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 Richard McElvain
A one-person drama inspired by Stefan Zweig's classic novella
Imprisoned by Gestapo. Solitary confinement. Mind disintegrating. A stolen book on chess sets your imagination ablaze. Your conscious self divides into two feuding master players. Eventual escape. And finally you teeter at the edge of madness as you dare to challenge the greatest chess player in the world.
by Maria Micheles
American Love is searching for love, but impractical love, everyone falling for the same person, who has everything, and gambling away a part of one’s life. Before getting married, Semele still contemplating life with Hewlett, finds actors resembling people from her past to cast in a play and relive the happiest time of her life once more, but soon enough they start appearing...
by Sarah Elisabeth Brown
When a pizza junkie falls for a raw food vegan, she defies her habitual "chubby best friend" role in life and discovers just how far she's willing to go for love.
by Jason Howard
They say Helios carries the sun across the sky in a golden chariot from east to west every day. He may have done it over Providence this morning. Sarah is watching Dawn slowly open her eyes. Amy watches Ryan as he sleeps, their unspoken promises dangerous and unexpected. Some of us inspire and others destroy, twisting around each other as we try to find our balance, moving into the divine.