Play Cafe invites current and new member writers of plays, musicals, and screenplays to submit scripts for this summer’s series of TABLE READS.
Each TABLE READ is an unrehearsed (“cold”) read-through of a single, full-length script (maximum length 120 pages). Readings are held from 7pm-10pm on the fourth Monday of the month–July 24 , August 28, and September 25, 2017–in the conference room of the Language Studies Institute, 2015 Center Street, Berkeley. Submissions are open to Play Cafe members in good standing as well as Play Cafe Board members.
In addition to the venue, Play Cafe offers each selected playwright the services of 4 professional actors and a professional dramaturg who gives and facilitates feedback after the reading. The selected playwright is encouraged to invite others to attend and participate in the reading and the feedback discussion. Playwrights may request the services of additional actors at a cost of $30 each. Screenplay and musical libretto submissions are welcome, but the TABLE READS program does not have the capacity to address musical elements at this time.
The submission window for the July 24 TABLE READ is now open, and the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday June 30. Allison Bergman will be the July TABLE READ dramaturg. The selected playwright will be notified no later than July 10. Submit all scripts using standard stage script format and PDF file format to firstname.lastname@example.org. (The submission window for August will be announced soon; the September TABLE READ script has already been selected and was rescheduled because of an unforeseen scheduling conflict.)