Second Tuesday, the table reading series for screenplays this month features:
Al Easter brings A LIFE IN THREE ACTS :: Three brief scenes from a man’s life tell you everything you need to know about him.
Don Strong will bring KARMA BABY :: In the space of a few hours, Caroline Finnagin, a teen suddenly in crisis, must connect with her quirky mom Karma (a single parent/executive) in the midst of the most important day of Karma’s career.
Julie Meyer will bring RED PAINT ON WHITE CANVAS :: In hope of finding passion, an immigrant janitor and a lonely executive navigate their class conflicts on a snowy New Years Eve.
During a table reading, copies of the script are passed out to participants and each reads a character in the script. Screenwriters get a first chance to hear their scripts read aloud. All are welcome. The fun begins at 7 p.m, Tuesday, February 8th.
EVENT: SECOND TUESDAY :: July Shorts Night :: Al Easter, Don Strong, and Julie Meyer DATE: Tuesday, July 12, 2005, 7:00 PM LOCATION: Minneapolis Community & Technical College 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Technical Building, Room T111B PARKING: Street Parking available on Laurel and Harmon and other surround streets Ramp Parking also available $5 PRICE: Contributions encouraged, MCTC Students Free
Screenwriters’ Workshop will present a public reading of THE LATE SEASON, an original feature screenplay by Edward Leschke, on Monday June 27, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. at the Illusion Theater in the Hennepin Center for the Arts at 528 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.
THE LATE SEASON is a comedy/drama about Gil Freeman, an aging sports columnist, who is told he is being gracefully retired and his quest that day to come to terms with his past and also to find a reason to struggle into the future. The script is a 2004 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Semi-Finalist and was inspired and loosely based on the life of local sports icon, Sid Hartman.
St. Paul writer, Edward Leschke, is also a 1999 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist and 2004 Austin Film Festival Finalist with his script, KING OF CRAPPOLA, a 2004 McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship Finalist with the script, PORTER LAKE, a two time second place winner in the Dudley Riggs’ Sketch Contest and author of two Bryant Lake Bowl play productions, NEVER EAT ICE CREAM and CATHOLIC TO A T.
The Public Reading Series is designed to honor the writer’s contribution in the cooperative art of film making and encourage all writers to keep writing. Screenplays are read live on stage by professional screen actors. There is a suggested donation at the door for non-students that will be used to support this program and Screenwriter’s Workshop. For more information e-mail Screenwriters’ Workshop at email@example.com or call at (612) 659-8292.
DATE: Monday, June 27th, 2005, 7:30 PM LOCATION: Illusion Theater, Hennepin Center for the Arts 528 Hennepin Avenue, 8th Floor PARKING: Street Parking in adjacent lots or the City Center Parking Ramp PRICE: $5 Contributions encouraged, MCTC Students Free
David Trottier, the highly respected author of “The Screenwriter’s Bible” a book of short stories, screenwriting software and hundreds of articles including his regular column in s(c)ript magazine will be visiting the Twin Cities to conduct professional workshops with screenwriters. According to the Hollywood Film Institute, Trottier’s Screenwriter’s Bible is the book to read if you are only going to read one.
EVENT: David Trottier DATE: Saturday, March 26th, 9:30 AM LOCATION: Minneapolis Technical and Community College, Whitney Library L-3000 COST: $5.00 General Public, FREE for MCTC Students
Second Tuesday, the table reading series for screenplays features Linda Anderson, who will unleash “The Girl Who Smells Like a Dog” on us. Frieda Alfredo Fontaine is born with a canine’s amazing scent capabilities. Endowed with the “spirit of the dog,” by the time she turns eleven, K-9 Girl’s nose has become this fifth grader’s darkest secret, her most dangerous challenge, and the key to finding love, acceptance, and her destiny. During a table reading, copies of the script are passed out to participants and each reads a character in the script. Screenwriters get a first chance to hear their scripts read aloud. All are welcome. The fun begins at 7 p.m, Tuesday, February 8th.
EVENT: SECOND TUESDAY : The Girl Who Smells Like a Dog by Linda Anderson DATE: Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 7:00 PM LOCATION: Minneapolis Community & Technical College 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Technical Building, Room T111B PARKING: Street Parking available on Laurel and Harmon and other surround streets Ramp Parking also available $5 PRICE: Contributions encouraged, MCTC Students Free