January to April, 2022

 FREE to the public

Come enjoy the Reading Series of the

National Award for Short Playwriting Contest


Reading on January 5, 2022, 7 PM

Reading on February 11, 2022, 7 PM

Reading on March 4, 2022, 7 PM

Reading on April 1, 2022, 7 PM

CityReads at Books & Books

is made possible in part by a grant from the

City of Coral Gables



Audiences have opportunities year-round to enjoy free readings at CITY READS of original works  submitted to us for production consideration.


Regional actors perform at various locations, particularly at well-regarded Books & Books, and CityWrights readings.


These informal, entertaining gatherings give audiences a chance to give feedback.

They contribute to our selection process, while allowing a work to come off the page with the use of actors and audience members, the two most basic ingredients necessary for producing a play.

A number of the plays produced at SUMMER SHORTS are discovered at CITY READS.

PRIDE & JOY by Paul Rudnick. SUMMER SHORTS 2005, featuring Steven Trovillion. Photo Credit: George Schiavone.