Experts to discuss Women’s Empowerment plays following May 19th show

A panel that includes sexual abuse counselors, ministers, and an award-winning playwright, will gather after the May 19 Sunday matinée of the 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment Festival to discuss issues raised by the two one-act plays that are being performed in the festival. “We always see our shows as starting discussions on key social […]

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Yes, we are worth your time; you will enjoy yourselves at the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival is less than two weeks away and we’re wondering, as always, who will buy tickets to come see our shows. We’re already hearing from people who have a million reasons why they can’t come and we know that, deep down, they’re really asking themselves if it’s […]

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Come see Jasmine Richman tackle the ultimate role

Jasmine Richman will be taking on what some might think of as the ultimate role — playing God — in the 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival May 11-26. The play A Matter of Gender asks why God can;t be a woman, and then goes on to discuss the very nature of believing […]

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Come to see Phil Troyk at the 2nd Act Players

  Actor Phil Troyk will be taking on a fascinating challenge in the 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play festival May 11-26 — he will play two different characters in the two one-act plays being presented each night of the festival. He’s also the only male actor in the combined cast, matching his acting […]

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Come see Sharon Kushiner play Caroline with the 2nd Act Players

Intentions is the story of a woman, Katherine, trying to overcome a past trauma so she can once again find the love and joy in life. Caroline is the social worker trying to help Katherine on that journey. Caroline has seen a lot in her career and as she tries to help Katherine , she also […]

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Come See Shannon Webber play Katherine with the 2nd Act Players

Intentions is the story of a woman, Katherine, trying to overcome a past trauma so she can once again find the love and joy in life. Shannon Leigh Webber portrays Katherine, bringing a wonderful complexity and depth of emotion to the character. Her early work in rehearsal promises memorable performances. We asked Webber to tell us […]

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Come see Debra Rodkin play Helen with the 2nd Act Players

Intentions is the story of a woman trying to overcome a past trauma so she can once again find the love and joy in life. Helping her on that journey is her mother, Helen. Veteran actor Debra Rodkin will play Helen in the 2nd Act Players’ upcoming May production of Intentions. Her early work in […]

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Meet the Cast for the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Festival

The Evanston 2nd Act Players will be featuring two veteran 2nd Act Players and four newcomers in the cast of its Women’s Empowerment One-Act Play Festival this May 11-26. The festival will feature two plays telling the stories of heroic women. Shannon Leigh Webber The cast for Intentions by Jerome Jagielski will feature Shannon Leigh […]

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Calling all playwrights — One week left to enter our #WomensEmpowerment script competition

Calling all playwrights — only one week left to enter our #WomensEmpowerment script competition. Two one-act plays that look at women’s issues will be performed by our 2nd Act Players this May. “We’re looking for one-act plays that focus on women overcoming major obstacles in their lives,” says 2nd Act Players’ Co-Founder John N. Frank. […]

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2nd Act Players announce One-Act Play Competition, #WomensEmpowerment

A scene from "Last Days of Wonder," a winner of our 2016 script comeptition.

The 2nd Act Players is in search of new scripts, fulfilling its mission to showcase new talent for the stage. The theme for its upcoming spring One-Act Play Festival will be Women’s Empowerment (#WomensEmpowerment). This will mark the fourth new script competition the 2nd Act Players has held since its beginnings in 2013. “We’ve showcased […]

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