• The Word at the Road

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    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.

    • Jan 29th

      The Milkman

      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: Michael Corrigan

      Director: Carlos Lacámara


      Rob Nagle – Potter
      Kate Huffman – Riley
      Kris Frost – Shane
      Krishna Smitha – Jane
      Presciliana Esparolini – Barb
      Frank Collison – Seamus
      Erika Nadir – Alexa & Stage Directions

      The tribal songs of the Shoshone-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.

      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.

    • Jan 31st

      Tune In

      The Road Theatre Company invites you to join us for a staged reading of Carlos Lacámara’s TUNE IN on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 at 7:30 PM. The reading is a suggested donation of $15

      Playwright: Carlos Lacámara
      Director: Meeghan Holaway

      Stephanie Erb
      Liz Fenning
      Dor Gvirtsman
      Arthur Hankett
      Stephen Tyler Howell
      Jackie Misaye
      Rob Nagle
      Alan Wasserman

      It’s 1963. John F. Kennedy is President. People have faith in progress, science and
      mediocre daytime television, and every college classroom is a sea of white men in suits.
      Within this exclusive world of higher education, a young psychology professor,
      Samantha Albert, battles the patriarchy, ruthless academic politics and the trauma of
      her mother’s death to conduct experiments on a new wonder drug, LSD. Her efforts will
      change her—and eventually the world—in ways she could not have imagined.

      Carlos was a child when his family fled Cuba. His visit to the island many years later
      inspired him to write a trilogy of plays, Becoming Cuban, Havana Bourgeois, and Exiles.
      His trilogy, along with his other plays, Nowhere on The Border and Cuba Libre have
      been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Portland. As an actor, Carlos has
      worked in over one hundred television shows, including recent appearances in Barry,
      The Shrink Next Door, The Good Doctor and The Garcias. He also wrote a novel, Eliza
      and the Alchemist, which is available on Amazon. Buy it. It’s good.

  • Summer Playwrights Festival 15 Submissions

    One of the largest Playwright’s Festivals in the U.S. is back! The Road’s 15th annual Summer Playwrights Festival! Click the link below for more info.

    Accepting submissions Tuesday, January 2, 2024 through Thursday, February 15, 2024.

  • Common Ground

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    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.