Upcoming Reading Schedule

Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Friday, April 22, 2022 

                                "Laura's Story" by Jean Seager

 

The play follows Laura, a white woman in her 70s, as she comes to grips with George Floyd’s murder. She delves into her own past, interacts with historical characters, and learns about systemic racism in America. What, if anything, can she do about it? 

 

Moderator: Susan Benninghoff

Host: Ha Nguyen

Friday, April 8, 2022 

"SHEETS OF RAIN" by Michael Conley


Four people poke their heads out of their apartment doors during a thunderstorm.  

Michael Conley’s plays have been presented in San Diego, New York and Philadelphia.  Presentations at The Scripteasers include READING LIPS (readinglips.com), FIVE ENDINGS, RUDOLF BING AT TWILIGHT, SPEED DATING and the MEN ABOUT TOWN collection of four two-character short plays.  He has an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University.  

 

"THE PERFECT ROOM" by Belle DuCharme

 

Violet and Darla are unwitting roommates in a three-bedroom condominium. Barely able to pay the high rent, they try to have control over who lives with them on the third room, the “perfect room”. Their fear at the edge of homelessness creates a spider web of deceit and drama. 

 

Belle DuCharme is a freelance writer and a Dental Business Consultant by trade. Her roots run deep within theatre, and she has been an actor and dancer since grade school. Over the years since college, career, and building a family, she appeared as an actor in productions at Riverside Community Playhouse, Scripps Ranch Theatre, and the Mission Playhouse with director Edythe Pirazzini in the late 1980s. 

 

 

Moderator:  Grant Gelvin
Host:             Ha Nguyen

Friday, March 25, 2022 

An Open Reading of
          "A Remarkable Holiday Evening with Mr. Charles Dickens"
                            by Craig Abernethy

All readings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

 on Zoom!  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85470233317

Join Zoom Meeting at 7:15 PM
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(FREE and open to the public)


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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022 AT 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

An Open Reading of A New Short Screenplay & A New One-Act

1 -"MURIEL" A short screenplay by Laurie Lamson
Muriel is a feisty middle-aged bartender attending auto mechanic school. She’s given up on men, “Now she just wants to fix their cars." A barfly with a poetic soul is secretly in love with her, and when she finally gets a new job and disappears from his life he's inspired to clean up his own life and they cross paths a year later.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laurie is a writer, short-film director and book editor with a creative passion for inclusive and female-forward storytelling. She has written over 100 produced film, video and audio scripts, including a gritty feature film, interactive content for the Museum of the U.S. Army and an environmental video for Levi Strauss & Co. She is the editor of three books in the acclaimed Now Write! series of creative writing exercise anthologies.
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2 - "NOTES FROM THE CARIBBEAN" by David Silva
In 1776, the private music teacher to Marie Antoinette was abruptly fired for “getting too close to the Queen”. Despite their distance, the relationship continued.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Silva is a creative professional whose career includes working in the performing arts—specifically at Carnegie Hall. A former New Yorker (and now, Californian), he is a designer, artist and short story author. Notes from the Caribbean is his first play.
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Moderator- Mitch Feingold

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Friday, February 25, 2022

All readings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

  • "LIFE BY NUMBERS"

    by Lisa Balderston

    It’s been two years since Ellie’s father passed away, and Ellie’s nervous about her Mom’s recent interest in dating, which prompts her to move back home. She finds there are more changes in her Mom’s world than she anticipated.

Moderator: 

Michael Adler

Zoom Url: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85470233317

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Previous readings

Friday, February 11,

   Our program featured 3 short plays by


      Katharine Rex

 

1- “SCENE ANALYSIS”
Helen and Graham are both psychiatrists who have known each other professionally and personally for years. Graham has asked Helen to help him with a scene in the play and with his life.

 

2 – “HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE CRAZY?”
Mrs. Sylvia Underwood has an appointment with psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Morton to tell her she killed her husband. Or did she?

 

3 – “STUDIO”
Bipolar artist’s model, Noelle, leaves home and family to pursue the seductive call of glorious, destructive mania.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katharine Rex is an improviser, an actor and most recently, a playwright.


             Moderator:  Kymri Wilt
          Host:              Ha Nguyen



ZOOM LINK INFO

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Friday, January 28, 2022

 

An Evening of Work by 

Janet S. Tiger 

"War Bride"

A soldier has a visit with a prostitute in Saigon – but with an unusual reason for being there.

"The Gift of the Magic" 

Oh, come on, everyone knows the plot to this one - the guy sacrifices his favorite possession for the girl and she does the same for him, and it’s another great Christmas story!

And a surprise -

Day 1 - A monologue about Carrie Fisher

Day 2 - Due with Carrie and Debbie


Host:           Ha Nguyen

Moderator: Amy Dell

About the Author

Janet S. Tiger's work has been performed internationally and published in anthologies in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Tiger was the recipient of a 2016-17 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship, an NEA-COMBO Fellowship and numerous awards. She has taught workshops for Playwrights Project and from 2006-2008 she was Playwright-in-Residence at Swedenborg Hall.

 

Locally, Tiger’s work has appeared at THAT24HRTHING! (5 years), the CJC 5-minute Play Festival (4 years), Scripps Ranch, the Lyceum Theater, Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa and an upcoming Zoom in Ocean Hills. Her full-length, The Third Party, was a San Diego Drama Critics Circle Nominee for Best New Play. Her first play was performed at Scripteasers in 1980 -- and she has been honored to be a 40+ year member of this amazing group.

About

The Scripteasers was founded in 1948 to help writers develop their craft. It is estimated that in the past 73 years the group has read and analyzed more than 2000scripts, some of which turned out to be prizewinners in competitions across the country. Many have been anthologized in various play collections and performed by schools, community groups and theaters nationwide and throughout the world. Some of the writers have gone on to work in film and television.In the early days, there were a great many radio scripts, then television plays andsome film scenarios. However, most of the works read and critiqued today by TheScripteasers are stage plays, which depend upon dialogue and conflict between well-developed characters.Writers, actors and audience members are welcome at the readings, which are now on Zoom

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Submission Info

Please click on Submission Guidelines for more information about how to have your play read.

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