Join New Rep’s Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt, along with his friends and nationally recognized, award-winning playwrights, for New Rep’s new Script Reading Book Club (SRBC)!
The SRBC is a group that meets monthly for free via Zoom webinar. Attendees will be provided with a link to the scripts and asked to read them beforehand. The SRBC will be facilitated by New Rep dramaturgs, and attendees will be able to ask questions of and speak with each script’s playwright directly.
October 7, 2020
By David Valdes
Dramaturg: Mario Gomez
“ As a lifelong theater lover, New Rep’s Script Reading Book Club has been a unique and rare pleasure. The opportunity to read plays from the page, and then to learn from the actual playwright how ideas, language, and staged interpretations evolve adds a whole new dimension to my understanding of theater art. Background reading and questions posed by a dramaturg and participants at each session always take me beyond my first understanding of a work and allow me to see new levels of meaning and possibility. In this time of physical distancing, it stimulates my imagination and provides meaningful social interaction for participants with a shared passion. Bravo to Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt and the New Rep staff for this brilliant idea and excellent formatting and execution. Encore! “Lisa Breit
“It is a privilege to be able to engage with the playwright directly. The series of script readings and discussions has been a great way to learn about new playwrights and works. I am enjoying this opportunity a lot. I look forward to the time when we can see some of these wonderful plays performed in person. “Judi Burten
“Last night’s event was outstanding. It was so rewarding to hear from Caleen Jennings about her fascinating play, with Dr. Wooden as [the] interviewer. Every minute was highly engaging, and the time flew! I felt an immediate warmth from Michael and truly, so much positive energy from all. There’s a synergy that extends beyond the stage when watching a vibrant production, and for me, that essence was captured in last night’s gathering shared with (albeit virtual) attendees.”Barbara T.