Playreading Series

CANCELLED due to weather – Second Home: Five Stories of Immigration

a new play by Adam Richter

second home five stories of immigration

CANCELLED due to weather. This reading will be rescheduled.

January 18, 2020 at 8 p.m
Produced in partnership with Barrio Alegria

Performed upstairs at the WCR Center for the Arts, 140 North 5th Street, Reading, Pa., 19601

Admission is by donation:

Reserve tickets for SECOND HOME: Five Stories of Immigration


A facilitated conversation with the playwright, cast and audience will follow the reading.  

adam richter


“In this era when we make so little effort in understanding one another, it was important to create a piece where the voices of immigrants are front and center,” said playwright Adam Richter, who interviewed local immigrants and people from Puerto Rico as the basis for his new play.  


Directed by Jewell Brown, and stage managed by Sean Sassaman.  Performers include Kath Godwin, Breana Ogaldez, Aaron Oliver, Anthony Orozco, Bala Peterson, Gabbi Valoy, Griffin Yeyna.


Seeking Playwrights for Play Reading Series

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.

This year, the theme for our season is #Women, and we invite new play submissions from woman, trans, and non-binary playwrights. Plays can be 10 minutes, one act, or full length.  Plays for children and musicals welcome, too.  

Plays will be performed in the Greater Reading, Pa., area. Playwrights are invited to attend the reading, are encouraged to be a part of the rehearsal process, and will receive a travel stipend. Generally the rehearsal is in the afternoon and the reading follows the same night. 

Submit plays or send questions to plays@readingtheaterproject.com. All plays must be sent in pdf format, with a cover letter or email detailing the history of the play and goals for the public reading. We ask for a $10 fee. Submit plays or send questions to plays@readingtheaterproject.com.

Play submissions are accepted anytime.