Unfortunately, due to low numbers, the last Play Reading Group was held in November 2018. If you are interested in starting up the group again, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting at 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month from February to November at the Kyogle Roxy Gallery, the Village Hall Players’ play reading group is made up of both actors and non-actors. Many people come along because they have no interest in performing before an audience but love reading plays aloud or simply enjoy listening to them being read. A large number of plays are available to cater for the number of readers and different tastes.
Over the years, the group has read such offerings as the 15 plays entered in the 2014 Inaugural Playwrights’ Competition, classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, along with some Shakespeare and a number of British and Australian playwrights, most notably John Summons. It was after reading Mr Summons’ Grand Tour that the group knew it had read something great and wanted to share it with an audience. In March 2011, VHP performed its production of Grand Tour to a large audience in Kyogle, NSW for the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day.
Readings may be of one, two, or three-act plays, and longer plays are sometimes read over consecutive get-togethers, often with different readers, which can bring amazing new insight or sense to a play.
If you are interested in joining the play reading group, please contact us.