Scene Nights

Play Cafe hosts a monthly Scene Night on the second Thursday of every month to provide a friendly space for writers of all skill levels to bring pages for a cold reading and optional feedback. We meet at Language Studies International at 2015 Center Street, between Milvia and Shattuck in Berkeley (one block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station). This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Playwrights of all skill levels are invited to bring material of up to ten (10) minutes of reading time (using “standard play format”) for a cold read by skilled actors followed by optional feedback from the writers and actors in attendance. Scene Nights are moderated by theater professionals and we welcome new and familiar faces.

UPCOMING SCENE NIGHTS (scene sign-up starts at 6:45PM)
Thursday, September 14 from 7-10PM

Thursday, October 12 from 7-10PM
Thursday, November 9 from 7-10PM
Thursday, December 14 from 7-10PM

Cost is $5 members, $10 non-members. Verify membership with You can also join for the rest of 2017 at a corresponding rate (1/2 the full year cost).

What to Bring
Bring material of up to twenty minutes of reading time¬† (using “standard play format”). If attendance is high, only ten minutes of material will be read (about ten pages of dialogue). One copy for each character plus a copy for stage directions.
Play Cafe is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping Bay Area playwrights develop their work.

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