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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Please support our amazing sponsors

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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