Staged Readings

2020 Play Lab Staged Readings

New Works fresh from our playwright/dramaturg/director incubator program
Free | Tickets or reservations not required

Monday, February 10 | 7:00 pm

This is Not Ramona’s Fault

Written by Mara Layne
Directed by Christine McBurney
Dramaturgy by Les Hunter

Synopsis: Ramona, 16, navigates the aftermath of loss as it impacts her friendships, family and intimate life.

Saturday, February 15 | 3:00 pm


Written by Diana Lueptow
Directed with dramaturgy by Lenora Inez Brown

Synopsis: In 12th century Germany, the great abbess, intellectual and composer Hildegard of Bingen faces a final controversy as she defies church leaders in a battle of wills from which she refuses to retreat. From an abbey graveyard to powerful cathedral halls, the action follows Hildegard as she fights for her principles and her own authority. At stake: her own creations, the urgency of sacred praise, respect for her decisions, and the nature of evidence against political gamesmanship. Who will win? And who is the mysterious character shadowing Hildegard, with so many unusual insights into her behavior?