CreateTheater Announces Online Readings

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE JR. Is Now Available for Licensing Through MTI, an online community of theater professionals, announces their new Monday Night Reading Series that will take place completely online starting Monday, March 23, 2020. The series' goal is to help keep new work in development moving forward during the current crisis.

The series is planned as a place where table readings can happen online, but instead of sitting around a table together we'll be live online together. An audience attends by invite only, and offers feedback to the playwright afterward.

" was always planned to be an online theater community," says founder Cate Cammarata, "and I hope can be a place where we can serve the industry during this time. This Reading Series can offer writers a wide industry audience for their current projects, and hopefully will keep everyone engaged, productive, and moving ahead with their projects." All readings will be held over the Zoom platform as table readings with a live audience, invited guests only. No reading will be recorded.

The first reading on Monday, March 23 is ZOE COMES HOME by Melissa Bell. Synopsis: Gloria has problems. Anxiety. Depression. Hoarding. Her daughter Zoe isn't prepared to accept the inevitable. A new neighbor is making demands. Karma is a bitch and it lives next door. Participating actors are Jane Ives*, Dave Rideout, Sean Evans*, Megan King*, and Carole Forman*.

Melissa Bell's past productions include LADY CAPULET, Henley Rose Finalist, presented by Barefoot Shakespeare in Central Park last summer, and COURAGE by NACL Theatre (Honored Finalist, Women in Arts and Media Coalition 2019 Collaboration Awards).

Upcoming readings scheduled include LIFE ALERT by Chris Sherman (March 30) and the musical BORDELLO, music by Emiliano Messiez, book and lyrics by Barbara Bellman (April 6).

Cate Cammarata is an Off-Broadway producer, director, and dramaturg specializing in the development of new plays and musicals. Off-Broadway: THE ASSIGNMENT, MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER. Regional: MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (Bay Street Theater), BRAN CASTLE (Porchlight Theater) and numerous early developmental productions and readings. Cate is the founder of, an online theater community, and teaches and coaches writers and producers online.,

For more information or to RSVP, please email and request a link.

* denotes AEA members


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