Imagine transforming your theater into a vibrant incubator of creativity, where scripts spring to life and new talents are discovered. Play readings are more than just a step in the creative process—they are the heartbeat of innovation in theater. They offer a dynamic, collaborative environment where ideas flourish, and audiences get a sneak peek into the next big hit.

Discover the magic by downloading The Why and How of Play Readings. Written by industry expert Lisa Clair, this comprehensive guide is your go-to resource for understanding the power behind play readings, how to bring fresh ideas to your stage, and new ways to engage with and create buzz around emerging talent.

Inside you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand Play Readings: Learn the differences between play readings and staged readings, and discover their unique roles in the creative process.
  • Build Artistic Relationships: Explore how play readings can help cultivate connections with new playwrights, actors, and directors, enriching your theater’s community.
  • Produce a Play Reading: Access step-by-step guidance on organizing a successful play reading or series, from selecting the right space to managing logistics and marketing.
  • Engage Your Community: Find out how play readings can support educational programs, attract new audiences, and provide meaningful artistic opportunities.

Ready to elevate your theater’s offerings and support the development of new plays? Our free guide provides all the tools and insights you need to get started with play readings. Download today!

About the Author

Lisa Clair is New York-based performer, playwright, and educator. She has produced five full productions with her company, Lisa Clair Group, in New York City and partnered with institutions such as IRT Theater, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, The Performance Project at University Settlement, Spring Break/Art Show, and Target Margin Theater. Lisa is a dedicated, community-focused artist. She is an experienced teaching artist and prioritizes engaging the hyper-local communities in and surrounding where her work is presented. Lisa holds an MFA from Brooklyn College in playwriting under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. She is an Immediate Medium supported AGENCY artist and an affiliated artist with New Georges.