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
WE REQUEST A MINIMUM SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10,
TO HELP SUPPORT THIS AND OTHER PGE PROGRAMS
SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED.
12:00 pm Or Life Will by A. Jacks
Sex, lies, blackmail, and loss bleed together in this gripping political tragedy where one teen's struggle with purpose and identity serves as both a currency and a curse.
Featuring: Brad Makarowski, David Michael Kirby, John Racioppo, Karina Richardson, Kirsten Hopkins, Manning Jordan, Starr Kirkland, Ysabel Jasa
2:30 pm Incomplete Party by Danielle Winston
Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl and boy find a hot body. Love, death, and Hellcats collide in this dark romantic comedy set in a magical New York City.
Featuring: Charlie Wilson, Diana Cherkas, Marie Elena' O'Brien, Mike Lesser
5:00 pm Legends of Texas by Nilsa Reyna
In a quintessential south Texas border town, sibling rivalry, past indiscretions and devastating loss ignite in high caliber drama, between the new owner of the family gun shop, and the ones that stayed behind.
Featuring: Andrew Griffin, Bryn Packard, Jacqui Rêgo, Jessica Vera, Julia Botero, Maria Peyramaure
7:30 pm Tomorrow We Love by Jeffrey Vause
Passion! Deception! MURDER? In the sleepy hamlet of Noble Bay, California circa 1960, divorcee Lanie Fairchild lives, loves...and endures! This is TOMORROW WE LOVE, a gender-bending melodramatic homage to the classic romantic films of the mid-century!
Featuring: Cait Cortelyou, Chase Naylor, Jimmy Moon, Kyle Minshew, Nick Matthews, Spencer Aste, Stacey Raymond