view from a reader's point of view looking out over a room full of audience membersOriginal Play Readings Series

Our new play reading series continues on Monday, December 5 at 3rd Street Gallery! We kick things off at 7; admission is “pay what you can” and there will also be some snacks and wine available.  All performances begin at 7:00pm at 3rd Street Gallery, 220 Third Street. Carnegie, PA 15106

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December Readings

Admission is still “pay what you can” and there will also be some snacks and wine available. High-fives also accepted. If you brought Christmas cookies, people would eat them, too.

“Pops” by Mark Cornell
“Between the Aisles” by Robert Gilbert
“Firewater” by Seanan Palmero

Featuring the acting talents of:
Carey Carothers
John Lawson
Hannah Brizzi
Ryan Ott
Rachel Carey
Jessie Wray Goodman
Dave Joseph
Joel Ambrose
Colette Freiwald
Sean Duggan

Narrator: Cathy Gialloreto

Some quick background on this reading series

Each year for our Festival, we receive hundreds of new plays that eventually get narrowed down to the 18 that are produced as Staged Readings or Main Stage productions after rounds of critique, scoring and board review.

The production companies select these plays from a pool of ~40 finalists. We thought it was only right for those plays that were deemed worthy of production but were just not selected by a company this year to get their chance to be performed by some fantastic local actors. This also gives the playwrights an opportunity to hear their work performed for an audience and gather some feedback.

Plus, there’s wine and snacks.

Join the fun!

Interested in participating as an actor? It’s a very small time commitment and a great way to get on stage.  Email us at