ARTS Theatre Small Stage Script Challenge

Playwrights, do you have a script that you would like to see performed on-stage? Enter the ARTS Theatre Small Stage Script Challenge and be one of two playwrights to have their play produced by ARTS Theatre in Cottonwood, CA. All submitted scripts will receive reviews by three of our Board Members. The winning plays will be chosen by the Board of Directors of ARTS Theatre, based upon the scores tabulated by the Readers, and the feasibility and practicality of performing the play in a working Black Box Theatre.

Play-writing Contest Submission Rules:
One-Act Play, no more than 40 pages in length, with a running time of no more than 90 minutes.
No more than four characters.
Minimal Set, suitable for black-box theaters.
Able to be presented on a stage size of 11’ x 12’.
Authors may submit more than one play but will pay a separate Reader’s Fee for each.
Only 2 scripts will be selected for production.
All playwrights submitting scripts must check the box acknowledging they give ARTS Theatre permission to produce without remuneration except for the 2 winning scripts of the contest, which will receive a $25 royalty fee.

Deadline: 4/30/2021
Cost: $25.00

Click here to pay the reading fee. A submission link will be emailed to you after payment has been received.

Novice Acting On The Stage Class

Saturday, August 22nd:

A) History of Acting
B) Theatrical Terms & Tradition
C) How to Read a Script
D) Developing Your Character
E) Does & Don’ts In The Theater & On The Stage, Safety in the Theater

Saturday, August 29th

F) Types of Auditions & Maximizing Your Audition
G) Advanced Characterization
H) How To Get Cast & Be Asked Back
I) Improv

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NCLEX Examination Review

NCLEX Exam Review

10 AM – 2:15 PM (There is a 15-minute break at noon).

A) Assessment of Your Patient; What It Means & What To Look For
B) How To Maximize Your Chances of Successfully Passing the NCLEX
C) Case Scenarios
D) Question & Answer Period

Mrs. Derk has been a Registered Nurse for the past 40 years and has done everything from Staff R.N. to Critical Care Nurse Clinician, Emergency Department Manager, Director of Nursing, and taught Nursing Theory in a School of Nursing. She is currently a practicing R.N., has a second position as the Nurse Educator for a local hospital, and is both a nationally board-certified Emergency R.N. (CEN), and holds a State of California Adult Learner’s Teaching Credential.

Sign up and pay for the class on the website no later than 24 hours before the start of class.

Masks will be required, and social distancing will be enforced.

No nursing uniforms or scrubs, no nursing shoes allowed in our Theatre.

No food shall be permitted in our Theatre.

Non-alcoholic beverages are acceptable in either original container with a screw-on cap, or in a container with a cap.

No videotaping or recording shall be permitted.

Students shall treat each other and the Instructor with courtesy and respect.

The class will begin on time. Late arrivals are not permitted as they are disruptive to the other participants.

No accompanying children, adults, or animals shall be permitted.

No guarantee can be made that you will pass the NCLEX as a result of taking this course; however, every effort will be made to help you identify your weakest areas and better prepare you for taking the exam.

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Driving Miss Daisy Family & Friends Buyout Performances

Coming soon, when Phase 3 Re-Opening is permitted! PRIVATE FAMILY & FRIENDS BUY-OUT PERFORMANCES of “Driving Miss Daisy!” Maximum of 18 people, special rate of $250! This is 1/2 the capacity of our theater, every other seat distancing will be maintained. All tickets must be purchased together, in advance. No other seats will be sold, nor patrons permitted on YOUR Buy-Out Night! Call Denise 530-526-5191 or Michael at 530- 776-4544 to get on the list today!


Since ARTS Theatre is closed indefinitely while this crisis goes on, our bills all continue, and our Board Members, none of whom gets a dime from ARTS, are all having their “real life jobs” impacted as well, we are seeking donations, in ANY amount, in order to keep our theater alive until we can resume our production of “Driving Miss Daisy!” Photo taken March 14th, the night before we closed.

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Driving Miss Daisy (Jun 12-21)

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.