Our Reading Series

At Break A Leg Productions, we’re committed to helping playwrights ‘get a leg up’, so to speak, by literally putting new plays on their feet, often for the very first time as part of a number of reading series.  But these aren’t just any old readings.  These are fully staged readings, often with costumes and props, giving playwrights and audiences the opportunity to see new works as they might be presented in full production. Break A Leg follows every performance with a talkback involving playwrights and other invited guests.

If you’d like to submit a play for consideration, read our guidlines HERE.


 

The Art Of Science

On the surface, science and art may seem like polar opposites, but not at Break A Leg Productions, where audiences have been enthralled by the dramatic presentation of both the complex concepts and real life human stories behind some of the world’s greatest discoveries.

For more on BAL’s The Art Of Science performances, click HERE.


Historically Speaking

Talk about a reality show!  Break A Leg’s Historically Speaking series travels to the past, with the dramatic stories of events and figures that have shaped our world.

For more on BAL’s Historically Speaking performances, click HERE.


One Act Slam

Break A Leg is home to the One Act Slam, which showcases unpublished short plays as part of an annual competition in which the audience gets to choose their favorite.

For more on the One Act Slam, click HERE.


 Delicious Comedy

We could all use a laugh, that’s for sure.  Join Break A Leg as we take a look at the lighter side of life in our Delicious Comedy Reading Series.

For more on BAL’s Delicious Comedy performances, click HERE.

 


Unexplored Territory

Unexplored Territory readings feature unpublished dramas in a variety of subject matters.  The sky’s the limit on the fabulous new works presented in this category!

For on BAL’s Unexplored Territory performances, click HERE.


In The Works

Break A Leg is pleased to work directly with playwrights in developing new works. This can involve round table readings during which the playwright hears his or her material out loud, performed by BAL actors, followed by feedback and discussion.  This process often continues until the play is ready to be put on its feet  for a fully staged reading before an audience.  Plays in development are also considered for possible full production.

 For more on BAL’s In The Works program, click HERE.


Revivals Revisited

We love doing tried and true published plays too!  2019 marks our 24th season, and we’re celebrating with a brand new reading series waiting in the wings: “Revivals Revisited”, featuring great plays that deserve a comeback!