For theatermakers and theatre lovers, this workshop presents live reads of new or seldom-produced plays.
Presented three times a year, guest directors choose works and actors to present in live readings. Post-presentation includes audience discussion.
On April 19 we presented David Harrower's "Blackbird" guest directed by Widge Yager and starring Shawn Nyberg, Amber Dickinson, and Bebe Reilly at ArtsConnect in NOTO. Well-received the post-performance audience discussion was rich and important to the experience of the show.
A disturbing drama of criminal love., Blackbird depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man fifteen years after being sexually abused by him when she was twelve. An Olivier Award tale, it reveals dark emotions that blur boundaries, leaving us wondering who is right and who is wrong.
Watch for our next New Chamber Theatre performance in September.
Want to be considered for a director role? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Hour Plays: ARTS, Inc.
...a fast theatre experience!
On March 24-45 twenty-eight theatermakers wrote, directed, acted ,and presented six brand new 10-minute plays in only 24 hours. It was nerve-wracking, tense, inspiring, fabulous, and sooo much fun working together at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Brilliant!!
Thanks to playwrights Doug Goheen, Kevin Rabas, Meg Becker, Elise Bisconer, Andrew Bahl, and Penni Hansen; to directors Shawn Nybert, Nathaniel Haislip, Jandy Wills, Marcus Hennis, Amanda Garvey, and Randy Lambrecht; and to actors Donna Lambrecht, Erin McGinnis, Canton Schenk, Sedayn Bennett, Dane' Shobe, Tiffany Bonnewell, Susie LeGault, Vicki Trembly, Cristin Belnay, Karen Hastings, D'Sean Hendricks, LeTiffany Obozele, Eric Tolbert, Linda Boyd, Bill Franks, and John Hanna for bringing magic to the stage!
Thanks to volunteers Graham Bonsall, Debbie Gray, Sally Roediger, and John Wurzer.
Thanks to co-producer TPAC and their actively-involved staff Blair, Shawn, Julie, Karen, Aimee, Kristen, Cole, and Ginger.
Thanks to the 24 Hour Play Committee Robin Bonsall, Deb Bruner, Alison Bridget Chambers, John Hanna, Karen Hastings, Kate Hastings, Scott Kickhaefer, Dane' Shobe, and Diane Wurzer.
Mark your calendars for
March 22-23, 2024
and watch for participant registrations and ticket sales!
As the longest-running play in Topeka theater history, Dale Easton's The Drunkard will returns July 7 for three weekends at Philip Billard VFW Post #1650.
Directed by Karen Hastings, tickets on sale now at Eventbrite