During this series, The Workshop Theater presents sit-down readings of new and revisited scripts by company playwrights, or projects initiated by company artists, generally followed by a moderated dramaturgical discussion. Unless otherwise noted on the schedule, Sunday readings begin at 6pm in the Jewel Box, and are Free and Open to the Public. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
No Reserved Seating! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure seating.
by Owen Thompson
At the bitter end of the Vietnam War, the very last American soldiers restlessly wait for the fall of Saigon. But two of them share a dangerous secret and will do almost anything to get out of the pressure-cooker of a city before it is taken. A story of wartime passion, intrigue, and betrayal, The Green asks us to consider just how far we would go for love.
NOTE: This reading will begin one half-hour later than normal, at 6:30 PM, in the Jewel Box Theater.
by Sam Graber
On a sunny weekday afternoon, Jim Bender sees a teenage boy lurch towards the entrance of the local high school, two shotguns beneath a trench coat. In a moment's decision Jim brandishes his own firearm, stopping a shooter-massacre before it happens. Jim Bender is a hero. But as more of the story comes to light, this truth becomes a lot less clear—and that is not what people need it to be.
Are today's shooter-massacres the result of a destabilized male identity? What does it mean to "be a man" today?
by Linda Segal Crawley
With help from her brilliant Irish-American husband, Jewish New Yorker from Iowa searches for meaning, mojo and the advancement of civilization on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
by Margo Hammond
Walter’s promise to his dying wife becomes a conflict within the city of Tinder Hill. One side is for and the other against. He attempts many screwball maneuvers but can Walter keep his pledge to Patsy? Will love prevail?
by Jay Strong
A dark comedy about ageing; memory loss; and the uncertainty of the present. Dad’s being cared for by his son and daughter-in law in his home, or is he? Where is he and who are they really? What do they want from him? Or is the question, who is he? The only thing he remembers for certain is the past and that’s slipping away.