Meet #MeToo Festival Playwright Jean Waller

Jean Waller has acted with the 2nd Act Players and also had  a script she wrote, A Little Something, selected for the 2017 2nd Act Players New Playwright Showcase. Her script Cattywampus will be one fo six performed during the 2nd Act Players #MeToo Play festival May 19-20, 26-27. Learn a little about Jean is ...

Opening night for the #MeToo Play Festival is only two weeks away!!!

The first performance for the 2nd Act Players'  #MeToo Play Festival is only two weeks away on Saturday, May 19. Buy your tickets now so you don't miss this paramount event. "This is the most important work we have done in the five years the 2nd Act Players has existed," says cofounder John N. Frank. ...

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The 2nd Act Players could not exist without the amazing support of our sponsors. Our sponsors are business people who understand that supporting the local performing arts is an important part of building and maintaining a wonderful community in which to live and work.They also understand our audience members like doing business with businesses that ...

Third speaker added to #MeToo Play Festival panel discussion

Karla Altmayer, cofounder of Healing to Action, will be joining the post-show discussion on Sunday, May 20 about #MeToo issues raised by the six short plays presented in the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play Festival. Playwrights Jean Waller and Carol Saller also will be on the panel which will be chaired by 2nd Act Players' Cofounder ...

For more on #MeToo, check our new #MeToo Festival page

Want to know how the MeToo movement began and how it has morphed and grown since late 2017? Check the list of articles on our new #MeToo Play Festival page. The page begins with information about our festival May 19-20, and May 26-27 at Northminster Church in Evanston where we'll be showcasing six short plays ...

2nd Act Players’ #MeToo Play Festival cast announced

Six cast members have been selected from more than 50 who expressed interest in auditioning for the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play Festival. The festival, which takes place May 19-20 and May 26-27 at Northminster Church in Evanston, will present six 10-minute plays that focus on issues raised by the #MeToo movement. Tickets are on ...

Award-winning Aayisha Humphrey to direct #MeToo Play Festival

Aayisha Ruby Humphrey, an award-winning Chicago actor and acting teacher, will be the director for the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play Festival May 19-20 and May 26-27. The festival presents six 10-minute plays from emerging playwrights dealing with issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual abuse, gender-stereotyping and bullying. "Aayisha was assistant director ...

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