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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Free class: SING A SECRET

"Sing a Secret" @ Judson Memorial Church, NYC (FREE)

Whether you are a seasoned professional, a proud shower singer, or someone who has never opened their mouth to sing, Inside Voice allows singers and non-singers alike to uncover the power and beauty of their full 5-octave range while developing a deep, emotive connection to their own unique sound. Through exercises and group songs that are as silly as they are revelatory, Inside Voice shows that the only limits on our voices are the ones we impose on them and that to work on the voice is to work on the self. You’ll learn to harness powerful, heartbreaking, visceral, fragile, and otherworldly sounds you never dreamed were inside you all the while dramatically extending your range, building your confidence, and strengthening the emotional links between you and your voice. Inside Voice synthesizes Jon Stancato's research and training in the extended voice techniques of Roy Hart/Richard Armstrong and Thomas Richards/Grotowski Workcenter.

(Read a review of the class from Brash Pursuits' Timothy French)

Classes are 100% free and are held other Saturday, 10am-1pm at Judson Memorial Church.

Free theater in Chicago: THE FEAST be Celine Song

Gage Wallace*, Director and Founding Member

Chicago Premiere

Directed by Gage Wallace*

Dates: Sept. 17 – Oct. 15, 2016

Captioned Performances: 9/18, 9/23, 10/13
Touch Tour: 10/2

Price: FREE!

Red Theater is supported by our Comrade Patron Program. For every $10 monthly donation we receive, Red Theater is able to provide three #FreeTheater seats over the course of our season.

Location: The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Welcome to The Feast- where no meat is served. To fill the void, we reach for whatever is in our grasp – scientific facts, routines, memories, words and even each other. Red Theater presents this urgently consuming Chicago Premiere set in a post-meat apocalypse that asks just how far civilized people will go to fill their hunger.
Featuring original music by Pavi Proczko *

Ticket Information:

Tickets will be made available to Comrade Card holders on August 15th. Sign up here.

Tickets will be made available to the general public on September 1st, 2016
Visit redtheater.org/tickets

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Monday, July 18, 2016


Push Down Gently and Turn
By Carrie Hart Stratton
2015 New Works of Merit Honoree

Staged Reading:
July 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 54, Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Free reading in New Jersey: UNBOUND

Written by William E. Spear
Directed by Karen Osinski Abbatiello and William E. Spear

UNBOUND is the story of Doctor Frances Victor, who spent five years working on her Geneto-Kinetiscope for perfecting human DNA. When her invention, and her life, are threatened by The Stranger, she begins to understand the costs and implications of perfection. It is an interpretation FRANKENSTEIN, featuring a female antagonist and protagonist, and written for a contemporary setting.

A reading of the play, free and open to the public. No reservations necessary

Date: Saturday August  20, 2016
Time 7:30 PM
Location: Somerset Valley Players; 689 Amwell Road (Rte 514); Hillsborough, NJ 08844-3317
Somerset Valley Players web site: http://www.svptheatre.org
Somerset Valley Players proudly notes "The Theater is Wheelchair Accessible and Barrier-Free."

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Free reading in San Diego CA

presents a staged reading of a new play:

Incarcerated Men
Getting Over Obstacles Daily
Written by inmates at RJD Correctional Facility
Performed by SDSU Theatre students
Directed by Peter Cirino

As visitors to a men's prison, the audience observes four fictional characters taking part in the I'M GOOD rehabilitation program. Through the eyes of the inmates, the audience learns about factors that lead to incarceration, challenges of prison life, human frailty, and the power of compassion.

Recommended for Ages 16+

Free admission; Reservations strongly recommended.

Click here to reserve tickets now!

April 20th-23rd at 7:30pm 

at the San Diego State University Experimental Theatre

5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ESPAfest 2016: Free Writing Workshops, Master Classes, and Performances!

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is thrilled to announce ESPAfest 2016. Join us a week of FREE writing and acting workshops, master classes, and performances.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. RSVP to attend.

FREE Master Class with Alexander Dinelaris (Academy Award-Winning Writer, Birdman)

FREE Open Dress Rehearsal for Detention #32: What’s Eating Millard Fillmore  
with guest advisor Jackson Gay (Director, These Paper Bullets at Yale Rep)

Solo Train: An Evening of Solo Performances
with host Judy Gold (Actor/Co-Writer, The Judy Show at DR2 Theatre; Actor, Clinton the Musical)
FREE with 2 drink minimum

5pm: FREE Alexander Technique Workshop with Karen Braga (Acting Faculty, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts)
6pm: FREE Mixer
8pm FREE Writing Workshop with Joshua Harmon (Writer, Bad Jews and Significant Other at Roundabout Theater Company)

Detention #32: What’s Eating Millard Fillmore
FREE performance! Written, performed, and directed by ESPA artists

3:00pm: FREE Master Class with Kelli O’Hara (Tony Award-Winning Actor, The King and I)
4:30pm: FREE Dialects Workshop with Jane Guyer Fujita (Acting Faculty, Graduate Acting Program at NYU Tisch)

3pm: FREE Writing Workshop with Tanya Barfield (Writer, Bright Half Life at Women's Project Theatre, “The Americans”)
4pm: FREE Monologue Coaching with Michelle Bossy (Associate Artistic Director, Primary Stages)

See the full listing of events and RSVP: www.primarystages.org/espa/our-community/espafest

ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers.  For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Free play reading in Stratford Connecticut

Readers Theatre Showcase
Saturday January 23, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
A new play  by Stratford playwright Jack Rushen
Free and open to the public.
Location: Stratford Library Lovell Room
Information also available on Facebook

Two actors, ALLISON and REBECCA, are sharing an apartment in New York City. ALLISON is a stunning young Julliard graduate, well on her way to a career, and REBECCA is the older and the more plain of the two, but is a firestorm of emotion and a much better actor. But beauty trumps talent as ALLISON signs with one of the best agents in the city and the auditions come pouring in while REBECCA, at age 40, breaks her back with a catering company five days a week and can’t get arrested. She is also bipolar and her moods swings quite often. Jealousy builds as ALLISON books a major part in a new film and REBECCA pretends to be happy for her. REBECCA stops taking her medication and turns into a monster at the climax of the play, where all her insecurities flood from suppression into reality. This is a play about a person who suffers constant soul crushing defeat, experiencing the relentless desperation of finding success. How much can she take?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Free creative writing class

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Hello all. Equity Library Theater is hosting a creative writing (fiction, playwriting and more) class starting November 28th at 3pm at the Queens Library at 40-20 Broadway Long Island City, NY 11103.

It is FREE and all are welcome to attend! It will run every three weeks until June 2016. Bring your scripts, stories, poems and more. We will read and discuss and will finish off the course with a performance of our finished works. More to come. Thanks Queens Library for putting it all together! Feel free to pass this on, thanks!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Free theater: EDUCATION

EDUCATION is Brian Dykstra’s edgy, thought-provoking new play about two young people who fight for their right to express themselves in a society hostile to any change in the status quo.

​D​irected by Margraett Perry, with Matthew Boston, Bruce Faulk, Xavier Pacheco, Elizabeth Meadows Rouse, and Cotton Wright.  Friday November 6th at 7pm. The Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St. (between 2nd Ave. and Bowery.)

Reservations recommended:   http://www.horsetrade.info/event/1af9d0be7990ea69a782fcae947c76d8

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Playwrights Horizons free symposium


Moderated by Hir author Taylor Mac.
Featuring an exciting panel to be announced soon.
The Symposium Series was inaugurated to explore the work we produce in a broader cultural context. Supplementing our regularly-programmed series of post-performance discussions-which provide opportunities for our audiences to engage with our playwrights-Symposium events allow writers to lead a big-picture conversation with a panel of unique experts to address topics surrounding their plays.
This season, we continue the tradition in the hope of extending the conversations elicited by our productions beyond the stage and into the community.
General admission tickets to this event are FREE with your reservation, so reserve your seat NOW!


We're live streaming! Watch a live video feed of the entire panel via HowlRound TV at 4:30 PM EST.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Free theater in Chicago: ROMEO & JULIET

Oracle Productions + Red Theater Chicago


a verbal and signed performance
based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
adapted by Janette Bauer and Aaron Sawyer
directed by Aaron Sawyer

Admission is FREE in Public Access Theatre
Tickets will be released on October 7.

Reservations are strongly recommended.

All performances are wheelchair accessible and will feature Captioning.
Performances at Oracle Theatre – 3809 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL  60613
Opens Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8PM
Through Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM
Sunday nights at 7PM
Special Thursday performance on November 19 at 8PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free theater in San Diego: SISTERS IN THE SYSTEM

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Sisters in the System
by Tori Rice
Directed by Peter Cirino
Recommended for Ages 16+

Public Performances
Wednesday, March 25 & Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm
Free, Reservation Requested
RSVP to write@playwrightsproject.org or (858) 384-2970

VIP Performance
Thursday, March 26 (by invite only; space is limited) - Reception at 6:30pm; Performance at 7:30pm

San Diego State University Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
(See Directions and Parking Information Below)

Sisters in the System is an immersive theatre piece about two girls navigating juvenile court, addressing issues of sibling separation, court appearances, reunification, and group home placement. Tori Rice interviewed students, judges, CASAs, attorneys, social workers, family members and many others. The resulting play is a fictionalized account of those interviews, offering a 360 view into the almost comical complexity and confusion encountered by juveniles in the foster care and court systems. The play was originally produced with great success last summer in the mock courtroom at Cal Western School of Law.

This is the third year of collaboration between Playwrights Project and SDSU, bringing two departments together at the University (Theatre, Television and Film and Guardian Scholars) through Playwrights Project’s programTelling Stories. Adapting the play to a university theatre setting provides an opportunity for students in different departments to collaborate and build empathy as the students (on stage and in the audience) learn about the challenges faced by college students who have had to navigate a "system."

Playwrights Project is a nonprofit corporation advancing literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.

The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students that emphasizes excellence in the arts and technology, grounded in conceptual and historical foundations.

The SDSU Guardian Scholars Program assists previous foster youth, wards of the court, students under legal guardianship, and unaccompanied homeless youth by providing a comprehensive, highly supportive program to help them earn a college degree.

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Please RSVP by calling (858) 384-2970 or emailing write@playwrightsproject.org.

Monday, March 16, 2015

FREE THEATER IN NYC: SHAME by Sholeh Wolpé, a reading at the NEW OHIO THEATER

Tuesday March 17, 2015 
154 Christopher Street, NYC 10014

www.newohiotheatre.org | Twt: @NewOhioTheatre
Our talented cast: Kathryn Kates, Piter Marek, Eric T Miller, Sondra Ward, Rasha Zamamiri, Constance Zaytoun
directed by Caryn West produced by Marc Weitz

VIDEO intro by Sholeh Wolpé https://youtu.be/LcCv0DGKNvY
MORE INFO ABOUT THE PLAY/PLAYWRIGHT AT: http://www.gofundme.com/shameworkshop and http://www.sholehwolpe.com

RSVP here. 


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Free theater in Chicago: INSERT HEART HERE

The winner of the Third Annual Red Playwriting Competition
“Insert Heart Here”
by Chicago-based playwright Erin Austin
Sunday, March 8, at 1pm at The Den Theatre.
1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Set in an illegal organ transplant clinic masquerading as a plastic surgery clinic at the end of an era, “insert heart here” examines what makes us worthy of love and what makes a person good or bad.

A selection of scenes from the runners-up will also be presented.
Over 500 play submissions were entered into this competition.

Friday, March 6, 2015


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by Arianna Figueroa
directed by Josh Bardier

Sunday, March 15, 2015
520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor

A wine and cheese reception with the artists will follow.


A graduate from The American Musical Dramatic Academy, author Ariana Figueroa describes her play RED WINE IN PAPER CUPS as "a dramatic comedy alternately and affectionately deemed 'a different kind of fag-hag story.'" The cast will include Stephanie Londino as Eva, Ty Baumann as Max, Victor Cervantes Jr. as Miguel, Kyle Cherry as Jasper, Matt ZanFagna as Tommy, and Kevin Patrick Martin as Jeremy, directed by Josh Bardier .

The reading of RED WINE IN PAPER CUPS will be the second in Theatre Now New York's 2015 Raw Reading Series. The Raw Reading Series presents readings of new plays at all stages of development. Participation by the audience is an integral part of the Raw Reading process, which serves as an important step in the evolution of a new play or musical.

Free theater: WOMAN at the Countee Cullen NYCPL

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Thursday, March 19at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
WOMAN, now in its third year, is an eclectic celebration of all things female with guest storytellers and short plays. Curated by Playwright Cesi Davidson & Directed by Mary Hodges
The theme, Femme & Fable, is creatively interpreted with an inspiring bouquet of stories:
  • Daughter
  • Linea Negra
  • Mango Fire
  • Of Mountains
  • She 
  • Sister Mary George 
You are Cordially Invited
Come join us for an outstanding hour of theatre.

Countee Cullen Branch Library NYPL
104 W 136 St, New York, New York 10030

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Free theater at Loyal University Chicago

The Queen's Speech

Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:30 PM

The Queen's Speech is English professor Terry Boyle's contemporary re-telling of the Cain and Abel story, inspired by the form and content of the great Mystery Plays that developed in medieval Europe.  
In this modern interpretation of the original tale, Cain is still the marked man, marginalized by those from whom he seeks approval. Boyle adds psychological and comic force to the standard telling by representing the wandering Cain in the attire of a drag queen. Cain's monologue, interspersed by voices (ghosts of the past and present) continue to haunt a mind that is unraveling before our eyes, representing those who struggle with self-acceptance.

Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor (click for map)
Terry Boyle tboyle1@luc.edu

Free Admission

This event has been marked as open to the public.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Free Theater in NYC


Manhattan Theatre Works' flagship program sponsored by The Psychology Department at the City College of New York

A week of free readings of new plays
February 23-28, 2015
The City College of New York's North Academic Center
All readings will take place in room NAC 1-203 (First floor to the left)

Mon, Feb 23 @7:30p

By Louise Flory+; Directed by Kathleen O'Neill+

With James Edward Becton*+, Gary Hilborn*, Rachel McPhee*+, Shetal Shah* and Misti Tindiglia+.

Bridget pulls a stranger out of freezing waters during a Michigan snow storm. Secrets, banshees and memories will bond them forever. A contemporary celtic mystical drama.

Tue, Feb 24 @7:30p

JUNK: A Musical Comedy
By Michael Penny; Directed by Rick Leidenfrost

With Christopher Leidenfrost+ and Tym Moss.

Two antique dealers are invited to clean out a deceased man's home with the promise of keeping anything they want. The two generations of gay men find a different kind of treasure: decades of porn! The men learn about the stranger with humor, smut, and heart as they explore his junk.

Wed, Feb 25 @7:30p

By Jennifer O'Grady; Directed by Tom J Slot

With Rob Benson*, Derek Long, Rachel McPhee*+, Antonio Minino+, Hannah Seusy+ and Brian Silliman*.

Kevin and David had a loving relationship. But now Kevin is dead and passes the time eating popcorn and playing cupid with the living, alongside a dead drag queen named Craig and a dead Latin hunk named Waldo. David has decided to move on and marry a woman, a great event for the supernatural to try out their their new matchmaking skills.

Thu, Feb 26 @7:30p

By Fengar Gael; Directed by David Stallings+

With David Carson*+, Shelly Feldman*+, Robin Madel*+, Heather Massie*+, Riti Sachdeva*+, Susan Wallack*+ and Quinn Warren*+.

The legend of Dracula is reinvented in this dark comedy about a coven of regenerating gypsies who have survived centuries of war and genocide in this magical play.

Fri, Feb 27 @7:30p

Excellence in Playwriting Winner:
By Tom Slot; Directed by Aimee Todoroff

With David Carson*+, London Griffith+, Carol Hickey*+, Derek Long, Madalyn McKay*+, Paul Notice, Maureen O'Boyle+, Dino Petrera, Hannah Seusy+, Lavita Shaurice*+, Dathan B. Williams*+ and Kelly Zekas+.

In the week before Christmas, five female teenage patients in a psychiatric ward in Nashville, Tennessee are faced with a series of events that leaves them questioning the core of who they are and what they are capable of doing. 

Sat, Feb 28 @2:00p

By Cody Daigle+; Directed by Dev Bondarin+

With London Griffith+, Russell Jordan*+, Brad Makarowski*, Diánna Martin+ and Dino Petrera.

In the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, 17-year old Lee struggles to figure out what happens next. He strikes up a friendship with Nela that pushes him into revealing an awful truth about their teacher, Matt, that could either save Lee from his despair or drown them all.

Stephanie Schwartz+ will be reading a monologue from Cody Daigle's A Home Across the Ocean at Why We Fall (Feb 28).



Celebrate today’s innovative playwrights that boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period, location and diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed).

*Members of Actors' Equity Association

+Members of MTWorks

Monday, February 9, 2015

FREE SHOW IN LA ~ Eclectic: Heartbeats Five Short Plays About Romance, Bromance and Nomance

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Eclectic: Heartbeats
Five Short Plays About Romance, Bromance and Nomance

On Saturday, February 14th, at 2 pm, Tom Misuraca and Terry McFadden’s “Rock-n-Geek Productions” continue their “Eclectic” staged readings series of short plays with a special Weho Valentine’s Day performance in The Community Room at the West Hollywood Library. 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069.

Plays include:

30 Love 
Elvis Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 
Written & Directed by Terry McFadden

Written & Directed by Tom Misuraca 

Happily Ever After
Written by Tom Misuraca
Directed by Bennett Cohon 

The event is free and parking validation is available.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Hollywood Library

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Free theater: SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

by Richard F. Stockton
Revised by Marsha Lee Sheinnes
Directed by Robert Kalfin

Sunday, February 8th at 3PM
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, NYC
No reservations required.
A wine & cheese reception with artists will follow.

In Robert Ingersoll’s words:
“If a man would follow, today,  the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal,  If a man would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.”

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education, than to have education without common sense.”

About the Play:

A two-act comedy-drama by Richard F. Stockton, revised by Marsha Lee Sheiness, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL is based on the life of the 19th century "Great Agnostic", Robert Ingersoll. The play encourages people to lead active, thoughtful, responsible and independent lives, rejecting interference from a religious right committed to insinuating ideology into politics, civil rights, education, our health care systems, and our daily lives. SPEAK OF THE DEVIL dramatizes what happens when a man, rich with native wit, robust humor, love of family and extreme courage, refuses -- at risk to himself and those he holds dear -- to neither put a padlock on his tongue, nor shackles on his brain.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL is a call for conscientious, caring decisions, not only for ourselves but for society at large.

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