Friday, February 27, 2015

Barring wintry weather, Play Readers will meet Mar. 3

Barring another bout of wintry weather, Play Readers will meet Mar. 3 at 7 pm to read a play out loud. We can't always make it in to the Campus ourselves to update about closings, so when in doubt, please stay home and stay safe. If schools and offices in Denton have been closed, you can pretty much bet that we've chickened out at the theatre!

The next meeting of Playwrights of Denton is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, if any playwrights contact us about having something to read or discuss (if you do, please contact thedctteam@campustheatre.com as soon as you know). We won't be meeting in March because it falls on Spring Break and the load-in/rehearsal for our contest show at the state competition in Lewisville.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Play Readers CANCELED Feb. 24...

...in case anyone was wondering. Stay warm, stay safe, and stay home!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Play Readers will meet Feb. 24

Play Readers will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 pm to read a play out loud.

Because of Spring Break (and load in/rehearsal for the state AACTFest competition that night), Playwrights of Denton's next scheduled meeting will be April 21. If you're planning to bring something and would like to have readers available, please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com as soon as you can.

Congratulations to Play Reader Buster Maloney, who has been cast in DCT's POINTBank Black Box production of Sarah Treem's a feminine ending, directed by Play Reader Mandy Rausch.




Monday, February 16, 2015

No Playwrights Feb. 17

No playwrights have come forth with new work to read and discuss, so we'll cancel Playwrights for this month. Because of Spring Break (and load in/rehearsal for the state AACTFest competition that night), our next scheduled meeting will be April 21.

Play Readers will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 pm as usual!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Last call for Playwrights of Denton on Feb. 17

The next meeting of Playwrights of Denton is scheduled for Feb. 17. Please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com by Monday, Feb. 16 at noon that you'll be bringing something to read and/or talk about, or we'll cancel this month's meeting.

Congratulations to the all-Play Readers cast and crew of A Need for Less Expertise, which competed in the AACT/TNT QuadFest last weekend and advanced to the state competition (mid-March in Lewisville again). You can see it for yourself at a fundraising performance Feb. 14 at 8 pm--tickets will be $10!

Play Readers of Denton will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 pm to read a play out loud.  Last week, we read and adjudicated a submission for the Method and Madness New Plays competition and read Sarah Treem's A Feminine Ending in anticipation of this weekend's auditions.

Those auditions will be held at the DCT POINTBank Black Box on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15 from 2-5 pm. The Black Box is located at 318 E. Hickory. If needed, callbacks will be held Monday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 pm at the Campus Theatre. The show is directed by Play Reader Mandy Rausch.

More info:


Auditions are open – no appointments. Resumes and headshots are appreciated, but not required. Please come prepared to do readings from the script and have a short interview with the director.  Roles are available for 2 women and 2 men.

AMANDA, Mid 20s, oboist, aspiring composer.
JACK, Mid 20s, singer, up-and-coming pop star.
KIM, Early 50s, Amanda’s mother. Homemaker.
*DAVID, Early 50s, Amanda’s father. Insurance salesman.
BILLY, Mid 20s, Postman.

*The role of David has been cast.

Performance dates are March 27th and 28th at 7:30pm and March 29th at 2:00pm.

Rehearsals will begin February 23rd, and will be held no more than 4 days a week until the week leading up to performances.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Play Readers of Denton will meet Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 pm to read a play out loud. We have another play that the Method and Madness Competition folks has asked us to read and adjudicate, so we'll try to do that one, and perhaps another short published script. Last week, we adjudicated one entry and read Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet.

The next meeting of Playwrights of Denton is scheduled for Feb. 17. Please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com as soon as you know that you'll be bringing something to read and/or talk about.

DCT's Black Box production of Nicky Silver's The Food Chain opens tonight and runs Feb. 6-8 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 pm). The hilarious (but profane--so be warned) comedy is directed by Play Reader Mandy Rausch, and features Play Readers Travis Barth, Melissa Sims, and Aaron Martin in the cast. Tickets are $15, and seating at the Black Box is always limited, so make your plans as soon as you can.

Congratulations to the all-Play Readers cast and crew of A Need for Less Expertise, which competed in the AACT/TNT QuadFest last weekend and advanced to the state competition (mid-March in Lewisville again). You can see it for yourself at a fundraising performance Feb. 14 at 8 pm--tickets will be $10!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Play Readers will meet Feb. 3

Play Readers of Denton will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 pm to read a play out loud. We have a couple of plays that the Method and Madness Competition folks have asked us to read and adjudicate, so we'll try to do one of those.

The next meeting of Playwrights of Denton is scheduled for Feb. 17. Please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com as soon as you know that you'll be bringing something to read and/or talk about.

DCT's Black Box production of Nicky Silver's The Food Chain will run Feb. 6-8 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 pm). The hilarious (but profane--so be warned) comedy is directed by Play Reader Mandy Rausch, and features Play Readers Travis Barth, Melissa Sims, and Aaron Martin in the cast. Tickets are $15, and seating at the Black Box is always limited, so make your plans as soon as you can.

DCT will be taking A Need for Less Expertise, which was the second act of the Black Box production last August of Murray Schisgal's Twice Around the Park, to the AACTFest Quad Competition next weekend. The director is Play Reader Dennis Welch, and it features Play Readers Julie Brinker and Damon Wadyko. If you'd like to come down to Lewisville to support us, the competition will be held at the MCL (Medical Center of Lewisville) Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville (take the Main Street exit and head towards downtown; The MCL Grand is on the left just before you get to downtown) on Saturday, Jan. 31. Four companies will be participating; two in the afternoon and two in the evening. Tickets are $15 for a block of 2 shows, or $10 for a single performance. DCT will be performing in the second half of the afternoon block, which begins at 1:30 pm (so around 3 pm). Here is the schedule for the competition:

1:30 pm Announcements and set up
PERFORMANCE: Ohlook Performing Arts Center--Wild Party by Andrew Lippa  PERFORMANCE: Denton Community Theatre--A Need for Less Expertise by Murray Schisgal

4:30 pm - Dinner Break (depending on the wrap up time of first show block)

6:00 pm Announcements and set up
PERFORMANCE: Paris Community Theatre--Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire  PERFORMANCE: Lindale Community Theater--Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley  

Immediately following final adjudication... ** THE AWARDS RECEPTION** Note: Second show will be immediately following adjudication of the first show. Maximum time of show performance is 60 minutes. There will be approximately 30 minutes break between performances - ten minutes for strike, eight minutes critique, ten minutes set up for the next production. If set up and strike take less time, the show block schedule will move up accordingly.