The Hyde Park Community Players have a number of things going on at any given time. If you are interested in attending a performance, looking into a workshop, or joining up with the Players, here is a list of upcoming events.
Friday, January 10, at 8 pm – Selections from David Ives’s collection of short plays, All In the Timing, directed by Paul Baker, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue. $5 admission.
Friday, February 7, at 8 pm – A selection from Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw,
directed by Anthony Brown, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue. $5 admission.
April: 11-13, 19-20, & 26-27 - William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, directed by Paul Baker & Corinna Christman. April 11-13 at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue; April 19-20, 26-27 at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street.
Monday, April 28, at 7 pm - Players’ General Meeting, location TBA.
Wednesday, May 21, at 7 pm - Players’ Annual General Meeting for fun, business and the annual election of officers, location TBA.
Saturday, September 6, 4 pm – Players Potluck Picnic to Wrap Up Summer, at Promontory Point.
We’ll continue to add to this calendar more of our 2013-14 auditions, productions, meetings, and gatherings, as details firm up. Stay tuned.
The HPCP Writers’ Initiative Group
A group of practicing writers, all levels of experience, plans to meet once or twice a month; we ask that every participant seriously plan to attend at least once a month, and follow these guidelines:
- Each participant commits to bring something written to each meeting. It can be a part of a script you are working on, a scene, a character description–even if you only have an idea, write out your idea and bring that. The challenge we are accepting is to commit to actually putting something down on paper. For the purposes of this group, we are writing specifically for performance (i.e. not for the printed page).
- The shape of meetings evolve organically depending on what writers need: reading, acting out, constructive critique, whatever is needed.
- We always have an eye to connecting the writing with actual production, and may develop some programs to facilitate that as we grow.
- We assess our progress as a group quarterly so as to make whatever useful changes before recommitting for another three-month period.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in: participating in the Shakespeare workshop, or being part of the Writers’ Group.
While you’re here, please, feed the fish. Thanks.