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SHE KILLS MONSTERS Runs Oct. 8-16

SCCT_She Kills Monsters logoSHE KILLS MONSTERS
Sinclair Community College Theatre
Oct. 8-16
[Dayton]

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games! In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 8-9 at 7pm
  • Sun, Oct. 10 at 2pm
  • Tue, Oct. 12 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 14-16 at 7pm

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Sinclair Theatre Fall Semester Productions

SCCT_Emergence logoSinclair College’s 2021-22 Theatre Season: EMERGENCE includes fall semester productions to be performed on Blair Hall’s main stage. The 20-21 year left many arts organizations feeling literally held under water, so we celebrate being able to surface once again, though we were always here creating theatre.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen, Oct. 8-16, directed by Chris Harmon.
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games! In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Charles Schulz, Dec. 2-5, directed by Gina Kleesattel.
This 40-minute production has become a family tradition and a perfect introduction for young children to LIVE theatre. First shown as an animated TV special based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters in 1965, this faithful stage adaptation features Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang as they grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. Featuring colorful costumes and scenery, the show is perfect for school, church, scout and other youth groups.

“After more than a year of uncertainties and constant ‘pivoting’, we are remaining flexible with the 2021-2022 Season”, says Gina Neuerer. chair of music, theatre & dance. “Last season we continuously adjusted and were able to produce 9 performances including a live, on stage production of Puffs, by Matt Cox in May.”

“While the EMERGENCE of theatre everywhere  is fantastic, we acknowledge that the pandemic is not over so will continue to ‘pivot’ whenever necessary to ensure safety.”

“I’m extremely proud of our students, staff and faculty who rose to the challenges of everything from rehearsals via Zoom to performing on stage both socially distanced and in masks. We learned to Zoom, film and stream, we created new works and explored unique opportunities in order to keep performance alive.We’re grateful for this opportunity to forge ahead and are ready to tackle whatever is sent our way, to preserve the essential role of the arts in society.”

Ticket information will be available in September at: www.sinclair.edu/tickets, allowing time for tailoring of reserved seating to the most current guidelines at showtime.

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PUFFS Runs May 14-23

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Lilly Robillard, Kasaahn Johnson & DeAndre Swann. Photo illustration by Patti Celek.

PUFFS
Sinclair Community College Theatre
May 14-23
Blair Hall Theatre [Downtown Dayton Campus]

Directed by Chris Harmon

Cast: Kasaahn Johnson, DeAndre Swann and Lilly Robillard as the three friends; Meredith Sandstorm as narrator; with David Shockey, Kylee Pauley, Mark Kreutzer, Callista Kinney, Leia Gaddis, Christopher Koehler & Grace Baumgardner

“This clever and inventive play ‘never goes more than a minute without a laugh’ (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.”

  • Fri-Sat, May 14-15 at 7pm
  • Sun, May 15 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 20-22 at 7pm
  • Sun, May 23 at 2pm

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Live on Stage – PUFFS at Sinclair, May 14-23

SCCT_Puffs logoSinclair Theatre proudly presents the hilarious comedy PUFFS, by Matt Cox, LIVE ON STAGE, beginning May 14-23 in Blair Hall Theatre on Sinclair’s downtown campus. Limited seating will be available and all COVID 19 safety protocols will be enforced.

The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ “

Licensing agent Concord Theatricals claims: “This clever and inventive play ‘never goes more than a minute without a laugh’ (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.”

Directed by Chris Harmon, the cast includes: Kasaahn Johnson, DeAndre Swann and Lilly Robillard as the three friends; Meredith Sandstorm as narrator; with David Shockey, Kylee Pauley, Mark Kreutzer, Callista Kinney, Leia Gaddis, Christopher Koehler and Grace Baumgardner.

PUFFS also provides unique opportunities for student designers Aurora Azbill (costumes), Carter Paige (props) and Liv McNamara (asst. scenic). Design team also includes: Chris Harmon (set), Daniel Brunk (sound) with Sinclair alums Jessy Henning (lighting) and Brian Morgan (stage manager).

“This production has been a long time in coming,” says Gina Neuerer, chair of Sinclair Music, Theatre & Dance. “PUFFS was originally planned as our opener in the fall and it has taken great coordination to be able to finally produce it on stage safely. We’re extremely grateful to Sinclair administration for approving our safety plan and allowing our students to perform live.”

Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. All tickets must be purchased online in advance at www.sinclair.edu/tickets beginning April 15th. The box office will not be open for will call or sales at the door. Patrons can show their e-ticket on their phone at the theatre doors for touchless scanning or they can print their tickets at home.

“Our software algorithm provides for social distancing by automatically seating every other row and maintaining 3 empty seats between groups,” says Patti Celek, Sinclair Theatre marketing and box office manager. “We encourage people to plan who they want to be in their party and purchase all tickets at the same time.”

All patrons will be required to wear a mask while on Sinclair’s campus. Free parking is available in the new lot directly across Fourth St. from Blair Hall which is in building 2 OR in the student parking garage on 5th Street.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

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Another Exciting Sinclair Theatre Production Coming March 26

SCCT_The Cold Equations logoSinclair Theatre presents THE COLD EQUATIONS: A Play for Radio, based upon the short story of the same name by Tom Godwin, streaming free on Sinclair Theatre’s Facebook page beginning March 26, 2021.  Adapted and directed by Daniel Brunk, the audio performance features the voices of Connor Gray, Mari Pullings, Alexis Paige, Kiarra Matos, Helen Mahle-Grisez and Lydia Dye.

While Godwin’s original science fiction space story was published in 1954, its timeless ethical dilemma remains in Brunk’s updated version, accompanied by a creatively expanded plot. “The Cold Equations” refers to scientific calculations used to create unemotional procedures designed to ensure successful missions.

Brunk, who also recorded and edited the production, says, “I started listening to OTR (Old Time Radio) maybe 15 or 20 years ago and I heard “The Cold Equations” as produced by the NBC radio program X Minus One around that time.  The thought of making my own radio version has been with me for a decade.”

“It turned out that now was the perfect time to undertake the project, given the pandemic and the necessary limitations on live performances,”  says Brunk. “It also provides Sinclair’s Theatre department with the opportunity to produce a different kind of theatre, and allows the students to gain experience as voice actors.”

Brunk is an award-winning sound and lighting designer and assistant professor of theatre technology at Sinclair. He holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from the University of Maine and an M.F.A. in Theatre Production/Design & Technology from Ohio University. He has previously worked at the University of Maine at Farmington, Dartmouth College, and Papermill Theatre in New Hampshire.

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