All readings are on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm
Readings are free and open to the public
Tickets or reservations are not required

The Roundtable Series is a development workshop focused on public readings of plays in progress. Each session is dedicated to presenting and discussing a single full-length or longer one-act piece. The readings can be seated or staged, are free to attend, and are open to the public as well as the playwriting community. The goal of each session is to provide the designated playwright with focused, insightful feedback.
The Roundtable Series is an open workshop for all playwrights from Northeast Ohio. All selections for the Fall 2017 readings were taken from our 2017 Open Call for Submissions.

Rannigan Walsh: Family Tree

Family Tree is an exploration of the impact of science and DNA testing on a family in present-day America. This new play explores the tragedies that befall this family after a young member dies, with particular emphasis on the relationship of a mother and her daughter.

India Burton: 1,000 Hills

1,000 Hills dramatizes one of the most horrific tragedies in history: the Rwandan Genocide. In 1994, a tourist, a doctor, and a professional videographer find themselves in Rwanda as the tension between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples finally rises to an exploding point. Their stories intertwine with those of the native people to force us to look deep within ourselves and question our own humanity.

Edward J. Walsh: Stranded

Vickie Schultz. a reporter, is not happy. Let go by her newspaper in Cincinnati, she found a new job in New Jersey, leaving behind her family, friends, and a cheating fiancé. Vickie has been told she’ll be assigned to a breaking story about the Mayor and his newly-appointed female Police Chief. Instead, she is suddenly made to cover the arrival of a whale on the New Jersey shore — a huge sperm whale, like Moby Dick. The sooner this whale returns to the ocean or dies, the sooner Vickie can get back to her Mayor’s story. But the struggling whale’s plight won’t be resolved quickly. Vickie’s career ambitions become jeopardized, her past haunts her, and she blames the whale for being too stupid to head for deep water.

Mary E. Weems, Ph.D.: Hey Siri

A Black Iraqi war veteran, a Black agoraphobic, and a white former doll hoarder are saved by their cell phones.

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