Readings

  • The Word at the Road

    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.

    • Nov. 14th

      A Climate of Errors

      Please join us for a staged reading of Kevin Delin’s A Climate of Errors on Monday, Nov. 14th at 7:30 PM. This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

      In a quaint New England bed and breakfast, three women (a climate scientist, a stranded Hollywood producer, and the local mayor) unwittingly discover a secret government database on paranormal terrorism. Are federal agents about to confirm the old legend that the B&B is haunted by a Revolutionary War era apparition?  A Climate of Errors is a twisted take on ghosts, the media, and – oh, yeah – the existential threat of climate change.

      Director: Jonathan Levit

      Featuring: Allison Blaize, Amy Tolsky, Bruce Katzman, Chuck McCollum, Krishna Smitha, Rob Nagel, and Susan Diol.

      About the Playwright:  Dr. Kevin Delin is a NASA scientist who has professionally worked and published on climate science and has advised NASA, US EPA, and California EPA in this area.  While at NASA, he invented and patented a wireless sensing technology that enables the search for life on Mars. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for the pioneering nature of this work.  Kevin is also a writer and essayist with bylines in both national and Los Angeles publications including American TheatreScriptPipeline Artists, and LA Weekly. He has been a regular columnist for the Los Angeles theater publications Stage RawFootlights, and Bitter Lemons. Kevin also served as dramaturg for Forever Bound, which received a 2018 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Nomination for Playwriting. He was last seen on stage at Rogue Machine Theatre’s storytellers’ slam, Rant & Rave, and is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company’s Playwrights Lab.

       

    • Nov. 21st

      Angel in the Stone

      Please join us for a staged reading of Peter Buchman’s Angel in the Stone on Monday, Nov. 21st at 7:30 PM. This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

      ANGEL IN THE STONE follows the life of Michelangelo. He tutored the first female painter. This relationship is at the heart of the play.

      Director: Kiff Scholl

      Featuring: Will McFadden, Jacqueline Misaye, Brian Graves, Liz Fenning, Merrick McCartha, and Samuel Martin Lewis.

      About the Playwright: Peter Buchman has written for film, television, and theatre. Peter has developed screenplays with a number of reknowned film directors, including Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollock, Werner Herzog, David O. Russell, and Darren Aronofsky. After writing a script for DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg hired Peter to write JURASSIC PARK III. Buchman adapted the fantasy novel, ERAGON, for 20th Century Fox. Peter wrote CHE: PART ONE and CHE: PART TWO, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio Del Toro. PART ONE was nominated for a Best Screenplay at the Goya Awards and the Cinema Writers Circle Awards. In television, Peter wrote pilots for FX, ABC, and Paramount Television. As a playwright, Peter received two commissions from Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre in their First Act Program. He developed plays at the Sundance Playwrights Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Cherry Lane Theatre. His play, CROCKERLAND, won the Source Theatre’s National Playwriting Competition, where they premiered the work.

  • Summer Playwrights Festival 13

    The Largest Playwright’s Festival in the U.S. is back in person! The 13th annual Summer Playwrights Festival will take place from Thursday through Sunday, starting from July 7-17, 2022, and is now open for submissions. Click the link below for more info including how to submit your play!

  • Common Ground

    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.