Studio 180 READS

Launched in 2016

Step into the role of artistic director and join us for readings of critically acclaimed plays.

Talkback during a reading, photo by Dahlia Katz
Audience members share their feedback after a reading. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

We invite you to hear a published play we are considering for production, experience the actors’ first instincts and share your feedback with us on whether you would like to see it produced.

“It was excellent – the script, delivery, thought-provoking nature. I am very impressed by these readings.”

Audience Member Feedback

With Studio 180 READS as a part of our Studio Series, we look forward to hearing your responses to the plays that intrigue us, and we welcome the chance for further conversation with you, our audiences.

past readings

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4 Minutes 12 Seconds, The Niceties

4 Minutes 12 Seconds

By James Fritz

October 21, 2021

Digital Presentation

Di and David, have devoted their lives to giving their son Jack every opportunity they never had. But a startling incident outside the school gates threatens to ruin everything they’ve striven for. As events begin to accelerate, Di and David begin to question whether they can trust Jack, his closest friends, or even themselves. James Fritz’s deeply provocative and topical drama explores issues of consent and privilege and sheds light on the insidious opportunities new technology offers.

WARNING: Boys who will be boys become men.

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Digital Presentation

The Niceties

By Eleanor Burgess

September 29, 2021

7:30 PM

Digital Presentation

Zoe, a Black student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.

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September 28, 2021

7:30 PM

Live on Kumospace

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