IN LOCKDOWN
WEEKLY PLAY READING SERIES 

April -July 2020

As theatre practitioners during lockdown, most of us found ourselves out of jobs, isolated, and with a lot more time on our hands. This Weekly Play reading series sought to bring the theatre community together, virtually, during time of loneliness and separation, amidst the hardships and volatile world outside our doors. 


Calling on actors, directors, playwrights, designers, professionals, educators, and students from across the nation (Union & Non-Union), Cats Cradle curated 2 - 3 readings a week. Most of the play selections were focused on social awareness and each reading included a vigorous post-read conversation. 


This project was intended to energize theatre practitioners, introduce artists to text with diverse perspectives and narrative, and build and renew relationships across a hurting world. 

LIST OF PLAYS

** denotes new play/workshop

HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF   -  Liliana Padilla

BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF COVID   -  Sharece M. Sellem
 

PROWESS   -  Ike Holter

RED   -  John Logan

SLAVE PLAY   -  Jeremy O. Harris

SHE KILLS MONSTERS, VIRTUAL REALMS  -  Qui Nguyen

** DON'T BE TOO SURPRISED  -  Geun-Hyung Park, translated by Kee-Yoon Nahm

EQUIVOCATION  -  Bill Cain

WITCH  -  Jen Silverman

FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS   -  Meg Miroshnik

DANCE NATION   -  Clare Barron

ROUSTABOUT: THE GREAT CIRCUS TRAIN WRECK!   -  Jay Torrence

GLORIA  -  Brandon Jacobs Jenkins
WOMEN'S MINYAN   -   Naomi Ragen

THE NETHER   -  Jennifer Haley

WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD   -  Sheila Callaghan
NO EXIT  -  Jean Paul Sartre

BRIGHT IDEAS  -  Eric Coble

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT  -  Stephen Adly Guirgis

CHOIR BOY   -  Tarell Alvin McCraney

ROE   -  Lisa Loomer

** OF MAN   -  Joe Bianco & The Opposition Collective

GRAVEYARD SHIFT  -  Korde Arrington Tuttle

** 72 HOURS IN LENINGRAD   -  Alison Sullivan

FAIRVIEW   -  Jacki Sibblies Drury

ARCADIA   -  Tom Stoppard

NEVERWHERE   -  Neil Gaiman

** DON'T LAUGH, IT'S FUNNY   -  Nate Foster

HANGMAN   -  Martin McDonagh

PENELOPIAD   -  Margaret Atwood

** IF I WERE YOU, AND OTHER ELVIS PRESLEY SONGS   -  Leah Roth Barsanti

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY   -  Larissa FastHorse

ROCK 'N' ROLL   -  Tom Stoppard

(in partnership with Coalescence Theatre)