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City Reads at Books & Books

Enjoy free readings of short plays presented in partnership with Books & Books!

Professional actors read four ten-minute plays connected by themes impacting and reflecting Miami today. After the readings, audiences have the chance to give feedback, meet actors, and discuss the personal impact of themes raised in the plays.

This program is free and open to everyone!




 Pictured: Stephon Duncan and Michael Vadnal
Morgan Sophia Photography

This season of City Reads explores the following themes: 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm | ACTIVISM 

Short plays that examine themes of activism, civic engagement, and politics. Get involved! GO VOTE MIAMI will be on-site offering voter registration and related resources. 


Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm | WOMEN 

Stories centered around self-identifying women told through the lens of personal relationships, professional experiences, and shifting legislative policies.   


Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm | MIAMI 

Welcome the new year with four short new plays by emerging playwrights from and about the Magic City!  


Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm | SEX 

Explore attraction, orientation, and identity through complex, intimate, and sometimes hilarious relationships between consenting adults.  


Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm | POWER  

What would you do for power? Whether you want it, have it, or lose it, the influence of power can push boundaries, test relationships, and create change.  


City Reads takes place at Books & Books located at 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. The Café at Books & Books offers al-fresco bar and dining options in the courtyard.

This program is made possible with the generous support of the City of Coral Gables and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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