A new play about what happens when we reach the point of no return.

by Emma Gibson, directed by Pam Paulson

Anna couldn’t save the planet because she had to save herself. But now the dust storms are worse, the birds are all but dead, and Joel thinks she should try one last time.

Featuring Erik Pfeifer as JOEL, Karen Wray as ANNA, Pete Taylor as PAUL, Chloe Ness as JUNE at 15 and Mariana Aroxa as JUNE in her 30s.

Producers – Sonja Berggren and Karen Wray
Set / Light Design - Eliot Ohlemeyer
Stage Manager – Desiree Nguyen

Emma Gibson is a British playwright, now living in Philadelphia. She is drawn to stories that investigate aspects of the human condition such as loneliness and forgiveness, using bold design, poetic language and the wonder of magic realism. if nobody does remarkable things has been a finalist for The Blue Ink Award with American Blues Theater 2022, and The O’Neill New Play Conference 2021. It has been a Semi-finalist for Premiere Stages at Kean 2022, Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2021, Ashland New Plays 2021 and South West Theater Productions 2021. More at www.britishemma.com

PANNDORA PRODUCTIONS, based in Long Beach, CA, is completely devoted to new plays and their writers. PANNDORA’S BOX annual new works festival gives a voice to talented playwrights yet to achieve stardom. if nobody does remarkable things came out of our 15th PANNDORA’S BOX Festival. www.panndoraproductions.com

April 29 – May 14, 2022

Fridays – Saturdays: 8pm

Sundays – May 1, 8: 2pm

Thursday – May 12: 8pm


Regular run ($25 General, $18 Military/Senior/Student)
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Aperol Thursday, May 12
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Closing Night ($30)
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For Press Passes/Reservations call: 323.377.2988 or [email protected]

COVID Patron Safety Protocol
Please know that at our performances you, and everyone in your party (including children), will be asked to:
Provide Proof of Vaccination or show a negative Covid test result from within the past 72 hours upon entry.
Wear a mask within the facility.
Voluntarily assume all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19.


PLAYWRIGHTS! We're changing things up this year, so pay attention and mark your calendars:

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS  - JUNE 1 - JULY 1, 2022 - one month only or until we reach 200 submitted plays.

How come? Last year we were so honored to receive over 300 submissions in our 2 month window. We were also overwhelmed and had to delay the Festival to insure that each play received our full attention. We huddled and discussed what to do to keep the quality up and the Festival accessible. We arrived at this year's plan - accept submissions for one month only, JUNE 1 - JULY 1, or up to 200 submissions, whichever comes first, with no change in the submission fee.

What does this mean for you playwrights? Don't dawdle! Get your submissions in. Before June 1 we will send out eblasts and post on social media to let you know we're about to open. Reading fee will stay the same, $10 per play. We won't take your submissions before June 1. That's the day the system goes operative. You'll get an eblast (if you've signed up below), or follow us on social media. (Yes, we know we said we'd open earlier, but we're basking in the beauty of this year's production for now.) Dust off your scripts and get them ready!

We plan on announcing the top 25 plays by the beginning of September, and the 5 plays chosen to be read at the Festival by September 10. The FESTIVAL will be held at the GARAGE THEATRE over the weekend of OCTOBER 7-9, 2022. If Covid doesn't shut things down in the meantime - the FESTIVAL will be IN PERSON!





We want to return to THE GARAGE THEATRE to produce this beautiful play by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield next spring 2023. Taking a break this year because our star Kea Bird got married and had a baby! We never lost our love for this play which came out of our 13th PANNDORA'S BOX Festival in 2019. So fingers crossed for this one.


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