The Sixth Act

Photo of Paula Vogel, visiting Playwright


Formed in 2004, The Sixth Act provides co-curricular support for the study of drama across disciplines at MCC. To this end, The Sixth Act (1) develops co-curricular events and materials for MCC faculty and students, especially those who might teach or study plays or playwriting, and (2) provides enrichment opportunities to encourage all MCC faculty, students, and staff to see and talk about plays produced at MCC and in the Rochester area. The Sixth Act seeks as its leaders faculty, staff, and students drawn from a variety of academic disciplines and departments. The Sixth Act is supported by MCC's Creative Arts Committee and Liberal Arts Program.

Upcoming Events

Visiting Playwright: John Cariani

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7 PM
Monroe A
Reading and Book-Signing
Free and Open to the Public

Friday, March 25, 2016, 12 PM
Playwriting Workshop
Free and Open to the MCC Community

John Cariani is an actor and a playwright. He has appeared on and Off Broadway and in several films and television shows. He’s been nominated for a Tony Award. John has done movies with Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Ed Asner. Most people seem to know him from Law & Order, where he played Forensics Tech Beck for five seasons. As a playwright, John is best known for his first play, Almost, Maine, which premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004 and opened Off-Broadway in 2006. It has since become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States and has been translated into a dozen languages. He has two new plays being published this year: Last Gas and Love/Sick, both of which premiered at Portland Stage. John grew up in Presque Isle, attended Amherst College, and now lives in New York City.

MCC’s VaPA Department will perform Almost Maine during the Spring 2016 semester.

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Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus
Maria Brandt

Building 5, Room 540
Phone: (585) 292-3394