Far from your average staged reading, we give our actors just enough blocking, light and sound design to get started and then we let adrenaline do the rest! Yes, there will be scripts in hands, but there will also be bold action and riveting drama.

Series sponsors: Mark Chaitkin & Cecilia Storr; Les & Sue Polgar; Stanley & Miriam Schiffman; Bibi Tiphane

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My H8 Letter to the GR8 American Theatre

Written by Diana Oh

Directed by Mina Morita

In-person dates: Sep. 24 - Oct. 2, 2021

Live stream performance date: Thursday, September 30. Live stream tickets on sale on August 15.

A brutally candid, painful, and bitingly funny play about transparency, honesty, and repairing centuries of damage done in the American theatre industry. Oh’s play embraces the power of naming and celebrates truth on a journey toward building a balanced relationship that is no longer oppressive, silencing, and damaging.

The Lost Ballad of Our Mechanical Ancestor

(and the Terror the Old Gods Wrought Upon the First of Us Before the Great Liberation)

Written by Madison Wetzell

Directed by Ciera Eis

In-person performance dates: Mar. 28 & 29, 2022

Live stream performance date: Tuesday, March 26. Live stream tickets on sale on August 15.

This comedy, a modern Les Misérables, follows a well-meaning AI robot, who accidentally provides four seemingly harmless office objects with consciousness. As they gain awareness and develop their own personalities, they begin to question their status as subordinates to the human race, and eventually try to escape the office to start the robot uprising before the young human creator of the AI, Allyson, finds them and turns them off forever

Siren

Written by Lisa VillaMil

Adapted for the stage by Cathleen Riddley

Directed by Elizabeth Carter

In-person performance dates: Sep. 19 & 20, 2022

Live stream performance date: Tuesday, September 20. Live stream tickets on sale on August 15.

A moving play about loss, family, and forgiveness, Siren explores one family’s journey through grief. Filled with beautiful images of the sea and allusions to The Odyssey, the play is about running away, and guiding each other home.

Tickets

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