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.





Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan. 27 update

We don't have a quorum for tomorrow night, so Jessica is off the hook! We'll meet Feb. 3 at 7 pm at the Campus and get back to normal (at least for us).

Friday, January 23, 2015

Play Readers Jan. 27?


Jessica has volunteered to facilitate Play Readers on Jan. 27 if more than 3 people commit to attending, since Julie needs to rehearse the contest show that night. So please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com by Monday to RSVP!



Speaking of the contest show, 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, at 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.

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.

 
Dividing the Estate continues this weekend--congratulations to Play Readers Judi Conger, Theresa Ferrell, Jessica Phillips, Ash Robbins, Betty Kay Seibt, Vanessa Welch, Elsie Barrow, Melissa Karol, John Rodgers, and Dr. Linda Rubin. It runs until Jan. 25--do you have your tickets yet?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Playwrights will NOT meet Jan. 20

No Playwrights of Denton have checked in with plans to read anything this Tuesday, so we'll cancel our meeting. 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.

Is there someone who will volunteer to facilitate Play Readers on Jan. 27? Julie needs to rehearse the contest show that night. Alternately, if you'd like to be a preview/review audience for us, we could really use some fresh laughers! (The show is A Need for Less Expertise, which was the second half of the Twice Around the Park double bill last August at the Black Box.) Please let us know your preferences either way. Play Readers will be back to normal on Feb. 3!
 
Dividing the Estate opens tonight--congratulations to Play Readers Judi Conger, Theresa Ferrell, Jessica Phillips, Ash Robbins, Betty Kay Seibt, Vanessa Welch, Elsie Barrow, Melissa Karol, John Rodgers, and Dr. Linda Rubin. It runs until Jan. 25--do you have your tickets yet?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Play Readers will meet Jan. 13

The next meeting of Play Readers will be Jan. 13, 2015 at 7 pm at the Campus. Last week, we read Paula Vogel's The Oldest Profession.

Playwrights of Denton is scheduled to meet Jan. 20, so please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com if you're planning to bring something to read. If nobody responds, we'll cancel that night.

Dividing the Estate opens next week on Jan. 16--do you have your tickets yet?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Play Readers will meet Jan. 6


The next meeting of Play Readers will be Jan. 6, 2015. We'll be celebrating our 9 anniversary that night, so goodies will be welcome!

Playwrights of Denton is scheduled to meet Jan. 20, so please email thedctteam@campustheatre.com if you're planning to bring something to read.

Break a leg to Play Readers Pat Watson, Rachel Rhodes, John Evarts, Travis Barth, and Karen Gossett, who will continue tonight in DCT's holiday presentation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (directed by Play Reader Bryan Patrick with staff support from Play Readers Kevin Wickersham, Mark Jadrych, Ash Robbins, Elsie Barrow, Melissa Sims, Dr. Linda Rubin, and Vanessa Welch). Final performances are this weekend--www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com for info and tickets.

The Campus Theatre will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 4. Hope your holidays are merry, bright, and restful!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Holidays! Play Readers will meet Jan. 6

Playwrights of Denton will NOT meet Dec. 16, as no playwright has requested time to share anything. So have happy holidays, and we'll see if anyone has anything to read on Jan. 20, 2015.

Last week, Play Readers met to read John Patrick Shanley's Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize winning Doubt. At our next meeting, Jan. 6, 2015, at 7 pm at the Campus Theatre, we will be celebrating the 9th anniversary of the first Play Readers meeting (remember, old-timers--the Emily Fowler library on that cold, cold night when we kept getting "shushed" for projecting too loudly?)! Please bring treats, if you'd like.

Break a leg to Play Readers Pat Watson, Rachel Rhodes, John Evarts, Travis Barth, and Karen Gossett, who will open tonight in DCT's holiday presentation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (directed by Play Reader Bryan Patrick with staff support from Play Readers Kevin Wickersham, Mark Jadrych, Ash Robbins, Elsie Barrow, Melissa Sims, Dr. Linda Rubin, and Vanessa Welch). Performances are this weekend and next--www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com for info and tickets.

The Campus Theatre will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 4. Hope your holidays are merry, bright, and restful!