See our shows, talk with our playwrights, April 23-May 2

Seven award-winning playwrights will chat live with our audiences during the 2nd Act Players’ spring production, Pandemic Stories, 7 short plays about love, life and loss which will stream online from April 23 through May 2.

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The playwrights are the winners of the 2nd Act Players’ 2021 New Script Competition; their scripts, all dealing with how people coped with the pandemic and its aftermath, will be performed during our production.

The schedule of playwrights speaking with audiences and their plays are:

Date Playwright(s) Play(s)
Friday, April 23 John Mabey Second Act Second Helpings
Saturday, April 24 Cindi Sansone-Braff To the Zoom and Back
Sunday, April 25 Germaine Shames/Cathrine Goldstein Love in the Time of Covid-19/ What Good Did We See Today?
Friday, April 30 Rex McGregor The Birds are Feeding Me
Saturday, May 1 Donna Latham Lunch Lady
Sunday, May 2 Craig Gustafson [Brackets]

“Recent research has shown people really enjoy talkbacks following online plays,” explains 2nd Act Players’ Cofounder John N. Frank. “We first tried these last July during our first online show and really enjoyed the level of involvement it produced.”

Friday and Saturday shows begins at 7 p.m. central time, Sunday performances at 2 p.m. central. The plays will stream for approximately an hour and 45 minutes with talkbacks to follow.


John and Craig are two-time winners of 2nd Act Players script competitions, having had their work performed last fall during our online 60 is the New 40 production. Both of their Covid plays also have been selected winners of an Australian play festival by the Bendigo Theatre Company which begins May 13.

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