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Opening weekend audiences give unanimous ‘thumbs up’ to #MeToo Play Festival

Opening weekend audiences were overwhelmingly positive in their praise for the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play Festival, with 100% of those who filled out evaluation forms saying they would recommend the festival to a friend. In addition, 93% rated the performances as either excellent or good. "These plays and these actors really connected with our ...

Opening night #MeToo Play Festival audience gives rave reviews

The overwhelmingly majority of those who attended the opening night performance of the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play festival rated the show excellent and said they would recommend it to friends. Most also said the show would prompt them to attend future 2nd Act Players' performances. "These plays on sexual abuse, harassment, discrimination and marginalization ...

Come see what the media’s writing about — our #MeToo Play Festival

Word is starting to spread about the 2nd Act Players' #MeToo Play Festival. The Daily Northwestern, the student newspaper for Northwestern University, wrote about us today, click here to read what they had to say. The festival also is getting coverage in the Evanston Patch and Evanston Roundtable. And there's more to come. Evanston Live ...

Meet #MeToo Play Festival actor Shaul Guerrero

These scripts spotlight familiar emotions and even situations I have experienced or witnessed with close friends. Each script stirs questions with how sexism and abuse buds it’s head and how people deal.

Meet #MeToo Play Festival Actor Eric Deutz

The 2nd Act Players #MeToo Play Festival will star six amazing actors, each of whom will be playing a variety of roles in our six short plays. Today, read about Eric Duetz and then click here to buy your tickets for the festival. 1. What prompted you to become an actor? It started with the ...

Meet #MeToo Play Festival Playwright Eileen Byrne-Richards

Eileen Byrne-Richards is author of allegiances which is the final installment in a three-part series which includes advances and allegations, involving the same characters and examining MeToo from different perspectives. Her comedy, The One That's a Play, was staged in 2015 at Stage 773 and she will be staging a full-length drama, Glory Be, this fall. ...

Meet Playwright Elizabeth DeSchryver

Elizabeth DeSchryver, author of the #MeToo Play festival play Fair, is a long-time Evanston resident and a former Methods Architect for an international consulting firm. Her short plays have been performed locally at Chicago Dramatists and Cold Basement Dramatics. Now retired, she plans to pursue writing full-time. 1. When and why did you start writing ...

Meet #MeToo Play festival playwright Cassandra Rose

Cassandra Rose is a bisexual playwright who has had more than 300 plays performed in Chicago and beyond. That total includes the hundreds of micro-plays that make up all five years of her self-produced The Dictionary Project. Her longer plays include The Amen Trilogy, At His Best, Billy to his Friends, Children of Troy, and ...

Meet #MeToo Festival Playwright Carol Saller

  Playwright Carol Saller  works at the University of Chicago Press on the team of The Chicago Manual of Style. She is the author of The Subversive Copy Editor, a book of advice for writers and editors, and author of several children’s books, most recently the young adult novel Eddie’s War. Her winning entry in ...

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 ...