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Stage Left Theatre hosts online play readings of new, though-provoking plays once a month allowing actors, directors, and playwrights to advance their artistic visions while interacting with the perceptions of engaged audience members like you!

The readings take place over Zoom and will feature discussions on the play following the reading with the playwright (when available). 

Audiences will receive a link to join the reading after purchase of a pay-what-you-can ticket ($5 minimum.)

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 7:00pm CST

via Zoom



Written by Sarah Bowden

Directed by Rachel Van

Sarah Bowden is a hard of hearing playwright and teaching artist, whose plays have been produced in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Stockholm. Her work has been developed and presented by the Greenhouse Theatre Center, MPAACT, The Arc Theatre, the Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, the Nylon Fusion Theatre, Monkeyman Productions, Southern Illinois University, and Ohio University. Her solo show Helen Keller and Me was produced as part of Chicago’s 2020 Rhinofest and the 2018 Chicago Theatre Marathon. Her full-length Lively Stones was produced as part of 20% Theatre Chicago's ReFocus 20/20 season. Her full-length The Magnificent Masked Hearing Aid has been listed as a semi-finalist in several theatre festivals, including the Capital Repertory Next Act! New Play Summit, the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s nuVoices Festival, the Activate Midwest New Play Festival and the Elgin Cultural Commission Page to Stage Program. The script received Honorable Mention in the American Blues Theater Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Her full-length Tin Noses was a finalist in the Route 66 Theatre Test Drive Workshop, a semi-finalist for the Stage Left Theatre Playwright Residency, and was featured in the 2017 Chicago Theatre Marathon. Sarah has won the White-Howells English Prize for Drama and the Margaret W. Baker Prize for Fiction

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