Winning script selected for Women’s Empowerment Play Festival

Intentions, a one-act play that follows main character Katherine on her road to recovery from a massive past trauma, is the winner of the 2nd Act Players’ 2019 One-Act Play Script Competition. Jerome Jagielski of Fontana, Wi., is the winning author of Intentions. Intentions will be produced by the 2nd Act Players this May as […]

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Happy New Year from the 2nd Act Players

The 2nd Act Players had an amazing year in 2017; our warmest thanks to all of you who made it possible. We featured 16 actors and three directors in nine works for the stage, ranging from our  staged readings of six new 10-minute plays to our one-act festival with two plays  and our fall production […]

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Top 5 Reasons to come see our New Playwrights Showcase Sept. 23-24

Haven’t bought your tickets for our 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase yet? OMG what are you waiting for? Maybe the top 5 reasons to come? So here they are: Seven, count them, seven playwrights for the price of one. Each show features short plays from seven playwrights you may have never heard before. That’s exciting theater. […]

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Meet André Richardson Hogan II and come see his play “Raisin Puffs”

André Richardson Hogan II’s play, Raisin Puffs, begins as three men discuss an assault on a former classmate. It is an extremely timely look at the issue of urban violence all too prevalent today. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase Sept. 23-24. André’s play is one of seven chosen for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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