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!

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.

Next Cold Reading:

Saturday, June 22nd 11:00 AM


Jerusalem is a raucous, provocative play that tells of a modern, mythic English hero: Johnny “Rooster” Byron. During the course of this Tony-nominated play, Johnny tells tales, gets drunk, does drugs, dodges the authorities, and both charms and infuriates all that he meets.

NOTE: The reading series will continue in September. Have a great Summer

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 read such plays as:

  • 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, contact our Cold Readings committee via our Contact form