Staged Reading Series

In addition to having their one-act plays being fully produced in the Repertory Season, the MFA Playwrights’ full-length plays are given a staged reading using the MFA Actors and Directors. This event, hosted by playwright Edward Allan Baker, is open to the public.

Saturday, December 1  and  Sunday, December 2


The Actors Studio Drama School
Black Box Studio Theater
One Pace Plaza, W509
New York, NY 10038

For reservations

Email, see below for the schedule.

Saturday, December 1

1:00 pm
Bitter Herbs and Daughters
by Kendra Mittermeyer
Directed by Joshua Ster

Why is this night different than all other nights? Bubbe’s bartending, Mom’s found a fiancé at last, and Dinah’s playing with fire—a Seder generations in the making.

4:00 pm
Cross Match
by Estelle Olivia
Directed by Justin L. Clark

When an artist’s deadly illness becomes her muse, she is seduced by the opportunity to go out in a blaze of glory. Can her dysfunctional family pull her back from the brink?

Sunday, December 2

1:00 pm
by Caleb John Cushing
Directed by Sarah Brausch

Two strangers are paired together by the government in the hopes of creating a perfect union, only to find that they can’t stand each other.

4:00 pm
The Goddess and the Worm
by Juliet Cameron-Wilson
Directed by Victoria Nilsson

Sex, lies, and human furniture. A provocative exploration of monogamy, family, and the darkest recesses of human sexuality. Taboos are made to be broken.