The HB Studio Artistic Council is pleased to announce the plays selected for the 2020 HB Playwrights Reading Series. Selected from an open call for submissions, the following six plays will each receive an evening in the HB Playwrights Theatre for a public reading, June 23-28, 2020. All showings will take place at 7PM:
MISSING WORDS by Matt Heftler
A closeted dyslexic writer and his new no-nonsense editor whose son was recently diagnosed with dyslexia: the story of two polar opposites who need each other.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
WHY WE HAVE BOOK CLUB by Grace Parker
Every month, college friends Mac, Audrey, Lia, and Sarah meet for Book Club to talk about literature (their lives), favorite authors (each other), and to analyze plot and character (to drink). A play about the closeness and danger of intimate female friendships.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
KP by Peter Reich and Lynda Crawford
Over a 15-hour workday in mid-October 1968, a handful of GI’s on Kitchen Police (KP) at a small Army fort wrestle with daily life in the Army, while the escalating Vietnam War is on everyone’s mind.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
YEAR ROUNDERS by Eliza Bent
A poetic, semi-fictional meditation on the demise of a marriage. Part one is about unraveling and part two is about recovery.
Friday, June 26, 2020
THE SOUND OF BIRDS YOU DON’T EXPECT by Adam Kraar
In the early 1970s, a rebellious American teen suspended from boarding school for breaking into a synagogue is sent to stay with her grandmother, an elderly German-Jewish Holocaust refugee.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
STEWART AND LAMB by James Tyler
The year is 1994 and Zack Lawson, a 63-year-old African American military veteran, works at Primary Video, a VHS movie rental store in Las Vegas, NV. When Zack finds out a secret about Ian, his 25-year-old white supervisor, he uses it to his advantage, ultimately bringing both men to painful realizations.
Sunday, June 28, 2020