Call for Directors!
Essex Community Players is seeking directors for V-Day, a one weekend performance of The Vagina Monologues to be held in February, 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.
V-Day is grounded in 4 core beliefs:
1. Art has the power to transform consciousness and inspire people to act
2. Lasting social cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things
3. Local women best know what their communities need and can become unstoppable leaders
4. One must look at the intersection of race, class, and gender to understand violence against women
We are seeking directors who identify as female, genderqueer, or non-binary to join us in creating this event. Experienced directors are welcome, and we wish to strongly encourage new directors to consider applying. Each director will work with 1-5 performers on their individual monologues and will work closely with the other directors and executive director to put together the production as a whole.
To apply, please submit a brief statement of why you are interested in participating in this project as a director. We are interested in understanding *your* story. Maybe you’ve always wanted to direct and this seems like the perfect place to start. Maybe you’ve seen this show and were moved by it. Maybe you just want to stand up and say “Me, too.”
Please email your statements to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12/31/17 for consideration. If you have any theatre experience, on or off the stage, please include that with your statement. Directing experience is not required.
Auditions for performers will be held on January 8th and 9th in Essex – keep an eye on the Essex Community Players facebook page for an audition event coming soon with details including time and location. We will be seeking performers who identify as female, genderqueer, or non-binary to audition for this show.
Anyone who is interested in getting involved in the production – including men – are very welcome to email our team at email@example.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. Please include “Vagina Monologues” in your subject line.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Nan Murat, Executive Director
Becky Millard, Producer
Essex Community Players is pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, A Parable.
- Father Flynn: Trevor Fulchino of South Hero
- Sister Aloysius: Charlotte Norris of Burlington
- Sister James: Becky Laird of Burlington
- Mrs. Muller: Fabienne Nadeau of Milton
Congratulations to a fantastic and exciting cast!
Doubt, A Parable is directed by Richard Hibbert and opens at Memorial Hall in Essex on February 22.
Essex Community Players is pleased to announce auditions for its winter production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, A Parable, a powerful and provocative drama of suspicion and certainty, of faith and distrust, of fact and conjecture.
Set in the Bronx in 1964, the play tells the story of Sister Aloysius, a school principal, who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects charismatic Father Flynn of an improper relationship with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, Doubt is a play that could not be timelier.
- Sister Aloysius: (50 -60) The principal of the inner-city Catholic school is watchful, reserved, and unsentimental.
- Sister James: (20s) The fresh-faced new teacher at the school has a bit of sunshine in her heart, though she’s reserved.
- Father Flynn: (30s) A priest. He is working class, from the Northeast.
- Mrs. Muller: (35 – 40) Mother to the school’s first non-white student, she is determined to do the best she can for her child, whatever the cost.
Auditions will be Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 – 9 PM at Memorial Hall, 5 Tower Road in Essex.
Performances will be February 22 – 25 and March 1 – 4, 2018.
Essex Community Players invite you to be a member of our “live studio audience” when we bring Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE to Essex Memorial Hall, December 1-3 and 8-10!
WONDERFUL LIFE is the beloved holiday story of George Bailey, the everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, and whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save and from despair, and to remind him–by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born–that his has been, after all, a wonderful life!
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE RADIO PLAY runs December 1-3 and December 8-10 at Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road in Essex. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00.
Tickets ($18 regular price and $16 for children/students and seniors) are available here at the Players’ website now!
Our “Essex Gives Back” charity for this performance is Aunt Dot’s Place, Essex’s newest food shelf.
From the Essex Players to you and yours–Merry Christmas!
He’s here! Dracula has arrived at Memorial Hall! Get your tickets now for this epic tale of good versus evil. Join Abram Van Helsing and all the brave souls for ECP’s production of Dracula opening 10/13 and playing for 3 weekends. Tickets are available on this web page, by phone, or in person at the box office. The blood is the life! Be there.
Always dreamed of being a part of the classic Christmas tradition, “It’s a Wonderful Life?” ECP is having auditions for their radio-show-style live theatre adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Sunday, October 15th, Tuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th (all from 6:30-9:00pm at Memorial Hall). Come try out for this unique and fun take on the classic!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.