Play Reading Series

Everyone Hates This Place & No Place Like Home

The yearlong series continues with Adam Richter’s Everyone Hates This Place and Santo D. Marabella’s No Place Like Home. Artistic director, Vicki Haller Graff, will direct. Jewell Brown will stage manage. Performing in the readings will be regional actors Susan Behm, Doris Frederick, Kath Godwin, Jane Ney, Sean Sassaman, Griffin Yenya, and Amy Young.

A facilitated conversation with the playwrights and audience will follow each reading.

Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring a beverage of their choice.

This reading will be presented at Christ Church United Church of Christ, 4870 Kutztown Road, Temple, Pa., 19560, on May 18, at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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RTP seeks playwrights for Play Reading Series

The Reading Theater Project's Play Reading Series creates opportunities for playwrights to see and hear their work and receive feedback on new plays. RTP creates a safe artistic space for playwrights to return to again and again to develop new work before sending it out for performance and publication.

Selected plays will receive a staged reading. The readings in the series are all public, with admission by donation, and followed by a discussion with the audience and playwright, facilitated by the Artistic or Literary Director of Reading Theater Project.

The series is open to playwrights from Berks County, Pennsylvania, or any surrounding county (Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Chester). One-act plays or full-length plays are welcome; plays should be performance-ready. Plays will be performed in the Greater Reading, Pennsylvania, area. Playwrights are required to attend the reading and are encouraged to be a part of the rehearsal process.

Submit plays or send questions to All plays must be sent in pdf format, with a cover letter detailing the history of the play and goals for the public reading. Submit plays or send questions to

Play submissions are accepted anytime.