At the Sunday, June 10, Playwrights Collaborative Meeting (7:00 PM) we will read and discuss Leo McElroy’s “Stolen Voices”. Along with the East Area Rapist, the other multiple rape-murder case that terrorized Southern California was the Hillside Strangler. While the two murderers were eventually caught and convicted after more than a dozen deaths, all the attention was focused on the killers. Little was ever said or known about the victims… until now. “Stolen Voices” offers thoughts that reflect strongly today as victims of sexual aggression or mass shootings are so quickly forgotten and die unheard. “Stolen Voices” is written by Leo McElroy, an investigative reporter who was the only member of the “Hillside Strangler Task Force” who was not a police officer.
This meeting is at the California Stage Theatre, 2509 “R” Street (on “R” Street between 25th and 26th Streets), Sacramento. The Playwrights Collaborative thanks the California Stage Theater Company for the use of its theater.
For further information or if you have a play you would like read, contact Gary Agid, chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org (916-383-9267) .
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Meetings are monthly (or occasionally twice monthly) on Sundays on dates to be announced. There are no dues, fees or other charges for participating.
“The Playwrights Collaborative is an organization of writers, actors, directors and others interested in the theater, working together to promote the development and production of new plays in Sacramento and elsewhere. Through a cooperative process of peer review, Playwrights Collaborative assists in making plays ready for production and helps in finding suitable venues where shows might be performed.”
At each meeting, original plays by local writers are read and discussed as are ways to promote deserving works for production. Several theaters have expressed an interest in producing one new original play per year and Playwrights Collaborative has encouraged similar interest by other theatres in the area. There will also be occasional speakers with expertise in various aspects of theater.
Playwrights Collaborative invites interested writers, actors, and others to attend and take part in the readings. The group actively promotes new plays to prospective producers. Following each reading, comments and suggestions for improvement will be solicited from all who are present.
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