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July 5 - August 16 | The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
2019 Season

WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work!  Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings, including last season’s Lempicka and Seared and this season’s Tell Me I’m Not Crazy and Selling Kabul.  Spend the afternoon up close and personal with a play in development, read by brilliant actors!

All Fridays@3 readings take place at The Clark Auditorium (225 South St), except for the August 2nd reading of Female Troubles, which will take place on the Nikos Stage in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

JULY 5  
To Be Announced!
Check back for updates!

JULY 12 
For Nina

by Robert Emmet Lunney
directed by Dylan Baker

At their country estate in the Berkshires, celebrated actress Nina fights for her relevance, while her husband Brian fights losing his mind.

JULY 19 
The Room Where I Was Held

by David Zax 
directed Danny Sharron

After being held hostage by terrorists abroad, Josh Salazar must reckon with the impact his release has had on the people he loves.

JULY 26 
Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

by Shakina Nayfack 
directed by Laura Savia

At the Chonburi International Hotel in Thailand, a vibrant community of transgender women face the challenges of gender confirmation together, tasting the bonds of an unlikely sisterhood.

Female Troubles

music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Amanda Green
book by Jennifer Crittenden & Gabrielle Allan
original concept by Amanda Green & Curtis Moore
directed by Scott Ellis

Elinor Benton finds herself surprisingly and undeniably knocked up. As she is unmarried and this is 19th century England, she has a very big problem. Facing devastating ruin, Elinor and her girlfriends must journey to find the infamous midwife Madame Restell, who offers cures for women with “female troubles.”

Please note: This reading will take place on the Nikos Stage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.


WTF’s 2019 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner
by Selina Fillinger (WTF’s 2019 Jay Harris Commission recipient)

From a posh dinner party in the 1800s to a brutal dystopian landscape Cinched/Strapped explores resilience, power and gender across history and into the future.

In the Canyon

by Calamity West

In the early 2000s, Hope has an abortion. Decades later, under brutal regime, the repercussions of her choice force her daughter to live life on the knife’s edge.




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