Where new plays come to life ~

Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of ~


by Kevin Daly
directed by Derek Long

Sam and Mary Ellen are struggling to make sense of a son who has all but cut ties with them and another son who is quickly becoming the neighborhood outcast. They've invited them both to their annual Labor Day weekend barbecue. You're invited too!

with  Joshua Evans, Erin Henriques, Caitlin Lowerre, Nick Emmett McGee, Erik Pfeifer, Kevin Ragsdale, Pete Taylor, and Rebecca Taylor 

at the GARAGE THEATRE, 251 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA
MAY 12 - 28, 2017

FRI and SAT at 8pm, THURS May 25 at 8pm, SUN May 21 and 28 at 2pm

 BUY TICKETS here for May 12 and 28: $25 opening/closing,
 TICKETS for rest of the run: $20 general admission, $15 senior/student/military 

For press passes and questions, call us at 323.377.2988


Playwrights - this is for you!

11th Annual PANNDORA'S BOX Festival of New Works now open for submissions ~

PANNDORA produces new plays. That's what we do. Every year we hold a new works festival PANNDORA'S BOX, a weekend of staged readings of brand new plays. Plays that have not yet been discovered, written by playwrights yet to achieve stardom. If you are a playwright, and you have a work you love that has not be produced, consider submitting to this year's Festival.

This year will be our 11th Festival. Our current show, IN KINGS & FOOLS, running at the Garage Theatre is our 6th full production of a new play out of PANNDORA'S BOX. Kevin Daly's play proudly follows: SWEET TEXAS RECKONING by Traci Godfrey (2016), MEDUSA UNDONE by Bella Poynton (2015), FRAGILE THING CRACKS by Ben Jolivet (2014), CATCHING THE BUTCHER by Adam Seidel (2013), and HOOK-UPS by Alexandra Petri (2012). 

Here's how to submit your plays ~ 

There are two ways to submit works to PANNDORA'S BOX. Email them directly to [email protected], or mail a hard copy to Sonja Berggren at P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853. If you submit by mail and want your script returned, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope. (We prefer electronic submissions as they are easier for our committee to read and share.) You may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2017.

Reading fee ~ $10 

Because this festival has been so successful from an artistic standpoint, and because we want to continue to hold these festivals in the future, we assess a reading fee of $10 per script to help offset our costs, which include theatre rental, copying scripts, printing programs, advertising, professional reviewers.

There are two ways to pay the fee: the old fashioned way of writing a check to Panndora Productions and mailing it to our P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853; or paying on line here through Paypal.

Play Submissions

The Festival details ~

We are delighted to be returning to THE GARAGE THEATRE in Long Beach for this year's Festival, which will be held over the weekend of October 20, 21, 22, 2017. Five plays will be selected to be read over the weekend, one Friday night and two on both Saturday and Sunday. Each play will be cast with experienced actors and will have the benefit of an experienced director. In addition, each play will receive a critique from a professional theatre critic and written audience comments. If the winner is not able to attend the Festival, we will provide a video recording of the reading.

Winners announced September

The art and craft of playwriting can be a lonely experience. With Panndora's Box, we provide playwrights with a forum in which their plays can be heard as they come off the page in readings by experienced actors with experienced direction.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Sonja & Karen
the Panndora girls


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