Moving Parts

March 8, 2011By Pierre TranWhat's New Potpourri

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MOVING PARTS

For those who are interested in the craft of writing, the play-reading workshop Moving Parts holds readings of original, unpublished pieces for the stage and screen every two weeks at Carr’s Irish Pub and Restaurant (1, rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris). The readings are held downstairs in a titchy little room, occasionally crossed by waiters on errands.

Last Sunday, I attended a reading of three one-act plays by Gwyneth Hughes, nicely read by actors Laura d’Arista, Elena Odessa, Benjamin Perriello, and Kim Tilbury.

Stephanie Campion organizes the readings, which begin at 7:30pm. There is time afterward for audience comments intended to help the writer hone the text, so your remarks may help in the act of creation.

Then break for the bar upstairs, complete with a tinkly piano playing the old standards.

The next reading will be held on March 20, with authors Gaelle Arenson and Gail Noyer.

Pierre Tran

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