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We meet every Monday night, 7:00pm, in the rehearsal room of the Temple of Music and Arts,
330 Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona.  
On the rare opportunity that we do not meet, we will notify our members in advance through email.   
Reminder: If you plan to renew your OPP membership, (and it is hoped you will!) remember that annual dues of $36 (prorated by month) are payable to treasurer, Phil Levere. 
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2018


July 2:  10 minute play, Dusk, by Ellen D'Acquisto

June 25: 2nd read, Dusk, by Ellen D'Acquisto
June 18: 3rd read, Green Talk, by Janet Smith
June 11: A new full-length play by Gretchen Wirges.
June 4:   Accommodations, by Gavin Kayner

May 28: NO MEETING
May 21: Looking for the Right One, by David Youngerman, 2nd read
May 14: New 30-minute play by Mel Hector
May 7:   Eddie Young presents a workshop based on teachings from his studies of drama and directing in California.

April 30: The Thin Grey Line, Mel Hector, 8-minute play by Ellen D'Acquisto
April 23: Open
April 16: Sunset Song,  by Ellen D'Acquisto
April 9:   New Play Festival Week
April 2:   Flight Plan by Richard Thompson

March 26: Of Heaven and Hell by charly van den bergh
March 19
:
38 to Life, by Gretchen Wirges
March 12: A play by David Youngerman; a play by Gavin Kayner
March 5:   The Rug Burn by Eddie Young


February 26:  Thin Grey Line by Mel Hector
February 19:  2nd read, Green Talk by Janet Smith.
February 12:  Auditions for New Play Festival
February 5:    Cut off for readings eligible for New Play Festival, April 9-15
                       Things Hoped For, by Sydney Flynn, second read; 10 minute play by Gretchen Wiges

January 29:   2nd read, new play by charly van den Bergh
January 22:   2nd read, new play by Eddie Young
January 15:   The Violin, charly van den Bergh, 2nd read
January 8:     Mountains of Jupiter,  John Cafiero, 3rd read
January 1:     NO MEETING

2017
December 25: NO MEETING
December 18: Cupcake, a new play by Gretchen Wirges. Also, first read, a play by Eddie Young.
December 11: Silly String Theory, John Vornholt, 2nd read
December 4:   Invisible Business, Pam Burris and Grace Fryberger, 2nd read

November 27: New play by Eddie Young
November 20: New play by Sydney Flynn, first read
November 13: Ten by 4 Evening for members (ALSO OPP ANNUAL ELECTIONS)
November 6:   Ten by 4 Evening for non-members

October 30:     Mother's Home, Gavin Kayner
October 23:     Happy Trees, Gretchen Wirges, Happy Trees, second read
October 16:     The Mountains of Jupiter, by John Cafiero, second reading
October 9:       A play by charly van den Bergh, first read
October 2:       Invisible Busine$$, by Pam Burris and Grace Fryberger, first read

September 25: Identity Crisis, by Gavin Kayner, second reading
September 18: Janet Smith, Green Talk
September 11: a play by Reid Gilbert

September 4: OPEN


August 28: OPEN

August 21:
Scott Charles, who wrote Dinners With Augie, will visit OPP as part of the OPP lecture series to which members and non-members are cordially invited. Dinners With Augie will be presented at the Cabaret Theater August 17-20 and 24-27.
August 14: OPEN
August 7:   First reading of Identity Crisis, a play by Gavin Kayner.

July 31:
Mel Hector will present a reading of his play, St. Beseenya.

July 24: a new 10 X 4; Gretchen Wirges is in charge.
July 17: Reading and discussion of a revised play by Sydney Flynn.
July 10: Neil Simon: Crafting Comedy. We will read scenes from 'Visitor From Forest Hills'.

June 26:
Open
June 19: Open
June 12: Reid Gilbert will present a workshop on Asian theater.
June 5:   John Cafiero, The Mountains of Jupiter, full-length, first read.


May 29: Open. This is Memorial Day. No meeting.
May 22: Gretchen Wirges will bring her full-length play, Happy Trees, for a first reading.
May 15: Janice Ambrose, new play
May 8
:
OPP Non-Members' Ten By Four:
            Scott Berg
            Cheryl Blum
            John Cafiero
            MaryAnn Green
            Facilitator: Dave Sewell

May 1: OPP Members'  Ten By Four:       
            Vince Flynn
            Reid Gilbert
            Erin Hepler
            Gretchen Wirges
            Facilitator: Sydney Flynn

April 24: John Heyl will bring a revised version of his one-act play, The Stuff In The Garage, for a second reading.
April 17: Gavin Kayner will bring a reworked version of his full-length play, An Indiscretion.
April 10: Dave Sewell will bring two short plays by Bertolt Brecht for reading and discussion.
April 3: First reading of a full-length play by Drew Berns, one of our newest members.


March 27: We will take five of the most memorable characters (male or female, protagonist or antagonist) from known, published work for analysis. What famous character excites you the most? Amanda Wingfield? Stanley Kowalski, Lady Macbeth, Willy Loman, Hedda Gabler, Sir John Falstaff, Lady Bracknell, Big Daddy Pollitt, Lysistrata, Lennie Small, The Good Woman of Szechuan? What makes them tick? How does their character drive the action of the play.?. Are the other characters merely supporting roles, or do they play a huge part (literally) in the principal’s character arc? What makes them enduring?

March 13: First reading of a play by Gavin Kayner.
March 6
:
   A discussion on techniques of play criticism.


February 27:    First reading of a short radio play, Murchison and Ivy, by Dave Sewell.
February 20:    A discussion, Vision 2017, chaired by OPP President Dave Sewell and open to all members and potential members. A further note from Dave on the discussion has been forwarded to everyone.Please come and bring ideas and suggestions.
February 13: No Meeting
February 6
:
   First reading of Return Of the Amazing Buckaroos by John Vornholt.

January 30: First reading of The Stuff In The Garage by John Heyl plus discussion of New Play Festival.
January 23: 
Mokosza And The Mountain, a new full-length play by Klara Wojtkowska; second reading.
January 16: 
Tech week for NPF.
January 9:   
Rehearsal space if needed; no meeting.
January 2:    Organizational/scheduling meeting for writers and directors of the NPF.
Time to renew memberships and pay dues ($36.)

December 5:   
Auditions for New Play Festival
December 12: Mokosza And The Mountain, a new full-length play by Klara Wojtkowska.  
December 19: no meeting.
December 26: no meeting.

November 7:
A short radio play by John Vornholt and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, by Sheldon Metz.
November 14: Second reading of short plays by Leslie Powell and Ron Pullins.

We will also have board elections this evening. Consider volunteering for office or think of someone you'd like to nominate.
November 21: 
Third reading of Phil Levere's full-length play, One Gray Spot.
This is the deadline for reading plays for New Play Festival.
November 28: 
Reid Gilbert led a workshop on "Acting Interruptions."

October 10: The second reading of Gavin Kayner's play, The Gravedigger's Lament.
October 17: A full-length play, Sir Gawain, by Ron Pullins.
October 24: "So You've Written A Play. Now What?", a panel discussion presented by OPP members. 

The New Play Festival will be the week of January 16 at the Cabaret Theater