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, March 14- Monthly Happy Hour, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday, March 16 - Your Sunday Best, 9pm
Monday, March 17- Monthly “Play” Book Club, 6pm-7:30pm. Venus in Fur by David Ives, led by Philadelphia director and dramaturg Cara Blouin.
Monday, March 17 – EAR Fuzz, 8pm. “Fight Your Fear”. Watch four theater artists fight their biggest artistic fears.
Tuesday, March 25- 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 Tuesday 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. March 25, from 7pm-9pm in Quig’s Pub, stay tuned for more details!
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, March 17 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. March’s topic is “Fight Your Fear,” artists face the thing that scares them the most in their artistic journey. 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.
March 17 – Cara Blouin, Venus in Fur by David Ives
April 21 – Kittson O’Neill, The Nether by Jennifer Haley
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Cara Blouin is a Philadelphia-based director and new-play dramaturg. She is best known in Philadelphia for producing Dan Rottenberg is Thinking about Raping You and The Republican Theater Festival. Other Philadelphia credits include The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Curio Theater,) the world premiere of Joy Cutler’s Pardon My Invasion and the world premiere of Simulations. She also directed Afterlife and Glossolalia which were both finalists in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theater Festival. Cara is the director of the Bridal Salon development series for new plays at the Painted Bride Arts Center.
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.