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! Go to the performer section for details, dates, and the signup form.
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.
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.
March 26th: a staged reading of a new play
A staged reading of a new work by a local playwright. Followed by a feedback session with the writer and performer, Laura Jane Bailey.
It is Saturday morning, the Holy Day of Housekeeping, and the ancient vacuum is out. LJ just wants to finish her chores and get away from her mother but the tube won't go into the mouth of this prehistoric monster. Her mother is furious. She screams and threatens and chases LJ out of the house. The screen door slams just as LJ realizes it’s raining. As she turns to go back inside to get out of the storm, her mother clicks the little metal lock on the screen door and walks away. Abandoned and alone, she starts to cry. Until she hears a deep, booming voice in the distance…
April 9th: Emoshi - a solo magic show
People come from all walks of life, our magician comes from Saudi Arabia, she dedicated the past eight years of her life to learning her passion and studying the art of magic, and she decided to devote a night for those who want to take a break from their hectic lives and attend her very first solo show - that's YOU! She will tackle your feelings and play with your emotions! (You may need to bring some handkerchiefs, she promises she won't borrow it, but you may need it when you shed some tears, and there's a chance she may borrow it).
But... she promises the show will be FUN!
April 23rd: a 360 Storytelling event with Alika Spencer-Koknar
May 21st: Stories from the Soul: An Evening of Reclaiming Power
Join us as we celebrate the voices of the marginalized and share the vital (and often times overlooked) stories of people with diverse experiences. Find yourself or those you love in our fun, powerful, intimate, truthful memoirs.
May 28: TBD
June 11: The You Betta Work Comedy ¡Fiesta! Stand Up Comedy Showcase (adult content)
June 18: FIT (working title) - a solo piece by a local artist. Initially prompted by stereotypes of older women but the piece evolves into a story of the fullness /diversity of every life. Can the world accommodate the strangeness and beauty and ugliness of each precious person's experience?
June 25: TBD
July 2: A staged reading of A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem
July 30: A staged reading of a new work by Jeffrey Lo
As a performer, there's no cost to you but we do need to get some details and book you into a time slot. Please be aware of the following:
- You are responsible for casting your show/reading.
- Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to fully produce a new play or musical with a set. There may be a Dragon set already on the stage so we'll be closing the mid-stage curtain to give you the front of the stage as a performance space.
- You can enter the building at 6p on the night of for set up and a quick walkthru of the performance. We unfortunately cannot accomodate other rehearsal time.
- The doors open for the audience at 7p and the show starts at 7:30p on a Monday night so make sure that your work schedule and traffic accomodate this.
The dates for the 2018 Series are: