Experts to discuss Women’s Empowerment plays following May 19th show

A panel that includes sexual abuse counselors, ministers, and an award-winning playwright, will gather after the May 19 Sunday matinée of the 2nd Act Players’ Women’s Empowerment Festival to discuss issues raised by the two one-act plays that are being performed in the festival. “We always see our shows as starting discussions on key social […]

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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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Thank you to our #MeToo Play Festival audiences and…

With only one show left this weekend for our #MeToo Play Festival, we want to say thank you to our audiences, our sponsors, our actors, playwrights, post-show-panelists, director, crew and our donors. This has been the most powerful work we have done in the five years since the 2nd Act Players came into existence. Theater […]

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Meet #MeToo Play festival Actor Jasmine Richman

Six highly talented actors are performing multiple roles in the six scripts that are part of the 2nd Act Players #MeToo Play Festival. Here one of them, Jasmine Richman, talks about acting, her characters and the plays. To see her on stage, buy your tickets by clicking here. Only two shows left, Saturday at 7:30 […]

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Meet #MeToo Play festival actor Barbara Harris

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 Barbara Roeder Harris and then click here to buy your tickets for the festival’s final two shows Saturday and Sunday. 1. What prompted you to become an […]

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Meet #MeToo Play festival Actor Jeff Watkins

The 2nd Act Players #MeToo Play Festival stars six amazing actors, each of whom will be playing a variety of roles in our six short plays. Today, read about Jeff Watkins and then click here to buy your tickets for the festival’s final two shows Saturday and Sunday. 1.What prompted you to become an actor? It started […]

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Meet #MeToo Play Festival actor Lee Kanne

The 2nd Act Players #MeToo Play Festival stars six amazing actors, each of whom will be playing a variety of roles in our six short plays. Today, read about Lee Kanne and then click here to buy your tickets for the festival’s final two shows Saturday and Sunday. 1. What prompted you to become an actor? I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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