Laboratorium: A Play Reading Series
laboratorium n (plural laboratoria, diminutive laboratoriumpje n)
Join Rising Sun Performance Company for our Fall Play Reading Series.
An informal and relaxed environment with refreshments and conversation.
Get a sneak peak at plays being considered for future production & development, Meet & Mingle with the artists and participate in a lively Q&A post show.
The Line Up
Tuesday, November 10 at 7PM
by Will Coleman
Directed by Brock Harris Hill
Featuring: Elizabeth Pegg, Julia Torres, Cinda Lawrence, Yair Ben-Dor, Elizabeth Burke, Christopher Sanchez, & David O’Hara
Helvetica Burke: adventurer, writer, and cynic, has spent her life packaging Death neatly between the lines of her beloved children's books, with her trusty stuffed bear Myron by her side. When she encounters Death head-on however, she finds the storybook truths within the realities of her past, present, and future. A play about stories.
Helvetica is the Winner of SETC's 2015 Charles M. Getchell New Play Award
Wednesday November 11th @7PM
by Laura Rohrman
Directed by Eric Parness
Featuring Amanda Prasow, Dante Jayce and Ari Veach
On Halloween night, Erica dressed up as little girl, meets the hot Irish gun-loving, coke snorting, banker Jack, who is obviously her dream ticket to fame, fortune, romance, and yes, a free apartment. But could this really work out? What’s really wrong with Jack? For starters, his fancy apartment is back in Hoboken, a stale place that as much as she tries to leave keeps pulling her back. This high-voltage romantic thriller pushes the dark and taboo and will make you wince more often than is comfortable.
Wednesday December 2nd @7PM
THIS TIME WE'LL MAKE IT WORK
BY C.J Ehrlich
Directed By Mia Anderson
Two mismatched singles on opposite sides of the political spectrum decide to change their bad dating karma with a bold experiment - stay together, no matter what. "Let's date like we're Adam and Eve!" proposes evangelical Winnie. "I would like, at least, to have something to regret," agrees computer nerd Tom. Winnie is a sweet fundamentalist in a strange cult. Tom is so liberal he's almost paralyzed with tolerance. What's not to work? This anti-rom-com asks how people risk connection in our culture of disposable relationships. More than that, it addresses the ever-widening chasms of ideology in the US. Two extremes share a country. Can "we" let "them" do their thing, if nobody gets hurt? Who should compromise? Can this ever work?
Wednesday December 9th @8PM
by Tim Errickson
Directed by Dennis Gleason
Mega tells the story of Kerry, who wins 300 million dollars in the MegaMillions jackpot, and decides she wants to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Darrin by offering him a life of wealth and unlimited choices. Darrin is currently involved with Abby, and they have recently discovered that Abby is pregnant. Kerry must choose how far she will pursue her own happiness at the expense of others, and how much her newfound wealth entitles her to. Complicating these issues is Max, Kerry’s brother-in-law and Darrin’s best friend, who attempts to broker both Kerry’s happiness and Darrin’s relationship, as long as both allow Max to get a piece of the newly won fortune.
All Readings take place at
Alliance of Resident Theatres (ART NY)
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018