Welcome to the Play Reads Development Program, an exciting initiative hosted by Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc.
Join us for an exclusive glimpse into the making of “Best” as part of our developmental table reading series.
The Play Reads Initiative Program is a groundbreaking venture dedicated to nurturing emerging and mid-career playwrights, empowering them to craft compelling Australian narratives. Spearheaded by esteemed writer, architect, and photographer Pasquale Palmieri, our mission is to provide a platform for local artists to develop their original scripts. Through our monthly reading series, we aim to offer writers the opportunity to hear their creations come to life, while fostering a vibrant community of actors and artists.
“Best” follows the journey of Sally, a rebellious daughter navigating the complexities of a dysfunctional family. Three decades later, she finds herself married to the dry-witted Martin, yet still entangled in an affair with Brendan. Tensions escalate when her cantankerous mother moves in. Amidst this turmoil, the opening of Blackbirds Euthanasia Shop presents a compelling yet unexpected option, leading to dramatic shifts in their lives.
Join us as we embark on this captivating theatrical odyssey. Your feedback and insights are invaluable as we shape the future of Australian storytelling.
Our goal is to bring forth new and vibrant Australian theatrical works to the stage, fostering creativity and showcasing the rich talent within our community. Here’s a glimpse into the three dynamic stages of our program:
Are you a local playwright with a captivating work that deserves a spotlight?
We invite you to connect with us and submit your play for consideration in Stage 1.
Be a part of the journey as your creation comes to life in the hands of talented readers and unfolds its potential.
If you are a writer and would like to submit your work we are now open for submissions: Click Here
Become part of our audience and witness the evolution of these plays. Your presence and feedback contribute to the shaping of these works as they move towards the next stage of development.
Whether you're a playwright, actor, theatre enthusiast, or someone looking to discover new and compelling stories, we invite you to get involved.
Connect with us, attend our events, and be part of the vibrant theatre community we're building together.
Click Here for the Casting Brief for the reading/development of a new play called Best by Ron Jontof-Hutter.
Submit your play for Stage 1 consideration
Join us for upcoming events and experience the magic of live readings.
Interested in contributing your skills? We welcome volunteers to join our dedicated team.
Let’s embark on this creative journey together, where every play has a chance to shine, and the community is at the heart of our theatrical exploration. Welcome to the Play Reads Development Program!
Our thanks to Ange Arabatzis, Tobias Sherson, Jennifer Sarah Dean, Gavin Roach, Peter Kalos and Pasquale Palmieri… without whom we would not have this program – Legends!