We schedule frequent play readings to help the play selection committee hear a script come to life, but even more importantly, to allow people who may not have the time or the courage to take on a role in our staged productions to have a chance to exercise their voice as an actor. Reading the script in this informal supportive setting provides “safe” opportunities for actors to practice “cold” readings of unfamiliar material. At the end of the reading, we solicit opinions from both readers and listeners about the suitability of the show for the M&M stage.
Next scheduled play reading:
When: Tuesday March 21 2017 6:30pm
Where: Community Room at the Tualatin Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin OR
What: "The Receptionist" by Adam Bock
Just another day at the office, or is it … ?
At the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague's romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. As the true nature of the company's business becomes apparent, The Receptionist raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil.
Beverly Watkins - the receptionist age 40-60
Mr. Raymond - the boss age 40-60
Lorraine Taylor - the coworker - age 20-40
Mr. Dart - the visitor - age 20-40
Contact Kathryn using the information below to register your interest in reading one of the roles. Assigning roles in advance saves us precious time at the reading. If you would like to read a role or have questions, please email Play Selection Committee Chair Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.644.5304.
If you do not wish to read, we still need you. You are welcome to watch and listen and take part in a short discussion after the reading.