Festival 50 Invited Productions, Scenes, and New Plays

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)

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira

directed by Stephanie Weeks

Universtity of Utah (Utah)

Story Theatre by Paul Sills

directed by Kevin Dressler

Mesa Community College (Arizona)

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

directed by Linda Bisesti-Reidy

California Polytechnic University, Pomona (California)

Alternate Selections to Festival 50:

Still Life With Iris

by Steven Dietz

directed by Lori Siekmann

Concordia University, Irvine (California)

Jumpers: The Fatal Grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge 

directed by Chris Clark

Utah Valley University (Utah)

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

Evening of Invited Scenes, Wednesday, February 14th:

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

The Creek by Tyler Dean Kempf, Lesley University

Robotrix and Sylvia by Dierdre Nickel, Utah Valley University

Wine Night 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

AlternateFade by Marissa Del Gatto, Vanguard University of Southern California

Leviathan 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

Under The Knife  by Dierdre Nickel, Utah Valley University

The Book of Mountains and Seas by Yilong Liu, University of Hawaii at Manoa