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The Sixth Act

Photo of Paula Vogel, visiting Playwright


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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:
Nathan Yungerberg
Reading and Book-Signing
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Warshof Conference Center
Monroe B
Free and Open to the Public

Playwriting Workshop
Friday, February 14, 2020
12-12:50 p.m.
Building 8, Room 200
Free and Open to the MCC Community

Nathan Yungerberg is a Brooklyn-based playwright. His plays include Esai’s Table, The Son of Dawn, Pousada Azul, Orchids and Polka Dots, Seven Pools of Lebanon, and Isosceles. Nathan’s work has been developed or featured by The Cherry Lane Theatre (2017 Mentor Project with Stephen Adly Guirgis), Roundabout Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, JAG Productions, Crowded Fire Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, The Lark, The Fire This Time Festival, 48 Hours in Harlem, Climate Change Theatre Action, The National Black Theatre, The August Wilson Red Door Project, The Bushwick Starr, and BBC Radio Afternoon Drama. Nathan is one of seven black playwrights commissioned by The New Black Fest for HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments which was published by Samuel French. Awards and honors: The 2016 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (Semifinalist), Ken Davenport 10-Minute Play Festival (Winner), 2019 Djerassi Resident Artist, and 2019 Headlands Center for the Arts Artist in Residence.


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Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus
Maria Brandt
Building 5, Room 540
(585) 292-3394