2020 - 2021
FREE to the public
As of April 2020, all CityReads are presented virtually.
We'll continue to present CityReads virtually until we can all safely return to live events.
Come enjoy the Reading Series of the
National Award for Short Playwriting Contest
on Facebook Live and YouTube.
Click on the dates below to be connected:
Reading on November 10, 2020, 7 PM
Reading on December 3, 2020, 7 PM
Reading on December 17, 2020, 7 PM
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.