Special Event involving two OPP members:

Two OPP members, Carl Damhesel and Vince Flynn, have one-act plays opening at the Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle, on Friday, July 14 and continuing until July 30. This is part of an evening of three short plays. (The third playwright, Richard Thomas, is not a member of OPP.)
The shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2.

 
New Members Welcome at any meeting!

Reminder: If you plan to renew your OPP membership, (and it is hoped you will!) remember that annual dues of $36 are payable now to our new treasurer, Phil Levere. You can conveniently bring them to the next OPP meeting!

 




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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: A 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 in the Cabaret Theater.