Scene Nights are invaluable in your writing and revision process. Bring pages in to be read by paid actors, hear your scene come to life, find out how well it's working or not working and get immediate feedback from peers. No submissions, no applications, no committees, no judgments.
Don't be shy, bring in your work and get feedback that will help you make your work its best.
Member playwrights of all experience and style often find it useful to attend these readings because it gives them some of the benefits of a full production earlier in the writing process.
NOTE: We pay our actors $10 for Scene Night! If you'd like to sign up for a night of fun cold-reading (and a workshop for your resume) please e-mail Rod McFadden, our Scene Night Coordinator.
How it worksWe sit in a circle and read about 10 pages of a scene. The playwright selects the readers from the evening's 4 paid actors, with any additional parts assigned to whoever else is willing to read. We strongly recommend that the playwright not read their own work.
After the reading, we critique what we have heard, emphasizing the strengths and possibilities. Usually we have seven or eight scenes, allowing 20 minutes for each, including the reading and the critique.
Although Scene Nights are first come, first served, we try to fit everyone in! If you'd like more details, contact Rod McFadden, our Scene Night Coordinator.