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

Monday, May 1 is the final Original Play Reading Series night before the 27th PITTSBURGH NEW WORKS FESTIVAL so please join us for an evening of new plays!

The following plays will be read by a talented troupe of local actors:
A Room of Pure Remembrance by J. J. Steinfeld
Okay Now by Reuel Olin
Immortal Nemesis by Michael Harding

All plays will be narrated by Veronica White, featuring the acting talents of:
– Barbara Russell
– Susie McGregor-Laine
– Dave Joseph
– Harry Gerhardt
– James Brian
– Hannah Brizzi
– Kathy Ciesielski
– Milli Mickle
– Randy Berner
– Mark Tierno
– Tom Kolos
– Brent Ottaway
– David Cary
– Joel Ambrose
– Danielle Jackson Thorn
– Kacie Craig
– 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