Meet Jean Waller, then come see her play Sept. 23-24

Jean Waller's play, A Little Something, begins in a pawn shop in a transitional urban neighborhood of a large city. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players' 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase Sept. 23-24. Jean's play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. Buy your ...

See “The Lady in the Woods” before it hits Broadway this October

When you attend the 2nd Act Players' 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase this Sept. 23-24, you'll see a bit of history in the making. One of the plays we'll be reading at each performance, The Lady in the Woods, will be going straight from Evanston to off-Broadway performances in New York at the New York New ...

Meet Hyten Davidson, then come hear her play Sept. 23-24

Hyten Davidson's play, The Lady in the Woods, begins with a woman receiving a weary hermit forced indoors as the result of a growing storm. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players' 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase Sept. 23-24. Hyten's play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase ...

Meet Scott Cooper, then come hear his play Sept. 23-24

Scott Carter Cooper's play, One Woman’s Duty, begins with two sisters waiting at a post office for their grandmother’s wedding ring. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players' 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase Sept. 23-24. Scott's play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. Buy ...

Meet the Winners of the 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase!!!

The 2nd Act Players' mission is to showcase new talent. The Showcase marks the 2nd time this year the 2nd Act Players will be fulfilling that mission by presenting new playwright works. Earlier this year, we held our One-Act Play Festival that featured two one-act plays. Audiences enjoyed those performances but we wanted to do ...

2nd Act Players Accepted into League of Chicago Theatres

"We're almost ready to announce our cast for Moving Boxes, I have been so impressed by the talent we've seen in auditions this year," says Frank.

Evanston magazine profiles 2nd Act Players

Creativity can not occur in a vacuum, so every time we get recognition like this article, it encourages us to go on with our efforts to showcase new writers and new actors at the 2nd Act Players.

Winners Chosen for 2nd Act Players’ New Playwrights’ Showcase!!!

Audiences will be asked to select a winning script from among the six. A Judge's Choice winner also will be announced Sunday, Sept. 24. Tickets are now on sale for both performances for $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Seeking actors of all ages for our newest play, “Moving Boxes”

Our mission is to showcase new talent and we routinely have cast members ranging in age from 16 to 60+ as part of that mission. This fall, we’ll be at it again with our newest play, "Moving Boxes."

Support the 2nd Act Players with a charity auction donation!!!

We're in the midst of again soliciting donations for our Fall 2017 Charity Auction which will take place during our November performances. Show your support for the local arts scene by simply filling out the form below.

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