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Invitation to Perform at the Garden Theatre Festival

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The ubiquitous Christopher R is involved in an interesting theatre festival presented with the City of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation.  The festival takes place June 7th through July 13th at The Butterfly Garden, formerly Zorro Garden, in

Write Plays for Puppets

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The San Diego Guild of puppetry wants plays for puppets and they’re willing to pay for it.  The information is below and you can download an application here.  Deadline is Jan 31, 2014. New Works Grant Program The San Diego

Thinking of you…

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The New Play Cafe brain trust met recently and came up with a number of resolutions for 2014 and we’re sticking to them!  There are a lot of things happening in San Diego with Fringe, the Theatre Communications Group conference

Photo: Paul Savage

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Once again, Paul Savage came, saw and  captured events as images like only he can.  This time it was Simply Sci-Fi, New Play Cafe’s latest production.  If you need production photos, portraits, landscapes — heck, any photo at all —

Simply Sci-Fi rehearsal photos

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Thanks to The Big Kitchen, the rehearsal time we spent there was well worth it.  We’re working on entrances, exits, lighting and sound effects — yes, you heard right — for our Simply Sci-Fi opening on the 15th of this

Record a video and win

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We’re doing a play in Simply Sci-Fi that refers to YouTube.  In fact the character says, “you can see it on our YouTube channel,” when she fast forwards someone’s comments… OK we’re getting ahead of ourselves.  Again.  So! One of

Now Accepting Play Submissions for Simply Sci Fi

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We are now accepting submissions for our next workshop production, Simply Sci Fi. Go to http://newplaycafe.com/get-involved/play-submission/ for full details!

Some questions and answers

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Why the ten minute play? For the theatre, the ten minute play festival has been an economically viable vehicle for showcasing new playwrights and new works.  For the playwright, it gives the opportunity for production or publication, but it can

Carla Nell and Kym Pappas Direct The Coffee Shop Chronicles

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We call them Kym and Carla when referring to them casually but, professionally, it’s alphabetical all the way.  No matter how you list them, Carla Nell and Kym Pappas are both number one when it comes to directing the plays

The Coffee Shop Chronicles Plays and Playwrights

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New Play Cafe is proud to announce the playwrights and plays selected for our first production, The Coffee Shop Chronicles.  The Coffee Shop Chronicles features seven short plays by local playwrights, served up with dessert and coffee, at The Big