PLAY-Reading Series

After our successful Reading Series kickoff in June, we're thrilled to announce the continuation of the series!

Once a month, we'll bring a script we're interested in hearing aloud, along with actors to read it. (We may also bring snacks.)

You bring yourself, and your ears.

(You can also bring a friend, if you have friends who like listening to plays.)

It will be free.

We also think it will be fun.

Current Play

Sunday, July 29, 7pm
good friday
by Kristiana Rae Colón
The ricochet of bullets breaks the hush of academia’s ivory halls and four students and a teacher are trapped in a classroom. Attempts to remain calm are shattered by each new wave of terror and tension coils to the point of asphyxia. good friday tackles millennnial feminism and the intersection of gun violence and sexual violence.


All readings will take place at Ubuntu's new black box space: 2020 4th Street in Berkeley.


Previous Readings

Monday, June 4, 7pm
The Wind and the Breeze
by Nathan Alan Davis
"The Wind and the Breeze" explores the politics of place, the unspoken expectations of friendship and what happens when we choose to stand our ground on shifting sands.

Monday, June 11, 7pm
by Leigh Fondakowski
"Spill" is based on over 200 hours of interviews collected in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill on April 20, 2010. This piece goes beyond the headlines to tell vivid personal stories from all sides of the country’s greatest environmental disaster.

Monday, June 18, 7pm
Tiny Fires
by Aimee Suzara
Best friends Sugarpie and Trixie are young women live as scavengers at the edge of a landfill in the Philippines. Sugarpie dreams of escape, while Trixie hopes to remain in the place they call home.

Featuring Lauren Garcia (Sugarpie), Julie Kuwabara (Trixie), Lorenz Angelo Gonzales (Joe Garcia), Ogie Zulueta (Dagart), Nikki Meñez (Director), Dawn Kelley (stage directions).

Monday, June 25, 7pm
Against the Hillside
by Sylvia Khoury
In this newly interconnected world, the aftershocks of each explosion spread far and wide, splintering families, stealing loved ones, and providing more questions than answers. In these wars fought at a distance, who suffers more: the observer or the observed?

Featuring Mohamad Shehata (Sayid), Dorian Lockett (Farid), Lisa Ramirez (Rheem), Abdulrahim Harara (Ahmed), Kevin Rebultan (Moussa), Max Forman-Mullin (Matt), Carla Gallardo (Erin), Dominick Palamenti  (Jared), Evan Feist (Anthony), Johnny Mercer (Stage Directions).