Envision

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.

Envision will return in 2014 with two new exciting offerings:

May 2, 3 and 4

Beyond Peter Pan: Two One-Act Plays by J.M. Barrie

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
Directed by Norman Macleod
featuring Theo Collins, Simon Patton, Jean Rose, Vicki Siegel, David Weiner, Loralee Windsor

The Twelve-Pound Look
Directed by Nikki Gage
featuring Norman Macleod, Laura Morgan, Simon Patton, Kit Turner

Order Tickets
or make reservations by phone at 510-232-4031

September 26, 27 and 28

Androcles and the Lion
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Keith Jefferds

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. Please contact our Off the Page program to submit original scripts.

Past Envision productions

2013
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, dir. Michelle Delattre
Almost, Maine by John Cariani, dir. Carol DeChaine Reyes

2012
Bosoms and Neglect by John Guare; dir. Linda Ellinwood
Painting Churches by Tina Howe; dir. Janet O’Brien

2011
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

2010
Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing; dir.  Theo Collins
This Is Where We Came In by Alan Ayckbourn; dir.  Peter Budinger & DC Scarpelli

2009
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn; dir.  Theo Collins

2008
Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson; dir.  Carlene Coury

2007
Four Plays by Peter Levy:
Titanic Revisited dir.  Margaret Paradis
The Interview dir.  Patricia Inabnet
The Mourners dir.  Jan Brown
Friends dir.  Marilyn Kamelgarn

2006
A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing; dir.  Deborah Robbins

2005
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

2004
The Breaking Point, a new play by Dean Goodman; dir.  Betsy Bell Ringer
Directing Workshop conducted by Theo Collins

2003
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

2002
Collected Stories by Donald Margulies; dir.  Debra Blondeim
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell; dir.  Jan Brown

2001
The Zoo Story and The American Dream by Edward Albee; dir.  Colleen Coury

2000
Grace and Glory by Tom Ziegler; dir.  Theo Collins

1999
K2 by Patrick Meyers; dir.  Betty Baker Bindner
‘night Mother by Marsha Norman; dir.  Steve Hill

1999
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

1998
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

1997
Camping with Henry and Tom by Mark St. Germain; dir.  Robert Hamm

1996
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier; dir.  Tim Hart
Oleanna by David Mamet; dir.  Virginia Cherniak

1995
Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman; dir.  Virginia Cherniak