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The Second Monday of Every Month (October-May)

The mission of The New Moon Reading Series is to support emerging playwrights by providing them with the opportunity to hear their new work read aloud by professional actors and to pose questions to, and receive feedback from audience members in a safe and constructive environment.

A play reading is a vital step in a playwright's process of developing a new play to the point where it is ready for a full production. Come be a part of the creative process! Each reading is followed by a talkback with the playwright.

No reservations necessary. $5 suggested donation at the door.
New Moon Reading Series

March 13, 7:30 pm

by Nathan Alan Davis

Please note: This reading will be held in the small theatre. Reservations are suggested. Email boxoffice@lunastage.org to reserve seats. All reservations must be picked up by 7:15pm on the 13th or the seats will be released.

Sam, the legendary, undisputed greatest emcee in Rockford, Ill., plans to rest on his laurels all winter and, if possible, stake out an early spot to watch the Independence Day fireworks - but his closest mentees and their outsize dreams challenge him to a battle he can't win. 'The Wind and the Breeze' explores the politics of place, the unspoken expectations of friendship and what happens when we choose to stand our ground on shifting sands.

New Moon Reading Series

April 17, 7:30 pm

by Vince Gatton

In a small town library in the Deep South, the two librarians share an unlikely close friendship, despite being on opposite sides of the culture war. But when a young runaway, global events, and the Sweep of Human History come crashing through their front door, what will it take for that friendship to survive?

New Moon Reading Series

May 15 - May 16, 2017

Playwrights of all career levels making their home in New Jersey may apply. All submitted plays should be complete works. They should not be excerpts or scenes from a longer work. Monologues from a series or book of monologues may be submitted.

Plays may be new or previously performed/produced. Plays must be performed by a maximum of five actors and have minimal staging requirements.

Upcoming Calendar

Feb. 2 - Mar. 5

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Obie Award-Winner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust

March 13, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series
by Nathan Alan Davis

Apr. 13 - May. 13

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf

April 17, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series
by Vince Gatton

April 30, 7:00 pm

Jazz Series
Featuring the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder

May. 15 - May. 16

New Moon Reading Series