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.
Sponsored by Lee & Audrey Hollaar.
a play in progress by Morag Shepherd
author of NOT ONE DROP and FLORA MEETS A BEE
Saturday, November 6, 8pm
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?
WORSHIP contains discussions of grooming and sexual and emotional abuse.
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
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.
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 (from Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company). 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. Please 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
"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.