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! Apply for a performance slot

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. 


For Audiences: 

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.




Monday, February 27: The You Betta Work Stand Up Comedy Show ¡Fiesta!



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Join comedian Jesus U. BettaWork as he and his comedy amigos and amigas bring Redwood City an LOL-icious night of diverse stand up comedy. Yaaaaaaaaas! 


Monday, March 13: A staged reading of Tenn by Kathy Boussina


Celebrated playwright Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover, Frank Merlo are viewed through the lens of the unconventional therapeutic relationship that develops between Williams and his psychoanalyst.  As the story unfolds, Williams’ haunted past surfaces while Frank struggles to save Tenn and to keep their love intact.


Monday, March 27: A staged reading of Skokie by David Koppel (Adapted from the teleplay by Ernest Kincy) 

A drama based on the true story of the 1980 Chicago Nazi march into the predominantly Jewish suburb of Skokie. This small community comprised of many Holocaust survivors is forced to confront the past when a Nazi organizer from Chicago selects it as the location for its next rally. Determined to fight against the anti-semitism invading their neighborhood, Skokie's Jewish citizens rise up in protest while the ACLU and other civil libertarians ironically find themselves defending their "enemies" in order to preserve first amendment rights.


This timely and provocative story will spark a fascinating dialogue among audience members following the presentation.


Monday, April 10: A staged reading of Terms of Use by Patrick Brennan

Martha wants to save her hacker brother from a dangerous obesssion with virtual reality. But she discovers that he has learned to open a door to a realm darker than she could have ever imagined. can she rescue him before she looses him forever? 


Monday, April 24: A staged reading of Sgnarelle ad medicum cannabis​ by Wes Finlay


Cannabis vs. Big Pharma. The comedy is derived and adapted from a Moliere classic and Machiavelli’s famous comedy “The Mandrake.”

A cannabis aficionado/gardener assumes the guise of a prominent doctor. He prescribes cannabis as his preferred and only medicine. While curing some ailments of the local gentry, he is coaxed into attempting to cure a young girl’s horrific ailment that is caused by the forbidden love between her and her first love. Doctor Sganarelle does so by cooking up special cannabinoid potions and prescribes a procedure that turns their hopelessly, depressing romantic situation into a salacious romp that solves the two young lovers predicament and fulfills their desire to live openly as husband and wife.



For Performers:


As a performer, there's no cost to you but we do need to get some details and book you into a time slot. You are responsible for casting your show/reading. 


The dates for the 2017 Series are:


Monday, January 9 Monday, June 26
Monday, January 30     Monday, July 10
Monday, February 13 Monday, August 14
Monday, February 27 Monday, August 28
Monday, March 13  Monday, September 25
Monday, March 27 Monday, October 9
Monday, April 10 Monday, October 30
Monday, April 24 Monday, November 13
Monday, May 29th -
Memorial Day movie
Monday, November 27
Monday, June 12 Monday, December 11
Dates with a strikethrough are booked or pending booking. To apply for a 2017 slot, please fill out the online form and Max, the MNPS coordinator, will be in touch with next steps.
If you have questions, contact Max Koknar at max (at) 


If you have marketing collateral, we're happy to put your performance up on our website and on the television display in the theatre window that faces the street. Graphics for the television display must be JPG formatted and be 1080 X 1920 at 72 dpi and portrait oriented. Please mail the marketing collateral to kim (at) at least 4 weeks before your performance. 


Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to fully produce a new play or musical with a set. 


Apply for a slot


The Monday Night Play Space series is sponsored in part by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission. 

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