Seeking to continue discussions of the issues raised by the #MeToo Movement, the 2nd Act Players will host a #MeToo Play Festival this May in Evanston, featuring six short scripts that address issues raised by the movement. Staged readings of the plays will take place May 19-20 and May 26-27 at the 2nd Act Players theater in Northminster Presbyterian Church in northwest Evanston.
“These are some very powerful stories,” says 2nd Act Players’ Founder and Artistic Director John N. Frank. “We will follow each performance by a discussion with audiences, several of the playwrights, and guest panelists. The 2nd Act Players strives to have its shows be the start of ongoing community discussions of important issues such as these, so we are extremely excited about this production.”
K. Sujata, CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women, Karla Altmayer, cofounder of Healing to Action and Rev. Michael Kirby, senior pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church, have agreed to take part in post-show discussions. Sujata and Altmayer will be at the on May 20th performance while Rev. Kirby will be at the May 26 show. “We’ve also reached out to other to join our panels and hope to announce more participants shortly,” says Frank.
Aayisha Humphrey, winner of the Black Theater Alliance’s 2017 Phylicia Rashad Award for Most Promising Actress for the title role in A Hedda Gabler (Red Tape Theatre), will director this production.
“Aayisha worked as assistant director on a show we did in 2017 and I was immensely impressed by her creativity and acting knowledge. She also is deeply passionate about the #MeToo movement, so I know she will doing an amazing job,” says Frank.
Submitted by 2nd Act Players