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 Robert M. Strozier
Kyle, the middle-aged president of a NYC-based enterprise called The Idea Factory, tracks down the married daughter of a now-deceased priest he revered as a boy. The visit starts well, but when the couple’s daughter, Mindy—a 19-year-old, talented, headstrong, aspiring actress—joins the proceedings, things start to get a little…complicated.
These various entanglements are explored along the way—as are the forces and factors that can, for whatever reason, greatly intensify the hold that certain memories have over us.
by Maria Micheles
A former writer photographs in Diane Arbus’s style, seeking out and shooting marginalized and wayward people. From hospice patients, heroin addicts, nudists to war amputees, her provocative subjects propel her to success, but when she starts re-entering the realities she’s captured, she realizes she might have encroached in a world she doesn’t know how to navigate.
by Fred Pezzulli
An Italian immigrant family in West Virginia during a coal mining strike and the complications and conflicts within the family.
by Steven Fechter
TAKE MY JAGGED HEART is set in North Dakota during the oil and gas boom. We follow the tangled lives of four young characters. Each came to Dakota full of desire and dreams, searching for opportunity. What they find are heartache, violence, and fragile love in a land brutalized by the boom.