Bat

A poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, directed by Phaedra Swearengin.

Casey at the Bat


ORT Spring 2021 - Shakespeare's Sonnets #15, #16, and #18

The Mendocino College Online Repertory Theatre presents a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets.

ORT Sonnets


ORT Spring 2021 - Alien Report
The Mendocino College Online Repertory Theatre presents "Alien Report", a short video written and directed by Glenn Koeppel.

ORT Alien Report


2020 Submissions

Director: Reid Edelman

Technical support team: Steve Decker, Tony Novelli. Ilena Pegan, Shianne Robertson, & David Wolf    

Our first submission! September 3, 2020

Introducing the ORT ensemble in the prologue to Shakespeare’s Henry V.

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Submission #2 - September 17, 2020

Speaking Truth to Power - Mendocino College Online Repertory Theatre

Featuring Paulina from William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (Act III, scene 2)

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Submission #3 - October 8, 2020

"The Hill," from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology

Coming soon, the characters from Spoon River speak from their graves....

Submission #4 - October 21, 2020

Selections from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology

The characters from Spoon River speak from their graves....

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Submission #5 - October 29, 2020

"I Am Waiting" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Picture: I am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Submission #6 - October 30, 2020

"The Gettysburg Address" by Abraham Lincoln

Please remember to vote on or before November 3!

Picture: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Submission #7 - November 20, 2020

"Tripped Up" a short ply by Virginia Hanley

Directed by Ilena Pegan and Jason Davis

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Submission #8 - December 1, 2020

"Polio Pony" a short radio play written and directed by John Pegan

Featuring: Hannah Hinrichs, Paris Klier, Dakota Laiwa-McKay, Joni Marie McLeod, Phaedra Swearengin and Kyle Whiterock. 

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Submission #9 - December 9, 2020

Antigone by Sophocles

A 50-minute radio-play adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy.

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