Playreading Series

second home five stories of immigration

Second Home: Five Stories of Immigration

A new play by Adam Richter

Directed online by Vicki Haller Graff.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7pm


Free, donations encouraged

“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. 

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Playwright Adam Richter

Cast: Robert Barkley, Kath Godwin, Schon Gonzalez, Gabriela Marie, Bree Ogaldez, Robert Torres, Griffin Yeyna

Stage Manager: Sean Sassaman

Up Next:

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Collegeburg, USA

The True Story of a Town in Crisis in the Advent of a Racist Regime, or Privileged, or Supreme (We Are Going to Have This Conversation)

A new play by Kerri Kochanski

Directed online by Jimmy Damore.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Free, donations encouraged

“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.”

Kerri Kochanski
Playwright Kerri Kochanski

To be scheduled:

‘Til Death

a new play by Stormy Russell

Sweet Texas Reckoning

a new play by Traci Godfrey

Seeking Playwrights:

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 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 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

Play submissions are accepted anytime.