|Welcome To Stage Left Theater!|
by Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber
directed by Rick Boal
June 3-19, 2016
In November, 1998, gay university student Matthew Shepard was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming. Ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later, in September, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"
by Donald L. Coburn
Produced by Woodland Theatre Productions
Starring Ed Bryan and Kathie Doyle-Lipe
June 22-26, 2016
Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other's company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller's inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident. While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin games, as each player tries to expose the other's weaknesses, to belittle the other's life, and to humiliate the other thoroughly.
Our group is founded on the belief that live theater provides a mechanism for interpersonal interaction not provided by television and movies, that it should be a force for political, intellectual and social stimulation, and should be relevant to the daily lives of the audience and the players. We seek to broaden the involvement of the general population by engaging issues of topical value and stimulating the analysis and discussion of the structure and goals of society.
Click here to see the evolution of our building from a retail space to the theater we now occupy.
Stage Left Theater will produce five shows in our regular 2016-2017 season. Click here.
Stage Left Theater is a volunteer organization. We need volunteers to run the front of house (ushers, concessions, house managers, box office managers, cleaning crews)
as well as performance functions (set design and construction, lighting and sound design and operation, stage managers, props and costumes)
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(No auditions scheduled at this time.
Season 2016-2017 auditions will be announced soon.)
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