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Alisha Espinosa *

Xavier Rodney

Lara Fox

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It was a day like any other, except different.
It was different. The air was a little bit too still and the trees were a bit too tall. That day.  The day Jimmy Jones' little boy disappeared. 

Follow Private Eye Mahogany Brown as she searches for the child supposedly taken by 
The Nameless. As the case progresses, clues appear to reveal more about Mahogany Brown than she is ready to handle.

Written by: Gina Femia

Directed by: Janelle Zapata Castellano

July 8, 9, 10, 11 @ 7pm

Tickets: $18

Rachel Weekley  &  Sylas Barrett

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid by Gina Femia is an Equity-Approved Showcase. 


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R&D Spring Session 2019:
Presented by Step1 Theatre Project at The Artist Co-Op
Friday, April 26th @ 7PM


Into the River I Went

by Nelson Diaz-Marcano

Raquel and Ben are high school sweethearts who have gotten engaged to the dismay of his sister, Janet. The two women have been pitted against each other since the day they met by class, culture, and gender expectations. Suddenly they find themselves forced to work together to fight a violent beast that stalks them. Can they come to an understanding in time or will they fall prey to the beast?

Home baked treats & wine available, BYOB welcome!

*** Content Warning: This session's material will address sensitive topics like classism, racism, and sexual violence. ***

What is R&D?:
...Ours stands for Reading & Drinking!...
R&D is a free, informal gathering of artists invited to have a (totally optional) drink or two while volunteer performers read new works/ works-in-progress by independent playwrights. Past R&D pieces have ranged from short plays, one-acts, full lengths, to musical excerpts. Our free developmental reading series creates a laid-back environment for hearing pieces aloud while offering an opportunity for feedback.

Are you a playwright with a new/developing piece you wanna hear out loud (but aren't trying to drain your resources $$$ to put up a reading on your own)? Let us do it! Submit your works to info@step1theatreproject.org for consideration at our Spring R&D session. All lengths and genres accepted, submissions are on a rolling basis.

In the spirit of Artists Supporting Artists, R&D developmental readings are always free to attend.

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Step1 Theatre Project & The Tank Present:

The House in Quezon City
by Benjamin-Ernest Abraham

A Staged Reading & Audience Premiere
Tickets: $10
Students: $5


Monday, March 25th @ 7pm
Performing at The Tank

More information on the reading and ticket sales coming soon!


Step1 Theatre Project's staged reading series selects plays that have been previously featured at past R&D sessions for further development. Our lowest cost event with even deeper discounts for students and seniors!