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The PG Evolution: First Reads Festival #6

  • Penn South Communtiy Room 339 West 24th Street (bet. 8th & 9th) New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)


1pm Joshua by Ollie Fielding

Featuring: Arthur Gregory Pugh, George Pappas, Jasmine Spiess, Monica Rounds, Nilsa Reyna

Is Joshua Bowden the #secondcoming? In a divided time when social media controls our lives, Joshua has the attention of the world and the belief of his flock, but can he earn the faith of his daughter?

3pm The Swinging Nuns by Marina Barry

Featuring:  Annie Keris, Betty Hudson, Claire Shiell, Sue Barrett, Topher Payne

Prayers received. Prayers answered. The Lord sure works in mysterious and comical ways in getting the nuns of Our Lady of Perpetual Motion Catholic High School out of their financial woes. Can they do-sa-do out of the red and into the black?


5:30pm Threaded in the Air by David Michael Kirby

Featuring: Catherine Overfelt, Laura Johnston, Madeleine Maby, Peter Macklin, Vaylyn Peterson

"To mend each tattered Faith/ There is a needle fair..."
One devastating loss after another has torn the young Edwards family apart. Will a haunting midnight journey through relationships past and present restore their love, their faith, their family?

7:30pm Into His Hand by Mandy Murphy

Featuring: A. Jacks,  Bryn Packard, Nicole Orabona, Paul Peglar

Welcome to the arena, where bull-riders are Kings and women can only watch. Meet Jessica Jackson, a rider’s gal, who's got everything she’s supposed to want. Will she be able to withstand the jolts and lurches of her life or will she be bucked off?

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Full Casts to be announced shortly.




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

Earlier Event: July 2
Conversations Between Artists #16
Later Event: July 9
The PG Evolution: Volume 75