Plays & Players Club hosts many members-only events including happy hours, special talkbacks and lectures, social gatherings, play readings and more Upstairs at P&P.
All events in Third Floor of Plays & Players. Must be a member to attend unless otherwise specified. Ring the doorbell to the left of the main doors for entry.
Friday, April 11 - Monthly Happy Hour, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Monday, April 21 - Monthly “Play” Book Club, 6pm-7:30pm. The Nether by Jennifer Haley, led by InterAct’s Artistic Associate Kittson O’Neill.
Thursday, April 24 - Monthly Theater Philosophy Symposium, 7pm-9pm
Friday, May 9 - Monthly Happy Hour, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Monday, May 19 - Monthly “Play” Book Club, 6pm-7:30pm. A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath, led by InterAct Core Writer Jeremy Gable AND EAR Fuzz, 8pm-9pm.
Thursday, May 29 - Monthly Theater Philosophy Symposium, 7pm-9pm
Coming from the Greek word “sympineim” meaning to drink together, we have modeled our Philosophy Symposium series as an incredibly rich discussion forum at the bar. On the last Thursday of each month, we approach topics that percolate throughout the art world through the lens of philosophy. As with most of our social events, some food will be provided, but it is encouraged to bring a dish of your own to share.
Make sure to join us on the second Friday of every month for Plays & Players’ Potluck Happy Hour & Members Meet-and-Greet. Eat, drink, and be merry!
Your Sunday Best!
An evening of Stand-up, Sketch, Fear, Improv, Flop Sweat, Incontinence and Eventually Death hosted and curated by the Berserker Residents. DOORS AT 8:30. SHOW AT 9PM
Join us on Monday, May 19 at 8PM for an open rehearsal of work conceived on the theme of the period, called EAR Fuzz, sharing the growth that unfolds on stage with an audience of fellow members and the general public. May’s topic is “What Is Theater,” as the 2013-14 residents conclude their journey with the biggest question of them all. Should make for a pretty fascinating evening! Each EAR Fuzz ends with a “communal ritual” with the audience in celebration of the growth, and an opportunity for audience to share their inspiration from the evening on an arts & crafts style feedback board and casual merriment at UPstairs at P & P. $5 suggested donation for members, $10 for non-members.
The Play “Book” Club is an opportunity for members to enjoy an in-depth discussion of a play. We read plays suggested by other members and discuss them over drinks every third Monday of the month from 6pm-7:30pm. Join us for a discussion of a favorite play led by a different local playwright, director, or dramaturg each month.
April 21 – Kittson O’Neill, The Nether by Jennifer Haley
May 19 – Jeremy Gable, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath
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Kittson O’Neill has been the Artistic Associate at InterAct for three seasons. She previously served as Literary Manager for New Jersey Repertory Company and as an Associate Artist for Relentless Theater Company in New York. She has overseen the development and production of almost twenty new plays in those capacities and more readings and workshops than she can count. She has been a dramaturg and evaluator for a number of other organizations, including the Kennedy Center MFA Playwright Workshop, PlayPenn, the Pennsylvannia Council for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation. As an actor she has worked on dozens of stages across the country and in a handful of films and television shows. She frittered away her youth as a staff writer for The Onion and stage crew for The Rolling Stones.
Jeremy Gable is a playwright and actor living in Philadelphia. His works have been seen at Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company and Theatre Exile. He is a member of the Core Playwrights Residency at InterAct, the Foundry at the Arden, the Dramatists Guild of America and the National Organization for Women. More info can be found atJeremyGable.com.