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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

October 10, 7:30 pm

A comic fantasia set on a snowy Massachusetts evening in 1864. Emerging poet Emily Dickinson is unexpectedly visited by a desperate Edgar Allan Poe. Witty dialogue and clever repartee abound as Dickenson seeks praise and approval for her work while Poe seeks shelter from the mysterious stranger trying to kill him.

New Moon Reading Series

November 7, 7:30 pm

Henry and Hal are on a father and son trip to Australia, but they find that the Great Barrier Reef is not the only barrier between them as they vie for the attention of their mysterious guide and face the chasm in their relationship.

New Moon Reading Series

December 12, 7:30 pm

Zalmy and Shmuel are the Rebbe's foot soldiers, driving a truck called the "Mitzvah Tank" through the urban jungle of NYC, fighting to win the souls of the secular. Today they've found a real convert to orthodoxy! But is he who he seems? For that matter, are they? Inspired by the true stories of current and former Chabad-Lubavitch Jews, Treif asks how hard you have to believe to belong.

Upcoming Calendar

Oct. 6 - Oct. 30

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Ben Clawson

October 10, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series

November 7, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series

Dec. 1 - Dec. 18

Mainstage
by Steve Murray

December 12, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series

Feb. 2 - Mar. 5

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

Apr. 13 - May. 13

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf