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EastBay PlayReaders Pages


WHO WE ARE:
This is a fantastic group of very diverse people from all backgrounds and races who love plays and want to read outloud in a group. We cover all types of plays from the classics to very contemporary. And work on including plays from different cultures or plays that illuminate the different cultures we live with in this amazing Bay Area. A feature of our readings is the discussions afterwards about how we interpret the plays and their impact.


COMMITMENT: People who read our plays together commit to the following: acquiring and bringing to the play read the specific script which we prepare in advance; studying the play in advance, and their pre-determined role; and making a serious effort to attend on time.

Most readings are held at a private home, but we have used 3 different venues so far, and changing venues can add to the experience.

MEMBERSHIP: We require that you post a picture of yourself and fill out our profile questions so that we can get to know you!!

HOW WE OPERATE: Successful playreads involve a lot of preparation and planning before the event. We post the name of the play, then cast it usually two weeks before the readings. If you choose to read the plays when posted, you'll have time to notify us before casting to let us know if there is a particular role that appeals to you.

THIS IS NOT A DROPIN EVENT GROUP. YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. If you aren't serious about coming to a reading, please do NOT sign up and therefore block someone else who really wants to read. Readers who don't show up and don't call in advance or afterwards with an explanation are removed from the membership.

Refreshments: We have drinks and other snacks in a pot-luck atmosphere, and for longer plays such as our Shakespeare reads, we have dinner fare with everyone's help.
PLAYS WE HAVE DONE:
THE PERSIANS by Aeschylus - a Greek Tragedy Reading
11-Jul-10
THE AUTUMN GARDEN by Lillian Hellman
22-Aug-10
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring
31-Oct-10
NEW YEARS DAY CELEBRATION - MAN FOR ALL SEASONS by Robert Bolt - Drama
1-Jan-11
AMADEUS - Peter Shaffer - Music Drama
13-Mar-11
TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress + PLAYERS CHOICE - This is a Two Part Event
12-Jun-11
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare - A History Drama
10-Jul-11
7-Aug-11
Readers Coaching and THE SEAGULL - Chekhov - PREPARATION REQUIRED
3-Sep-11
THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, a Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn (Part 2 - LIVING TOGETHER
2-Oct-11
STICKS AND BONES, by David Rabe - A Serious Drama
13-Nov-11
Seasonal Play for December - THE LION IN WINTER, James Goldman - DINNER PARTY
1-Jan-12
PLAZA SUITE - CASTING BELOW - EARLY READING at NOON
29-Jan-12
Open Playreading: "12 Angry Men" - A trial drama is now cast below
26-Feb-12
NOON Reading - CHING CHONG - SEE CASTING - a Comedy/Satire
11-Mar-12
Attend the Drop-In Improv class at the Pan Theater
1-Apr-12
THE TEMPEST - William Shakespeare - STARTING AT 2:00 - 7:00 - POTLUCK DINNER.
24-Jun-12
SECOND READING - OEDIPUS EL REY, CASTING BELOW - rehearsal at 2:00
22-Jul-12
Special Event - MY FAIR LADY -in San Francisco, Wednesday night, July 25
5-Aug-12
THE BEST MAN by Gore Vidal AND 10-Minute Play for Women - Sept 9
16-Sep-12
EURYDICE - by Sarah Ruhl - CASTING BELOW
21-Oct-12
PEER-COACHED READINGS of 5 Short Plays
11-Nov-12
THE ODD COUPLE -CASTING BELOW - Rehearse at 2:00, Read at 3:00
25-Nov-12
Dec 2 Full Spectrum Improvisation Performance in Berkeley
8-Dec-12
CHRISTMAS PARTY - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - and Pot Luck Dinner at Home Of Truth
1-Jan-13
WIREHEAD: FIRST READING - Jan 13 - Casting Below
27-Jan-13
6 Little Plays - Lets Do It Again - Directors, mention in your RSVP
10-Mar-13
LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon - A Dramatic Comedy--First Reading
28-Apr-13
MAN FROM NEBRASKA, by Tracy Letts - a drama
26-May-13
"Good People,CASTING BELOW " a "seriously funny" slice of South Boston life
7-Jul-13
YELLOWFACE, casting list below - july 28
25-Aug-13
FREE IN THE PARK - FORTINBRAS, an Ironic Comedy - Berkeley John Hinckel Park
7-Sep-13
EVERETT BEEKIN - See Casting Below - FIRST READING
22-Sep-13
UNCLE VANYA, A Comedy by Chekhov - CAST LIST BELOW
13-Oct-13
FREE EQUITY ACTORS PLAY READING IN S.F. NOV. 3 AT 8:00PM
10-Nov-13
FLIGHT TO THE WEST - 2nd Reading - By Elmer Rice
8-Dec-13
More Holiday Humor... Lets Meet at PLAYGROUND - 12/16
1-Jan-14
ARCADIA - JANUARY 19 READING - Tom Stoppard
20-Jan-14
ARCADIA - JANUARY 26 READING - Tom Stoppard
31-Jan-14
RADIO GOLF - a Play by August Wilson - Cast List Below
20-Feb-14
RADIO GOLF - INVITATIONAL READING - starts at 3:00 sharp!
8-Mar-14
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - CAST BELOW - Comedy - Neil Simon
30-Mar-14
THE WOMEN, CASTING BELOW - For the Ladies!
27-Apr-14
A DELICATE BALANCE - Cast List Below - a Family Drama
25-May-14
BODY AWARENESS - CASTING BELOW- a play by Annie Baker
29-Jun-14
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - William Shakespeare - Lunch and Dinner POTlUCK
20-Jul-14
FOR SERVICES RENDERED, by Somerset Maugham--CAST LIST BELOW
31-Aug-14
FIELD TRIP PICNIC + PLAY - FREE IN BERKELEY - Penthesilea Queen Of The Amazons
7-Sep-14
FIGARO'S FOLLIES - INVITATIONAL READING and Workshop - already cast- come watch!
28-Sep-14
FOR SERVICES RENDERED - cast list below...:
12-Oct-14
SCARY, SCARY NIGHT... a Halloween Thriller! - CAST BELOW
30-Oct-14
ELECTION TIME SPECIAL - "MUTT" cast list below - a satire
1-Jan-15
IN FROM THE COLD - a comedy/drama by Jonathan Spector
2-Mar-15
GEM OF THE OCEAN - August Wilson - Drama
12-Apr-15
GEM OF THE OCEAN - August Wilson - post emancipation - ALREADY CAST
9-May-15
Arthur Miller's "The American Clock" 1st Reading
7-Jun-15
DIVIDING THE ESTATE, by Horton Foote - CAST LIST BELOW
12-Jul-15
Field Trip - FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM...
2-Aug-15
BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard. CASTING BELOW
18-Sep-15
Shakespeare's - IN THE PARK - GET YOUR COSTUMES - TWELFTH NIGHT
4-Oct-15
Monologues, Soliloquys, Poems, Your Call - Play Readers on Stage
7-Nov-15
MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, by Robert Bolt - CAST LIST BELOW
6-Dec-15
NEW YEARS DAY -AN IDEAL HUSBAND - POTLUCK and CAST BELOW
25-Jan-16
THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson - Pulitzer Prize Winner
27-Mar-16
Hear "Castle Happy" gods compete for $5K prize
16-Apr-16
Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - A Pinteresque Drama - 2ND READING
24-Apr-16
See "Forsooth, My Lovely" Starring our very own EastBay Playreaders!!!
8-May-16
Trouble in Mind, time change and casting below
26-Jun-16
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by NEIL SIMON - CAST BELOW



Please check out our POLICIES on our MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES AND POLICIES Page in the page menu below.

EXPIRATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP: We understand you may wish to sign up to find out more about our Meetup, but after doing do, may wish to pursue other interests.” To save your receiving unwanted email notices, we will remove your name from our membership list without further action on your part—just stop visiting our home page for four consecutive months and this will happen automatically. People who "expire out" are free to sign up again if they are really interested.

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Alameda, CA

Founded May 21, 2010

Organizers:

Susan Dunn, Jeff Dunn
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