July 5 - August 16 | The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
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.
Tell Them I’m Still Young
by Julia Doolittle
directed by Kel Haney
with André Braugher, Michele Pawk
After an accident changes their family forever, Allen and Kay’s marriage becomes both a life raft and a battleground. Grasping onto their careers, their youth, and sometimes other people, can this couple rescue their bond amidst unimaginable grief?
by Robert Emmet Lunney
directed by Dylan Baker
with Mia Barron, Sean Cullen, Kristen Krak, Katrina Lenk, Tom McGowan, Larry Pine
At their country estate in the Berkshires, celebrated actress Nina fights for her relevance, while her husband Brian fights losing his mind.
The Room Where I Was Held
by David Zax
directed Danny Sharron
with Will Hochman, Mimi Lieber, Marjan Neshat, Chip Zien
After being held hostage by terrorists abroad, Josh Salazar must reckon with the impact his release has had on the people he loves.
Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club
by Shakina Nayfack
directed by Laura Savia
with Christian Appel, Ivory Aquino, Kate Bornstein, Beth Dixon, Samy El-Noury, Liz Lark Brown, Dana Levinson, Chevy Martinez, Paul Heesang Miller, Pooya Mohseni, Shakina Nayfack, Ashley Rogers, Christina Ruivivar, Ita Segev, Ianne Fields Stewart
At the Chonburi International Hotel in Thailand, a vibrant community of transgender women face the challenges of gender confirmation together, testing the bonds of an unlikely sisterhood.
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
with Kelli Barrett, Nick Cordero, Amanda Green, Em Grosland, Amber Iman, Devin Kessler, McKenzie Kurtz, Lesli Margherita, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sharone Sayegh, Wayne Wilcox
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)
with Brooke Bloom, Dylan Baker
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
with Alfie Fuller
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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Tom Fontana in memory of Sagan Lewis
Lisa V. Kautz
Barbara & Don Mclucas
Steve & Andrea Ryan
Olivia Howard Sabine
Courtney Smith & Graham Duncan
David & Margaret Stewart
& One Anonymous Donor
Grand HorizonsGrand Horizons
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Leigh Silverman
With Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Priscilla Lopez, Maulik Pancholy, Ashley Park, Thomas Sadoski, Jamey Sheridan, JoBeth Williams
July 17 - July 28 | Main Stage
By Henrik Ibsen
Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh
Directed by Carey Perloff
With Catherine Combs, David Coulter, Tom Pecinka, Thom Sesma, Uma Thurman, Bernard White
July 31 - August 18 | Main Stage
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