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NewSCRipts Reading Series

The NewSCRipts play-reading series—part of The [email protected]—has provided a forum for talented writers for more than 35 years. NewSCRipts gives patrons the opportunity to be a part of SCR's play-development process during three Monday evening readings. NewSCRipts readings are free and open to the public.

Past NewSCRipts readings include Donald Margulies' Collected Stories, Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain and Amy Freed's Freedomland—all of which went on to New York productions and were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize—as well as Wit, which won the Pulitzer for author Margaret Edson. Other notable NewSCRipts readings from recent seasons include Nomad Motel by Carla Ching, A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath and Office Hour by Julia Cho.

2022-23 NewSCRipts dates:

  • FANTASMA
    by Benjamin Benne
    Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
    It’s Christmas Eve in Southern California and Rosa’s family gathers in her newly-renovated kitchen to make chuchitos. She has been preparing the traditional Guatemalan food her whole life. Her grandchildren are eager to learn the recipe and document each measurement. But Rosa’s daughters know their mother’s cooking has more to do with intuition than metrics—and that recording and remembering are entirely different things.  This imaginative, bittersweet journey spans two decades as it explores what we keep, what we lose and the cost of letting go.

  • NEWSCRIPTS #2
    Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
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  • NEWSCRIPTS #3
    Monday, March 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
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See the list of plays included in SCR's NewSCRipts series since its 1985 inception.


Photo: Actors prepare for the NewSCRipts reading Going to a Place where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter. Photo by Ben Horak.

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