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 Tony Sportiello
One night in the San Fernando Valley three stories emerge, connected but separate, as events unfold which will change lives forever.
by Rich Orloff
When you're fighting for a child's soul, what rules apply? A New York Bar Mitzvah brings together three Jewish brothers (a politician, a therapist, and a Buddhist monk), their fading but forceful father, the politician’s 13-year-old son (who doubts he’s ready to become a man), and the boy’s Bar Mitzvah tutor (a woman who loves the boy and possibly one of his uncles). MEN OVERBOARD is Rich Orloff’s boldest mix of comedy and drama as it asks, “What makes a man?”
by Walter Brandes
Suspense and paranoia surround an archaeological dig that uncovers an unknown foreign object in the Akuhma Desert. It is up to an unlikely team of a chemist, a geologist, and two cooks to reveal the secrets of the mysterious find. In this sci-fi thriller with smatterings of comedy, the group of four begin to unravel the truth of what is in the desert and, in doing so, destroy the reality they once knew.
by Robert Strozier
While researching a book she’s doing on a well-known psychotherapist, now deceased, the writer makes a disturbing discovery about his relationship with a former patient. Along the way, she also begins to confront her own shortcomings—as a writer and a person.