Bare Essentials Play Reading Series

All readings in the Bare Essentials series are free and open to the public. Be sure to stay after for exciting conversation with the director, cast and playwright


Curated by Founding Artistic Director Peter Hardy.
Peter is a national award-winning playwright himself, who’s had over 30 productions of his work done around the country, and was named Creative Loafing’s Critic’s Pick for Best Local Playwright in 2010.

Tuesday, August 7, 7:30pm
Two short plays: FAITH by Lee Osorio and DAD by Ben Harris 

Directed by Brenda Porter
FAITH by Lee Osorio
A lonely woman finds someone she can believe in – and tries to hold onto that, no matter what.
DAD by Ben Harris
You can find a father in the most unlikely places – even in prison.

Tuesday, August 14, 7:30pm
A POSTERIORI by Courtney Earl
Directed by Kati Grace Brown
A group of college students begin to suspect one of their professors may be a sexual predator.
Language and Content Advisory.
Interview with the Playwright

Wednesday, August 22, 7:30pm
Directed by Natalie Fox
What do you do when you’re trying to have a celebration for the birth of the Dark Lord, and someone invites the wrong person? Interview with the Playwright

Festival readings take place at the West End Performing Arts Center. Readings begin at 7:30pm.