Zoomlets

Announcing Zoomlets, our new series of virtual table reads that invite you to be a “fly on the wall” at a virtual first rehearsal.

The series offers a look inside the process of how a director and actors work together. You will see directors share their vision for the play and give the actors a few words of inspiration. Then, the actors will embark on the journey of reading the play together for the first time. Finally, the actors and director will discuss their reactions to the text and what their next goals might be.

Past Zoomlets:

The Star of Bethlehem

Two Friends, a Toothbrush, and a Sense of Urgency

By Cleavon Smith | Directed by Elizabeth Carter

Streamed Monday, August 10 2020

Starring Ron Chapman and Jared Corbin.

A down and out dude meets up with his straight-up-no-chaser best friend, and in between seeing and being seen, a course of action is set.

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The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem

By Suzanne Bradbeer | Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Streamed Monday, August 3 2020

Starring Joe Estlack and Ayelet Firstenberg.

Midnight. A man digs a grave, with no one to bear witness. Suddenly his new neighbor appears, practicing a dance routine in the quiet and the dark. Neither expects to be seen, and yet here they both are…

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Night Vision

Night Vision

By Dominique Morisseau | Directed by Margo Hall

Streamed Monday, July 27 2020

Starring Tristan Cunningham and Joseph Pendleton.

Margo Hall directs a reading of this short play by Dominique Morisseau.

REPLAY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO REBROADCAST RIGHTS (SORRY!)

Great to See You

Great to See You

By Theresa Rebeck | Directed by Bill English

Streamed Monday, July 20 2020

Starring Susi Damilano, John (JW) Walker, and Pamela Gaye Walker

Bill English directs a reading of this short play by Theresa Rebeck.

REPLAY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO REBROADCAST RIGHTS (SORRY!)

Walls Come Tumbling Down

Walls Come Tumbling Down

By Genevieve Jessee | Directed by Darryl V. Jones

Streamed July 13, 2020

Starring Dwayne Clay, Leigh Rondon-Davis, and Kenny Scott.

Darryl V. Jones directs a reading of this short play by Genevieve Jessee.

REPLAY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO REBROADCAST RIGHTS (SORRY!)

The Forgotten Place

The Forgotten Place

By Jeff Locker | Directed by Jeffrey Lo

Streamed July 6, 2020

Starring James Seol and Jomar Tagatac

Jeffrey Lo directs a reading of this short play by Jeff Locker, winner of the 2018 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

REPLAY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO REBROADCAST RIGHTS (SORRY!)

Rules of Comedy Zoomlet

Rules of Comedy

By Patricia Cotter | Directed by Jessica Holt

Streamed June 29, 2020

Starring Jeremy Kahn and Avanthika Srinivasan

Jessica Holt directs a reading of this ten-minute play by award-winning playwright Patricia Cotter (The Daughters). Rules of Comedy was first performed at the Humana Festival in 2015.

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Where 101 Becomes the 101

Where 101 Becomes the 101

By Ruben Grijalva | Directed by Susi Damilano

Streamed June 15, 2020

Starring Bobak Bakhtiari and Katrina McGraw

Susi Damilano directs a reading of this new play by up-and-coming playwright Ruben Grijalva (Anna Considers Mars, Value Over Replacement).

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