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OCPA Studios brings some of the finest playwrights in Orange County to one of its hottest new venues.

In a market where local theater is often thought to bring only repeats of old shows, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance ( and Mysterium ( have created something unique on the Southern Californian scene: New Plays presented in a series of informal readings where the plays are not staged but read right before you. OCPA Studios is a series of intimate readings that bring fresh new plays onto an OC stage. Witness new works by OC playwrights read by some of Orange County’s most talented actors and be a participant in the development of new theater.

This is a great opportunity for students of theater and aspiring writers to witness how their craft comes together. It’s an opportunity for local theaters to see some of the best new theater come to life. It’s a way for actors and theater professionals to be a part of some of the newest theater out there. And, most importantly, it brings together everyone who loves theater.

OCPA Studios begins its first season on May 15th at 3pm, with an intimate reading of Ken La Salle’s screwball comedy, Diamonds To Go. Admission is only $5. Contact Mysterium for reservations at 714-602-7975. You can also check their website at

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist’s office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at venues such as the Hunger Artists Theatre, the Vanguard Theatre, Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company, STAGESTheatre, Chapman University, the Curtis Theatre, and Newport Theatre Arts Center. OCPA playwrights have been produced across the United States, and have won national and regional playwrighting awards.

Mysterium is a Theater, a gallery, a healing center, a retail and online shop for all Conscious Living needs. We have a retail shop to supply all mystical products from books, music, clothing and ritual supplies to ornaments, statues and art — all of which is supported by our online store. We combine the spiritual with the creative utilizing our performance and workshop space and gallery for local artists and talent. Mysterium offers theatrical productions for the entire family.


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