The Naples Players Readers Theatre
Join us in our intimate Tobye Studio Theater for a chance to see a series of one-act plays, dramas, and classic works performed with scripts in hand and without props or costumes. The focus is on the written word. Join us for an evening of play readings chosen, directed, and casted by the volunteer readers theatre committee.
Readers Theatre is a perfect venue for volunteers who prefer a lower-stress environment.
2019/2020 Readers Theatre Season Coming Soon!
One-Act Play Competition
World Premiere Play Development
Once a year, The Naples Players produces a staged reading of a previously unpublished full-length play. The writer selected will work one-on-one with Jessica Walck, Associate Artistic Director, to develop and hone the unpublished work for a stage reading at the end of the season. These plays have the potential to be featured as a fully developed show in the Tobye Studio Theatre in a following season with full creative support from the staff of The Naples Players.
Previously developed was the sell-out smash hit comedy June & Jason’s Survival Guide to Divorce written by Southwest Florida’s own Laura Larusso. In a 14 month process Jessica and Laura worked closely to make the sitcom-style play ready to be produced in the 2018-2019 season. Through numerous revisions, cuts, late nights, two staged readings, and five weeks of rehearsal June & Jason’s opened to a resounding positive response from Naples audiences.
For information about any previously developed work or to submit a full-length play, contact Jessica Walck, Associate Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.