Welcome to GEDS

GEDS playreadings are a friendly, open way to see a new range of plays, get involved, or just meet new people. Each performance – a script-in-hand reading – takes place in a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a range of experienced hands and new faces.

If you want to take to the stage, each one will have a read through in advance, and they provide a great way to get a feel for acting in front of an audience. They also provide great opportunities to look at new plays, old favourites, or even new writing – our GEDS writes nights encourage aspiring writers in the area to test out their work in front of a live audience.

If you’re interested, come along – if you’re a member, they are free, and just 5CHF for non-members. It’s a great way to socialize, meet the organisers, or just have something to drink and enjoy the show.

Coming up

GEDS Writes, by GEDS members

10 April, 2018

Everyone is warmly invited to world premières of short texts written and arranged by GEDS members.

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Roundelay, by Alan Ayckbourn

24 April, 2018

Each playlet explores the ways that different personalities accept, ignore, misconstrue, or deny another’s situations or realities.

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The Good Shepherd, by Ros Carne

8 May, 2018

A play about family, love, and betrayal. It's the story of a woman torn between her passion and her ministry.

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Crocodiles and The Monkey's Paw, by Vyzantia Pyriochou Guy and WW Jacobs, respectively

5 June, 2018

Two one-act plays - a black comedy and a supernatural short story - will entertain you this evening.

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The House of Blue Leaves, by John Guare

12 June, 2018

A story of fame, idolization, seeing and being seen, from a small apartment in Queens in the 1960s all the way to Geneva in 2017.

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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, by Ntozake Shange

1 July, 2018

This special year-end playreading will be performed in a garden venue to be announced.

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