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In March 2024
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tony Award winning play by  Christopher Durang - playwright, actor and satirist - whose plays have been produced on and off-Broadway, around the country and abroad. 

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.

The themes that run through

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

– romanticizing the past, feeling like life has passed you by, that you didn't reach your potential, unrequited love, fear of life, of death, of losing your space, your home, your place in the vast scheme of things – are all things we have felt at one time.

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Script Analysis & Production

A Silver City Community Theatre Workshop -- 6-8 pm Wednesdays -- January 10 through February 28

At Grant County Foundation -- 1106 N Pope St, Silver City, NM

Presented by Scott Plate MFA, AEA, SAG/AFTRA

Award-winning professional actor, director and educator. Scott chaired and nurtured two nationally ranked performing arts training programs and created an innovative performing arts residency in Zambia, In June 2020, Scott founded Native Heartseed here in Silver City, to provide coaching that fosters authenticity, sovereignty within the self, and whole relationships with others.”

In this workshop we covered

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SSCCT Radio Hour Sunday 5 pm  KURU 89.1 FM

Community Theatre Invites New Board Members

Announces Annual Meeting


“The Annual Meeting of Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) will take place at the SILCO Theater, Saturday, March 18th, at 2pm,” according to SCCT Secretary Carol Gadda. “We’ll start off with a performance by the 6–10-year-olds from SCCT’s Spring Break Drama Camp. We’ll do a little business; then we’ll have a good time getting together as theatre fans and planning SCCT’s 2023-24 Season. The popcorn and soda are on SCCT!


Apply to Join SCCT Board

“Anyone who wants to make theatre happen is invited to bring their management and fundraising skills to our Board of Directors. For more information and to apply, email SCCT President, MaryAnn Marlar: We’ll be electing new Board Members at the Annual Meeting. We’re also inviting those with social media, website, and organizational skills to join taskforces and work with Board Members.


The 2023-24 Season

“We’re really looking forward to sharing plans for 2023-24 with SCCT’s members at the Annual Meeting. Performances, trainings, and workshops are planned as are more youth drama camps like the camp whose students will perform at the meeting.”


Silver City Community Theatre, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is committed to promoting community-based preforming arts opportunities for residents of Southwest New Mexico in all aspects of theatre – behind the scenes, lighting and sound, publicity, acting, costuming and makeup – including voice acting for radio and recording. SCCT’s objective is to enrich, educate, and entertain with a vibrant range of stage and voice acting preforming experiences and trainings for adults and youth year around. 

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Troll Glares at Wannabe


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SCCT Youth Theatre to perform live at Main St. Plaza

Free 30 minute play – “BUG” Goats vs Trolls

[SILVER CITY, NM, December 11-12, 2021] — Live, outdoor theatre returns with
“Bug”, by Lainie Vansant. A fresh take on the Three Billy Goats Gruff. “Bug” is the story
of a sensitive teenaged troll who is being bullied to eat a goat. This 30 minute play will
be performed by the SCCT Youth Theatre Project actors at Main Street Plaza on
December 11 and 12 at 3:00 pm. Performances are free (donations requested).

Director Brenda McFarlane advises audiences to dress warmly.
The young cast (ages 13-18) has been meeting weekly since July. “We’ve been holding
guerilla-like outdoor rehearsals and workshops throughout town every Sunday,” explains
McFarlane; “Covid has presented incredible challenges but theatre is a flexible art and
teenagers are uniquely suited to adjust fast to new situations. This production of Bug is
the result.” The cast includes Savanna Egge, Makayla Jaurequi, Christian Kilgore, Mia
Riley, and Jules Stites are members of the Goat Family; Monte Valenzuela and Eva
Engstrom are the bullying Trolls; and Teneal Solberg takes on the title role of “Bug”.


The SCCT Youth Project's goal is to empower young people with the ability to express
themselves through theatre and public presentation. This is a free program. Project
Director, Brenda McFarlane, produced and directed her own plays in Toronto, Los
Angeles and New York. She specializes in new works and collaborative creations. 
She emphasizes social responsibility and heartfelt theatre that matters
to the audience and the artists involved.

The cast of “Bug” was supported by Project Assistant, Wendy Spurgeon, a drama
teacher at Aldo Leopold Charter School, and hostess of SCCT Radio Hour on KURU

89.1 FM. “Brenda and I are so proud to support this talented young cast as they bring
live, outdoor theatre performances back to Silver City”, says Spurgeon. “Chairs are
provided, to be placed by family groups for appropriate distance and comfort.”

“Bug” plays at 3:00 pm on Dec. 11 and 12 on the Main St. Plaza, located off of
Bullard St. between 7th and 8th streets next to Big Ditch Park in Silver City, NM.

Silver City Community Theatre is committed to promoting community theater
opportunities for residents of Southwest New Mexico in all aspects of theater -
stage work, publicity, acting and costuming. Our objective is to enrich, educate
and entertain with a vibrant range of live theater experiences year around. 


If you would like more information, please call Brenda McFarlane at (575)519-4704, or


Silver City Community Theatre Radio Hour
exclusively for KURU radio (89.1 FM or! 


Recently, local theatre producer Wendy Spurgeon gathered a handful of local actors to record some old-time radio plays for use in KURU's fundraising efforts. The shows turned out to be a hit! Now KURU has asked for more, and Wendy is teaming up with SCCT to make it happen! 

Find AUDITION INFORMATION HERE, and keep your ears peeled for weekly offerings beginning in May on KURU.

We made a VIDEO for Give Grandly
During Covid Lockdown

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, March 13 at 2pm

Oasis Coffee and Tea

714 N Bullard St or Zoom

We invite the public to become Silver City Community Theatre members and join us for our annual meeting. 

Maryann Marlar, the SCCT Board president will give a brief statement about our activities and will introduce our new Artistic Director, Wendy Spurgeon.

Wendy will tell us about SCCT plans and goals for our 2022 season and the opportunities for our community.


We will also present a scene from the play Exit Laughing performed by Phyllis McQuaide, Linda Bluestone, and Theresa Murphy. The play is about three women who ‘borrow’ the ashes of a deceased friend for one last card game and a wild night ensues. This play was originally to be produced by SCCT but was cancelled before opening night due to the pandemic. So here is an opportunity enjoy a little of the hard work the veteran cast put into the show.


The meeting will be a hybrid event—both on Zoom and in person at Oasis Coffee and Tea, 714 N Bullard St. 

PLEASE NOTE: The press release and email invitations said masks would be required for in-person attendance. HOWEVER, since that time the Governor has lifted the mask mandate. Therefore, the status of the in-person meeting has been changed from "masks required" to "masks optional". In-person attendance will be limited to 25 members. Anyone who's on the fence about attending and eating inside the cozy coffee house with unmasked people please join us over ZOOM, where you'll still be able to see the presentations and performance of "Exit Laughing," chat, ask questions and participate in polls.


Please register for either the in person meeting or the Zoom meeting by clicking the button.

Exit Laughing

Exit Laughing is the exciting and hilarious tale of one woman's final night with her friends.


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