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 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  on Facebook Live and YouTube.

Our last reading for the 2020-2021 Season took place on April 1.  Come back and join us next year!

We look forward to seeing you. 

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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.


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