2023–2024 Theatre Productions
ReEntry by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez
Directed by TMCC Theatre Student Greg Hillman. Produced with TMCC's Veteran Resource Center. Coming Sept. 8, 2023.
An unflinching look at the lives of Marines getting ready for and returning from combat, ReEntry is a docudrama exploration of the relationships between Marines and the civilians they fight for overseas and must contend with when they return home.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal
Directed by TMCC Faculty Shea King. Coming Nov. 9–18, 2023.
When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.
26 Pebbles by Eric Uolla
Directed by TMCC Theatre Student Leyla Perales Rizo. Coming Feb. 1–3, 2024.
Similar in style to The Laramie Project, 26 Pebbles is a heartbreaking and riveting docudrama. Playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.
Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Bruka Theatre Of The Sierra, Inc's very own Holly Natwora. Coming April 18–27, 2024.
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?