Tag: 2nd Act Players

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. ...

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 ...

Meet Barbara Blumenthal & come see her play Spark Sept. 23-24

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's play, Spark, begins as Joan’s 25-year marriage with Steve has imploded and the day has arrived for her to move out. To find out more about it, come to the 2nd Act Players' 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase Sept. 23-24. Barbara's play is one of seven chosen for staged readings at our showcase this year. ...

2nd Act Players Accepted into League of Chicago Theatres

"We're almost ready to announce our cast for Moving Boxes, I have been so impressed by the talent we've seen in auditions this year," says Frank.

Evanston magazine profiles 2nd Act Players

Creativity can not occur in a vacuum, so every time we get recognition like this article, it encourages us to go on with our efforts to showcase new writers and new actors at the 2nd Act Players.

Winners Chosen for 2nd Act Players’ New Playwrights’ Showcase!!!

Audiences will be asked to select a winning script from among the six. A Judge's Choice winner also will be announced Sunday, Sept. 24. Tickets are now on sale for both performances for $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Seeking actors of all ages for our newest play, “Moving Boxes”

Our mission is to showcase new talent and we routinely have cast members ranging in age from 16 to 60+ as part of that mission. This fall, we’ll be at it again with our newest play, "Moving Boxes."

2nd Act Players’ founder John N. Frank featured on VoyageChicago.com

"This story comes just a few weeks after my second heart surgery in less than five years and is just what I needed to remind me I'm still alive, still here and that I need to get busy for our 2017 season," says Frank.

2nd Act Players successfully workshop new play, “Moving Boxes”

"Anyone who has cared for an aging parent will relate to this story," says Frank. "So will families that have struggled to achieve the closeness they want with each other. It's also a touching look at how love crosses generations from grandparents to their grandchildren and back."

Genevieve Fowler

Director hired for 2nd Act Players’ 2017 New Playwrights’ Showcase

The 2nd Act Players has hired Genevieve Fowler to direct its 2017 New Playwrights' Showcase which will take place Saturday, September. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m. The festival will feature staged readings of six short scripts selected as winners of the 2017 2nd Act Players New Script Competition. Fowler has ...