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
1:00 PM The Olympia by Laurel Lockhart
The place he wanted to escape. The place he once called home. The Olympia, an old world diner struggling to survive in small town, USA. What price is Daniel willing to pay to keep the dreams of a family alive?
3:30 PM The GateKeeper by Blair Ingenthron
A frustrated TV star. A pushy producer. An ambitious beauty vlogger. A dedicated personal assistant. In modern day Hollywood, who really has the power?
5:30 PM The Lady Warrior of Dundalk by T.S. Lorge
A bar in Dundalk, Ireland, 1961, war plans are made, a man is betrayed and a woman tries to preserve her family.
7:30 PM Aztec Pirates and The Insignificance of Life on Mars by David Davila
What makes someone a traitor to their race? Johnny Montenegro has just been accused of genocide by the man he’s been tasked with deporting. In a split-second he’ll have to choose between his identify, his duty, and his sanity.
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SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED.