PFI Players 2022 Showcase
Presented by PFI Players in collaboration with MTC Community Partners
Mendocino Theater Company in collaboration with Parents and Friends, Inc. proudly present a weekend production by the PFI Players entitled, 2022 Improv Showcase, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 17 at 2:00 p.m., at the theatre, 45200 Little Lake Street in Mendocino. There is no cost to attend this event. The collection of improvisational short vignettes seeks to “bridge an authentic connection with the community” masterfully guided by Terilynn L. Epperson, The Places To Go/Alternative Program Manager for Parents and Friends, Inc.
This production is just one of the outcomes developed by the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Mendocino Theatre Company whose purpose includes several vital measures including “educating ourselves to develop a common language, respecting the theatre and beyond, looking at the structure of the community as a whole, ensuring EDI is in MTC programming, bridging an authentic connection with the community, listening not inviting people into a broken culture, approaching people not understanding of these principles and welcoming them and not creating defensiveness or polarization, and allowing socioeconomic data to guide our work.”
The preview rehearsal witnessed a variety of personalities performing improv prompted by a word/phrase on a white board, encouraged in transition by a celebratory unified applause from the players and cheer of “turn the page, turn the page…”—the ensuing dialogue, action, and story providing a unique unfolding of drama in real time, while also insightful of the team of players working hard to create the stories.
Parents and Friends, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been serving people with developmental disabilities for over sixty years. It serves both children and adults with special needs and strives to create opportunities for education, self-sufficiency, leisure, and employment for those with developmental challenges.
2022 Showcase is a community-wide public event. Everyone is invited. Admission is free