ReadFest Houston 2017 Showcases Six Diverse Houston Theater Companies In Three Days
ReadFest Houston celebrates the dynamic play development process by offering free staged or concert readings of new plays or plays new to Houston. During the ReadFest, Houston audiences will be treated to the unique voices of six Houston theaters, all performing at the midtown destination, the MATCH.
The ReadFest will open on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a show by Landing Theatre Company. The schedule continues on November 3 at 7:00 p.m. with shows by Ensemble Theatre, and at 9:30p with Luciole International Theatre Co. On Saturday, November 4, Mildred's Umbrella Theater starts off the event at 1:00 p.m., followed at 4 p.m. by Wordsmyth Theater and finally at 8 p.m. the final begins with by Next Iteration Theater Company. Audiences will be able to join NITC, as well as the other participating theater companies for socialization in the MATCH box 3lobby between shows, and at various Midtown bars for after-parties.
Play readings have always been an integral part of developing new work for the stage and for introducing theater audiences to cutting edge work. Play readings performed by actors allow playwrights a low-cost opportunity to hear their words through actors' voices while allowing actors and audiences a chance, as vital participants to the playwright's process, to experience works often still in progress. The ReadFest aims to bring this experience to both seasoned theatergoers in Houston, as well as engage new audiences who may not be familiar with the breadth and strength of Houston's theater offerings. We are excited to be offering the ReadFest at a time when many Houstonians, post Harvey, need an inexpensive time out-Join us for ReadFest Houston 2017. To assure a seat, tickets can be reserved in advance.
Ticketing information and show times can be found on the ReadFest website: http://ReadFestHouston.org
ABOUT NEXT ITERATION THEATER COMPANY
ABOUT NEXT ITERATION THEATER COMPANY (http://NextIterationTheater.com): Founded in 2014 by Artistic Director, Dianne K. Webb, and Tayyba Kanwal, NITC is an indie theater company that focuses on thought-provoking theater, underrepresented voices and derivation of new works. Next Iteration Theater showcases work to enhance and expand the Houston theater experience.