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2021-2022 Season

New this season, WSRT is introducing a donation-based ticketing system for our monthly live-streamed readings. Ticket holders will have one week of exclusive access to our live-streamed readings at the end of each month before the video is released to the general public! Suggested donations begin at $5 per person, but any amount is appreciated.

Those unable to make donations may receive complimentary tickets by contacting us via the directions on our Ticketing page.


An Imperfect Storm

By John Scavone

Cliff Hale is preparing to leave the hospital, waiting for his wife, Joan, to come pick him up. Only Cliff doesn’t quite remember why he’s in the hospital, how he got there, or how long he’s been there. Dr. Reyes must guide him along a torturous path through changing memories, his fears and prejudices, to the horrifying truth of what really happened one dark and stormy night.
Content Warning: Adult language

John Scavone was born in New York, grew up in New Jersey and came of age in Chicago’s Off-Loop theaters. Following a thirty year career as a stage manager, technical director, prop master and carpenter, he is now living and writing in Wisconsin. John is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Find more of John’s work on The New Play Exchange

To watch readings from earlier this season, or readings from previous seasons, check out our Readings page or YouTube channel.


About WSRT

Walking Shadow’s mission is to provide a virtual platform for playwrights to hear their in-development works read aloud. Playwrights receive interdisciplinary feedback from our company members to develop their work. We provide feedback from a panel of professionals in fields including writing, editing, playwriting, education, acting, directing, and technical theatre. We also have experts bringing perspectives from fields such as mental health, technology, and theology. We help new and experienced playwrights refine their works through performance and constructive feedback.

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre was originally launched in 2005 as Walking Shadow Theatre Company. It was founded by alumni of South Lakes High School in Reston, VA, who reunited to produce theatre in Washington, DC. The company transformed into a virtual readers theatre in June, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the changing world of American theatre.

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