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New Play Readings

  • Higher Voice Studio 144 E Main Street Carnegie, PA 15106 (map)

Come on back to Carnegie and join us at Higher Voice Studio for the Return of the PNWF New Play Reading Series!!

As always, this event is pay-what-you-can and wine and snacks will be available.

Ghosts of Normandy
by Lynn-Steven Johanson

Rough Cut
by Amy Tofte

The House at Gideon Falls
by Andrew Bauer

The evening features the acting talents of
John Lawson
Joe Eberle
Nathan Ruggles
Randy Berner
Cindy Swanson
Joel Ambrose
Brad Sprentz
Nancy Batko – Narrator

ACTORS — if you are interested in participating in this reading series, please drop an email to

We are excited to jump back into these fun evenings of play readings after our fantastic 28th Pittsburgh New Works Festival!

Some quick background on this reading series: each year for our Festival, we receive hundreds of new plays that eventually get narrowed down to the 18 that are produced as LabWorks or Main Stage productions after rounds of critique, scoring and board review.

The production companies select these plays from a pool of ~40 finalists. We thought it was only right for those plays that were deemed worthy of production but were just not selected by a company this year to get their chance to be performed by some fantastic local actors. This also gives the playwrights an opportunity to hear their work performed for an audience and gather some feedback.

Plus, there's wine and snacks.

Earlier Event: November 5
New Play Readings
Later Event: March 4
New Play Readings