Past Shows

Legends (in 10 minutes or less)

Legends (in ten minutes or less)

Performances: September 6-21, Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 7:00pm
Location: DeMi Café Café, 1735 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

New Play Cafe presents an evening of new 10-minute plays by San Diego playwrights, based on the theme “Legends (in 10 minutes or less)!” DeMi Café Café, the site of the new venture, will provide dessert and beverages, included in the ticket price. 

Showtimes:
7:30pm Thurs. 9-18: Available
7:30pm Fri. 9-19: Available
7:30pm Sat. 9-20: Available
7:00p, Sun. 9-21: Buy Now!

The Plays and Playwrights

Talbot’s Shadow by Brianna Caraet
Offline Daters by David Hogan
Charles the Great by Thelma Virata de Castro
The Only Real Diner in Town by Tom Steward
Suspended by Kurt Kalbfliesch
The Hunt(s) by Tori Rice
The Gospel According to Jess by Jennie Olson Six
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Ensemble Cast

Tony Beville, Erik Cram, Cat Forrest, Don Loper, Suzana Norberg, Amada O’Ruairc, David Rolland
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Directors

Bryant Hernandez & Kevin Six
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About DeMi Café Café

DeMi Café CaféOwned by interior designer, Michal Blazek, DeMi Café serves Italian flavored breakfast, lunch, specialty drinks and desserts in a friendly, modern setting. There are two locations: one on Friars Road and one on Adams Avenue. Performances will take place at 1735 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116. DeMi Café Café is proudest of their chocolate croissants, which they make in house, and their gelato, imported from Milan and served in a souvenir champagne glass.

 



 

SSF-logo-colorSimply Sci-Fi

Performances: Thursdays & Fridays August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2013 all @ 7:30 p.m.
Featuring new 10-minute science fiction plays, by San Diego playwrights

New Play Cafe and The Big Kitchen present Simply Sci-Fi, featuring short plays by local playwrights, served up with dessert and coffee, at The Big Kitchen. Plays will be performed simultaneously in two of The Big Kitchen’s three dining areas and then rotated so that audience members can see all plays.

Simply Sci-Fi is the second production to take place at the Big Kitchen; The Coffee Shop Chronicles played to sold out houses and critical success in May 2013, including an added performance to satisfy audience demand.

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The Plays and Playwrights

Crash Bang Boom. By Nate Black, directed by Kevin Six
Don Juan Whitman on Earth by Carla Nell, directed by Eric Poppick
Evil Alan by Ryan Roach, directed by Eric Poppick
Peripathetic by Bryan Finnigan, directed by Eric Poppick
Romancing the Machine by Kathleen E. Massé, directed by Kevin Six
The Time Travel Café by Janet S. Tiger, directed by Kevin Six

About the Process

The New Play Cafe founders asked local playwrights to write 10-minute science fiction plays. They then asked directors to participate in the selection process and direct the chosen plays. All submitted plays were read and commented on by the founders, directors, and the the playwrights themselves in an informal table read. The playwrights were given an opportunity to re-write and re-submit their plays. The founders and directors then chose plays that provided the best fit the theme and contributed to an excellent evening of theatre.

About The Big Kitchen

In the words of founder and owner Judy Forman, “the restaurant is a place where the body is nourished along with the soul. The interaction that takes place at the counter and booths has brought about an incredible community. As a community we have shared many profound human experiences; an excellent sense of humor, art, music, theater and friendship all have contributed to this creation. Oh yes, our food is excellent, too.” More information may be found at: http://bigkitchencafe.com/.

Ticketing Policies

Please read carefully – conditions of sale:

  • All sales are final. There are no refunds, cancellations or retroactive discounts.
  • In the interest of patrons and artists, latecomers and those who exit during the performance will be seated only during intermission.
  • Copying any performance by camera, audio, or video recording equipment is prohibited.
  • Everyone must have a ticket for admission.
  • All artists and programs are subject to change without prior notice.
  • New Play Cafe and The Big Kitchen will not assume liability for items left behind on premises.

 


 

The Coffee Shop Chronicles

Performances: Fridays April 26, May 3 & May 10, and Wednesday May 15, 2013 all @ 7:30 p.m.
Featuring new 10-minute plays, by San Diego playwrights, set in coffee shops

New Play Cafe and The Big Kitchen presented The Coffee Shop Chronicles, featuring short plays by local playwrights, served up with dessert and coffee, at The Big Kitchen. Plays were performed simultaneously in two of The Big Kitchen’s three dining areas and then rotated so that audience members could see all plays.

About the Directors

Kym Pappas and Carla Nell are the founders and artistic directors of InnerMission Productions, which has produced The Vagina Monologues for 13 years in San Diego. Their bios bios may be found at: http://innermissionproductions.org/aboutus.shtml.

The Plays and Playwrights

Terminator 4 by Jonathan Hammond
Lock and Key by Delia Knight
Who-Ha by Jennie Olson Six
Booth Watching by Lizzie Silverman
Witch Cafe by Soroya Rowley
Message Send Failure by Teresa Beckwith
Between Heaven and Hell by Kevin Six

More information on plays and playwrights: http://newplaycafe.com/plays-and-playwrights/

About the Process

The New Play Cafe founders asked local playwrights to write 10-miunute plays set in coffee shops. They then asked directors Kym Pappas and Carla Nell to participate in the selection process and direct the chosen plays. All submitted plays were read and commented on by the founders, directors, and the the playwrights themselves in an informal table read. The playwrights were given an opportunity to re-write and re-submit their plays. The founders and directors then chose plays that provided the best fit the theme and contributed to an excellent evening of theatre.

About The Big Kitchen

In the words of founder and owner Judy Forman, “the restaurant is a place where the body is nourished along with the soul. The interaction that takes place at the counter and booths has brought about an incredible community. As a community we have shared many profound human experiences; an excellent sense of humor, art, music, theater and friendship all have contributed to this creation. Oh yes, our food is excellent, too.” More information may be found at: http://bigkitchencafe.com/.