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.