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Crowded Fire is a vital home for fierce new plays.

In addition to three mainstage shows each season, we offer a robust new play development program. The Matchbox @ Crowded Fire actively supports the creation of high quality contemporary theater through commissions, in-house workshops, and an annual free public reading series.

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Mina Morita's TEDx talk

At a TEDx Talk at Chapman University, Mina speaks so eloquently about courage, risk, and the passion (and sacrifice!) of creating art. Congrats Mina!

2016 Season

Mechanics of Love

By Dipika Guha
Directed by Jessa Brie Moreno
Feb 18 – Mar 12

A wild romp about how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

I Call My Brothers

By Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Directed by Evren Odcikin
Mar 31-Apr 23

A funny and fierce showdown with paranoia.

The Shipment

By Young Jean Lee
Directed by Mina Morita and Lisa Marie Rollins
Sep 22 – Oct 15

An incisive and unsettling comedy confronting stereotypes that permeate the dominant culture’s narrative.

2016 Matchbox Reading Series

Readings of 4 New Plays in Process
November 16-19, 2016

An idea, the artists, the words, and you! Presenting free readings of new plays. Titles to be announced.