Our 2020 Season
February 16 | The Seven Deadly Sins
April 19 | Melodies and Music Makers
June 7 | One Night Stand's Sex Appeal
August 9 | Soiled Doves
October 4 | Ghosts of the Radio
December TBA | In the Works VI
Our February, April, June, August, and October shows happen at Vintage Theatre on Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
The December show takes place at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S NOTES - James O'Leary
Thanks to everyone who made our “In the Works 5” evening happen! Thank you to actors Randy, Mike, Chántel, Jason, Kytriena, Mauro, Ellen and Ammon; directors Cindy and Matt; production staff Beth, Cody, Gail and Kelly Jo; and playwrights David-Matthew, Mike, Cody, Christopher and Anne! A lot of insightful and personal drama peppered with comedy. Thank you to the audience members who joined us to check out these new plays!
Our next show is February 16, back at Vintage Theater with “The Seven Deadly Sins.” It’s all about pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath or sloth…classic sins at the end of the Valentine’s weekend! Playwrights and writers, the deadline for submitting short plays, stories and poems is Jan. 6 (send to email@example.com).
We’ve wrapped up rehearsals for “In the Works” and are getting ready for the Saturday-night show! Join us for five short plays by Red Rocks Community College playwrighting students and faculty on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. The evening features a family reunion at a bus stop, smoking behind the dumpster, confessions in a motel room, love at first sight in a fast-food restaurant, and political dirty deeds in a high-rise restaurant. Here is one last play quote from the evening:
“Guys like Jeff always get girls like you. I get a muffin and art classes and a lot of alone time.” – Before Harmony Sleeps with Jeff by David-Matthew Barnes
Playwrights and writers: We are looking for short plays and stories for our next show, The Seven Deadly Sins, February 16 at Vintage Theater. If you have a play, story or poem about pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath or sloth, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6.
Welcome our cast for “In the Works 5”: One Night Standers Randy Diamon, Kytriena Payseno, and Mauro Segura; Chántel Healy from the cast of last year’s “In the Works”; and new actors Michael Haberkamp, Jason Jestice, Ellen Love Templeton and Ammon Underhill. We begin rehearsals soon with directors Cindy Hall, Matthew Davis and myself. Here are quotes from two of the plays we’ll be presenting on December 7, both from Red Rocks Community College playwrights:
“Do you know what it’s like to have negative thoughts constantly run circles in your head? You try to quiet them by reassuring yourself, but it’s like putting tape over a leaky pipe, it can hold for only so long.” – Cracks by Cody Healy
“How’s that busted lip feel on your slutty neck in the back of his 2008 Honda Civic?” – Lavender Skies by Christopher Jones
Congratulations to the playwrights whose work was selected for our Dec. 7 production. “In the Works 5” showcases the talents of Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) playwrighting students and theatre faculty. The show is on a Saturday (instead of our usual Sunday), Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the RRCC Theatre in Lakewood, Colorado.
This year’s lineup explores love, sexuality and betrayal as the characters in the plays take risks, challenge the rules of society, and face the consequences of their actions:
An accidental brother-and-sister reunion brings pain and disappointment in "Fleeting Reunion" by Anne Schwertfeger.
A veteran political consultant makes a secret deal with disastrous results in "RealPolitik" by Mike Coste.
Best friends reveal hidden feelings and attractions behind a high school dumpster in "Lavender Skies" by Christopher Jones.
A heartbroken man seeks comfort from a sex worker in "Cracks" by Cody Healy.
A young artist is determined to win the heart of a free-spirited woman in "Before Harmony Sleeps with Jeff" by David-Matthew Barnes.