Elmwood Playhouse Cold Readings

Looking for opportunities to act?

Want to hear a play out loud?

Interested in newer plays?

Sign up for Elmwood’s Cold Reading Series!

Next Reading: August 2020, date and time TBD

We are staying safe while still performing via ZOOM. If you are interested in joining, please use the contact form.

The Women May 2020

The Heidi Chronicles April 2020



Elmwood’s Cold Reading series occurs once a month on Saturday’s at 11:00 am in the Tarson Studio at Elmwood Playhouse and is curated by member, Tiffany M. Card.

No auditions, no rehearsals!

Interested actors can sign up to read by contacting the Cold Readings committee via our Contact form. Plays and cast are chosen based on amount of actors available. A PDF will be emailed to those participating in the reading. Actors are asked to either print the play or read from their electronic device. Bagels and coffee are provided.

This is an opportunity to practice cold reading skills, be exposed to newer works, as a reader or audience, and a way for Play Selection Committee or directors to hear something they might want to consider for the next year.

Everyone and anyone is invited to participate. The series is free.

The Cold Reading Series has featured:

  • Airline Highway
  • Sweat
  • In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)
  • Stupid F*$%king Bird
  • The Humans
  • Roe
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  • For the Love of (or the Roller Derby Play)

For more information on our Cold Readings,
contact our Cold Readings committee via our Contact form