We are holding our sixth annual One Acts Table Readings on April 12 and 24. These readings are an important part of our selection process and are open to anyone interested. On Saturday, April 12, we will be reading 22 unpublished plays submitted by their playwrights and selected by our hardworking reviewers from a pool of 250 submissions. At the second reading on Thursday, April 24, we will be looking at plays (usually published) nominated by potential directors and members of the community. (Contact Liz Michaelson if you are interested in nominating a play or inquiring about directing one.)
Hearing a play read out loud is a great way for our selection committee to get an idea how a play will feel when performed. Attendees who want to do so can participate in the readings by taking parts and reading from the scripts. These readings are a great chance for actors. They are a good opportunity to practice for cold reading auditions without the pressure. And they can give you an idea of what parts are available and what plays you would like to try out for when One Acts auditions come up in July. Everyone who attends gets the chance to influence what plays we pick for One Acts by rating the plays they see read. The committee gets the final say on selection, but we give a lot of weight to the ratings and comments from attendees.
Eden Prairie Senior Center
8950 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie (Map)
Lower level Community Room. Easiest to park in back.
Saturday, April 12, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Come any time and stay as long as you like. Bring a lunch for yourself or food to share potluck if you'll be there over lunchtime. There is a refrigerator.
Thursday, April 24, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Again, you don't have to come for the whole time.
The Eden Prairie Players Advisory Committee meets about once a month to choose upcoming productions, decide on actions, policies, and procedures, and plan for the future.
Saturday, April 26, 1:00 PM
Eden Prairie Community Center Board Room
16700 Valley View Road
Monday, May 12, 6:30 PM
Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie
The meetings are open to members of the Eden Prairie Players community and the public.