Invited Productions, Scenes, and New Plays

Invited Productions

The executive committee of the regional board met on Saturday, December 9TH, to consider all of the participating productions in the region during 2017. We thank all the schools that entered shows. It was a long and difficult discussion. Here are the shows that have been invited to Festival 50:


Where Words Once Were

by Finegan Kruckemeyer
directed by Tracy Callahan
Weber State University (Utah)

The Government Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol
adapted by
Theatre Movement Bazaar
directed by Tina Kronis
Los Angeles City College (California)

Man of La Mancha

by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion
and Dale Wasserman
directed by bree valle
Cuesta College (California)

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage
directed by Linda Bisesti-Reidy
California Polytechnic University, Pomona (California)

Story Theatre

by Paul Sills
directed by Kevin Dressler
Mesa Community College (Arizona)


by Danai Gurira
directed by Stephanie Weeks
Universtity of Utah (Utah)

Alternate Selections to Festival 50:

Jumpers: The Fatal Grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge

directed by Chris Clark
Utah Valley University (Utah)

Still Life With Iris

by Steven Dietz
directed by Lori Siekmann
Concordia University, Irvine (California)

Evening of Invited Scenes, Wednesday, February 14th:

Special Event: Jumpers: The Fatal Grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge, Utah Valley University, directed by Christopher Clark.

Vanya, Sonia, Masha, Spike

by Christopher Durang
University of Guam

Red Scare on Sunset

by Charles Busch
California State University, Fullerton

Traditional Folk Tales

Eastern Arizona College


by Patrick Hamilton
California State University, Northridge

Almost, Maine

by John Cariani
MiraCosta College

Our Country’s Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Loyola Marymount University

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill
Mount San Antonio College

Still Life with Iris

by Steven Dietz
Concordia University, Irvine


by Jose Rivera
California State University, Dominguez Hills

10 Minute Plays


The Creek

by Tyler Dean Kempf
Lesley University

Robotrix and Sylvia

by Dierdre Nickel
Utah Valley University

Traditional Folk Tales

by Rhiannon Houch
Lesley University

OK Mama

by Andrew Hardin
University of California, Riverside

#gunsense 1 or ILYSM

by Clarinda Ross
University of California, Riverside

The Moment After

by Michael John McGoldrick
Arizona State University



by Marissa Del Gatto
Vanguard University of Southern California

One Act Plays


by Paul Flores
Mt. San Antonio College

Ellis: An Immigrant’s Tale

by Matthew Katterhagen
California State University, Fullerton

Script be Loved

by Marie Chiara Macario
University of California, Riverside

Traditional Folk Tales

by Rhiannon Houch
Lesley University

Region 8 Original Monologue Section

Under The Knife

by Dierdre Nickel
Utah Valley University

Region 8 NAPAT Full-Length Play Nominee

The Book of Mountains and Seas

by Yilong Liu
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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