Don't Miss the Stage & Screen Fest

Posted on: 4/27/2017


Theatre is thrilled to again showcase original works by student playwrights and artists in the 2017 Stage & Screen Fest.

Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Robert Cucuzza, the festival features four short, professionally-produced world premiere plays written and created by L.A. Mission College students. In collaboration with the Multimedia program, each play will also have a dynamic video element. The festival runs May 19-20 in the Campus Center Main. 

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The plays selected for the 2017 Stage & Screen Fest are:

by David N. Nelson
At a lonely bus stop, Tod gets a glimpse of his future and it's nothing like what he bargained for. David N. Nelson’s creepy and comical trip into The Twilight Zone asks big questions about mortality, yet provides no answers, except “Am I next?”

by Brooke Lakes
Brooke Lakes takes us on a theatrical acid trip in her play, Just. Through bursts of color, dynamic tableaus, and silent action, Lakes tracks a nameless girl’s downward spiral from her childhood broken home all the way into addiction...and beyond. 

by Raymond Alvarez
This mind-bending dark comedy about the pitfalls of marriage starts off in a casket store and ends in a church. Raymond Alvarez gets deep into the mind of a bride on the run from herself, crafting a film noir world that doubles back on itself, leading to a final twist.

by Christopher Marlowe / music and adaptation by Jon Patrick Walker
In this new musical from singer/songwriter and Broadway veteran, Jon Patrick Walker, the tale of Dr. Faustus and his pact with the Devil are set to a heartbreaking modern score. Using the original text from Christopher Marlowe’s 1604 play, Dr. Faustus, Walker brings this oft-told tale into the 21st century, where power plays appear to have unleashed the denizens of Hell among us, and the Seven Deadly Sins seem more deadly than ever before. Excerpts of the musical will be presented.

The 2017 Stage & Screen Fest is created, produced and performed by a company of students who are working under the direction and mentorship of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Robert Cucuzza. The 2015 Stage & Screen Fest featured four student plays and a street dance performance by guest artist Boogie Frantick. With the projected opening of a state-of-the-art theater in the new Arts, Media & Performance Building in May 2017, Mission College has made a commitment to develop an interdisciplinary, contemporary culture of theatre arts that both reflects its diverse student body and provides practical experience in the production of live entertainment.

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