The Phoenix Theatre Festival of New American Theatre is proud to offer the following free events throughout the festival:

The Science is the Thing:
The Burlesque Astronomy Play
A Dramaturgical Experiment

Saturday, March 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Judith Hardes Theatre
Watch as we try out the science experiments featured in The Burlesque Astronomy Play and help the playwright find out if and how they will work in the context of the play.

Sit-Down Readings

These are readings of full plays in earlier stages of development. Actors and the director are given very limited rehearsal time and is often the first time the playwright has heard their play out loud.

The Virgin and The Gypsy by Tuscon playwright, Germaine Shames
Saturday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Judith Hardes Theatre
Adapted from The Virgin and The Gypsy, by D. H. Lawrence
In the wake of war, Yvette Saywell finds herself trapped in a claustrophobic household, oppressed by her grandmother and conventional clergyman father. Meeting a gypsy awakens unfamiliar emotions in her, making her challenge the family’s fiercely held morality. 

Shades of Gray by Phoenix playwright, Larissa Brewington
Saturday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Judith Hardes Theatre

In this funny, poignant family drama, three sisters attempt to reconnect years after the death of their parents, hoping the darkness of their childhood isn't the only thing that binds them.