An Imagine PA Play Reading Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO:

A new program for Artists, Playwrights, Directors and Actors!

  • Do you have a new show you’d like to hear read?  Is there a show that you’ve always wanted to bring to life but haven’t been able to find the right outlet?

  • To help keep creativity flowing, Imagine PA is introducing a new Virtual Play Reading program – Master Suite Theatre.

 

WHY:

  • These free play reading sessions provide an opportunity for writers, actors, directors and anyone interested in bringing new and existing scripts to life virtually.

  • Master Suite Theatre is focused on giving voice to new works, but previously produced works are also more than welcome!

 

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Master Suite Theatre will begin Saturday, January 23 at 7:00pm and will continue monthly – on the fourth Saturday of each month. This program is presented at no cost to the participants or audience members.

  • Imagine PA will provide the Zoom link and arrange details of the play reading with a Director / Host.

  • The Director / Host will facilitate the reading. 

  • Directors are welcome to invite a stage manager to read or follow tech details if desired.

 

HOW:

  • Playwrights & Directors: Once you have decided on the play you wish to submit, please click on the link below to visit our sign-up page and provide us with some information about your show:

  • Show Information to submit for review/consideration:

    • Primary contact name and contact info - email / phone

    • Name of Director/Host for the piece/session

    • Show synopsis

    • Number of actors required

    • Show length

    • A copy of the script

    • If you are unable to provide a Director/Host, you can request that Imagine PA assign one for the reading. Note that priority will be given to script submissions that have a Director / Host in place.

 

WHAT:

  • Works submitted should be no more than 2-acts in length and given the challenges with performing music online the script should either not contain songs or contain minimal music capable of being realized in this setting. 

  • Note: there are no fixed deadlines for applications - we will be evaluating submissions on an ongoing basis when they are received.

 

FOR ACTORS:

  • Once we have a show to read, we need performers to bring it to life. So, how can you get involved as a Performer for one of the readings?:

    • Virtual play reading requires actors who possess a sense of adventure, the ability to bring a story to life in this unique medium and a good internet connection.

    • Approximately two weeks before each play reading night, we will post the show(s) and casting requirements for that month below.

    • If you are interested in taking part as a cast member for the read, once shows are 'casting' click on the sign-up link (below) and you will be able to sign-up online and the play’s director / host will be in touch to confirm participation and any additional details.

    • Actors interested in remaining on a continuing roster can submit their headshot and bio to be viewed by Directors for prospective readings.

 

FOR AUDIENCES:

  • Master Suite Theatre will take place over Zoom the 4th Saturday night of each month. Audience members attending the reading will be able to view the reading and also ask questions and make comments in the chat box, which will be addressed during a short talkback session following each reading.

  • There is no cost and no tickets required to view the readings.

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