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Runners Telephone
playwriting workshop

Spring Quarter 2021

Runners Telephone by Casey Halleck 

June 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm                                    
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FREE and available anytime after release date

Runners Telephone by LCC Student Casey Halleck, a short original film.  Injured with a “floating kneecap,” Sam attends a 5K training run, hoping to reconnect with their old friend, Charlie. Coach expects Sam to complete the circuit, fellow runners Taylor and Grace baffle Sam with mixed messages, Lynn steals Sam’s thunder, and Charlie remains aloof!  What is a runner to do?!  Act One Drama Student, Casey Halleck (Club Greg) has done it again with a script that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.  Filmed on location in and around Longview!

Trifles by Susan Glaspell 

June 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm
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FREE and available anytime after release date

A short one act costumed play reading filmed in The Rose Center for the Arts Wollenberg Auditorium.  Based on a true story, Glaspell, a former journalist and first wave feminist, skillfully unravels the investigation of Minnie Wright, accused of murdering her husband, John.  Through the discovery of “trifles” in Minnie’s kitchen, the wives of the sheriff and of a local farmer discover the true story of the murder while their husbands and the District Attorney fail to see the clues left behind.  Written when women could not face a jury of their peers because they were systematically denied the right to vote or be jurors, Glaspell’s drama subtlety illuminates the prejudice of the men in her masterfully drawn mystery.

Playwriting Workshop with Sue Mach

May 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm
FREE and Live on Zoom

Join the Act One Drama Club for a hands on playwriting workshop with award winning playwright Sue Mach. 

Mach holds an MA in Playwriting from Boston University and writes plays that explore American history, democracy, and women’s untold stories.  Her plays have been produced across the country, most notably at Theater for a New City (NYC) and locally at Portland Repertory Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, and CoHo Productions. 

Mach was awarded the Oregon Book Award for her play, The Lost Boy.  She has received fellowships from Literary Arts, as well as grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Council for the Humanities. Plays in process include Vortex I, a musical collaboration with Bill Wadhams, and Madonna of the Cat.

Act One Drama Club

If you don't think you are ready for auditions or feel like it is too big of a time commitment, think about becoming involved in our Act One Drama Club that produces our performances.

About the Drama Program

Drama at Lower Columbia College offers courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the theatre and an appreciation of theatre, acting, technical theatre, and production experience through performance. Students develop the ability to express themselves in many ways: acting on stage, seminar discussion, play analysis, review writing, script interpretation, kinesthetic expression, and technical proficiency in set, costume, and light design.

One play is presented each quarter during the academic year. Participation is open to all students, college employees and members of the local community.

Students interested in acting can complete an associate degree or begin studies to transfer to a baccalaureate program. Drama courses can also be an important supplement for those who plan to major in the humanities or social sciences.


Tickets available online and at Rose Center Box Office one hour prior to performance.

$10 - General Audience
Free - LCC Students, Staff and Faculty

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Longview Public Library card holders can check out tickets to Center Stage Theatre performances!

See Culture Card Tickets for more information.

Contact Center Stage Theatre

  Betsy Richard, Drama Instructor

  (360) 442-2682

  Robert Cochran, Building Manager/Technician

  (360) 442-2277

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