The new normal – Day 51

The new normal - Day 51

Jordyn Toscano, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As citizens of Contra Costa County continue to adjust to the shelter-in-place and county-wide face mask...

Campus gets a sneak-peek at ‘God’

Brenna Enos, benos@lmcexperience.com

February 21, 2018

Rehearsals are underway and the “Hand to God” cast and crew are in the midst of preparations to stage their upcoming show in March. Written by Robert Askins, this play focuses on a widowed mother (Ariel Dunn) who runs a Christian puppet club in a small town in Texas. Among those in the puppet...

“Death and Silence” befalls LMC

Azi Carter, acarter@lmcexperience.com

April 26, 2017

Looking for a bad-assed female lead from the post-apocalyptic adventure filled with zombies was how Death and Silence began, according to student playwright Ariel Dunn. Dunn has bragging rights as her production opens in Los Medanos College’s Little Theatre Monday, May 1.      “In hi...

Satirical production takes ‘shape’

Drama students Cierra Nelson and Valerie Naranjo rehearse a scene from LMC's latest production 'Shapeless.'

Perry Continente and Kimberly Stelly

March 23, 2017

“Shapeless,” a dark satirical play with a social justice bent, is coming to Los Medanos College in April. The play focuses on body image issues and societal pressures that woman of all shapes and sizes face. The play, written by Sean Carthew, and directed by LMC’s own Du’Praiseja Smith,...

Garcia directs his own story

LMC Drama Department Chair Nick Garcia leads his students through and exercise during his DRAMA-021 class.

Samantha Hernandez

February 22, 2017

Originally planning to major in business, Drama Professor Nick Garcia has been teaching at LMC for eight years and has traveled many roads since his beginnings in a small divided town in Colorado. Although Garcia has some early Southern California roots, he mainly grew up in Colorado, where the biggest...

Drama preps for stage

Sierra Butler recites her lines from script Jan. 26 in Little Theater.

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

February 7, 2017

Drama students and faculty are busily prepping for their upcoming plays this spring. With a healthy mix of different genre, directors and even show length, this season provides something for everyone. The lineup includes “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train,” in late March, “Shape...

‘Boeing’ set to take off

'Boeing' set to take off

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016

The Los Medanos College Drama Department is bringing the show “Boeing Boeing” to the LMC community at the California Theatre in downtown Pittsburg beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Drama Department chair Nick Garcia will be directing the comedic play written by Marc Camoletti. This semester’s...

‘Brother Gary’ brings the laughs

American Monk Paul along with Brothers Larry and Hugo played by Robert Dunn, Michael Simpson and Steve Millard, respectively, rehearse a scene.

Sarah D. Gonzales, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com

October 21, 2016

“Brother Gary,” the unique play featured at Los Medanos College's little theater and directed by Jack Nicolaus, touched up on the controversial topic of diversity while also successfully maintaining a pleasantly light and humorous tone. Bay Area playwright Ramiz Monsif tells the story surrounding ...

Video pegs theft suspect

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

October 13, 2016

Los Medanos College Police Services is still actively investigating thefts that occurred on campus a few weeks ago. They are determining whether or not the incidents were connected and tied to a person of interest identified through video surveillance. According to Lieutenant Chad Wehrmiester, the footage ...

Play is ready for laughs

Play is ready for laughs

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

October 6, 2016

During rehearsal of what the cast of “Brother Gary” calls “the dinner scene,” even director Jack Nicolaus could not suppress giggles and sporadic laughter while five minutes of a silent scene was acted out in front of him. Consisting of seven actors and 12 characters, the story of “Brothe...

‘Meeting’ is filled with spirit

'Meeting' is filled with spirit

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

September 30, 2016

Riddled with endless metaphors and foreshadowing, “The Meeting” has brought topics relevant to the injustices going on in today’s society to the Los Medanos College community despite some issues with the writing. Written by Jeff Stetson, this show tells the tale of a fictional meeting between Mart...

Drama takes on a full semester

Drama takes on a full semester

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexpereince.com

August 25, 2016

If you’ve never witnessed a play performed by the Dramatic Arts Department of Los Medanos College, this semester is a perfect opportunity for you to make up for lost time. You’re especially in luck if you enjoy comedic or socially relevant works, as the scheduled shows have an overall comic and whimsical...

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