Show me something new and drink to...

A new staged reading series

Once a month during Craft Cocktail Tuesday at the Grand Stafford Theatre in Historic Downtown Bryan!

Starting at 7:30pm, done by 9:30pm at the latest!

What is a staged reading?

Think of it like a podcast version of a play, only live.

That sounds boring, just watching people read.

We promise to keep it interesting!
Plus, because it's more relaxed, you can move around, get more to drink,
and play along with a drinking game each month that will be specific to that particular play!

Does it cost anything?

It's Pay-What-You-Can, and no tickets are required in advance!
If you enjoy yourself, we need your financial support to help make sure we can keep coming back each month.

 

October 11: My Roommate Lucifer, by Alexandrew Recore

A rapid-fire feminist comedy that revolves around two familiar deities, God and Lucifer, who are actually just a couple of spunky young gals who live together in a small apartment here on earth. As God attempts to regain a familiarity with the world that she created, Lucifer searches for her place in it. Breaking the fourth wall throughout, they fight to coexist with one another, as well as the peculiar world that they now inhabit. While trying to deal with the patriarchy and LGBT discrimination, they must somehow overcome sneezes, virgins, fake houseplants, hangovers, hook-hands, and a bacon costume.

Rating: PG-13 (Contains strong language and mature situations)

 

November 8: Her Own Devices, by Lindsay Adams

Madeleine has been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder and has spent her entire life in a lab as a test subject. As the doctors continue to test and watch her, they are no closer to finding the answers they so desperately seek. Meanwhile Madeleine’s paranoia of germs is growing, so she enlists the help of her imaginary friend the Robot to fight them off. Finally she finds out the truth of why she is being held and has to make a choice whether or not to leave the only home she's ever known.

Rating: PG-13 (Contains strong language)

 

December 6: Becoming Number Six, by Ross Peter Nelson

Stephanie Dylar is disturbed when two shadowy figures claiming to be intelligence agents appear on her doorstep. The agents, Lovelace and Babbage, represent a government branch known as The Division, and inform her that her son Jeremy may be involved in illegal computer activity. When Jeremy subsequently goes missing, Stephanie turns to her friend Julia for help, and is confronted with the realities of constant surveillance Julia brings the hacking group Incognito into the mix.

Rating: PG-13 (Contains strong language)

 

January 10: 10:53, by Annie Martin

The worst part of a hospital waiting room is normally the waiting but, in the midst of a prolonged family medical crisis, Kathryn Fuller regards the waiting room as a welcome refuge from her increasingly chaotic life. However, the real world quickly invades her new home away from home, and she’s surrounded with her over-the-top family life, rebellious, love-struck daughter and a mysterious stranger who, oddly, shows up at the same time every night. What happens when the universe decides our lives need a shaking up, whether we like it or not? Will Kathryn get drawn into the ridiculous comedy, drama, and potential romance swirling around her beloved waiting room, or will she burrow deeper into her seclusion from the world?

Rating: PG-13

 

February 7: Mad & a Goat, by Dianna Lynn Small

A two-women show about one woman who, to free herself from college debt, joins a Wyoming goat farm she inherits from her occult-leader birth parents. Seduction. Beer. Biscuits.

Rating: PG-13 (Contains strong language)

 

March 7:  a sex thing (or, a bunch of liberals getting uptight about the sociopolitical implications of their desires),  by Kati Frazier

David and Ann are trying to resuscitate their relationship; Stevie and Alice are just getting started. Both couples find themselves at a f*cking crossroads (or rather, a crossroads about f*cking), and asking some new questions. How can you turn someone on when they’re trying super hard not to objectify you? Why are some sexy ideas so unsexy in real life? Are wooden butt plugs safe? and why is it so hard to ask for what we want? While exploring kinks, consent, identity, and desire, they struggle with what to do when what you want isn’t what turns you on and what turns you on isn’t what you want.

Rating: R (Contains strong language and explicit discussion of sexual behavior)

 

April 11: TBA

 

May 9: TBA

 

June 13: TBA

 

July 11: TBA