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February 01, 2005

First Monday Playreading Series presents "Supporting Roles", by Jack Richards

Who: Retired Gavilan College instructor Jack Richards' career includes twelve years of teaching and coaching at the high school level and 23 years teaching and coaching at the college level. He has spoken on numerous occasions at conventions throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He served as a consultant for the Disney Health and Fitness Institute, and is a co-founder of the American Athletic Motivation Institute. He was inducted into the California Community College Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. He is also a screenwriter. The many publications to his credit include "The Scramble Attack for Winning Basketball", "Treasury of Basketball Drills from Top Coaches," "Psychology of Coaching," and "Plays for Reading I and II," among many others. His screenplays include "Perpetual Motion," "Supporting Roles," "Dormant Enhancement," and "Cry of the Wolf (Jack London)."

What: His screenplay, "Supporting Roles" will be presented as part of the Gavilan College First Monday Playreading Series. In the story, an aging and terminally ill Hollywood star and her constant companion gain new insights into their lives after befriending a young tabloid reporter. Karen, the young tabloid reporter seeking a story, climbs the balcony at the home of the terminally ill Claire Richmond, a famous retired Hollywood actress. To the dismay of Claire's over-protective companion, Maggie Gasnier, Claire allows the young reporter an intimate foray into their lives. The other characters include Claire's snobbish and egoistic daughter Caroline and Amy, Caroline's 14-year old daughter, and a retired actor, Alan Royce. First Monday Playreading events are free and open to the public.

When: February 7, 2005, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Gavilan College Theatre, 5055 Santa Tresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020

Why: The First Monday Playreading Series has been created to introduce the South Valley Communities to diverse theatrical experiences through the reading and discussion of theatrical materials, presented by professional actors, Gavilan College students, and members of the community. The series takes place on the first Monday of each month (except on holidays).
Writers are encouraged to submit new works for consideration to be a part of this series and the community is encouraged to suggest plays for future readings.

For information contact: Julianne Palma @ 831-524-2722 or email:


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