The First Reads Festival is a marathon of readings of full plays written by our playwrights and selected to be a part of The PG Evolution a development process. Scenes from these plays have been featured throughout the Volumes. Prior to this table read all the plays were a part of Required Reading and now we are presenting them to be heard for the first time in full.
Actors from our casting pool have been cast and will sit around a table and read the plays for the benefit of the playwright. The audience will be invited to observe this process and be an active participant by filling out The PG Evolution Play Analysis Questionnaire to help the playwright continue to develop their work.
Boxthorn by Jim Cairl
Featuring: Alex Castro, Bryn Packard, Marie Elena’ O’Brien, Paul Pakler
Would you... Would you do it over...Would you do it over if... Would you do it over if you had the chance to do it over?
Guru by Jessica Luck
Featuring: Ashley Jackson, Cait Johnston, Christine Redhead, Cotton Wright,
If Meg spends 8 weeks with Kendra, and Kendra is 20 points from passing, how many Youtube videos will Lindsee have to post in order to lose 3 pounds? The formulas that you may need to answer some questions are found at the end of the examination.
Why Us? by Brad Makarowski
Featuring: Alexandra Bonesho, David Michael Kirby, Don Castro, John Raccioppo, John Robert Tillotson, Sharlene Hartman,
It may not be the first time someone fell in love, but it may be the first time Frank and Izzy fell in love. And god only knows if the things that pop into their lives are a miracle, dumb luck or something they may forget.
Members of the Choir by Evan Edwards
Featuring: Andrew Glaszek, Anthony Aloise, Brian Childers, Charlie Wilson, David A. Gill, Hakim Canter McMillian, Jayson Kerr, Jonas Cohen, Nick Ortiz, Roy Flores
You're invited to a surprise party! Where: Tyler's apartment When: New Year's Eve Dress Code: A thick skin and a sense of humor No need for gifts. That's been taken care of...
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SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED.
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