Table Reads

TABLE READS: A New Full-Length Play Development Opportunity

Play Cafe invites current and new member writers of plays, musicals, and screenplays to submit scripts for next month’s TABLE READ, taking place on Monday, August 28. 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 in the conference room of the Language Studies Institute, 2015 Center Street, Berkeley.

Submissions are open to Play Cafe members who are paid up at the time of submission. Only one (1) script may be submitted by each submitter. To become a member visit our membership page. To verify membership, write to

In addition to the venue, Play Cafe offers each selected playwright the services of four (4) professional actors and one (1) professional dramaturg who provides and facilitates feedback from all present 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 is open now and the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday July 31. The selected playwright will be notified no later than Monday August 7. Submit all scripts using standard stage script format as a PDF file to Questions can also be directed there.


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