Play Readings

Watch this site for exciting news about our series of Play Readings beginning in September.

On the last Sunday of each month, the Guild is holding Play Readings. These are intended to encourage contemporary writers, actors, potential directors and anyone interested in hearing new, old, and sometimes obscure scripts come to life through a reading. We kick-started this series with a reading of a rollicking locally written melodrama in December. In January, it was followed by Peterborough’s own Jade O’Keeffe’s play ‘Two Nine One Letters’, the story of painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her lover Alfred Stieglitz as seen through their many love letters.

Play readings are presented at no cost to the audience (a hat may be passed around). This all happens upstairs in the Gwen Brown Studio at the Guild at 7 p.m.

A cash bar is also open before and after the readings at the Gwen Brown Studio.

On June, 25, 2017 we finished our series or readings with … ‘A Splinter in the Heart’ by David Carley

In the format of a radio play, Al Purdy’s story of the Industrial explosion in 1918 Trenton is dramatized from the point of view of the young man who lived through it. This is a new play, having been performed only once by Prince Edward County Players last summer.

The playwright was in attendance and gave the audience some extra insight into the crafting of this great play.

Look for more play readings next season!  Thanks for attending.


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