Rules of the Reign
Creating an affirming community in which local artists are empowered to pursue the development of new and relevant work.
Valuing the identity and dignity of all persons by creating a safe space for difficult conversations through the art of storytelling.
Cultivating a willingness to explore, experiment, and otherwise push the boundaries of what performing arts can be and the impact they can have in the community.
Striving to elevate the role of performing arts in Waco by maintaining their standards of originality, relevance, and artistic excellence.
Preserving the joy of performance by refusing to let go of childish dreams, fantastic fantasies, and wild imaginings.
A first-look workshop production
The Way He Looks At You
by Trent Sutton
MCC Music and Theatre Arts Building
Love can look like a lot of different things, but one thing is certain: love shouldn’t hurt. In the case of Will and Brandon, the hurt is subtle, lurking just beneath the surface, whereas in the case of Jason and Christian, the hurt is heavy, even tangible. Yet bruises of the heart can hurt just as much as bruises of the flesh, and uniquely queer complexities make untangling relational dynamics even more difficult. The Way He Looks at You is a look into the realities of gay marriage, illustrating that it is difficult in all the same ways that traditional marriages are, thus extending the much-needed conversation surrounding domestic violence to the queer community.