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The SCC Players are a combination of performances, courses, and activities presented for Spokane Community College as part of the Community Colleges of Spokane and for the community of Spokane. The goal of the club is to build a greater understanding of the human condition through film and theatre with events, performances, activities, and festivals while directly incorporating SCC students as the actors, crew members, filmmakers, and all other needed positions to create the activities. The club helps enrich the students' experiences through theatre and film arts as an avenue of expression, interpretation, and overall personal enrichment. While the primary goal is to create compelling and enjoyable theatrical and film productions, the club also participates in activities for communities of various ages and organizations.

If you are a student who is looking to explore the actor inside you, work backstage (lighting, costuming, make-up, sound design, set design or other crew activities) to gain confidence, to be a part of unique collaborative productions or you just want to have fun, joining the SCC Players is for you.

Come join the fun!

Adam C. Sharp
Theatre and Film Arts Instructor
Spokane Community College
509-533-7387
Adam.Sharp@scc.spokane.edu

Winter 2014

Fall 2013



Spring 2013


R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek

May 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm
May 19 and 26 at 2pm
Lair Auditorium
Free Admission / PG-13 for Violence

SCC Players will present this seminal play that may be more true today than it was when it was written. Before I Robot, before The Matrix, and even before Terminator, there was a real threat with Rossum’s Universal Robots. Rossum has found a way of creating living robots who can be used for any manual labor needed within society. The factory is thriving. But, once Helena, the daughter of the World President arrives and begins to discuss the treatment of the robots, everything begins to fall apart. The robots rebel and the results will define the future of humanity.

Cast and Crew: Brad Laird (Scenes of Life: Living in The Moment, Six Characters in Search of An Author, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) as Harry Domin, newcomer Rachelle Price as Helena, Matthew Williams (These Shining Lives, Scenes of Life: Living in The Moment, Six Characters in Search of An Author, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) as Dr. Gall, Jessica Beyer (Scenes of Life: Living in the Moment) as Dr. Fabry, Kylie Heintzelman (Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) as Dr. Hallemeir, Jordan Holden (Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) as Busman, Jonathan Durbin as Alquist, Aiden Swank (Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) as Radius, Elizabeth Berner (A Cloud of Victims and Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) as Nana, Marcus Balliet (Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) Primus, Phil Johnson-Potter as Marius, Kylie Johnson as Sulla, and Amber Hughes, Christian Jones, David Shewchuk, Jacqueline Davis and Trathan Connolly as Robots; with Caleb Hansen as lead crew. With Mikayla Daniels (These Shining Lives, Scenes of Life: Living in The Moment, Six Characters in Search of An Author, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion) Assistant Directing, Jenn Sharp Assisting and Directed by Adam C. Sharp



Winter 2013


Scenes of Life - Moments in Motion

February 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

This year we have drama, comedy, suspense, dance and magic. There was a call for original scenes and then the scenes are divided between the student directors and rehearsal begins.

We live our lives with many moments that make us who and what we are at each moment. But, there are those moments where we decide the make changes, take risks and use the moment the best we can. Those are the moments in motion. Movement and the fluidity of life fill us and when we find our flow we can step forward into the possibilities.

This year, the SCC Players will explore these moments and the many possibilities they bring. These moments may bring joy or sadness, fear or exhilaration, but each moment creates who we are and it is our choice on how we use the moments. ld’ may bring more than they expect. This story was told between the other two stories and finished at the end.

This year, the directors are: Cassandra Kay Carlson (Kill Me, Dead; Scenes of Life: Living in the Moment and These Shining Lives), Andy Duncan (These Shining Lives; Kill Me, Deadly, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life, Six Character in Search of An Author and The Dining Room); Mikayla Daniels (These Shining Lives, Scenes of Life: Living in the Moment, Six Characters in Search of An Author and A Cloud of Victims) Brad Liard (Scenes of Life: Living in the Moment, Six Characters in Search of An Author and A Cloud of Victims), Matthew Williams (These Shining Lives, Scenes of Life: Living in the Moment, Six Characters in Search of An Author and A Cloud of Victims).

Assistant Choreography from Olivia Hamilton as well as Adam C. Sharp (SCC Theatre and Film Instructor).



First Night 2013 - The Unknown Zone

For First Night Spokane 2013, the SCC Players presented three original stories inspired by The Twilight Zone and called it The Unknown Zone.

“We live our days and nights not knowing there is another world, a world where the strange comes real and where the truth comes where we least expects it. This is The Unknown Zone. Tonight, SCC Players will present three stories that dig into the unknown zone, a place of mystery and intrigue. Look head, the light is coming and whispers to you. You have just entered The Unknown Zone.”

The Martians Conquer New Years

Three aliens are bored on their Martian planet and decide to go to earth to celebrate New Year’s. But, their adventure to the ‘new world’ may bring more than they expect. This story was told between the other two stories and finished at the end.

Visitor

The janitorial worker at the science lab talks to one of the other janitors about the regrets of the past. But, soon learns that the lab is a time travel experiment. So, the janitor decided to return to the past and speak to the past self to ask for a raise and promotion. But, upon to the return to the future the once janitor may discover that it is not what was hoped.

To the Stars...

Astronauts at the station are investigating a dead planet after they lost a crew who were there before and became missing. But, soon, one of the missing astronauts from the first mission arrive and start to talk to them. As time progresses, the current astronauts learn that the survivor may not be what he seems to be.


The Unknown Zone

Fall 2012


Halloween Family Fun Night 2012

The SCC Players performed a Readers' Theatre presentation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The show ran every twenty minutes and was a lot of fun for the actors and children as well as their parents. There were two casts (one for each hour).

Cast One:

  • Chris Bastible (Poe)
  • Brad Liard (The Raven)
  • Dixie Sampson (Lenore)

Cast Two:

  • Matthew Williams (Poe)
  • Dixie Sampson (The Raven)
  • Kayla Miller (Lenore)

A Cloud of Victims

A secluded island hotel room became the stage for six people to discover their cares, fears and true selves. Sam and Connie took this important vacation and soon found that the hotel became overrun by terrorists. While trying to stay safe in their room they are joined by other victims of the raid: the older lovers, Leon and Silvia, Steve, and finally Melody. In this room, each discovers the truth about him/herself and finds comfort and frustration with one another. But, they must also battle with the impending danger outside the room and some may need to make a fatal decision which will affect them all.

Written and Directed by Adam C. Sharp
Starring Chris Bastible, Mikayla Daniels, Dixie Sampson, Brad Laird, Marcie Summers, Matthew Williams and Andy Duncan


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Spring 2012


Six Characters in Search of an Author

For spring quarter, the SCC Players produced Six Characters in Search of An Author by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Adam C. Sharp. This classic play questions identity, reality, and human nature. It was presented in a unique and engulfing manner. An acting company is rehearsing for their upcoming production, but they are soon interrupted by six characters who desire to know how their own story ends. This SCC Players production was interactive and kept the audience guessing right up until the shocking end.

This production was unique in that it had several cast members performing at different show times which made each performance unique. There were also some other subtle changes that occurred differently for each performance. This production included Sophie Boyle, Cassandra Kay Carlson, Matt Carver, Mikayla Daniels, Andy Duncan, Shawndra Frasier, Jayde Hartman, Brad Laird, Dustin Linder, Ken Martinez, Clete Nielson, Amanda Reese, Dixie Sampson, Whitney Salomon, Sean Thiesfeld, Chris Bastible, and Matthew Williams.

Six Characters in Search of an Author (poster)

Winter 2012


Scenes of Life - Living in the Moment

Scenes of Life is a collection of original submitted scenes. Adam (the Theatre and Film Instructor) then pairs them up with those whom he's training to be directors and trains them throughout the process. From casting to rehearsals until the final performance, this production is fun and a great learning experience. This year the theme is "Living in the Moment." As times change, it's important to understand that we must make the moments count. These scenes follow the idea that we need to make the moments count or learn to make the moments count. Filled with thought-provoking and humorous scenes, this is a fun-filled night for everyone. This cast includes 25 actors and eight directors. The directors include: Chris Bastible (These Shining Lives; Kill Me, Deadly; Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life; and The Dining Room), Cassandra Kay Carlson (Kill Me, Deadly and These Shining Lives), Andy Duncan (These Shining Lives; Kill Me, Deadly, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life and The Dining Room); Dixie Sampson (These Shining Lives; Kill Me, Deadly, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life and The Dining Room), Marcie Summers (These Shining Lives; Kill Me, Deadly (Stage Manager), Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life and The Dining Room) and choreographers Mikayla Daniels (These Shining Lives) and Amanda Reese (Kill Me, Deadly and These Shining Lives) as well as Adam C. Sharp (SCC Theatre and Film Instructor).

Scenes of Life 2012 - poster

First Night 2012 - Folk Stories

The SCC Players were proud to be a part of First Night Spokane 2012. They presented three high-energy, interactive folk stories. One from China ("The Four Dragons"), one from Africa ("Master Man"), and one from England ("More Than a Match"). The stories were also accompanied with world percussion instruments as well as a crystal flute to help enhance each story's mood and provide sound effects throughout the stories. They performed three shows that night (9 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m.). The audience enjoyed the experience and so did the Players. The Players also had the opportunity to walk in the opening procession carrying large puppet palm trees and dinosaurs and playing percussion music to enhance the procession.

Folk Stories


Read Across America

The SCC Players performed for the Bigfoot Day Care kids for a third year for Read Across America 2012. Again, we began with some percussion instruments to help them become involved with the event. Then, we played a few rhythm games and had the students play some of the instruments. After explaining the meaning of the story, Green Eggs and Ham, the Players performed a Reader's Theatre presentation of it. The students enjoyed the experience and so did the children. This year, the students were able to go onto the stage and dance a little while the SCC Players played more percussion instruments at the end. We were proud to present this for them in this wonderful celebration of literacy.


Fall 2011


Halloween Family Fun Night (Fall 2011)

New for 2011: As part of SCC's Halloween Family Fun Night, SCC Players presents GHOST STORIES in the Lair Audiorium on October 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Don't miss this fun family event!


These Shining Lives

For fall 2011, the SCC Players produced These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich. These Shining Lives "chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits - or endanger the lives of those who come after them."

The cast included Marcie Summers (The Dining Room, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life, A Cloud of Victims Staged Reading and Stage Manager for Kill Me, Deadly) as Catherine, Andy Duncan (The Dining Room, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life, A Cloud of Victims Staged Reading and Kill Me, Deadly) as her husband, Tom, Dixie Sampson (The Dining Room, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life and Kill, Me Deadly) as Frances, and Cassandra Carlson (Kill Me, Deadly) as Charlotte. The cast also included newcomers: Jessica Waldon as Pearl; Matthew Williams as Dr. Dalitsch; Niko Hulse as Dr. Roundtree and Leonard Grossman; Guillermo Mendosa as Judge 2; Chris Jones as Company Doctor, Son, and Radio Announcer; and Maryam Safarpour as Daughter and Reporter 2. Ken Martinez (1984 (Technical Director), Kill Me, Deadly (Technical Director) was the Stage Manager.

These Shining Lives - poster

Spring 2011


For spring 2011, the SCC Players are presenting a unique look at the 1940s film noir genre with Kill Me, Deadly by Bill Robens.

In the dark, steamy streets of L.A., we follow gumshoe detective Charlie Nickels as he investigates the case of a stolen diamond and murders that keep seeming to happen as he gets closer to the mystery. During his investigation, we meet a variety of characters including the mysterious femme fatale Mona Livingston, the wealthy dowager Lady Clairmont, the heiress Veronica Clairmont, the sniveling Clive Clairmont, the butler Adrian Wilson, the big-time gangster Bugsy, and many more. All the while, Nickels is assisted by "his girl Friday" Ida, who seems to have the answers before Charlie knows the questions.

This is a wonderful celebration of humor and nostalgia as we follow the detective story through twists and turns of mystery and intrigue.

The cast includes Chris Bastible (The Dining Room, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Charlie, Jane Martin (Scenes of Life, 1984, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: the Far Side of Life)as Mona, Dixie Sampson (The Dining Room, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Lady Clairmont, Andy Duncan (The Dining Room, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: the Far Side of Life) as Adrian Wilson, Phillip J. Wibisono (The Dining Room, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Louie, Kevin Laucella (Is This Love?, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Dewy, and many newcomers including Danielle Romero as Ida, TJ Bernett as Clive, Cassandra Kay Carlson as Veronica, Clete Nielson as Bugsy, Brian K. Little as Fists, Luis Brio as Jaime, Jacob Silva as Jonesy, Cameron Hein as Henry, Shawndra Frazer as Lady Mary, Candel Brown as Hobo, Marzelle Gower as Librarian, Keith Clark as Shirley, and Yelena Kuropatkina as Laura-Lynn McCallister. The Stage Manager is Marcy Summers (The Dining Room, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life), and the production is directed by Adam C. Sharp.

Showtimes: May 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 22 at 2:00 p.m.

This is a free performance for faculty, staff, and the community.

All performances will take place in the Lair Auditorium.

Kill Me Deadly - poster

Winter 2011


Scenes of Life - The Far Side of Life

Winter 2011 marked the SCC Players' second annual one-act festival. It was titled Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life. Scripts were submitted by students and faculty and then directed by students and Adam C. Sharp. The submitted scripts were divided amongst the directors and, after actors were cast, the directors worked on the scenes. This year we saw a varied range of works, some were serious in tone, while others were more humorous. But, overall, it was a great success for everyone. The directors included returning student director Will Gilman (Is This Love?, 1984, Scenes of Life) and newcomers Chris Bastible (The Dining Room and A Cloud of Victims), Dixie Sampson (The Dining Room) and Marci Summers (The Dining Room and A Cloud of Victims). This year, the directors were as if they were in the stands at a hockey game, improvising to announce each scene. This was a great celebration of joy and tears.

Scenes of Life 2011 - poster

Read Across America

The SCC Players performed a Reader's Theatre presentation of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss for Read Across America. The Players performed for Bemis Elementary School, for the Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, and for the Bigfoot Day Care Center kids at Spokane Community College. Of course, we began and ended with some good grooves with the use of percussion instruments. Some of the kids even had a chance to play with us as well. This was a great experience for the students and for the kids.


Fall 2010


A Cloud of Victims

A Cloud of Victims

This staged reading of A Cloud of Victims was a free event for students, employees, and the public. The cast included actors from previous SCC Players productions: Chris Bastible (The Dining Room), Andy Duncan (The Dining Room), Kirsten Jachimiak (The Dining Room), James Johnson (Frankenstein and Scenes of Life), Jane Martin (1984 and Scenes of Life), Marcella Summers (The Dining Room), Tony Rogers (Assistant Stage Manager of The Dining Room), and Jennifer Sharp (The Dining Room) provided the stage directions.

Synopsis: A secluded island hotel room becomes the stage for six people to discover their cares, fears, and true selves. Sam and Connie took this important vacation and soon found that the hotel became overrun by terrorists. While trying to stay safe in their room they are joined by other victims of the raid: the older lovers, Leon and Silvia; Steve; and finally Melody. In this room, each discovers the truth about him/herself and finds comfort and frustration with one another. But, they must also battle with the impending danger outside the room and some may need to make a fatal decision which will affect them all.


The Dining Room

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the SCC Players produced the classic play, The Dining Room, by A. R. Gurney.

The Dining Room takes place in the dining room, or many dining rooms over the decades, but follows the dining table. The scenes intertwine as one begins and the other ends. Some of the scenes are touching while others are lighter in tone, but each reveals aspects of family interactions and how we use the dining room. This was a heartwarming production where twelve actors portrayed many characters, young and old, throughout the play. The play was presented with arena style (in-the-round) seating on the stage of the Lair Auditorium.

The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney - Changing families, changing times...

Halloween Family Fun Night

Once again, the SCC Players participated in the Halloween Family Fun Night. We had face painting, trick-or-treat coffin, and some tossing games. The students had fun with the many children who came by. Some adults wanted their face painted as well. This was a fun and packed event with the face painters constantly working. A great experience for the students and the community.


Spring 2010


1984

Big Brother is Watching!

For spring 2010, SCC Players presented the classic cautionary story, George Orwell's 1984. While times have changed, elements of the Orwellian world have slowly crept into our modern society. This production presented the serious aspects of the story and communicated them through technology and live theatre. This production of the play took place in 2084 and the novel was an inspiration to create a society instead of a cautionary tale. The production stayed true to the story as it is written as a play, but it also explored modern advancements and hinted to future advancements that have already occurred or might evolve in the future. The audience was separated into loyalists of Big Brother and those who were followers of Goldstein. Those who followed Goldstein were questioned by the roaming Thought Police. Also, it was a play within a play as the actors rebelled after the ending of the play and the Thought Police Advisor, Adam Sharp (Film and Theatre Instructor and Director of the Production) yelled back, but was eventually dragged away.

Be prepared! Follow Big Brother! Do not commit thought crimes!

1984 - poster

Winter 2010


Read Across America

The SCC Players with DRMA 101 (Introduction to Theatre) students performed a Reader's Theatre version of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham for the March 2 Read Across America Event for the Bigfoot kids at SCC. We played a bit of percussion and some rhythm games before the reading. The event was fun and the students did a very wonderful job taking part in different sides of the argument about eating the green eggs and ham. But, as is taught in the book, it's good to try something new because you never know what you like until you try it.


Scenes of Life

This production includes scenes written by students and even faculty about various experiences in life. These scenes focus on relationships and relating to one another. Also, the scenes are directed by students who have acted in previous productions: Will Gilman (Is This Love?,) Kendra Meredith (In a Grove), Michael Glatzmaier (In a Grove) and myself, Adam C. Sharp, SCC Theatre and Film Arts Instructor. The scenes were fun and thought-provoking. This was a great production where the directors and myself were playing cards and introduced our scenes as if they were stories we were telling. Overall, the show was successful and a lot of fun.

Scenes of Life - poster

Bigfoot Film Festival

The HUM 207 Movie Making class hosted the SCC Bigfoot Film Festival. The festival included films from the class as well as films that were submitted to the festival. Comedy, drama, romance, and experimental films were featured.

Bigfoot Film Festival - poster

Fall 2009


In a Grove

Spokane Community College Players presented In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories by Eric Coble, which explores four folk stories in the Japanese tradition but updates them with modern dialogue. Each story carries important lessons and morals we all can learn (or re-learn) and apply to our own lives. All the stories take place in one village and over one hundred years. The performance begins as we are greeted by Obosan, who then guides us through each story as they come to life before our eyes. The colorful characters include Keizuke, who must keep a secret; the Oni demons, who learn that they may have something to fear from humans; Uta, a singing monk who is approached with various challenges she must overcome; and Hyroku, the hungry stranger who is too starved to be scared of anything. Each character must make important decisions, but be warned, each may not make the right choices and may pay dearly.

Poster

Halloween Family Fun Night

This year, the SCC Players painted faces. We were busy the whole night. It was fun seeing the many kids and what they wanted painted on their faces. We also had a coffin (which we used for Frankenstein the year before) and one of players lied in the coffin and jumped out at unsuspecting children. The players did a wonderful job working through the whole event and the kids loved it too. Another great Halloween Family Fun Night.


Spring 2009


Is This Love?

Is This Love? is a wonderful collection of touching and humorous stories which explore the elements of relationships. Within the eight scenes we experience a separate story of love within relationships whether that love entails responsibility, the possibility of a friendship or even a romance or two.

Is This Love?

Winter 2009


Frankenstein

Adam Sharp's first production at Spokane Community College was Frankenstein by R. N. Sandberg based on the novel written by Mary Shelley. This was a wonderful production which incorporated live music, shifting lights and energetic actors and crew members to create a unique experience. The production began in the Arctic where Frankenstein is found aboard Captain Walton's ship which is stuck between the ice glaciers. As Frankenstein awakes he begins to relive his memories and pains of the experiences which led him to the Arctic. We witness the loss of his mother, his inspiration to create the Creature, and the feelings he experiences after the Creature was born. Half real and half surreal, the production stays true to the themes found in the famous novel. Great actors, crew, and audiences!

Frankenstein Poster

Read Across America

The SCC Players were asked to present something for the preschool children at SCC to celebrate Read Across America. So, we began with some percussion (Adam Sharp took out his djembe and the other students played various percussion instruments). Then, the company took to the stage and presented a Reader's Theatre play version of Lazy Jack adapted from the English folk tale. The children had fun and the students enjoyed presenting the material to the children. It was great fun!


Fall 2008


Wishing Star Readers' Theatre

We were pleased to present the wonderful Readers' Theatre Performance for The Wishing Star Foundation at a local church. The actors had fun presenting the story for the children and the children definitely enjoyed it.


Halloween Family Fun Night

The SCC Players participated in Family Fun Night for Halloween in the Lair at SCC. We had masks for the children to color and wear. We didn’t know it would be as popular as it was. We ran out of masks and had to make more that night. We also ran out of string. It was fun and we had wonderful kids come by.

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