And so begins year three. The plays are cast, the venue booked, and our read through is happening RIGHT NOW! Yes, right now as I'm typing. How exciting!
New faces are introducing themselves to old faces. Scripts are being passed out.
We couldn't be more excited to explore the attic this summer. We had an incredible turn out at auditions and we now have 21 actors in the company - 11 of whom are first time Gaslighters. SO COOL! We're in a brand new found space, continuing our tradition of turning non-theatres into creative lab spaces throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. We have two new playwrights and six returning, all contributing original work inspired by the same set description.
The company collectively shares a laugh as we begin reading, "This Isn't A Play."
This year we also have three new directors to add into the mix; all accepting the delightful challenge of bringing these small but mighty scenes to life. There's an excitement building as each page turns. The characters are coming to life as each actor gives them a voice. The themes begin to emerge and weave together as we dive deeper into the attic. The back stories gain strength. The plot twists become real.
The next few weeks will certainly be busy. The madness has begun!