New Play Cafe is proud to announce the Simply Sci-Fi plays and playwrights
Crash Bang Boom. By Nate Black
Two young men and a doomsday prepper battle aliens.
Playwright bio: Nate is, well, pretty much thrilled to be a part of the New Play Café Series. Currently Nate works at Cygnet Theatre Company where he does lights and works in the box office. Previous writing credits include Fugue State in the 2010 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and The Whispering Ruckus in the West Chester One Act Play Festival. Salvador Dali once said that any artist who is truly serious about creating good art should first marry my wife. Nate didn’t marry Dali’s wife, but he married Haley who is the most beautiful, supportive and patient woman in the world. Much thanks to Kevin, Jennie and Lizzie for this opportunity and much love to Echo and Makhai, the two most adorable pit bulls ever.
Don Juan Whitman on Earth by Carla Nell
Reporter falls for alien; news at eleven.
Playwright bio: Carla is the co-Artistic Director of InnerMission Productions. She has over 14 years of experience acting and directing in the San Diego theatre community. She is an SDSU graduate with a BA in Theatre Arts. Locally she has produced and directed The Marriage of Bette and Boo at 6th @ Penn, I Am a Woman at Claire de Lune, an evening of one-acts at Diversionary Theatre, First Love at St. Cecilias Playhouse, Dancing at Lughnasa at Onstage Playhouse (winner of four Aubrey award nominations including best direction and ensemble), and Personal Space in association with THE COLLECTIVE. Carla is a member of the Pasadena Playhouse Directors Lab West.
Evil Alan by Ryan Roach
Alan meets himself for coffee.
Playwright bio: Ryan Roach is new the the “playwriting scene”, as much as there is one. Is there one? Ryan Roach doesn’t know. But if there is, he is new to it, and taking it by storm. Or maybe not. It’s just too early to tell.
Peripathetic by Bryan Finnigan
The timing was almost perfect.
Playwright bio: Bryan is an award winning playwright who has also written comedy for network television and nationally syndicated radio. New to the San Diego area he looks forward to furthering his work with the local theatre community. Learn more about him at www.bryanfinnigan.com
Romancing the Machine by Kathleen E. Massé
The shiny promise of a perfect child, not to mention the convenience.
Playwright bio: Since moving to San Diego nine years ago, Kathleen has been involved in several grass-roots projects in community and professional theatre as a performer, writer and director. After starving for her art for a while, she got hungry and decided to become a massage therapist. This career has brought her regular meals and enormous satisfaction, but she missed all the crazy people, so has recently returned to theatre via the New Play Cafe. She’s delighted to have her play performed among such worthy offerings and hopes you’ll enjoy the show as much as your dessert.
The Time Travel Café by Janet S. Tiger
A quick trip to your past is easy and affordable.
Playwright bio: Janet S. Tiger’s monologues, one-acts and plays have been performed internationally and published in anthologies in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Tiger is the recipient of an NEA-COMBO Fellowship Award, numerous contest awards and multiple commissions. She has been a member of the Scripteasers playwriting group since 1979, and from 2006-2008 she was Playwright-in-Residence at Swedenborg Hall in San Diego. Her website is PlaysbyJanetSTiger.com.