Don MacKechnie

Jan 082018
 
Essex Community Players is seeking directors and actors for V-Day, a one weekend benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues to be held in February 9th and 10th, 2018 in Essex, Vermont. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to charities supporting women – 90% of our proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood and 10% to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign: The Resistance.
We are seeking directors and actors who identify as female, genderqueer, or non-binary to join us in creating this event. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 8th and Tuesday, January 9th at Memorial Hall in Essex, Vermont.
Director candidates should arrive at 6pm on either night to meet with the artistic director, Nan Murat and producer, Becky Millard. If you have a theatre resume, please bring a copy with you (this is not required). If you are also interested in auditioning to be an actor in the production, please plan to stay for the actor auditions which will begin at 7pm both nights (see full details below).
Actors should arrive at 7pm on either night and prepare to perform a monologue from any other show (please do not prepare a monologue from The Vagina Monologues). Monologues should be approximately 3 minutes in length, and do not need to be memorized. If you have a theatre resume, please bring a copy with you (this is not required).
Anyone who is interested in getting involved in the production – including those who identify as male – are very welcome to email our team at adc@essexplayers.com. If you’re interested in anything from set, to lighting, to front of house, we can find a place for you on our team.
For full details, visit our Facebook event. Please respond to the event to let us know you’re coming! https://www.facebook.com/events/1109082672566080??ti=ia
Oct 192017
 
SPECIAL AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
 
Essex Players will be conducting an extended round of auditions for stage age 10 – 14 boys to complete our cast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: the Radio Play. This session will be held at Memorial Hall, on Towers Road in Essex on Saturday, Oct 21 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
 
Production dates are December 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10 at Memorial Hall.
 
For more information contact Donna Boisselle at 878 – 7763 or Don MacKechnie 899 – 2699
Sep 242017
 

Dying to see Dracula? Waiting for A Wonderful Life? Having Doubt? Want to know Who came to Dinner? Satisfy your curiosity by purchasing your tickets to our line-up of productions in our 2017 – 2018 Season. Click on the “Tickets” tab above and make your selection(s) while the best seats in the house are still available. If you have any questions, send a note to tickets@essexplayers.com and we’ll get an answer to you as soon as possible. The ECP Box Office will open on for the season on Saturday, September 30, from 9am to 1pm. Continue reading »

Aug 102017
 

Essex Community Players is pleased to announce the cast for our fall 2017 production of “Dracula”

Originally dramatized by John L. Balderston & Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, Dracula. As adapted by William McNulty.

Dracula – Just about everybody has heard the story, and has a reaction to it.  It’s a delicious mingling of horror and the supernatural.  For our production, the audience will be dislodged from the familiar here and now, transported seamlessly from one mysterious location to another, and drawn into a world filled with combat, magic, screams, with, of course, lots of blood. In the very end, the audience will wake from their trance and wonder what just happened.

Performance dates:    Oct 13 – 15, Oct 20 – 22 and Oct 27, 28, 2017

Curtain time is 7:30 pm on all Friday evenings and Saturday evenings through Oct 21. Matinee performances on Sundays, and Saturday Oct 28 begin at 2:00pm

Dracula is directed by Cheri Gagnon and Produced by Andrew MacKechnie.

The Cast:

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Jul 162017
 

Essex Community Players is proud to present Dracula in October 2017. This iconic work by Bram Stoker was adapted to stage by William McNulty in 2007 and promises all the gothic horror fun you could want. Director Cheri Gagnon and her technical team have developed an exciting and cutting edge tech package to support the actors in their pursuit of blood, screams, dark humor, and the fight of good against evil. This is a physically demanding show; come dressed for movement and fun! Additional information (UPDATED) can be linked after the jump – Audition Information

Jul 162017
 

The Board of Directors of Essex Community Players is proud to announce our 2017-2018 season!

Dracula

October 13 – 28, 2017

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 1 – 10, 2017

Doubt

February 22 – March 4, 2018

The Man Who Came to Dinner

May 5 – 13, 2018

Keep an eye on the Essex Community Players Facebook page and/or essexplayers.com for announcements about audition and performance dates.

Jun 062017
 

“The Artistic Direction Committee” for Essex Community Players is now accepting proposals for shows for the 2018-2019 season. Submit your show proposal before Oct 31 using our Show Proposal Form, so that all the committee members have time to read all the plays. Please click on the header of this post to activate the link to the form. For additional information please contact adc@essexplayers.com.
If you would like to be considered as a costumer, sound/lighting technician or set designer, Please submit your contact information and preferred role to the same email address.

May 032017
 

Eliza and Henry 2George Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy, Pygmalion opens Thursday, May 4th and runs through Sunday, May 14th. Show times are ThursdayFriday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00Performances will be presented in Essex Memorial Hall at 5 Tower Road in Essex. Tickets are $16 for children and seniors, and $18 for adults.

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