“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.
Cast: Robert Barkley, Kath Godwin, Schon Gonzalez, Gabriela Marie, Bree Ogaldez, Robert Torres, Griffin Yeyna
Stage Manager: Sean Sassaman
“This play is based on a true story. In 2017, a black man announced he was running for mayor in my (largely white) suburban community. Soon after, residents began receiving anonymous letters in their mailboxes,” said playwright Kerri Kochanski.
“This play creates awareness about white privilege, white apathy, racism in politics, and systemic racism. I believe it is more important than ever for white Americans to understand and acknowledge these uncomfortable truths.”
To be scheduled:
a new play by Stormy Russell
Sweet Texas Reckoning
a new play by Traci Godfrey
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 or virtual 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.
Plays can be 10 minutes, one act, or full length.
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 if applicable. Generally the rehearsal is in the afternoon and the reading follows the same night.
Submit plays or send questions to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play submissions are accepted anytime.