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Upcoming Events

Coming in 2024

Script Analysis and Production
6-8 pm at 1106 N Pope St, Silver City
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7,14, 21, 28

“Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) is delighted to announce that Scott Plate, MFA, AEA, SAG/AFTRA, award winning professional actor and director will teach an 8-week Script Analysis and Production Workshop, beginning January 10, 2024,” according to SCCT President MaryAnn Marlar. “SCCT relies upon the creative talents of our community. This workshop is intended to build a pool of creative talent that will sustain SCCT’s many future productions.


“Scott has a 35-year award-winning career as a professional actor, director, and educator. He chaired and nurtured two nationally ranked performing arts training programs and created an innovative performing arts residency in Zambia,” Marlar said. “He is an instinctive collaborator, inclusive leader, and effective communicator, skilled in holding space and witness for self-revelation. 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.”


According to Plate, “This workshop is simplified from a Master’s-level class and is intended to give participants the basic knowledge and skills to begin using text to stage productions. Theatre enthusiasts of all levels of experience are welcome and will find the course interesting and useful.


 “The course has two parts. The aim of the first part is to teach proficiency in the analysis of play scripts, and to develop practical skills rather than to accumulate factual information. The analytic exercises should not be undertaken in the sense of ‘how would I direct, or even re-write this play’ but instead should attempt to answer the question ‘how does this play work?’ As theatre professionals, it is important that we learn to use the raw material of a script, and that our sense of what is theatrical about dramatic text emerges from empirical work with a playwright’s language.


“The second part of the course consists of working with scenes from the plays analyzed and staging them with actors, using the understanding we’ve acquired in our analytical work. Special emphasis will fall on learning to articulate the world of the play in a way that galvanizes collaboration.


“There will be an analytic exercise due each week of part one of the course addressing significant elements and unifying principle of an assigned script.”


“Tuition for the workshop is $150 (less than $20 per session), and $100 for students and seniors over 65.” According to Marlar, “The workshop will take place at 1106 N Pope St, in Silver City, at the Grant County Community Foundation Building from 6-8 pm on Wednesdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28. SCCT is very grateful for the support of the Grant County Community Foundation in donating the space.



Coming In March
Sonia & Vanya & Masha & 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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In The Fall
The Poker Queens of Silver city

SCCT member Joanie Conners has written

The Poker Queens of Silver City

a comic fairy-tale

based on real Silver City/Grant County historic characters.


The fairytale plot envisions Lottie Deno and Poker Alice,

two famous poker players of the 1880s

who were in Silver City but not at the same time,

meeting in The Gem Saloon for a poker showdown.

Who’s the best?

Also present are a variety of historic Silver City/Grant County characters: including Billy the Kid, Reverend Allen Allensworth, Cathy Williams, and 2 Buffalo soldiers.

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