The Play's The Thing 2020

The Play's The Thing - Festival of New Plays

January 24-26, 2020 | A2CT Studio

The Play’s the Thing is back! This popular play reading festival is a unique collaboration between playwrights and audience members. Playwrights hear their works read and the audience gives feedback to facilitate new play development. Each performance features plays of varying lengths, and every playwright will be on hand to join in the post-show discussion with the audience, actors, and directors.

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Friday, January 24th, 8pm, Directed by Cydney Marie

Her name was A’laika, Shawntai Brown

Letter to the Editor, 1971, Brian Cox

Death / Play, Hank Greenspan

Done is Done, Hank Greenspan

Small Talk, Jill Halpern

It Goes Without Saying, Maureen Paraventi

Wasteland, Kate Umstatter

Saturday, January 25th, 8pm, Directed by Maegan Murphy

The Trial of Mira Vance, Annika Andersson

Sunday, January 26th, 2pm,Directed by Sallie Love

Breaking Up, Shawntai Brown

What's That Entree, Gary Sironen

Leaving, Josephine Rood

Here, Again, Kate Umstatter

FRIDAY Ensemble Cast*

Larry Rusinsky, Robby Griswold, Ellen Finch, Giuseppe LoDuca, Jean Miller, Joe Gaskill, Veronical Long, Katie Parzych, Bob Skon, Maegan Murphy


Mira: Katie Parzych

Judge/Soldier: Veronica Long

Father Michael/Court Reporter: Bob Skon

Ashley/Defender: Ellen Blanchard

Nurse/Prosecutor: Megan Shiplett

Mom: Kathleen Beardmore

Dad/Congregant: Robby Griswold

Diana: Caroline Perry

Ross: Joe Gaskill

Rebel/Organist: Bennett Black

SUNDAY Ensemble Cast*

Veronica Long, Bennett Black, Megan Shiplett, Giuseppe LoDuca, Guy Copland, Kathleen Beardmore, Ellen Finch, Jean Miller, Caroline Perry