Play Readings

curated by Ellen Chorley

DON’T LET ME GO

Thursday, June 4, 2020
by Gavin Dyer

As a society, we are more connected to each other now than we ever have been in history. Yet more people every day consider themselves lonely. A service arises to help people who consider themselves “touch deprived.” Alex jumps on the opportunity, but when the stranger shows up for the service, the individual is not what he anticipated at all. He craves this, but is this service for him?

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UNDER WATER

Saturday, June 6, 2020
by Katherine DeCoste

A chocolate cake, an uncooked lasagna, and a murder mystery novel. When a family wrought by tragedy comes together to celebrate a birthday party, the weight of their secrets becomes too much to bear.

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YOU GOT ME?

Sunday, June 7 at, 2020
written by Madi May

From toxic friendships to unrequited love, high schoolers face it all, often alongside their friends. You Got Me? is about how and why we choose the kinds of people we surround ourselves with, and how our friends can either make us better people or stay stagnant.

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Fantasie Freimark Creations presents

EMBRACE

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
written and directed by Ashley Freimark

Embrace is a semi-autobiographical one-act play written by Ashley Freimark. It focuses on the life of Juliette LaFrere, a young struggling artist with a shadow looming over her, dictating what she does and says as she works on her art and social life. This piece focuses on one way mental health may impact a person, and brings a visual comparison to something that is otherwise invisible.

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ACCEPTANCE

Friday, June 12, 2020
by Rae Organ

A story of acceptance that revolves around six young people. It follows Gabe, Kevin, Liz, Spencer, Miranda, and Jane as they all find their own way to acceptance—acceptance of others and who they are. This story is told through the eyes of LGBTQ+ people who all lead separate lives that are intertwined with each other and how they help each other.

featuring Abigail LaForest, Austin Kumar, Rae Organ, Michelle Jolly, Alexa Huss, and Astrid Deibert

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Straight Edge Theatre presents 

WITCHES OF THE WOOD

Friday, June 12, 2020
book and lyrics by Bethany Hughes, Seth Gilfillan, Stephen Allred
music by Daniel Belland
directed by Stephan Allred

A spooky comedy about three witches…in the woods! After performing a taboo service for the Prince, they find themselves in their own sticky situation. Add in seduction, secrets, murder, invisible turtles, and you’ve got yourself a Straight Edge Musical. From the creators of the Fringe Hits “Cult Cycle” and “Imaginary Friend” comes another social commentary with dick jokes and power ballads. The Blair Witch wishes.

featuring Alyson Horne, Anthony Hurst, Daniela Fernandez, Jaimi Reese, and Nadine Veroba

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POSITIVE

Sunday, June 14, 2020
written by Emanuel Dubbeldam
directed by Sarah Culkin

Kelsey wants to be a mom. Like, now. But Kelsey is single, so she enlists the help of her best friend…and his husband. Positive explores unconventional conception, queer love, and the ways we choose to build our families.