A virtual stage for playwrights to hear their in-development works read aloud and receive interdisciplinary feedback
A Virtual Stage
Our mission is to provide a virtual platform for playwrights to hear their in-development works read aloud to refine their works through performance and constructive feedback. 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 varied fields such as mental health, technology, and theology.
Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
March 31, 2023
Tracy has one dream: Make it big playing country music. She is all set for an important audition at Spittles, her local country and western bar in southern Maine. Unfortunately, the venue has been remade into a heavy metal bar overnight. Now Tracy has a potential disaster on her hands as her brand of acoustic string music will not go over well with an audience expecting head-banging metal. The venue’s manager Lloyd, her musical partner Marv, and her former partner Bella are little help with making the show go smoothly. Tracy must look beyond her own ego to mend the situation and bring everyone together for a show that will (hopefully) not be a total catastrophe.
Maximillian Gill received his master’s in creative writing in California. He is currently based in New York. His work has been staged by a number of companies and festivals including the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in Liverpool, the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles, the Source Festival in Washington, DC, the Collective 10 in New York City, Theatre West in Los Angeles, the New York Fringe Festival, and the New York City Children’s Theater. He is a proud member of the New Ambassadors Theatre Company in New York City. Much of his work can be read on New Play Exchange.
Interstate & International Connections
Our virtual stage allows Walking Shadow Readers Theatre to engage with playwrights and actors across the globe! Time zones may be tricky scheduling hurdles, but the show goes on with a nice cup of tea or coffee.
We’re happy to have worked with artists representing:
New York City
Frequently Asked Questions
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Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is funded in part by a generous contribution from the
Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County
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