The Word at the RoadCheck back for more information soon.
As part of our mission to foster the development of new plays, The Road hosts readings on Mondays at 7:30pm that are open to the public and tickets are pay what you can. Readings are followed by a talkback with the playwright (if available). Check back often for new additions to the lineup and make sure to follow us for updates and reminders.
Uphill AND That Day is Coming, Every Day is Coming
The Road Theatre Company invites you to join us for a staged reading of Cameron Scott’s Uphill on Monday, January 22nd, 2023 at 7:30 PM. The reading is a suggested donation of $15
Playwright Cameron Scott
Director: Rob BrownsteinCast: TBAUphillAn unnamed man seeks answers on the steep, snow-covered pitch of an unnamed ski resort. Propelled by a dark motivation, his journey is deeply personal but widely universal. At times lighthearted, often gut wrenching, but always moving, Uphill is a contemplation of life that slaloms from first chair to après bar to the heart of what it means to be human.We will also be having Cameron Scott’s That Day is Coming, Every Day is Comingon Monday, January 22ndThat Day is Coming, Every DayPlaywright Cameron ScottDirector: Rob BrownsteinCast: TBA
Two older gentlemen, longtime associates and gamblers, meet for their regular $100/$200 cribbage match. Over this routine game, their relationship is revealed to be its own house of cards. Through everyday vernacular, That Day is Coming, Every Day is Coming explores notions of time, human purpose and how we wish it might all end.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Cameron Scott sold his first of several short stories while an undergraduate at New York University. In the decades since, he has worked with Broadway’s top producers to create brand campaigns for over 100 productions including 17 Tony Award-winning Best Plays, Best Musicals, and Best Revivals. He has recently turned to writing plays of his own. Since the fall of 2022, he has had plays produced from California to Connecticut to the Capricorn Coast of Queensland, Australia, among them a Best in Festival winner at Wilmington Drama League and the winning play from Delaware at ESTAFest 2023 (Eastern States Theater Association). An excerpt from one of his award-winning plays will be published later this year in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2023 (Smith & Kraus). His newest audio drama West Palm Readers will be released in 2024 and will be available on Audible, Spotify, and Amazon Music, as well as other podcast platforms.
Artwork: Grayson Craddock
The Road Theatre Company invites you to join us for a staged reading of Michael Corrigan’s THE MILKMAN on Monday, January 29th, 2024 at 7:30 PM. The reading is a suggested donation of $15
Playwright: Michal Corrigan
Director: Carlos Lacámara
The tribal songs of the Shosone-Bannock nation blend with the wail of Irish Banshees in this rollicking story of love, hate and survival set in today’s Idaho. Someone has shot down a sky diving plane full of Aryan Nation jumpers. Riley and Potter are on the brink of divorce while a psychic neighbor and an ex-lover join the fray. In the midst of all this craziness the Milkman steps in to sort things out. The Milkman is based on “Free Fall ,” an original short story which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Born in San Francisco, Michael Corrigan has channeled his Irish roots writing extensively about the Irish American experience in 13 published novels. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his novel “Free Fall.” A reviewer of his novel “Precious Hours” said “Corrigan has the gift of the great Irish storytellers.” A review of “Brewer’s Odyssey,” Michael’s latest novel praised Corrigan for his “uncanny ability to transport the reader to a different place in a magical way.” After his wife died Michael wrote “A Year And A Day,” a memoir inspired by the Irish tradition of mourning for a year and a day. His play “Letters From Rebecca” aired on NPR and number of his other plays were read in various Bay Area theatres. Michael has an MA in creative writing from SF State, studied screenwriting at AFI and was part of Sam Shepard’s Playwrights Workshop. He lives in Idaho where he taught speech communications and English at IdahoState University. He is also a folk-blues enthusiast and play acoustic guitar.
Summer Playwrights Festival 14 Submissions
One of the largest Playwright’s Festivals in the U.S. is back! The Road’s 14th annual Summer Playwrights Festival will take place from Friday through Sunday, July 7-16, 2023, and is now open for submissions. Click the link below for more info including how to submit your play!
Common GroundCheck back for more information soon.
Started in 2018, Common Ground is a new performance series that showcases the talent of our diverse company as they perform original short stories on themes central to our mission. Common Ground is free to the public.