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Playwright John Cariani Visits MCC in March!

Playwright John Cariani is visiting MCC this semester! VaPA students will present a scene and Cariani himself will read from his work Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m., in the Warshof Conference Center Monroe A. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors should park in Lot M. Cariani also will also run a special playwriting workshop on Friday, March 25, at 12 p.m., in 8-200. This event is free and closed to only the MCC community. Please also note that MCC’s VaPA Department is producing Cariani’s play Almost, Maine this semester and The Sixth Act is hosting a talkback after their Friday, April 8, performance.

John Cariani is both 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.

If you would like a copy of Cariani’s play Almost, Maine, and/or have any questions about his visit, please contact Maria Brandt at

Cariani’s visit is sponsored by Creative Arts, The Sixth Act, and Liberal Arts.

Maria Brandt
The Sixth Act