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: Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:00am
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark
by Lynn Nottage
This play “draws upon the screwball films of the 1930’s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. The play is a 70-year journey through the life of Vera Stark…, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star…desperately grasping to hold on to her career.”
Free and open to the public.
The Cold Reading Series is looking for actors of all ethnicities, abilities, and genders for all performance dates
Interested actors can sign up to read by contacting the Cold Readings committee via our Contact form. Plays and cast are chosen based on the number of actors available.
Please sign up only if you know you can commit to the reading on that day.
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
- In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)
- Stupid F*$%king Bird
- The Humans
- The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
- For the Love of (or the Roller Derby Play)