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Monday, January 23, 2017

Free theater event: EAG to host Dancers Speak: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st

Free - suggested donations $15/$20

When: Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm

Where: Guild Hall at The Little Church, 1 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 (b/w Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave.)

Trains: R/N @ 28th St.; 6 @ 28th St.

Tickets: $15/EAG, $20/non-members (Suggested Donation)

RSVP: (212) 685-2927 or office@actorsguild.org

Event Contact: Matt Roberson - (212) 685-2927, matt@actorsguild.org

Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era. 
 
Dancers Speak: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st Century will feature a live performance by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet and a conversation with long-time dance critic for The New York Times, Jack Anderson, and founder and Artistic Director of New York Ballet Theatre, Diana Byer. In addition to creating respected work for decades, our guests are responsible for bringing the art of dance to thousands of people both young and old. 

The event takes place on Thursday, January 26th at 7pm and will be followed by a reception. All proceeds from the evening’s performance will benefit New York actors in financial crisis.

Friday, January 13, 2017

ESPAfest 2017: Free Writing Workshops, Master Classes, and Performances!

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is thrilled to announce ESPAfest 2017. 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.
Sunday, January 22
1-4pm: Get it Out: Write-In: A safe space to get post-inauguration thoughts on the page
Guided by Primary Stages ESPA Writing Faculty
Monday, January 23
2pm: Free Master Class with David Auburn (Writer, Proof)
Tuesday, January 24
6pm: Solo Train: An evening of solo show performances, hosted by Judy Gold
7pm & 9pm: Free Performances of Detention #39: Through the Looking Glass
Wednesday, January 25
Free Workshops
3:45-4:45pm: Refining Your Monologue and Audition with Kelly McAndrew
4:45-5:45pm: Alexander Technique with Karen Braga
5:45-8pm: ESPAfest Mixer
8-9pm: Getting It Written with Writing Faculty
Thursday, January 26
12pm: Free Master Class with Primary Stages Founder Casey Childs: Using the Off-Broadway Oral History Project for your Own Process
1pm: ESPAfest Roundtable: Becoming a Parent and Remaining an Artist

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.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Free reading: Aphra Behn UN/MASKED


On November 10 at 7PM Join author Donna Kaz aka Aphra Behn for a reading from her new book, “UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour” at Bluestockings 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

“A vivid memoir of an eager, energetic woman of the theatre confronting sexism in love and art. It’s also a rare first-hand account of life inside the famed Guerrilla Girls, those gorilla-masked artists and performers who made feminist protest daring, original and fun.” - Katha Pollitt, The Nation Columnist, poet, essayist and author

“A compelling and page-turning read, and a testament that fighters for fairness and justice are not born: they are made.” – Kia Corthron, playwright

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Free theater in Chicago - Artemisia Fall Festival


Pick your next theatrical adventure at Artemisia’s 2016 Fall Festival. For the sixth year in a row, Artemisia stages six cutting-edge and all-new feminist plays. 

Performances are September 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th & October 1st at 7:30pm at the beautiful Edge Theatre, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater. 

Admission is Free; reservations and donations are encouraged. For a full performance schedule, including a listing of this year’s plays, go to artemisiatheatre.org.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Free theater in California: New Works Studio at Scripps Ranch Theatre

The New Works Studio at Scripps Ranch Theatre invites you to readings of four brand-new plays by Southern California playwrights. We want to introduce you to four exciting new plays, and we seek your involvement in the development process. We will hold a talk-back after each play where you can share your creative feedback directly with the playwrights.

There is no cost to attend any of the readings (donations happily accepted). Open to the public.

Monday, September 26 at 7pm
CYBER-O by Thomas J. Misuraca (Los Angeles)
Directed by Sean Paul Boyd
Even online dating apps can’t help Richard land a girlfriend– but his autistic friend with a surprising flair for romance can. A laugh-out-loud modern twist on Cyrano de Bergerac.

Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm
MORNING PEOPLE by Morgan Trant Kinnally (Alpine)
Directed by Jennifer Thorn
After a whirlwind e-Harmony romance leaves them expecting a child, smitten newlyweds Brenda and Luther nest happily in their brand new house. But when the unexpected comes knocking, the couple learns that planning and preparation aren’t all it takes to build a home.

Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm
WALKING DOWN THE CORN by Aleta Barthell (Encinitas)
Directed by: George Ye
When a farm chore goes horribly wrong on an Illinois farm, it forces a family to contend with past grievances and forgive old grudges—before it’s too late. A suspenseful story about what responsibility and accountability mean to a 21st century American family.

Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
REASONS FOR LEAVING by Jennifer Lane (San Diego)
Directed by: Anna Rebek
June’s life in a quiet desert trailer gets upended with her teenage daughter’s pregnancy, the return of her estranged ex-husband, and a box full of unsent letters. She must come to realize that a home on wheels is not a license to leave in this charming, heartfelt play.

Our main goal for NWS is to find homes for these plays where they can be further developed and produced.

More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024078987699854/

Monday, September 12, 2016

Free play reading in California

As part of OCPA PRESENTS there will be a West Coast staged reading of Joni Ravenna's "BLINDED" at STAGES THEATRE IN FULLERTON on Saturday, October 1st at 2:30pm (the first staged reading was at TNC in NYC directed by Broadway Vet, Larry Cahn).

Come one , come all! It's all FREE!

STAGES THEATRE is located at 400 E. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, California, 92832. Doors close promptly at 2:30

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Primary Stages Free Writing Workshop and Ice Cream

Join Primary Stages ESPA for an evening of workshops and ice cream!
What’s the Scoop at Primary Stages ESPA?
Tuesday, September 13

4-5pm: Refining Your Monologue and Audition Workshop with Kelly McAndrew
5-6pm: Alexander Technique with Karen Braga
6-8pm: Ice Cream Social
7-8pm: “Submissions Only” Screening and Discussion with Writer/Director/Creator Kate Wetherhead
8-9pm: Getting It Written with Kate Wetherhead

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to secure your spot.

Location: Primary Stages Studios at 307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510

Primary Stages 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.

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

Web Version

Monday, July 18, 2016

Free reading: PUSH DOWN GENTLY AND TURN

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

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:

I'M GOOD
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 
WHAT IT TAKES
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.)

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Playwrights Horizons free symposium

SYMPOSIUM

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2
7:00 PM IN THE PETER JAY SHARP THEATER
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!

CAN'T MAKE IT?

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

R+J: THE VINEYARD

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

Where
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 
7pm
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. 

ADMISSION IS FREE

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