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The Play’s the Thing new play series selections date extended to December 31

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We at IT have received so many submissions for the upcoming season’s new play series, The Play’s the Thing, that we have extended the date for play selections announcement and scheduling.  As of now, the announcement date for this series of 10-minute and short plays has been extended to December 31.

IT thanks all playwrights for their submissions!  The theme of “Women Leading” seems to have struck a chord indeed.

Season’s best to everyone.

Now Accepting — New Play Submissions on “Women Leading”, the Season’s Theme

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) is well into the 2018-19 season with the very, very successful September evening of dinner theatre with cohost St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

IT is now accepting new play submissions for its annual 10-minute and short play series, The Play’s The Thing.

Playwrights are to address the theme “Women Leading”.   Play submission deadline is October 31, 2018. Submit to joypace@itineranttheatre.com.

The Play’s the Thing New Play Series continues June 2 & June 3

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Don’t miss 14 more new 10-minute and short plays this weekend!  The audience last weekend truly enjoyed the experience.  So did cast and crew who were constantly “changing hats” and taking audience to differently times, places, plots, dilemmas, you name it.   Be transported in six new plays Saturday, June 2, 7:00pm and eight new plays Sunday, June 3, 2:00pm.

Playwrights are from a number of states.  For the entire two-weekend series six playwrights are from NY; two are from each of the following:  California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.  A number of other states are represented.  Amazing.

For this second weekend playwrights on Saturday are:  Dean Farell Bruggeman, Kate Danley, Katherine Dubois, Ronaldo McDoyle, Donna Stuccio and Carolyn Woosley.  On Sunday playwrights are:  Michael Edan, Melinda Gros, Donna Hoke, David Blakely & Anna Hudson, John Meiners, Jr., Steffi Rubin and Judd Lear Silverman.

Tickets are $10/$8 seniors/$5 students of any age.  Buy via this website or at the door.  Reserve by calling 337-436-6275.

The location is the same as last weekend:  Central School A&H Building, 809 Kirby St., Studio 339, Lake Charles.  Arrive early (especially if you reserved but did not buy the ticket) and park in back.

New Play Series Begins Tonight, May 26

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Eight 10-minute plays kick off our 2018 New Play Series:  Making a Difference.   Local actors — Hannah Barker, Zachary Benoit, Lauren Edwards, Amanda Ericson, Tony James, Baralye Sell & Travis Spears — have worked hard to develop characters, with Director Joy Pace.

And, yes, there are props and blocking.  There is one intermission.

Please note:  New plays continue 2:00pm May 27 and next weekend 7p June 2 & 2p June 3.

***Each day is a completely different set of plays!

Arrive early.   Park in back  at #339, 808 Kirby St. Handicapped-friendly.  Tickets are $10/$8/$5. Buy online or at the door.

Second Reading of Plays Sunday, May 27

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In our last, very recent blog we told you about our eight (8) new plays to be read 7:00pm this SATURDAY, MAY 26.

Now, here are the seven (7)new plays to be read 2:00pm this SUNDAY, MAY 27. These seven (7) plays also were inspired by the over-arching theme, “Making a Difference”. But they too have their own sub-title for the day, “Optics & Opportunities”.

The seven 10-minute plays & short plays are:
1. IN FULL BLOOM by Paige Zubel
2. A MURMUR OF DUST by John Stell (short play)
3. LOVELY YOUNG CHILDREN A short play by John J. Kelly
4. PERFORMANCE REVIEW A ten-minute play by Nedra Pezold Roberts
5. WHILE THE AUTO WAITS by Roy Proctor, based on the short story of the same title by O. HENRY
6. O HOLY NIGHT ON BLACK DIAMOND TRESTLE By Donna Stuccio
7. ONE BRIGHT MORNING, a ten-minute play By Ronaldo McDoyle

Note: There will be adult language & subject matter.

Also note: A 2nd weekend of readings follows on June 2 & June 3. Same times (Sat 7p/Sun 2p), place (#339, Central Sch) & ticket prices ($10/$8/$5). What’s different? The plays! All new & never before read before a paying audience.

See you at the readings May 26, May 27, June 2 and June 3!

“Celebrations & Solidarity” ~ the theme for eight Sat May 26 new plays

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Our new play series, The Play’s the Thing” — begins with eight plays Saturday, MAY 26, 7:00pm in Studio #339 of Central School A&H Building!

All plays submitted from across the USA address the theme, “Making a Difference”. Each of the four evening/matinee productions is a different, separate set of plays. That’s how we’ll produce 25 ten-minute plays and four shorts.

The evening title for the eight plays of Saturday, May 26th is “Celebrations & Solidarity”.

The plays are:

1. THE BIRTHDAY BOY A ten-minute seriocomedy by Roy Proctor
2. FALL& RISE A New Play by Joe Gulla
3. NOT THIS WHITE WOMAN by Adrienne Dawes
4. ZOMBIE RAINBOW UNICORN POO PILLOW EMOJI PARTY A ten-minute play by Jeanette D. Farr
5. GEL US by Paige Zubel
6. THE EXERCISE, A ten minute play By Grace Epstein
7. CATCHING THE BUS by Carl L. Williams
8. PAY IT BACKWARD By Donna Hoke

Tickets are $10/ $8 seniors /$5 students. Buy ahead at www.itineranttheatre.com, or reserve at 337.436.6275. You can pay at the door. Seating is limited.  Arrive early. Park in back.

See you at the show!

Transforming the space for The Play’s the Thing new plays reading series

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We at IT are excited to be transforming our Studio 339 into a Black Space.  We are moving things around to make the space handsome and bare.  Meanwhile, the actors and directors are transforming into characters for the featured 25 ten-minute plays and four short (one-hour or less) plays.

We’ll be able to seat over 30.  We’ll have refreshments.  Again, dates are :  Saturdays May 26 and June 2 at 7:00pm sharp and Sundays May 27 and June 3 for 2:00pm matinees.  Buy tickets at this website or at the door.   Or reserve by calling 337.436.6275.

See you at the show!

The Play’s the Thing new play series ~ the Playwrights & the dates

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IT is privileged and proud to produce as our The Play’s the Thing new play series — four evenings of 10-minute and short plays.  Please see below the plays themselves and their playwrights, as well as the dates.

Joy Pace, Artistic Director and Director of the 29 readings, divided the evenings into special themes.

 

SATURDAY MAY 26 (Celebrations & Solidarity: Making a Difference)

THE BIRTHDAY BOY A ten-minute seriocomedy by Roy Proctor

FALL& RISE A New Play by Joe Gulla

NOT THIS WHITE WOMAN by Adrienne Dawes

ZOMBIE RAINBOW UNICORN POO PILLOW EMOJI PARTY A ten-minute play By Jeanette D. Farr

Gel Us By Paige Zubel

The Exercise A ten minute play By Grace Epstein

CATCHING THE BUS by Carl L. Williams

PAY IT BACKWARD By Donna Hoke

 

SUNDAY MAY 27 (Optics & Opportunities: Making a Difference)

In Full Bloom By Paige Zubel

A MURMUR OF DUST by John Stell

LOVELY YOUNG CHILDREN A short play by John J. Kelly

PERFORMANCE REVIEW A ten-minute play by Nedra Pezold Roberts

WHILE THE AUTO WAITS by ROY PROCTOR based on the short story of the same title by O. HENRY

O Holy Night On Black Diamond Trestle By Donna Stuccio

One Bright Morning A Ten Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle

 

SATURDAY JUNE 2 (Perspective & Power: Making a Difference)

The April Meeting of the Friends of the Gibsonton Regional Library by Dean Farell Bruggeman

KINGS OF THE WORLD by Kate Danley

GOD FOR A DAY a one-­‐act play by Katherine Dubois

The Star Covered Beach A Five Minute Play By Ronaldo McDoyle

The Existential Crisis in Car 54 By Donna Stuccio

Picture Window by Carolyn Woosley

 

Sunday June 3 (Strangers & Selflessness: Making a difference)

CAPTURED MOMENT by Judd Lear Silverman

ASHES by John Meiners, Jr.

FORYOUR EXAMINATION: Testimonials from the Homeless By David Blakely & Anna Hudson

NOT MY RIDE A 10-minute play by Steffi Rubin

DESTINY By Michael Edan

SURVIVAL STRATEGY By Donna Hoke

Never Too Late by John Meiners, Jr.

SOUP KITCHEN SUNDAY by Melinda Gros

 

See you at the shows, 7:00pm on the Saturday nights and 2:00pm for the Sunday performances, all in the IT Studio, #339, Central School A&H Bldg., Lake Charles.  Tickets are $10/$8 seniors 65+/$5 students.

The Play’s the Thing ~ New play readings two weekends May & June

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Itinerant Theatre is excited to be developing for production readings of 29 new plays from across the USA.  They all address the theme, “Making a Difference”.  Twenty-five are ten-minute plays.  Yes!  Ten minutes or less.  Four plays are short plays, meaning that they are under an hour in length.  Joy Pace is Director.

Plays will be read by local actors over four nights:  Saturdays May 26 and June 2 at 7:00pm and Sundays, May 27 and June 3 at 2:00pm.  The readings will occur in our studio #339, Central School A&H Bldg., 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles, La.

More info to follow on future blogs.  Stay tuned.

See you at the show!