Next Reading

DATE TBA | 7:00 PM

EVENT TBA

4 Columbus Circle, 2nd Floor
(@ 1, 2, A,B,C, D trains to Columbus Circle)

 

 

About the Series

Playwrights’ Playground

Selected playwrights submit 10-12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. In addition to serving the development of new work, these readings give audiences a sneak peek into how new plays are created.

Future Classics

CTH asserts that a “Future Classic” is a play of social significance that has the potential to stand the test of time. It tackles large-scale economic, political, or cultural issues. A Future Classic promotes courageous and open-minded examination of controversial and critical topics that are at the heart of society.

Revisited Classics

CTH’s Revisited Classics are readings of original classic plays, or new adaptations of classics, as seen through the unique Classical Theatre of Harlem lens.

Feeling hungry?

CTH recommends a visit to these local restaurants, just a few blocks away, following the reading!

For Playwrights

Submit your work to Ms. Shawn René Graham, Literary Director at readings@cthnyc.org. No phone calls please.

Playwrights’ Playground:

  • Plays/Excerpts may not have been previously produced.
  • Playwrights may submit up to fifteen (15) pages only.
  • Plays must be submitted as a PDF or as a Word document.
  • Playwrights will not receive comments on plays once submitted.

Future Classics:

  • Plays may not have been previously produced.
  • Playwrights may submit only one full-length play.
  • Plays must be submitted as a PDF or as a Word document.
  • Playwrights will not receive comments on plays once submitted.
  • Playwrights should also include a brief author’s bio and/or resume.
  • Playwrights may also submit a play synopsis (250 words).

For Actors

For consideration to participate in Playwrights’ Playground, RSVP for the event and arrive promptly at 6:30pm.

Upcoming events:

  • 2/20 Future Classics
  • 3/20 Playwrights’ Playground
  • 4/24 Future Classics
  • 5/22 Playwrights’ Playground
  • 6/26 Future Classics