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, March 6 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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We’re baaaack for 2017!

Admission is still “pay what you can” and there will also be some snacks and wine available. High-fives also accepted.

“An Accident in the Park” by William Fowkes
Linda Anschuetz – Marjorie Mumford
Carey Carothers – Elizabeth Mumford Allen
Harry Gerhardt – Earl Mumford

“Waiting” by Brian Luby
Dave Joseph – John
Amy Joseph – Janet

“The Projection Room” by Andrew Ade
Lynne Franks – Marjorie
Joel Ambrose – Oliver
Hannah Brizzi – Margo

Narrator: Scott Hamilton

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