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Summer Theatre at Actors’ Theatre!

LOTE Actors TheatreWe hope you’ll join us for our 10th annual Living on the Edge 10-minute play series on June 6-8 at 8:00PM.  The theme is Superstition and we’ll have five fantastic works by local West Michigan playwrights  to present.  Get more information on each of the 10 minute shows (including a list of the cast and directors for each piece) at the Actors’ Theatre website: actorstheatregrandrapids.org/edge.

The Beauty Queen Of LeenaneThis summer we also are presenting our inaugural Second Space Series in July and August at Dog Story Theatre, which includes the dark Irish comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane and the poignant and thoughtful Circle, Mirror, Transformation.  We hope you’ll make Actors’ Theatre part of your summer plans!

Circle Mirror TransformationEach production at Actors’ Theatre represents the culmination of, literally, thousands of hours of work to bring West Michigan the best in professional quality contemporary plays and musicals.  It is because of the support of individuals like you that we can continue to be West Michigan’s best source for new and exciting theatre.  Your season subscriptions, ticket purchases and tax-deductible contributions make the difference in our ability to continue providing the best entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre.

We could not continue to do what we do without your support.  Please consider making Actors a part of your annual charitable giving.  If you would like to make a contribution to support the work we do, please click the “make a contribution” link.  All contributions will be recognized in our production programs an on our website throughout the year.   Thank you for supporting Actors’ Theatre!

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This Weekend: LOTE X

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM:
Living on the Edge X – Superstition

LOTE Actors Theatre

It’s almost here!  It’s an event our long-term patrons tell us is one of their favorite of the season.  For a decade now we’ve issued a call for ten-minute play submissions in the fall, of which five are selected for full public performance this Saturday in the Spectrum Theater Black Box (Room 201). The five plays scheduled for production this year are all submissions by Michigan playwrights and will include:

Love and Broken Legs
 by Todd Lewis
When two sisters living in the 1700s fall in love with the same man, drama leads to chaos, which leads to…. well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

Director: Rob Karel

Ellie Frances (Agatha)
Tracey Walker (Katherine)

Adam Hyde (Rupert)

The Rabbit’s Foot
 by Mary Krohn
Danny, in his first criminal court case, has defended Sylvia in trial against serious charges and await the verdict. Sylvia calls Danny her lucky rabbit’s foot, but not for the reasons he might think…
Director: Scott Baisden
Bernice Houseward (Sylvia)

Benjy Shirm (Danny)

The Dream Date
 by Kristin Andrea Hanratty
When Blake discovers June’s unconventional beliefs, their budding relationship takes an unexpected turn.
Director: Kylie Piette
 Matt Dixon (Blake)

Chelsea Heeringa (June)

Cold Feet
 by Brad Sytsma
Gathering strangers together to celebrate the joining of two lives can get complicated, even when things go right. Cold Feet explores what happens when superstitions collapse and weddings go (very!) wrong.
Director: Benjy Shirm
Merrill Weber (Bride)
Matt Dixon (Groom)
Jeff Kemperman (Father of the Bride)
Stacy Wykoski (Mother of the Bride)
Jenny Fischer (Bridesmaid)

Benjy Shirm (Best Man)

Lucky Red
 by Todd Lewis
A little love, an egg, a sperm, nine-months, and more than a little luck – the formula for a perfect newborn baby. While in the final stages of giving birth to their first baby, Nick and Kaylee turn to more than science to make sure the delivery works out.
Director: Mary Beth Quillin
Adam Hyde (Nick)
Keelyn VanderWeide (Kaylee)
Charity Dishon-Fischer (Dr. Rivers)
Ruth Ann Molenaar (Monique)


Join us for a fun evening of original short plays and see why “Living on the Edge” is the perfect way to cap another season of Actors’ Theatre!  Call (616) 234-3968 or click the button below to purchase your tickets:

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Calling All Playwrights! Deadline Extension for 10 Minute Play Festival

Curtain on stage2013 marks the tenth installment of the Actors’ Theatre annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge.  We cordially extend an invitation to interested Michigan writers to submit a script for consideration. The deadline to submit your 10 minute script has been extended for one week to March 7th.

For more information submitting your work for Living on the Edge: Superstition, go to www.atgr.org

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Actors’ Announces 10th Annual Living on the Edge Call for Submissions: “Superstition”

2013 marks the tenth installment of the Actors’ Theatre annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge.  We cordially extend an invitation to interested Michigan writers to submit a script for consideration.

The deadline for scripts will be March 1, 2013.  Actors’ Living on the Edge committee, guided by Actors’ Literary Manager Randy Wyatt, will read all scripts.  From the initial submission, ten semi-finalists will be selected for a public reading, to be held in April of 2013. All writers whose work is not selected for public reading will receive written feedback on their work by April 30, 2013.

The reading of the fifteen scripts presented on a Saturday in April (Date/Time TBA) at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street.  At the public reading playwrights will receive verbal and written feedback on their piece. Based on audience response and feedback, the Living on the Edge committee will choose five finalists from the scripts read at the public reading.  These finalists will receive full production from June 6-8, 2013 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

The writers whose scripts are chosen for final production will receive $100. Everyone who submits a script for consideration will receive two complimentary tickets to any show during the Actors’ 2013-14 Season. The theme this year that writers are asked to respond to is “Superstition”. We encourage playwrights to consider the following as they craft their submission:

·         The five scripts chosen will be performed before an audience. We always encourage writers to create pieces that will be dynamic and engaging when presented by performers on stage.

·          We’re excited to read your submission so choose any direction that is exciting and productive for you as a writer.  If you’re excited about the direction, it’s more likely that we will see that in your submission as well.

·         Craft a 10 minute play highlighting an aspect of the chosen theme.  It can tie in broadly or very specifically, but relevance to the theme is a key consideration in selection.

Submit your play, including a brief synopsis, by email to script_submissions@atgr.org and include “LOTE X” in the subject line.  Submissions will also be accepted via U.S. mail to

Actors’ Theatre
Attn: LOTE X
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

on or before March 1, 2013. To be considered, the playwright must currently reside in the state of Michigan, or have resided within the last twelve months.  All submissions must include a cover page that lists your name, address, phone number, email, title of play, total number of actors, and a brief synopsis of the work. Please do not list your name on any page other than your cover so that all plays may be read with anonymity by the committee.  Final production decisions will be based on originality, ability to cast and produce, and the way the plays chosen fit together for an evening of theatre.

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