By Ken Bullock
The Berkeley Daily Planet
Saturday May 24, 2014
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By Anne Ferguson
The Daily Californian
Saturday July 9, 2014
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Fall Staged Reading Series

Our staged reading series will present 4 readings on Tuesdays during Richard III - exact dates TBA. 1) Richard II by Shakespeare, directed by Robert Estes. 2) Henry VI part 3, by Shakespeare, directed by Alecks Rundell. 3) The Trial of Richard III/The Queens of France, directed by Carol Dechaine Reyes. 4) The Spottish Clay, adapted by Matthew Surrence. Auditions for our Fall Staged Reading Series will be announced shortly.

Request for Stage Reading Proposals

Directors, budding and otherwise - we are now accepting proposals for staged readings to be produced during the time periods of "Rock and Roll" (Jan-Feb 2013), "Much Ado About Nothing" (April-May 2013), "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" (July-Aug 2013), and "Man and Superman" (Oct-Nov 2013).


Summer Staged Readings begin 7-31!

In concert with our main stage production of NOISES OFF, the comic masterpiece by Michael Frayn, Actors Ensemble presents a series of staged readings featuring Frayn's oevre.  On consecutive Tuesday nights starting July 31st we will be presenting THE TWO OF US, BENEFACTORS, and COPENHAGEN.   Our series provides a comprehensive picture of Frayn's excellence in both highly comic and intensely dramatic works.   Plus - on Sunday evening August 12th we begin a new series of "works in development" with the staged reading of a new play by Norah Foster, MADAM GUFAY'S LOVELUTIONARIES.


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