Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30 pm at the M.E.T. Black Box Theatre

“Life Support” – by Dr. Madeline Leong

This new play is being produced in Arizona by The Bridge Initiative after its debut in Baltimore (http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-hs-palliative-playwright-20160413-story.html). It delves into palliative care and will be presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (http://aahpm.org/meetings/assembly) in Phoenix on February 24th, 2016, before being publicly presented at Mesa Encore Theatre. We meet prickly businessman Karl Evans, a terminal cancer patient, whose fifth wife, son, and doctor are struggling with their relationships with each other as well as their feelings about Karl’s illness.

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Playing this Season at the Black Box - M.E.T. at 933

"Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker

Apr 14 to Apr 30

circle mirror

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"Reasons to be Pretty" by Neil LaBute

June 2 to June 18

reasons to be pretty

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Next at the Mesa Arts Center Main Stage

Billy Elliot – The Musical

March 10 – 19
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Encore presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing.Millions of fan. Thousands of standing ovations…Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical…this is BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade!”

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Next in the Black Box Series

Circle Mirror Transformation

April 14 – 30
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

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Next Free Play Reading Event

‘night, Mother
by Marsha Norman

Sunday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony nominated, ‘night Mother by Marsha Norman is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering story of a middle aged woman, unable to hold a job, with a failed marriage and a drug addicted son who decides to end her life. It is up to her mother to try to help her see that life is worth living. Powerful and uncompromising, it is the ultimate American tragedy.

Directed by: Joe Nevan
Cast:
Shari Watts
Deborah Hildebrandt

This is a free event, though donations are gladly accepted (we have some costs due to rights and scripts, though the actors and directors donate their time).

Auditions for Circle Mirror Transformation

Audition Notice: Circle Mirror Transformation

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Auditions are Feb 27 and 28
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs Apr 14 to 30

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Auditions for Urinetown the Musical

Audition Notice: Urinetown the Musical

“Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, URINETOWN is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hysterically funny and touchingly honest, URINETOWN provides a fresh perspective of one of America’s greatest art forms.

Auditions are Mar  11 and 12
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs May 19 to 28

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Directing Workshop

Two Day Directing Workshop

Have you ever thought about directing, but you are not sure where to start? This workshop is for you! Directing is a lot more than just moving actors around a stage. Come learn the process from start to completed product!

Sunday March 19 and Sunday March 26

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Audition Workshop

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop

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Are you ready for your next musical theatre audition? Getting your pieces up and out can make all the difference! This workshop is designed to help you work out and fine tune your next (or first) audition. Participants are invited to bring 16 bars of sheet music and/or a 1-2 minute monologue. You will get one on one coaching and answers to questions you may have about the auditioning process. Class will start with a short open forum and move into on your feet work. Get confident and stay sharp!

Saturday March 4th, 3pm to 5pm
Facilitators: Jamie Bauer and Lincoln Wright

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What's Coming Up?

Feb
25
Sat
Life Support @ M.E.T @ 933 - Black Box
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

$12 – Play at the Black Box on February 25 at 7:30pm

This new play is being produced in Arizona by The Bridge Initiative after its debut in Baltimore (http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-hs-palliative-playwright-20160413-story.html). It delves into palliative care and will be presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (http://aahpm.org/meetings/assembly) in Phoenix on February 24th, 2016, before being publicly presented at Mesa Encore Theatre. We meet prickly businessman Karl Evans, a terminal cancer patient, whose fifth wife, son, and doctor are struggling with their relationships with each other as well as their feelings about Karl’s illness.

Mar
12
Sun
Play Reading Series Presents: ” ‘night, Mother” by Marsha Norman @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony nominated, ‘night Mother by Marsha Norman is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering story of a middle aged woman, unable to hold a job, with a failed marriage and a drug addicted son who decides to end her life. It is up to her mother to try to help her see that life is worth living. Powerful and uncompromising, it is the ultimate American tragedy.

Directed by: Joe Nevan

Cast:
Shari Watts
Deborah Hildebrandt

This is a free event, though donations are gladly accepted (we have some costs due to rights and scripts, though the actors and directors donate their time).

Mar
19
Sun
Directing Workshop @ M.E.T @ 933 - Black Box
Mar 19 @ 10:36 pm – 11:36 pm

Two Day Directing Workshop

Have you ever thought about directing, but you are not sure where to start? This workshop is for you! Directing is a lot more than just moving actors around a stage. Come learn the process from start to completed product!

The Workshop takes place on Sunday March 19 and continues on Sunday March 26.

Apr
14
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
15
Sat
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
16
Sun
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
21
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
22
Sat
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
23
Sun
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
28
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) is to produce live theatre with integrity and dedication to excellence. We strive to contribute to the cultural experience of our community as well as provide fun and educational opportunities that nurture the talents of local theatre artists of all ages.