Co-EXIST: stories of unlikely connections
2020 Redwood City Play Festival 


July Programming

Fuse Theatre and The Dragon are introducing new and revised online events for the upcoming 2020 Redwood City Play Festival program titled, Co-EXIST: stories of unlikely connection.  Committing to expand online platforms and extending the festival throughout the coming months in an effort to open space for important conversations around racism and to support BIPOC and Queer artists – a new Short Play Clinic, Play Studio events, and Rotating Peer Panel discussions are among the planned events. 

Each month a series of events under the Co-EXIST festival will be offered as “pay what you will” events. Click here to DONATE.
Check back on our website for next month’s programming events.

Wednesday, July 15th @6:30pm PT
Co-Exists Cocktails with Emma and Nick

  • Participants enjoy conversations and “cocktails” with the two playwrights featured this month: Emma Attwood and Nick Malakhow. 
  • View on Twitch:

Friday, July 17th @ 5pm PT
3rd Fridays With Fuse – Play Readings

  • Reading of GRIT by Nick Malakhow.
  • Raymond and Sasha, two of the “scholarship kids” at Dunston-Hall Academy think they’ve found kindred spirits in one another. But what happens when personal tragedies, uncomfortable revelations, and betrayals test their growing friendship?
  • Join Zoom meeting:

Saturday, July 18th @ 5pm PT
Co-EXIST Peer Panel: Queer Artists of Color. 

  • Join a viewing of a peer panel as they discuss the world according to queer artists of color. 
  • Panelists include Nick Malakhow, Sinjin Jones, J. Adán Ruiz, Ely Sonny Orquiza and Doy Charnsuprindhr.
  • Join on Crowdcast:

Monday, July 20th @ 6pm PT
Wednesday July 22nd @ 6pm
Lady and the Unicorn by Emma Attwood

  • A performance piece inspired by medieval tapestry exploring a queer alternative history of the Lady, reclaiming her life from the patriarchal symbolism in the tapestries.
  • Link not yet available.  Please check back again for the link to this event or email  for more information.


Featured Playwrights:

Emma Attwood is a writer, actor, and theatre maker originally from the UK. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Emma has performed in the UK at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ovalhouse, The Yard Theatre, and Whitechapel Gallery, amongst others. Emma is a co-founder of Write Her, Direct Her, a UK collective that promotes women in film and theatre. Most recently Emma appeared in Funeral Game at Potrero Stage. In Fall 2019 Emma was awarded a Theatre Bay Area Grant to develop The Lady and the


Nick Malakhow (he/him/his) is a Dominican and Ukrainian writer and theater educator based in Boston. His full-length play, SEEING EYE, was developed with Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago and Fresh Ink in Boston, and was a finalist for the 2019 O’Neill NPC, the 2018 LTC/HowlRound Carnaval, and the 2020 In-Progress Reading Series at the Unicorn Theatre. His other work has been developed or produced by the Quarantine Series, Theatre@First, the Open Theatre Project, the Q Collective, and as part of the 2018 Boston Theater Marathon. Nick was a Company One Playlab Unit member for C1’s 2019 season. He has also taught theater, English, and creative writing at the secondary level for over ten years in the greater Philly and Boston areas. He grew up in the diverse town of Teaneck, New Jersey. BA: Swarthmore College, MA: Emerson College


Participation in these events are “Pay What You Will”
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