Staged Reading Series

Our professional staged reading series highlights contemporary classics and are performed by Chicago artists of various ethnicities, physical abilities and gender identities. Programming is always affordable and in venues that are handicap accessible. We aim to get everyone in the same room.  

It is important for casting people, directors and audiences to see talented artists who are not only underused in those roles but are rarely onstage together. In our staged reading series, we partner with a Chicago theater company, discuss what shows they might be considering for future seasons then help them cast a reading to be performed for the public.  These events are followed by a discussion moderated by an artist affiliated with The Chicago Inclusion Project.

Our staged reading programming will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  Inquiries via email are welcomed.

Past staged readings include:

The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan, directed by Chay Yew

at Victory Gardens, June 2015

The Collective

Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw directed by Michael Halberstam

at Writers Theatre, July 2016

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) 

by Sarah Ruhl directed by Mechelle Moe

at Timeline Theatre, August 2016

Salon Reading Series

Our Salon Reading Series gathers actors of various ethnicities, physical abilities and gender identities to informally read a script of interest.  

These events are always free and open to the public and are followed by a discussion moderated by a member of The Chicago Inclusion Project.

Next Up

This month we will present an informal reading and discussion of THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams in collaboration with The Hyde Park Art Center and their current exhibits of "Black and Brown are Beautiful" and "Intersectional Touch."

September 23, 2019

Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60615

5pm - Exploration of exhibits and snacks

6pm - Reading and discussion

Our reading will feature Terri Lynne Hudson as Laura, Abbas Salem as Tom, Tamara Rozofsky as Amanda, Lars Ebsworth as Jim and reading stage directions, Haley Bolithon.

Admission to the reading and exhibits are free and will be followed by a discussion moderated by a member of The Chicago Inclusion Project.

Capacity is limited so please RSVP here: 

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