Meet the authors featured at 2nd Act’s One-Act Play Festival

The 2nd Act Players will be producing two plays as part of its One-Act Play festival March 11-26. The plays are Falling Into Macy by Richard Lyons Conlon, and The Last Days of Wonder by Tess Light.

Playwright Conlon has been a two-term resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and has written more than 30 plays and screenplays. He has worked with a variety of local theatres, including Victory Gardens, The Raven, Theater Wit, Beacon Street Theatre, The Poor Theatre, Temporary Theatre, and the Next Act Theatre in Milwaukee.

Rehearsals have begun for the 2nd Act Players' One-Act Play Festival March 11-26.
Rehearsals have begun for the 2nd Act Players’ One-Act Play Festival March 11-26.

His play, No Time at All, was named a Finalist for the 2016 Reva Shiner Comedy Award, while another of his works, Send Forth Thy Mercies, was a Selection for the 2016 William Inge New Play Festival. His dramedy One Time took the Gold Prize in the 2015 Beverly Hills Stage Play Competition. His one-act monologue, Emotional Affair, was the winner at Voices 2014 in Liverpool, England.

Light, author of The Last Days of Wonder, was a Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist in 2015 and a 2012 Theater Conspiracy winner. More recently, her drama To Conceive Gods was workshopped at the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez, Alaska, and her comedy, The Supper Hour in Hell, premiered at the Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas. She’s had short plays produced as far afield as Australia and Ireland. In Chicago, she’s had a 10-minute sci-fi comedy produced as part of the Paragon Festival put on by Otherworld Theatre Company.

Light was born in Chicago and lived here until age 9. She now resides in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Light came to writing in her mid-30s, so she is in her 2nd Act and exactly the type of talent 2nd Act Players seeks to promote.

Tickets for the shows, one ticket gets you in to see both shows the same evening, are available on Simply click here to buy yours today.

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