In the fall of 2000, after 4 years of script analysis on more than 100 plays, the
StoryLine Project launched a five-part reading series of full-length and one-act
plays. The talent of the actors and directors involved who brought the plays to
life contributed tremendously to their impact. The series, presented on
consecutive Sundays, was well attended by theatre professionals and the general
public. The members of the StoryLine Project were pleased by the enthusiastic
response and thoughtful feedback from the audience.
feedback provided confirmation that the StoryLine Project's process of careful
and extensive script analysis was successful in identifying a number of quality
plays. The next step for the StoryLine Project is working towards full
productions of the most promising of these plays.
The Storyline Project
continues to search for and evaluate other worthy scripts. Annual reading series
will establish this component as an integral part of SLP's process.
The reading series took place in October and November 2000.
Read responses to the five plays of this first StoryLine Project Reading Series.
Reading series announcement:
The StoryLine Project is proud to have presented
its first public reading series. Five plays were selected over the
past year and were presented over a series of evenings during October and November 2000
in New York City. Each Sunday evening a new play was read. The plays were open to the public
and were presented free of charge. Presented in the series were an eclectic
selection of plays representing new and established playwrights:
The readings were rehearsed,
sit-down readings and open to the public; the actors and directors
involved were professional. Each play had a single reading at the Directors
Company Studio in midtown Manhattan. Please see
Reading Series Schedule.
Crazy Money, by Alexander Ostrovsky, translated by Stephen Mulrine
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit,by Rubén Sierra
Windows,by Susan Bigelow-Marsh
Chemo-Therapy,by Anita Donovan
Old Dog, by Joshua James
Dearest Cousin,by Enid Rudd
This reading series launched The StoryLine
Project. Our goal from the readings was to consider optioning
one or more of the plays for a future New York production and begin developing