NewSCRipts
20​​20-​21 Season
October 25, 2021 - April 25, 2022

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

2020-21 NewSCRipts:

  • ​​​​​​​LOUDER
    ​​by ​Caroline V. McGraw
    directed by Deena Selenow
    October 2​5, 20​21 at 7:30 pm

    It’s the fall of 1999—the eve of Y2K—and the start of another school year at Ursuline Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Cleveland, Ohio. In the convent near campus, the sisters await the return of their students. Sister Ursula awaits the girls with excitement; Sister Mary Magdalene awaits them with ambivalence; Sister Francis Assisi with restraint; and Sister Seraphina with…well, no one quite knows. There’s a new soul in the convent, too: Carly, a postulant who lives with the sisters and works in the school’s front office. But as fissures in the student body and faculty begin to appear—and the 2000th year since Christ’s birth approaches—the five women find their ordinary lives suddenly enveloped by a strange uncertainty. For those who are looking, signs and portents are everywhere. But what they portend no one knows. Louder is a play about looking deeply and the enormity within the seemingly quietest of lives.

  • ​​​​​​​THE HOMBRES
    by Tony Meneses
    directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
    December ​​6, 20​21 at 7:30 pm

    Julián Robles has put his dancing career on hold. New York didn’t work out, so now he’s in Jersey, teaching yoga at an upscale studio that charges $35 per class. For Julián, it’s a decent job, and it offers him a quiet existence—except for the noise from the construction next door. On the scaffolding nearby, macho construction workers Héctor, Pedro and Beto spend their days building a new luxury condo building. But they make time for a little fun, like checking out the women leaving the yoga studio. Recently, Héctor’s noticed something different about these women: They look less worried. Less anxious. Definitely not angry… something he wishes to be. What happens next brings Julián and Héctor together—two men at a turning point with no one else to turn to. The Hombres offers a fresh look at the intimacies (and the intricacies) within male relationships.

    The Hombres was commissioned by Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ.
    Two River Theater will produce the World Premiere in March, 2022.
    John Dias, Artistic Director / Michael Hurst, Managing Director

  • ​​​​​​FUNNIE
    by Jessica Moss
    April 256, 20​2​2 at 7:30 pm