Recent News:

Shakespeare Webinars: MSND and the Plague




"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Sunday, July 12, 2020. 4:00-5:00pm


Dragon Theatre's new Shakespeare Webinars is kicking off with a modern parallel: the 1595 Plague and how it relates to "A Midsummer Night's Dream".  


During the first 20-minutes of the session we'll explore the ins and outs of the plague in England and how it affected his works. The remaining portion of the session will be a group discussion and a time to get your Shakespearian questions answered! 



Multiple Sessions Available:

  •  Midsummer Night's Dream, July 12
  • Romeo and Juliet, July 19
  • Macbeth, July 26
  • King Lear, August 2


Third Class: Advanced Acting at Dragon Theatre!

Neva Hutchinson is offering an Advanced Acting Class for Adults!




For previous students and actors who have experience.


Classes are 90 minutes, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Each Tuesday, June 30 - August 4, 2020

Showcase for this class is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.


Session One: Students learn techniques for sliding into the scene with simple methods.

Session Two: Prior preparation is key: how to begin work on the scene.

Session Three: Analyzing a script. Students will learn how to break a script down into learnable moments.

Session Four: Memorizing a script: 2 simple techniques.

Session Five: The use of props and what they tell us.

Session Six: Rehearsal and final presentation. 


Email for more info!

Second Session of Acting Classes at Dragon Theatre (finished)

Classes ran 6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Tuesdays, March 31 - May 5th  2020
  • Wednesdays, April 1 - May 6th  2020

Showcase for both classes debuted Saturday, May 9 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.




Class 1: Scene Study (TUESDAYS): Each week includes a warm-up, theatre games, scene study with fellow classmates, and short lectures on the playwrights being performed. This 6-week course is held at Dragon Theatre (2120 Broadway, RWC) and culminates in a showcase for invited friends and family on Saturday, May 9th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.


Class 2: Landing the Role (WEDNESDAYS): Focus will be on preparing monologues for auditions, discovering who's casting in neighboring theaters, and acquiring headshots and resumes. This 6-week course is held at Dragon Theatre (2120 Broadway, RWC) and culminates in a shared showcase for invited friends and family on Saturday, May 9th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.


Please email for more info! 

Doubt: a Parable. Friday, Mar. 6th / Saturday, Mar. 7th 2020

"Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley will be performed with the St. Peter's Players on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7th at St. Peter's Church in Redwood City.  


"Doubt, A Parable" is the story of a church school divided.  Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of her male students.  


The Chicago Tribune calls it "A beautifully balanced drama."  Time Out New York wrote, "An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences." 

Neva Hutchinson Offers Her First Acting Class for Adults! (The first edition started September 25th, 2019)


An acting class for beginners and seasoned veterans alike, this is a fun way to learn new techniques. Each week an author is presented, along with tips for learning scripts and creating a character. Scene study will also take place.  


7:00-9:00pm for six sessions, every Wednesday through October 30th.

Performance of scenes for invited audience on Saturday, November 2nd, 3:00-5:00pm at Dragon Theatre.


And *NOW* a second day! Due to popular demand:
Starting Tuesday, September 24th at 12:15-2:15 with final performance on November 2nd. Actors can sign up for either of the two days.


Email for more info!

"Love Letters" reaches stage in Sept. 2019!

"Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Cristina Anselmo. Featuring Ray Renati and Neva Hutchinson (both members, Actors Equity Association, Equity Project Code). 

A romantic, bittersweet comedy, Love Letters begins when Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner are eight years old in 1937. They write to each other for 50 years, from summer camps and boarding schools, in marriage and divorce. Throughout it all, their feelings for one another are never lost. 


"A play that requires no embellishment in order to become a full-bodied theatrical experience." (The Hollywood Reporter)


Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. 
September 15 and 16 at 7:00pm

Summer 2019 Production: "Feiffer's People"




June 21st and 22nd 2019


A play by Jules Feiffer, directed by Neva Hutchinson"Feiffer's People"



The Saint Peter's Players performing at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Redwood City.

Spring 2019 Production in Redwood City: "5-by-8"



Neva directs a new show on Saturday, March 2, 2019


5-by-8five scenes performed by 8 actors.


Presented at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Redwood City. A night of enjoyable performances from local players!


Starring (in alphabetical order)... Paul Berning, Su Boocock, Alec Braun, Barbara Greever, John McGill, Susan Mitchell, Clyde Pinto, and Jamie Slover.

Neva Hutchinson on Podcast: "Green Room Radio"

November 1, 2018 

"Raptured" in October 2018

October 15th, 2018


Based on the hardscrabble life of entertainment evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, "Raptured" is a new play written by Neva Hutchinson. Based on the true disappearance and re-discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson in May of 1926 (a pseudo-celebrity of her day), the public believed that she was not kidnapped, but with her married lover, Kenneth Ormiston in a bungalow by the sea. She was then called up to a Grand Jury trial on charges of loose morals. "Raptured: the Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson" is based on facts and augmented by the author's imagination.


October 26 - November 3, 2018

Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102 

Directed by Ray Renati


Samson and Delilah Promo for "Raptured"

October 4th, 2018


Watch the silent movie promotion for "Raptured: The Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson" ... Watch it Here.


Maxwell Tomaszewski plays Samson. Neva Hutchinson plays Delilah. Mohana Rajagopol and Charmaine Hitchcox act as Philistines. Will Price photography. Ray Renati director. 



Backstage with "By the Waters of Babylon"

October 2nd, 2016


"The play is an acting duet...Neva Hutchinson is delightful as Catherine. Michael Angelo Gonzalez [as Arturo] takes his character through layers of emotion and involvement, at first informed by his subservient relationship to his employer, but later emboldened by Catherine’s increasing familiarity."


Backstage: Bay Area Premiere of By the Waters of Babylon


Review Here