New Play Reading Series 

Each year, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival receives 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 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. We present these readings throughout the year in locations all over the Pittsburgh region. Join us for a great night of theatre, refreshments and snacks! All performances are pay what you like at the door.


Monday, December 3
at Higher Voice Studio in Carnegie

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