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The Sixth Act Announces Its 2009-2010 Season

The Sixth Act is pleased to announce its 2009-2010 season for your perusal. We hope you consider these events as you begin planning for the next academic year, and please don’t hesitate to contact Maria Brandt at 585-292-3394 or <""> with any questions you might have or if you wish to get involved.

Eco-Theatre: An Academic Workshop
Thursday, October 8, 4-5:30, Black Box Theater
Free and Open to the Public (Metered Parking Available)
In collaboration with MCC’s Sustainability Group, this workshop will explore ideas surrounding sustainability as expressed on stage. As usual, light refreshments will be served.

If All of MCC Read the Same Play
Friday, December 4, 12 p.m., MCC Theater
Free and Open to the MCC Community
This event will encourage the MCC community to study, view together, and then discuss the ideas and imaginative processes involved both in reading and producing the same short play.

Playgoing Event
Spring 2010
The Sixth Act is pleased to coordinate an outing to a Rochester-area play, followed by a conversation about questions the play catalyzes.

Third Annual Student Playwriting Competition
Staged Reading and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m., Black Box Theater
Free and Open to the Public, Reservations Required

This competition intends to encourage MCC students to write plays for an audience; to provide MCC students a competitive venue for their scripts; and to offer winning playwrights the opportunity to see their scripts performed and to receive constructive feedback for future play development. Scripts will be accepted for consideration beginning in September.

Special Event
The Blazing Life and Tragic Death of Joaquin Murieta
Written by Pablo Neruda
Translated by Scott Vrooman
The Sixth Act plans to carve out a series of events designed to help develop this robust new translation towards production at a professional theatre in the United States.

Drama on Demand
Drama on Demand is an ongoing curriculum tool that brings student actors into literature classrooms, encouraging students to talk to each other across disciplines about theatre.

Formed in 2004, The Sixth Act aims to broaden and deepen an interdisciplinary appreciation of drama at MCC and to connect MCC faculty, staff, and students with events in Rochester’s theatre community. It seeks as its leaders faculty, staff, and students drawn from a variety of academic disciplines and departments. For more information, please contact Maria Brandt at 585-292-3394 or

The Sixth Act is supported by MCC’s Creative Arts Committee.

Maria Brandt
The Sixth Act