Staged Readings

The staged reading series presents works-in-progress for playwrights developing new scripts. This allows the playwright to hear the words come off the page to the stage. Selected plays are assigned a director who casts the play and negotiates attendance at rehearsals and possible re-writes, if any, with the director.

Audiences can expect actors to read from scripts-in-hand during the performance. Other production elements, including sound, lighting, costumes, and sets, is minimal. Many times, after the reading, the audience is invited to provide feedback about the play to help guide further development of the script.

Staged readings are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are not available. All seating is first-come-first-serve, so arrive early for the best selection of seats. The house opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the reading.

Staged Reading

An Enemy of the People
By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Arthur Miller
Directed by Quinn Mander

Dates: March 4, 2017
Times: Sat 1pm
Tickets: FREE

Dr. Stockman, a "Medical Officer of the Municipal Baths," is labeled "An Enemy of the People" when he exposes a conspiracy between the mayor and the local press to hide findings of bacterial contamination in the local water.

The Vortex hosts a public reading of Arthur Miller's adaptaptation of "An Enemy of the People," Henrik Ibsen's comedic drama involving the relationship between politicians, the majority who keep them in office, the press, and inconvenient truths. Offered as part of The Vortex's continuing Ghost Light Project, the reading is FREE and open to the public. Saturday, March 4, at 1:00pm.

Staged Reading