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Alvin Trask, Chair
Email: alvin.trask@montgomerycollege.edu
phone: 240-567-5250



Theatre Department Current Events

Montgomery College's Theatre Arts Department Season 2018-19 

Our Current Season:

Rockville Campus

Compleat Female Stage Beauty

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Cast List

Edward Kynaston…………….Sebastian Carrillo
Samuel Pepys……………….. Jordan Rodriguez 
Thomas Betterton…………….Damon Lue-Maxwell
Villiars………………………….Mike Bayerle
Maria………………………….. Kathleen Graham
Lady Meresvale/Miss Frayne..Roxanne King/Nadya Yaksich
Sir Charles Sedley…………… Bill Kassay
Margaret Hughes……………..Madlené Nel
Charles II………………………Darrow Sherman
Nel Gwynn…………………….Rebecca Rahman
Ensemble/Musicians/Supernumiaries:
Andre Agnew, Alie Karambash, Sohrob Rasoulpour, Yian Zhang


Social Darwinism Auditions:

A play by Angela Gant

Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes. The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. Additionally, Social Darwinism shows the subjugation of women, which changes as the play evolves.

The first act begins with our group in their chimpanzee form. They then move into a redneck social structure, followed by a more socially complex (and creepy 1950’s style) middle class. In act two the characters transcend to an upper class environment, though there are times throughout the play when the characters fall back on a different class. The play ends with the characters degenerating to their more primitive form.

As the play begins the actors are in their underwear, and as they advance they add more and more costume layers. This piece is truly a challenging ensemble piece for any actor or director, for most of the characters are onstage throughout the play, and the actors are required to play many social environments as well as working on the physicality of their roles.

There are five male and five female roles.  They are all roles that will stretch any student actor and they are all on stage with plenty to do most of the time.  Actors in Compleat Female Beauty are encouraged to audition.  I will be able to work around conflicts if need be.

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Nathan, the Wise Production Photos

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Spring 2019

Rockville Campus

The Compleat Female Stage Beauty

February 2019
Directed by Jessica Lefkow

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Performances:
Wednesday, February 20th, to Saturday, February 23rd, 8pm
to Sunday, February 24th, 2pm

Synopsis:
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher

In 1661 the most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage was a performer named "Kynaston." Like every other player permitted to enact such roles, Kynaston was a man. A celebrity artist shining bright at the crest of the Restoration, Ned or Mr. K, as he's called, is applauded onstage and off for his interpretations of Shakespeare's tragic ladies: Ophelia, Cleopatra, especially his Desdemona and his famous "death scene." But when an unknown named Margaret Hughes plays Desdemona one night at an illegal theater, instead of stopping the show, the ever-game King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston's world is turned upside-down. He loses his cachet, his livelihood, his lover and his sense of self. And as such women as the king's own courtesan, Nell Gwynn, and Kynaston's former dresser, Maria, become stars, his own light disappears until fate and his desire for revenge give him a chance to take the stage again.

~ http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3749


Our Student Showcase

April 2019

Directed by Mark Kamie

Auditions:
Tuesday, February 26th,  4pm to 8pm
Wednesday, February 27th, 4pm to 8pm

CallBacks:
Friday, March 1st, 12pm to 7pm

Performances:
Thursday, Apr 18th & Friday, Apr 19th, 8pm; Saturday, Apr 20th, 2pm

Synopsis:
Written and Performed by our MC Students.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Social Darwinism

Auditions: Monday Feb 4, TA148, Rockville campus
                 Thursday, Feb 7, CU208, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus
Callbacks: Saturday, Feb 9, CU208, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus

Performances: Friday & Saturday, April 5,6, 12 & 13 at 8pm
                        Sunday, April 7 & 14 at 2pm

Synopsis:
Written by Angela Gant

SocialDarwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes. The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. Additionally, Social Darwinism shows the subjugation of women, which changes as the play evolves.

~ http://www.angelagant.com/plays/social-darwinism/




i'd rather eat sand

Nathan, the Wise

the war dirty little war

HAIR!

 

Fall 18 Academic Calendar (pdf - 599kb)
Fall 18 Academic Calendar (doc - 80kb)
Spring 19 Academic Calendar (pdf - 178kb) 
Spring 19 Academic Calendar (doc - 59kb)

Pipelines 2018-19:  
HAIR!, October 2018 
 
Nathan, the Wise, November 2018

The Compleat Female  Stage Beauty, February 2019

Student Showcase 2019, April 2019  

Spring Dance Concert, April 2019


DC Metro Theatre Arts

DMV -  Theatre Bloom

DCTheatreScene.com

TheatreWashington.org 

Black Box Players


MC Theatre 2019--20 Season:

Coming in the Spring 2019 









 

Production Pics 2017-2018

bobby over urinetown

Urinetown
Directed by Helen Murray

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My aMeriCa: Perspectives on the American Dream

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An Enemy of the People
Directed by Matt Bassett 

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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play
Directed by KenYatta Rogers


Production Pics 2016-2017

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Bat Boy
Directed by Matthew Bassett

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The Waiting Room
Directed by Dennis Mulligan

  50 rod and nicky fantasies close  
Avenue Q
Directed by Jessica Lefkow

  25 know more hereafter2

Twelfth Night
Directed by Sasha Olinick

 


Production Pics 2015-2016

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Godspell 
Directed by David Gram

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Marisol
Directed by Eric Ruffin 

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In the Heights
Directed by Raymond Caldwell 
hoopoe
Conference of the Birds
Directed by KenYatta Rogers







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Contact: Alvin Trask, Chair
Telephone: 240.567.5250
alvin.trask@montgomerycollege.edu


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