Special Programs



The Envision program produces innovative theater on a shoestring budget during breaks between main season productions. Since 1995, Envision’s presentations have complemented and enriched the Masquers’ season, while mentoring aspiring directors and offering opportunities to create and perform on a shortened schedule.



Experienced directors who wish to submit plays for production may send them to 

Masquers Playhouse
Attn: Envision Submissions
P.O. Box 71037
Richmond, CA 94807


Technical requirements and expenses for production must be kept at a minimum. No one is paid for an Envision production.


Original scripts are not being considered at this time for Envision productions.

Past Envision Productions


Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, dir. Simon Patton
Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette, dir. Virginia Capps Buckner



Beyond Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie; dir. Norman Macleod and Nikki Nahmens Gage
Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw; dir. Keith Jefferds



The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, dir. Michelle Delattre
Almost, Maine by John Cariani, dir. Carol DeChaine Reyes



Bosoms and Neglect by John Guare; dir. Linda Ellinwood
Painting Churches by Tina Howe; dir. Janet O’Brien



Have We Met? Four Comedies:
Sure Thing by David Ives; dir. John Hull
The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould by Benjamin Bettenbender; dir.  James Colgan
Three Questions by Maurice Martin; dir.  Margaret Paradis
Relative Strangers by Sheri Wilner; dir.  Linda Ellinwood
Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell; dir.  Theo Collins



Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing; dir.  Theo Collins
This Is Where We Came In by Alan Ayckbourn; dir.  Peter Budinger & DC Scarpelli



Copenhagen by Michael Frayn; dir.  Theo Collins



Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson; dir.  Carlene Coury



Four Plays by Peter Levy:
Titanic Revisited dir.  Margaret Paradis
The Interview dir.  Patricia Inabnet
The Mourners dir.  Jan Brown
Friends dir.  Marilyn Kamelgarn



A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing; dir.  Deborah Robbins



Peter and Estelle’s Kid by Anthony V. Lucido; dir.  G. A. Klein
Memorial Day by Francis Hamit; dir.  Betty Baker Bindner
Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw; dir.  Theo Collins



The Breaking Point, a new play by Dean Goodman; dir.  Betsy Bell Ringer
Directing Workshop conducted by Theo Collins



Trifles by Susan Glaspell; dir.  Marilynn Kamelgarn
The Shock of Recognition by Robert Anderson; dir.  Nikki Gage
I’m Herbert by Robert Anderson; dir.  Theo Collins
Assassins, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman; dir.  Betty Baker Bindner



Collected Stories by Donald Margulies; dir.  Debra Blondeim
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell; dir.  Jan Brown



The Zoo Story and The American Dream by Edward Albee; dir.  Colleen Coury



Grace and Glory by Tom Ziegler; dir.  Theo Collins



K2 by Patrick Meyers; dir.  Betty Baker Bindner
‘night Mother by Marsha Norman; dir.  Steve Hill



Bells Are Ringing, music by Jule Styne, lyrics and book by Betty Comden & Adolph Green; dir.  Robert Love
On the Verge by Eric Overmyer; dir.  Linda Ellinwood



Rodgers and Hart dir.  Robert Love
Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel; dir.  John Tangney
Echoes by N. Richard Nash; dir.  Betsy Bell Ringer
Annie Get Your Gun, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Dorothy & Herbert Fields; dir.  Robert Love
The Gin Game (Jo Camp Memorial Production) by D. L. Coburn; dir.  Rhoda Plymack



Camping with Henry and Tom by Mark St. Germain; dir.  Robert Hamm



Agnes of God by John Pielmeier; dir.  Tim Hart
Oleanna by David Mamet; dir.  Virginia Cherniak



Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman; dir.  Virginia Cherniak

Summer Theater Program for Youth

Masquers is regretfully cancelling its 2016 Stage One youth program. We are personally informing families who have already registered children for this summer’s program. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lee Cole at 510-236-1475.


Musical Favorites in Concert

The Masquers Songbook is a series of fundraising events benefitting the Masquers Playhouse. This concert series seeks to showcase both the familiar and popular as well as other less well-known pieces of the American musical theater. As with the regular season at Masquers, the shows under consideration are submitted by directors within the community.

Look for more information on Masquers Songbook benefits as events arise, or contact Peter Budinger and DC Scarpelli.