Tag: 2nd Act Players

Why 2nd Act Players is hosting a #MeTooPlayFestival

The 2nd Act Players has held two script competitions in the past year and this year wanted to have a new competition with a theme that was extremely topical and focused on social change. Enter our #MeTooPlayFestival this May. Here's why we're doing it and why we invite all Chicago-area playwrights to enter. The mission ...

Calling all playwrights for our #MeTooPlayFestival script competition

The 2nd Act Players will stage a #MeTooPlayFestival for two weekends this May and is holding a script competition to seek out short scripts for the festival that focus on women dealing with key 2nd Acts and major issues in their lives. Playwrights are invited to send their short script (20 pages or less) for ...

Northminster Church continues as home for 2nd Act Players

Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston has agreed to allow the 2nd Act Players to produce its new season in the church theater, marking the third year the 2nd Act Players will be staging plays at the church in northwest Evanston. "We are so thrilled to call Northminster home for our 2018 season," says 2nd Act ...

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 ...

Come see why Saturday is a sellout

Audiences are raving about this story of a mother and son trying to reconnect while a granddaughter discovers the meaning of family.

Five years, five plays, wow

Moving Boxes is the fifth play I've written in the last five years. Someone had the temerity to tell me last year, "you can't keep writing a new play every year." Well, I could and I did, so there.

Watch Julia Mitre talk about her character in “Moving Boxes”

Julie Mitre plays Faye, the family matriarch in Moving Boxes who is on stage almost every scene of the two-act play. It's a major acting challenge, but one Julie, who has been in two other 2nd Act Players production, is more than up for. A unique woman, Faye also represents everyone who finds themselves aging ...

Watch Ryan Hall talk about Frankie, his “Moving Boxes” character

How does a man who feels he has never lived up to his mother's expectations become his own man? And what happens when, after many years apart, he is again living near that very demanding mother? Ryan Hall portrays Frankie, a character wrestling with those challenges in Moving Boxes which premieres on the 2nd Act ...

Hear what Talia Langman has to say about her character, Dr. Smith

Talia Langman will be playing Dr. Smith, the medical professional who finds herself dealing with a unique new patient, in Moving Boxes, which the 2nd Act Players will premiere Nov. 4-19. A newly minted doctor, Dr. Smith may not be ready for a patient like Faye Casafranc. Watch the video here to see what else ...

Meet Hannah Goodman, then come see her in “Moving Boxes”

Hannah Goodman will portray Julia in the 2nd Act Players premiere of Moving Boxes Nov. 4-19. Julia is a high school student, as is Hannah at Evanston Township High School. While the youngest member of the cast, Hannah has been acting for years, having studied at the Piven Theatre Workshop and acted with the Mudlark ...