The Play Reading Co-op, founded by Rachel F. Hirsch and Sarah Lauren Marcus is currently seeking submissions of full length plays and musicals from New England writers for a monthly, ongoing reading series in the Upstairs Studio in Northampton, MA. The mission of the co-op is simply for local theater makers to have a chance to get in a room together to work on high quality material for our own learning, enjoyment, and camaraderie. It's also a great way to learn about new works and writers. The reading is intended to be informal and without an audience other than other co-op “members” and potentially a friend or colleague(s) of the writer. If the writer is looking for a discussion or feedback afterward, we are happy to make space for that as well.


We are ideally looking for contemporary pieces with at least 2 female identifying roles. It is also important that the script works well in a reading setting. It must still be engaging and makes sense to listeners when read without costumes or sets. Have a piece you'd like to contribute? Get in touch.

Interested in getting involved as a reader? We'd love to chat with you too! Send us an e-mail or fill out this Intake Form.

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