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The Sixth Act Announces 2011-2012 Season

It is with great pleasure that The Sixth Act announces its 2011-2012 season! Please consider joining us for any or all of the following events. Please especially consider exploring Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s career at our October workshop and then bringing your colleagues and/or your students to hear Ms. Vogel read in March. Finally, please contact Maria Brandt if you have any questions and/or if you would like to get involved!


Contemporary Women Playwrights with an Emphasis on Paula Vogel: An Academic Workshop

Thursday, October 20, 4-5:30 p.m., Black Box Theater

Free and Open to the Public

This workshop will look at the current dialogue surrounding women playwrights in the United States, will survey some of the more important and exciting work being done by contemporary women playwrights, and then will focus on the work of Paula Vogel. As usual, light refreshments will be served.


Playgoing Event

Fall 2011

The Sixth Act will work with a Rochester-based producing company to provide MCC faculty, students, and staff the opportunity to see a play together in the Rochester community, followed by a post-show discussion with the artists involved in the production.


Visiting Playwright: Paula Vogel

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m., Reading/Book-Signing, MCC Theater, Free and Open to the Public

Friday, March 2, 12 p.m., Playwriting Workshop, Black Box Theater, Free and Open to the MCC Community

Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Her other plays include the Obie-award winning The Baltimore Waltz, as well as Hot N Throbbing, Desdemona, The Mineola Twins, The Long Christmas Ride Home, And Baby Makes Seven, and The Oldest Profession. Her plays are published as The Mammary Plays and The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays. Vogel currently teaches playwriting at Brown University.

This event is co-sponsored by Creative Arts, Liberal Arts, English/Philosophy, and VaPA.


Fifth Annual Student Playwriting Competition

Staged Reading and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., Black Box Theater

Free and Open to the Public, Reservations Required

This competition encourages 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.

Maria Brandt
The Sixth Act