FLASH READS is intermittent program at Artists Rep born of the desire to open the theatre and provide a platform for playwrights, companies and artists closely associated with Artists Rep to informally share new scripts with the public. FLASH READS are scheduled on relatively short notice and are presented simply, with just a few hours of rehearsal. The readings provide an opportunity to hear a new work, with the entire focus on the actor and the text. A post-play discussion, moderated by a dramaturg, will follow each and every Flash Reading.
“These Flash Readings not only support the development of a new work, they nurture our community of artists, and provide a spontaneous, fun and inexpensive night at our theatre,” said Dámaso Rodríguez. “2014 may see as many as a dozen FLASH READS, each presented in partnership with writers, directors, actors and fellow theatre companies who have a strong connection and history with Artists Rep.”
We won’t always know ahead of time what the script will be but we do know that it will be a stripped-down version of a brand-spanking new play presented by local playwrights, producers, directors and actors. Flash Reads are simply presented – no set, basic lights, stools and music stands – with the focus on actors reading a script at the start of its development.
FLASH READS are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served.
For more info, call the Artists Rep Box Office at 503.241.1278.