NewSCRipts 18-19
201​​​​8-​19 Season
JULIANNE ARGYROS STAGE
October 22, 2018 - March 11, 2019

NewSCRipts is a play reading series that has provided a forum for talented writers for 30 years. NewSCRipts gives patrons the opportunity to be a part of SCR's play development program at three Monday evening readings.

201​​​8-1​9 NewSCRipts:

  • ​​​​​​LOVE
    by ​​​​Kate Cortesi

    ​March 1​8, 201​9 at 7:30 pm

    Penelope loves Otis. She loved him when she was 22 and he was her boss, giving her a passionate introduction to adulthood. She loved him when she married another man and started a family. And she loves him now, when several of his former employees have teamed up to report him for sexual harassment. But the relationships in question were all consensual and the case is anything but clear-cut. Penelope isn’t sure who’s taking advantage of whom, and now she must take a hard look at the line between empowerment and exploitation, and figure out where she stands.

  • ​​​​​​THE CANADIANS
    by ​​​​Adam Bock

    December 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    23-year-old Gordy was born and raised in Port Alison, Manitoba, and he’s never left. Life is good there: there’s the ice hockey, the jambusters from Tim Hortons and even the finer things—like the secret pottery class he’s taking with his friend Brendan. Gordy’s got a good job, too, working for the town’s mayor. Still, there’s not much escape. But then opportunity knocks, and Gordy gets a chance to go on a cruise. It’d be his first time outside of Manitoba, and Gordy isn’t sure if he should go. But he’s thinking yes. He’s definitely thinking yes. A play about everyday moments, finding your voice—and the small chances that lead to big changes.

  • ​​​​​EUREKA DAY
    by ​​​​Jonathan Spector

    October 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    At Eureka Day School in Berkeley, all decisions are made by consensus, diversity of opinion is valued, and vaccinations are a personal matter. When a mumps outbreak hit the school, it turns out that not everyone in the community has the same definition of social justice. Now the board of directors must confront the central question of our time: how do find consensus when you can’t agree on the facts?


HONORARY PRODUCERS
Elaine J. Weinberg