Script in Hand Series

THE 2021 SERIES of Free Online Readings

The focus of this series of free readings is to give plays in progress their first public audience. Occasionally, we also revisit a play from our body of work in a new context.


WORSHIP
a play in progress by Morag Shepherd
author of NOT ONE DROP 
and FLORA MEETS A BEE

Saturday, November 6, 8pm
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Mason is a professor at BYU. Mary, Emma, Chloe and Flora are the key women in his life. What's a boy man to do within a patriarchy with sexual predation already baked in?

Featuring Ariana Broumas Farber, Ashley Marian Ramos, Matt Sincell*, Alicia Washington, and Ashley Wilkinson. Stage Managed by Morag Shepherd & Shawn Saunders. Directed by Shawn Saunders.


GO HOME COME BACK
a play in progress by Darryl Stamp
author of "Roar" from ...OF COLOR

Saturday, November 13, 8pm
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Will’s a sales manager and James is in disaster management. Is it worth it to make amends before shuffling off their mortal coils? You decide.

Read by Calbert Beck, Carleton Bluford*, Flo Bravo, Latoya Cameron*, Merry Magee, and Kris Peterson. Stage Managed by Sammee Jackman. Directed by Darryl Stamp.


HORIZON
a play in progress by Camille Washington

author of ODA MIGHT

Saturday, December 4, 8pm
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Horizon, languishing on his luxury spaceship in the ever-present glow of Mars and the human outpost being built on its surface, grows wistful for human interaction. After years of transmitting longing-filled missives back to Earth with no response, someone replies and sparks intrigue: Horizon is in love.

Read by Lily Hye Soo Dixon, Bijan Hosseini, Sammee Jackman, Alec Kalled, Nicki Nixon, and Miche' Smith. Stage Managed by Camille Washington & Flo Bravo. Directed by Flo Bravo.


FIRST ANNUAL STUDENT PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

During the 2020/21 school year, K-6 teachers across five school districts used our Playwriting With Young People curriculum to strengthen students' writing skills and help them create their own work. We received 21 original plays, 1-5 pages long, created by 47 student playwrights at 6 different schools. Conservatory students at Youth Theatre at the U rehearsed them weekly from April through July 2021 and then filmed readings of each them. Click here to watch!


"Fire!" by Jenifer Nii
author of THE SCARLET LETTER, RUFF!, SUFFRAGE, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE WEIRD PLAY and THE AUDACITY

Tuesday, September 14 at 8pm
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"Fire!" - Wallace Thurman half of WALLACE - is part of Welcoming Week 2021 (a series highlighting the contributions of immigrants and refugees) and Utah Humanities Book Festival. 

Wallace Thurman was young, gay, and Black. He was at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance and he called Salt Lake City home.

Featuring Carleton Bluford*, reprising his role from the 2010 world premiere of WALLACE.


Please click here for the full history of the Script-In-Hand Series.