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NewSCRipts Reading Series

The NewSCRipts play-reading series—part of The Lab@SCR—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.

2023-24 NewSCRipts dates:

  • bogfriends
    by jose sebastian alberdi
    directed by Vanessa Stalling
    Monday, October 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
    Tanner and Archie work at a museum. Finn and Cillian are Americans in Ireland. Osgar and Irial died a long (long) time ago. Six people coupled—and uncoupled—across place, time, and culture by a bog that has been around for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. bogfriends is a play about power-dynamics, love, and preserving dead things…or trying to.  

  • Chinese Republicans
    by Alex Lin
    directed by Chay Yew
    an SCR commission
    Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
    When high-flying finance it-girl Katie Liu loses the promotion of a lifetime to a nepo-baby colleague, she embarks on a treacherous endeavor to make a labor union out of her Republican work aunties. Welcome to the world of Chinese Republicans, where the best bags are Birkin, the best shoes are Prada, and the best president is Reagan.

  • NewSCRipts #3
    Monday, March 11, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.


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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