Pen Players Showcases the Work of Young Playwrights

Players company members Karen Janes Woditsch and Neil Friedman will direct the free public readings.

Peninsula Players Theatre will present readings of four short plays by Door County students on July 9 at 7 pm. The free public readings, directed by Players company members Karen Janes Woditsch and Neil Friedman, showcases the work of young writers who participated in the Players’ new initiative, The Play’s the Thing.

Plays by Evan Board, Brandon Bogenschütz, Anya Kopischke and Isaiah Spetz will be showcased. Board, a Gibraltar sophomore, wrote Elevator about a life-changing encounter between two people trapped in an elevator. Bogenschütz, a Gibraltar graduate majoring in theatre at UW – Stevens Point, wrote Good Cop, Bad Cat, a comedy about a homicide detective plagued by his sister’s surly cat. Kopischke, a Gibraltar senior, wrote Heads in the Sand, an absurdist visit to a beach that turns out to be no ordinary beach. Spetz, a Sevastopol middle school student, wrote Stronghold, a drama about a fractured family trying to piece itself back together. Kopischke’s play won the panel’s Student Playwriting Award.

Friedman and Woditsch will direct Players company members, including those participating in the Players internship program, so the playwrights may hear their plays read in public. The readings are free to the public and no reservations are required.

For more information call 920.868.3287.