ESPA*Drills Reading Series Lineup Announced: Randy Graff, Daniel Goldstein and More

ESPA*Drills Reading Series Lineup Announced: Randy Graff, Daniel Goldstein and More

Primary Stages ESPA has announced casting for the ESPA*Drills Reading Series this August. ESPA*Drills is an annual new play development program providing professionally staged readings to four ESPA playwrights. The plays are workshopped at Primary Stages under the guidance of the ESPA staff and presented before an audience of industry peers at Off-Broadway’s 59E59 Theaters. ESPA*Drills provides an exclusive opportunity for students to receive professional attention through the resources and support of Primary Stages.

Announcing the writers, directors and casts for the 2012 ESPA*Drills Reading Series at 59E59 Theaters:


by Heidi Armbruster

Directed by Lisa Rothe

Featuring: Kelly AuCoin, Christopher Catalano, Katharine McLeod, Kelley Rae O’Donnell, Cotter Smith, Jennifer R. Terrell

August 16 at 12pm

Allie is a culinary critic hurdling down the rabbit hole of online dating, friends’ baby showers, and epic professional food fights. All of which make her completely qualified to deliver a newborn calf.

by Siobhan Antonioli

Directed by Patricia McGregor

August 16 at 3pm

Featuring Betsy Aidem, Kimberly Belflower, Joaquina Kalukango, CJ Wilson, Sanford Wilson, Rick Younger

In the 1950s, a segregated, suburban swimming pool seems like the last place to find a Klansman’s daughter inviting a young, black girl to her birthday party.

The Horse and Carriage
by Karin Shook

Directed by Daniel Goldstein

August 23 at 12pm
Featuring Chris Henry Coffey, Kyle Minshew, Jennifer Mudge,

“Are you happy?” is a dangerous question for a husband to ask at the dinner table.

Welcome Home

by Stephen Brown

Directed by Casey Childs

August 23 at 3pm

Featuring Randy Graff, Jessica Vera, Dan Vidor

Triple-shot lattes, lightsaber battles, and an arson at Applebee’s are typical events in the life of 21-year-old Tommy. Such distractions are therapeutic when your brother has been missing for over a year.

Free Admission. Space is limited. To RSVP for any of the readings, visit or call Chris at 212-840-9705 x 210.

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