Theater Book Club

We read. You discuss.

About

Theater Book Club is a play reading series of new, published plays performed by well-seasoned Triangle actors, with minimal staging, free admission & limited performances.

Readings are followed by casual discussion among attendees and performers about themes, questions, and points of interest that surfaced during the performance.

Our 2024 series includes readings in January, April, July, and October/November.

QUESTIONS?

Contact artistsoapbox@gmail.com

 

OUR THIRD READING: JUNE 2024

Offering our third reading Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 at 7pm

At Lanza's Cafe 601 W Main Street, Suite C, Carrboro NC 27510

PLAYBILL (Program for Dr. Ride's American Beach House)

The reading will be followed by a casual discussion among attendees and performers about themes, questions, and points of interest that surfaced during the performance.

Tickets to this event are free, but require reservations in advance. Donations are happily accepted onsite via cash, Venmo, or PayPal.

*We encourage audience members to purchase a beverage from our host, before the reading.*

Tickets are limited to 30 seats per evening.

Questions: theaterbookclubtriangle@gmail.com or artistsoapbox@gmail.com

About Dr. Ride's American Beach House: It’s 1983, the evening before Dr. Sally Ride’s historic space flight. Hundreds of miles from the launch, a group of women with passionate opinions and no opportunities sit on a sweltering St. Louis rooftop watching life pass them by. Their uncharted desires bump up against American norms of sex and power in this intimate snapshot of queer anti-heroines

“A revelation… I couldn’t stop grinning, partly because Liza Birkenmeier’s play is so witty and partly because it’s so weird. Both are welcome these days…” – Jesse Green, The New York Times

“A specific and evocative depiction of identity and power at a crossroads – of who can reach for the sky, and who gets left behind.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out NY

“Dr. Ride's American Beach House” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

OUR SECOND READING: APRIL 2024

Offering our second reading Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 at 3:00pm

At (perfect lovers), 2823 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704.
Questions: theaterbookclubtriangle@gmail.com

The reading, co-hosted by The School for Living Futures, will be followed by a casual discussion among attendees and performers about themes, questions, and points of interest that surfaced during the performance

Tickets to this event are free, but require reservations in advance. Donations are happily accepted onsite via cash, Venmo, or PayPal.

*We encourage audience members to purchase a coffee from our host, before or after the reading.*

Tickets are limited to 30 seats per evening.

Program: The Children

The School for Living Futures: The School for Living Futures is an interdisciplinary, experimental school in Durham, NC dedicated to creating new knowledge and possibility for our climate-changed future.

About The Children: Two retired nuclear scientists reside in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

“…a richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work…Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.” —The Independent (UK).

"THE CHILDREN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York."

OUR FIRST READING: JANUARY 2024

Offering our first reading Friday, January 26 & Saturday, January 27 at 7:00pm
At Night School Bar, 719 N. Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701.

A reading of The Moors by Jen Silverman

The reading, which reunites the 2018 Manbites Dog production cast of The Moors, will be followed by a casual discussion among attendees and performers about themes, questions, and points of interest that surfaced during the performance.

TBC Program: The Moors

Patrons must be 21+.

Tickets to this event are free but require registration in advance.
Donations are happily accepted onsite via cash, Venmo, or PayPal

*We encourage audience members to purchase a fortifying beverage from our host, NightSchool Bar, before or after the reading.*

Tickets are limited to 25 seats per evening.

The Moors” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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