Talk Back Theatre currently produces two staged readings per season, one in the fall and one in the spring. We select plays for reading through an open call for submissions twice a year. The next call for submissions is now open and seeks plays addressing issues of public safety, including gun violence, responsible policing, and addiction.
These readings are intended to be the artistic centerpiece of a community conversation around important, pertinent issues. Once a play is selected, TBT brings together community leaders and topic experts to support a community conversation around the play and the questions it raises. Each reading features a talkback panel after the performance to help spark the discussion with audience members. In addition to the talkback, there may be other related events and partnerships with community organizations, dependent on the chosen play.
Our staged readings are free (or priced low, depending on the venue) and open to the public, with the option to make a donation of any amount following the performance. All post-show contributions will be shared with a relevant nonprofit of the playwright's choosing.
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