Production: Nymph Errant
Jul
6
Jul 9

Production: Nymph Errant

  • Het Polanentheater

Nymph Errant is the light-hearted story of Evangeline Edwards, who graduates from a finishing school in 1933. She and her classmates are encouraged by their teacher, Miss Pratt, to "experiment", in the broadest sense possible. What follows is a romp through Europe with plenty of opportunities for snappy Cole Porter musical numbers, interesting dialogue, lots of accents, wonderful costumes, a few dance steps, exotic locations and a good time for all.


Educational Series: Young Actors Workshop
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Young Actors Workshop

  • CREA

This workshop is for actors age 11-18. Participants will explore communication techniques through a variety of theatrical games. Each specifically designed to help actors connect with their audience through vocal and physical performance.  

Play Reading: "Truth Hurts and So Does Love"
May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Play Reading: "Truth Hurts and So Does Love"

The Truth Hurts and So Does Love is David Nicholson’s 21st century prose translation of Molière’s Le Misanthrope - the French master’s most modern play. A play of character rather than plot, it focuses on Alceste, a man principled to the point of psychological distress, and Célimène, the independent woman he loves - and the men and women who surround them: his realistic friend Philinte, bad poet Oronte, wealthy wastrels Clitandre and Acaste, prude Arsinoé, and Célimène’s sensible cousin Éliante.

Educational Series: Vocal Projection
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Vocal Projection

  • CREA

In this 2-hour workshop we'll cover various vocal & breathing techniques and exercises aimed at helping the participants properly use their voice and diction when performing on stage, or in any other type of situation involving an audience. Participants are asked to prepare and know by heart a short monologue or poem of their choice they will be using during the workshop.

Educational Series: Script Writing
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Script Writing

  • CREA

We will look at similarities of play and screenplay structures -- what each scene must do, directing the focus, conflict, etc. -- and the differences. The rules of screenplay writing will be discussed, such as the four-line rule, page count, white space and more. We will also compare plays and film adaptations

Play Reading: "Travesties"
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Play Reading: "Travesties"

Travesties is a play by Tom Stoppard. The play centers on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution, all of whom were living in Zürich at that time. 

Production: Straight and Narrow
Mar
23
Mar 25

Production: Straight and Narrow

  • Polanentheater

What happens when you're not "straight" and your family's a little bit narrow? Join the InPlayers for one modern family's account of how a gay man can still walk the "Straight & Narrow". Written by Jimmie Chinn and directed by Matt Percy, "Straight & Narrow examins what can happen when misconception mixes with miscommunication - resulting in a hilarious and heart-warming evening of theatre. 

Educational Series: Alexander Technique
Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Alexander Technique

  • CREA

The Alexander Technique promotes awareness and balance in everyday life, improves your quality of life, changes your ingrained habits and patterns, and helps to reduce and prevent stress and relieve pain.  During this introduction course, I’d like to help you gain a better understanding, organization and use of your body, resulting in better posture and balance, significant reduction in stress, and relieve and prevention of pain and discomfort. This will improve your stage presence!

The Writers' Club
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

The Writers' Club

  • Pazzanistraat 4

Meet Michael, he’s going to be a successful author, that is as soon as he’s finished his book. In fact, his whole writers’ group is going to make it, as soon as they find the right publisher… but first they have to deal with love, loss and rejection.

Educational Series: Commedia dell'Arte
Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Commedia dell'Arte

  • CREA

This workshop aims at offering to its participants a first encounter with Commedia dell'Arte. We will be working with masks, expressions, and the physical representation of archetypes. Once the basics of these archetypes is understood and assimilated, we can move on to the second phase which is to improvise simple everyday situations within the frames of clear canvases. Before you know it, you'll be experiencing comical scenes depicting humanity in all its variety, for the pleasure of actors and audience. In a nutshell, a refreshing workshop laying the groundwork for future acting, with or without masks!

Educational Series: Method Acting
Feb
12
1:00 pm13:00

Educational Series: Method Acting

  • Crea

This workshop is an introduction to Method Acting and gives participants an opportunity to discover several at techniques as well as how to use elements of this method Systematically to build a credible character. Imagination, sense memory and physical action will be explored.

Presentation: Musical Weekend Workshop 2017
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

Presentation: Musical Weekend Workshop 2017

  • Mike's Badhuistheater

After two days we present the results to our non-paying audience.  It has proven to be a fun and exciting project in years past and we are looking forward to having a wonderful time with Fiddler on the Roof.

Ed: Commedia dell'Arte for teens
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Ed: Commedia dell'Arte for teens

This workshop, specifically for teens, aims at offering to its participants a first encounter with Commedia dell'Arte. We will be working with masks, expressions, and the physical representation of archetypes.

Play Reading: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
Jan
27
7:30 pm19:30

Play Reading: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition, and his relationships with his parents and school mentor.

AUDITIONS for Straight and Narrow by Jimmie Chinn
Jan
22
11:00 am11:00

AUDITIONS for Straight and Narrow by Jimmie Chinn

  • CREA

The InPlayers are pleased to announce auditions for Straight and Narrow by . Performances will be on March 22-16, 2017.

Auditions for Straight and Narrow will take place on Saturday 21st of January at the CREA from 13:00-17:00. If you are interested in auditioning, please email Matt at
Inplayers.straight.and.narrow@gmail.com for an exact time.

Educational Series: Commedia dell'Arte
Jan
21
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Commedia dell'Arte

  • CREA

This workshop aims at offering to its participants a first encounter with Commedia dell'Arte. We will be working with masks, expressions, and the physical representation of archetypes

Auditions for Nymph Errant
Jan
15
12:00 pm12:00

Auditions for Nymph Errant

  • CREA

Nymph Errant is the light-hearted story of Evangeline Edwards, who graduates from a finishing school in 1933.  She and her classmates are encouraged by their teacher, Miss Pratt, to "experiment", in the broadest sense possible.  What follows is a romp through Europe with plenty of opportunities for snappy Cole Porter musical numbers, interesting dialogue, lots of accents, wonderful costumes, a few dance steps, exotic locations and a good time for all.

Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

Play Reading: "Joan of Lorraine"

Joan of Lorraine is a 1946 play-within- a-play by Maxwell Anderson. It is about a company of actors who stage a dramatization of the story of Joan of Arc, and the effect that the story has on them

Nov
5
1:00 pm13:00

Educational Series: Method Acting

  • Crea

This workshop is an introduction to Method Acting and gives participants an opportunity to discover several at techniques as well as how to use elements of this method Systematically to build a credible character. Imagination, sense memory and physical action will be explored. We willpractice some usefull scene study.

Yvonne Gillisen is a freelance actress (drama, education), theater director and writer (prose, drama). She Studied theater directing in Amsterdam at the Theatre S chool from 1983-1985, method acting from 1986-1989, explored dance and HAS done a lot of body-mind work and research in various fields acting. She has publi sh e d short stories and plays since 1996.

 

Cost is €5 for members and €10 for non-members.

Annual General Meeting
Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

Annual General Meeting

  • CREA

Join us for two hours of information and socialising

The committee is here for the InPlayers’ members and potential members and needs your input for our plans next year. We want to provide you with what you want, so please come to the AGM, voice your opinion and join us for some kindly donated prosecco and nibbles. 

We really need you there and look forward to seeing as many as can make it.

Oct
28
7:30 pm19:30

Play Reading: "La Turista"

La Turista by Sam Shepard

La Turista is a play by the American playwright Sam Shepard, first performed in New York City in 1967. The title refers to the most common illness among tourists. The two main characters are Salem and Kent, which are also the names of brands of cigarettes. It is a two-act dramatic play. The first act takes place in Mexico, and the second in the United States. Some see this play as a reference to the Vietnam war. (Wikipedia)

Oct
1
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Acting Tips

  • CREA

Workshop hosted by Rachel Gorman. Cost is €5 for members and €10 for non-members.

Rachel Gorman is a drama teacher, director and performer with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. In this workshop, we will be exploring a range of techniques for approaching a role and creating a character, drawing on theories from a wide range of dramatic practitioners from Stanislavsky to Laban. This workshop is designed to equip you with the skills to rehearse with purpose and perform with greater depth and range.

Sep
17
2:00 pm14:00

Educational Series: Stage Makeup Workshop

  • CREA

Workshop hosted by Sherilyn Caudle. Cost is €5 for members and €10 for non-members.

In this workshop, we will be focusing on the basics of stage makeup. We will cover what to have in your makeup kit, how to apply products, and basic character makeup. 

Sep
9
7:30 pm19:30

Play Reading: "Godspeed or What Men Want"

Godspeed or What Men Want
by N.C. Venderbosch
Godspeed or What Men Want is a modern retelling of one of the most popular tales of the Middle Ages. In the medieval tale, of which various versions survive, a young knight must travel King Arthur's realm to find the answer to that elusive question of what women most desire.

Three By Three
Jun
8
Jun 12

Three By Three

  • Mike's Badhuistheater

Three by Three
Creativity in the Time of Dictatorship, written and directed by Giorgi Corrêa Rossi
Bombshells, by Joanne Murray-Smith, directed by Rachel Gorman
Audience, by Michael Frayn, directed by Matt Percy

8-11 June 7.45pm
12 June 2pm

Performance
Nov
11
Nov 15

Performance

  • Polanentheater

Harold and Maude, by Colin Higgins
Directed by Terrence Sinclaire

11-14 November 8.15pm
15 November 3pm

Annual General Meeting 2015
Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Annual General Meeting 2015

  • CREA

All members and prospective members are welcome. Only the committee and paid-up members have a vote. 
A great place to see where we're heading and to help influence our direction! Plus, a good excuse to meet friends, old and new, and have a good chat in the cafe afterwards.

Performance
Sep
10
Sep 11

Performance

  • Theaterstudio Amsterdam

The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Svarupa and Derek Mitchell.
Tickets: €15 Reservations: www.theaterstudioamsterdam.nl or tickets.inplayers@gmail.com