Performance Dates: February 14-17, 21-24, 2018
THE PLAY YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS SEALED INSIDE AN ENVELOPE....
No rehearsals, no director, no set, 8 performances - a different performer each night, each laying eyes on the script at that moment for the very first time....
Actors' Theatre's "Second Space Series" is dedicated to producing high-quality theatrical works in venues that assist in telling a play's story due to a more intimate size, unique structure, etc.
Performance Dates: March 22-24, 28-31, at 8pm (performances at Dog Story Theater)
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Over the next sixteen months, events would unravel that test every American’s strength of character: executive actions, an immigration round-up of unprecedented scale, and a declaration of martial law. Rick finds himself caught up as the frontman of the new administration’s edicts and loses his humanity. In a play that recalls George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Nazi regime, BUILDING THE WALL is a terrifying and gripping exploration of what happens if we let fear win.
Now in its 15th year, "Living on the edge" is a 10-minute play festival. The main aspect is a playwriting competition. Anyone is welcome to submit a script for a 10-minute play which utilizes the each year's unique theme (2018 being [un]breakable. A panel of judges narrows the submitted scripts down (based on how well the script draws on the theme, if it is 10 minutes, and quality of writing) and the top 10-15 scripts receive a public read. From there the top 5 scripts are chosen and those 5 scripts receive full performance in June.