Monday Evening Readings

December 6, 2021

The Odd Couple (female version) – by Neil Simon

Laid back Olive Madison and her friend neurotic Florence Unger have moved in together after the break down of Florence`s marriage. But the arrangement is soon fraught with personality clashes as well as hilarious and fiery moments. A play not to be missed.

December 6, 2021

Intro to Directing Workshop

This workshop is meant for those who are curious about how to get started directing. It will cover a variety of basics, including everything from organisation to creating visual interest to running productive and safe rehearsals. Prepare to be on your feet, and to practice both acting and directing! Jenna trained in directing at St. Olaf College of Minnesota and has directed various pieces in the US and Canada, including The Mary Magdalene Project with Toronto's PLS Theater and Twelfth Night with The Muse Project all-women's acting troupe of Minnesota. Please note that this workshop is about directing generally, rather than the particulars of directing within ZEST.

December 13, 2021

No reading - Winter break for the remainder of December

No reading - Winter break for the remainder of December

January 10, 2022

Orphie and the Book of Heroes by Kooman and Dimond

~Production candidate for November 2022~
In this hilarious and moving new musical adventure that puts a clever twist on Greek mythology, spunky and curious Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, sets out to save storyteller Homer and his Book of Heroes – a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld.

The Zurich English-Speaking Theatre meets almost every Monday evening for a play reading. Potential new members are always welcome - take a look at the reading details on this page for the next reading date.  All meetings take place at St. Andrew's Community Centre, near Stadelhofen in central Zurich (see the map below).  Doors open around 19:00 for an informal get-together and the reading starts at 19:30 unless otherwise stated.  You don't need to sign up or inform us that you are coming, but if you have any questions, please contact us via the General Enquiries page.

 

Play readings are organised and read by members without rehearsal with scripts in hand and a basic set.  Newcomers will not be initially asked to read, but if you'd like to get involved, talk to anyone on the committee and we will be glad to put you down on the reading list.

Monday readings are open to anyone and count towards your membership session count.  For more information on membership, see the membership page.

Coronavirus

For the safety of our members, the committee have decided that all attendees to all in-person events will be checked in by the event organiser using the Swiss 'COVID Certificate Check App'.  Please make sure you bring your QR code either printed or on your phone to be checked in. All sessions will be subject to the capacity limits set out by the Kirchgemeindehaus Neumünster or St. Andrew's Church, which ZEST must abide by - for this reason, all in-person events will be first-come-first-served, so we apologise if we have to turn people away if there are too many attendees at any given session. Masks must be worn by everyone other than those reading and no drinks will be provided by ZEST. We encourage attendees to consume food and drink outside.

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