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 8pm 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.
    • Dec. 7th

      Connected

      Please join us on December 7th, 2020 at 7 PM for a virtual reading of Shelagh McFadden’s Connected directed by Bree Pavey and produced by David Meyers & Bart Tangredi. This reading will be presented online for a suggested donation of $15.

      It’s 2002 and the economy’s gone bust. White, middle-class, and laid off, Gen-Xer Chloe is reduced to temping at a remote cable TV office,where she assumes her blue-collar, mostly immigrant co-workers have nothing to teach her.
      She might be wrong about that.

      Playwright: Shelagh McFadden

      Director: Bree Pavey

      Producers: David Meyers & Bart Tangredi

      Featuring :
      Joey:  Peter James Smith
      Rafa:  Fernando Carsa
      Chloe: Kaitlin Huwe  
      Vincent: Ruman Kazi
      Tricia:  Natalie Llerena
      Pizzaman:  Merrick McCartha
      Matthew:  Bart Tangredi

    • Dec. 14

      Pang Spa

      Please join us on December 14th, 2020 at 7 PM for a virtual reading of David Johann Kim’s Pang Spa directed by Alberto Isaac. This reading will be presented online for a suggested donation of $15.

      On the outskirts of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, the Pang family, who were ruined by the ’92 LA riots, are now dealing with dementia, depression and loss when a mysterious young woman, Dora, arrives—and paradigms begin to shift.

      PANG SPA celebrates family, memory and identity… and the fact that a spa is anywhere that healing can at least begin…

      Playwright: David Johann Kim

      Director: Alberto Isaac

      Featuring:
      Daniel Pang:  Peter James Smith
      Tae Pang:  Ken Narasaki
      Avy Pang:  Ann Hearn
      Dora Simon:  Jacqueline Misaye
      Mrs. Weiss:  Emily Kuroda
      Yong:  Kennedy Kabasares
      Stage Directions:  Samantha Tan.

    • Feb. 22nd

      The Lonely Ape

      Please join us on February 22nd, 2021 at 7 PM for a virtual reading of Joy Gregory’s The Lonely Ape produced by David Meyers. This reading will be presented online for a suggested donation of $15.

      Janine is a stuck poet who works in the admissions office of a back-up choice liberal arts college in the Northwest. As her husband, Hal, is about to publish the book on early humans that he’s been working on for 20 years, Janine finds herself falling into an affair with a strange, young plumber. Bigfoot shows up.

      Playwright: Joy Gregory

      Director: TBA

      Featuring: TBA.

  • Summer Playwrights Festival 12

    The Largest Playwright’s Festival in the U.S. is going Virtual! 2021 marks our 12th anniversary, and SPF12 will take place from Thursday through Sunday, starting from July 15th to August 1st, 2021. 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.

    • TBA

      Common Ground Seven: Stories of Transformation

      More info coming soon!