FWorkshop Reading Series


Dedicated to new, exciting, and innovative theatrical works of the highest quality, we provide a space where writers, performers, and an audience can come together in a spirit of community and collaboration to expand our understanding of what is possible in the theatre. We also offer educational programs and support for artist development for Southwestern Virginia. By working in concert with other arts organizations, we will strive to make Roanoke a nationally recognized ignition point for new play development.

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Introducing Studio Roanoke's newest theatrical program...

The Workshop Reading Series

Studio Roanoke offers area playwrights and intrepid audiences a new way to be involved in the exciting process of new play development.  Building on the success of our Lunchbox Series, we'll be presenting well-rehearsed, script-in-hand readings of full-length plays at various stages of development.  Some will be production-ready offerings that we're considering for upcoming seasons; others will be near-final drafts of scripts that playwrights need to hear aloud before they make the next set of revisions.  Moderated talkbacks with the audience and creative staff will be held immediately following each reading, allowing audiences to share their reactions and providing playwrights with a forum to ask questions and get valuable input from the community about how effectively their work is achieving its aesthetic goals.  The Workshop Reading Series combines the multiple components of Studio Roanoke's mission statement, providing cutting-edge theatrical experiences, educational programming, and community involvement. 

Workshop Readings are presented at 8 p.m. sharp on the fourth Sundays of alternate (odd-numbered) months, i.e.. January, March, May, and July.  Admission to these engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking, interactive experiences in theatre-making is only $5, and no advanced reservations are required.  We invite you to become a part of the conversation and play a valuable role in turning good ideas into great theatre.

Studio Roanoke is committed to being a home for new plays and the people who create them. Help us keep this commitment by donating today.

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