Program of Readings
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Walking Shadow Readers Theatre presents livestreamed readings on the last Friday* of every month at 8:15pm EST throughout our season. Tickets are required to attend a livestreamed reading and receive one week of exclusive access to that month’s reading before it is presented to the public.
As additional readings are confirmed, their information will be added below. Click here to purchase tickets to any of our upcoming readings.
*In the event the last Friday of the month is a national holiday, our readings will occur a week earlier. Specific dates will be posted on our homepage.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
RESURRECTION by Jordan Elizabeth Henry
Riley, who is living with PTSD, navigates the loss of her grandfather/father-figure, Dougie, while her older sister, Shae, imagines a new life for herself outside of her marriage. Dougie left a surprise for them in his will: a huge sum of money that they can only access if Riley chooses to live in his house for at least a year. Shae is desperate for the money, but Riley has serious reservations — all of which can be explained by a mysterious envelope that Riley urges Shae to open. But Shae is reluctant to be pulled into another of Riley’s “dramatic stunts.” As they clear out their childhood home, the sisters try to navigate each other’s needs and how to mend their fractured relationship.
OCTOBER 29, 2021
MODERN BLOOD by Ryan Stevens
A re-imagining of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla. Laura Potter is a college drop-out, living on her father Clint’s farm, unsure about the future, and struggling with her depression and dissociative episodes. When Laura and Clint go to a local bar and meet the mysterious new bartender Carmilla, Laura makes a deep connection with her. As Laura and Carmilla’s relationship develops, Laura discovers Cami has killed a man, and later discovers Cami is in fact a centuries-old vampire, who has had to kill men who harass her to stay alive.
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
SAPO’S WAR by William Costanza
Sapo’s War follows the life of Army Special Operations medic Vincent “Vinny” Sapo as he tries to rebuild the relationship with his teenage son while fighting off the demons of war accumulated during his 20-year career. Devotion to duty. Devotion to family. Where is the balance? What price does a “professional warrior” pay in service to his country? Is it worth it? For the individual? For society? Is a normal family life more of a dream than a reality for this special breed of warrior? These are some of the questions that form the backdrop in a story that is still in its bare essence a story about a father trying to reconnect with his son.
DECEMBER 17, 2021
SERVICE INDUSTRY by Ezra Brain & J. Andrew Norris
How do you know when to quit? “Service Industry” follows Lily, an aspiring stand up comedian, as she starts a new job at a sports bar in NYC. She must balance her personal, artistic, and professional life as she navigates the endlessly complicated world of the service industry and ponders what to make of her career.
JANUARY 18, 2022
FEBRUARY 25, 2022
MARCH 25, 2022
APRIL 29, 2022
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