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ReadFest Houston

Venue Date TIme
Matchbox 1 Thursday, Oct. 22 8:00 PM
Matchbox 1 Friday, Oct. 23 7:00 PM
Matchbox 3 Friday, Oct. 23 8:00 PM
Matchbox 3 Saturday, Oct. 24 5:00 PM
Matchbox 1 Saturday, Oct. 24 7:00 PM
Matchbox 3 Saturday, Oct. 24 8:00 PM

Next Iteration Theater Company

ReadFest Houston

sponsored by MATCH and CultureMap

ReadFest Houston celebrates the dynamic play developmet process by offering free staged or concert readings of new plays or plays new to Houston. During the ReadFest, Houston residents and visitors will be treated to the unique voices of six Houston theaters, and the opportunity to experience the MATCH as a cultural destination in Midtown. 

ReadFest

The ReadFest will open on Thursday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. with a show by Black Lab Theatre. An opening reception on Friday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. is followed by shows by The Landing Theatre and Hune Company. On Saturday, October 24, shows continue from 5:00 p.m. onward with readings by The Ensemble TheatreWordsmyth Theater and Next Iteration Theater Company. Audiences will be able to join NITC, as well as the other participating theater companies for socialization in the MATCH breezeway between shows, and at various Midtown bars for after-parties. 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 22
BLACK LAB THEATRE at 8:00 PM
Beth Kills Birds by Jordan Jaffe, directed by Troy Scheid

Friday, October 23
HUNE COMPANY at 7:00 PM
Exit Strategy by Ike Holter, directed by Julia Traber 

LANDING THEATRE at 8:00 PM
Daughters of the Moon by Reginald Edmunds, directed by Timothy Eric

Saturday, October 24
WORDSMYTH THEATER at 5:00 PM
Dreams/ D-E-F-E-R-R-E-D by Mihaly Magz, directed by Melissa Flowers

ENSEMBLE THEATRE at 7:00 PM
Front Porch Society by Melda Beaty, directed by Eileen Morris

NEXT ITERATION THEATER at  8:00 PM
Time is the Mercy of Eternity: A Meditation in Four Acts
by Deb Margolin, directed by Dianne K. Webb 

Play readings have always been an integral part of developing new work for the stage and for introducing theater audiences to cutting edge work. Play readings performed by actors allow playwrights a low-cost opportunity to hear their words through actors' voices while allowing actors and audiences a chance, as vital participants to the playwright's proccess, to experience work often still in progress. The ReadFest aims to bring this experience to both seasoned theatergoers in Houston, as well as engage new audiences who may not be familiar with the breadth and strength of Houston's theater offerings. 

Find out more on the ReadFest website:
ReadFestHouston.org

This event is sponsored by

CultureMap

MATCH

 

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