Since You Got a Minute to premiers Friday, May 8 on Facebook
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Sarasota, FL – May 4, 2020 – The Players Centre for Performing Arts premiers the virtual version of Breast Cancer fundraiser “Got a Minute” this Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:30pm on Facebook, aptly titled “Since You Got a Minute.”
Got A Minute started in 2006 as a fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research…many incarnations of the 0ne minute play festival have raised awareness and over $150,000 in contributions to various organizations including: The Susan G Komen Foundation, The Moffitt Foundation and The American Cancer Society.
This virtual GAM hopes to raise more funds in the fight against this disease as it hits home to The Players family.
Playwrights were asked to create one-minute scenes or monologues to be performed during the show by local actors. This version is still written by playwrights and performed by local actors, but from the safety of their homes due to COVID-19.
Some playwrights you’ll hear work from include: Larry Parr, Robert Kinast. Fredic Sirasky, John Stinespring, Arthur Keyser, Martin Tucker, Jeffery Kin, Dianne Brin, Jalex Scott, Frank Motz, Monica Cross, Michelle Strauss, Joseph Smith, and many more!
If you’ve been missing the familiar faces of local performers, a bevy will appear in “Since You Got a Minute” including: Alana Opie, Debbi White, Michelle Strauss, Charlie Tyler, Jaimie McPeek, Derek Dutcher, Melissa Ingrisano, Ryan Rand, Sandi and Joe Wall, Sarah Glendening, Will Baker, Amanda Heisey, Brian Finnerty, Jason and Caitlin Ellis, James Kassees, Kelly Woodland, Don and Jenny Walker, Tamara Solum, Steve Bikfalvy, Linda Roeming, Craig Engle and many more!
“During a pandemic, it may be difficult to remember that there are people suffering from a disease like Cancer,” says creator and Managing Artistic Director of The Players Centre Jeffery Kin. “Our hope is that through this virtual showing, with actors in their homes graciously sharing their time and talent that we will raise more than just money but raise our spirits as well!”
Simply visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PlayersCentre/) on Saturday to see the post about the premier. Then tune in to watch it with others at the same time! Commenting through Facebook in real time with others isn’t as good as being at the theatre, but it’s close.
About The Players Centre for Performing Arts The Players Centre for Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to entertaining, educating and engaging the community through high quality live theatre. Its Main Stage features the Broadway Series, SNAP (Something New At the Players) and Summer Sizzler Series. Backstage at the Players is home to more thought-provoking, eclectic pieces. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, The Players Studio offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.
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The Players Centre For Performing Arts
838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282 www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.
The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.