Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad Playreaders announces the 2016 season will be led by new Artistic Director Dana Case, a theater educator, director and actor. Case takes over for Kathy Brombacher and Doug Smith, who served as co-artistic directors for seasons 2014 and 2015.
The 2016 season begins on Jan. 11 with Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Performances take place at Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $1 for students; there are no advance reservations. For more information visit www.carlsbadplayreaders.org, or call 760-602-2026.
Carlsbad Playreaders’ 2016 season:
Jan. 11 – Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
June 20 – Triumph of Love
Book by James Magruder, Music By Jeffery Stock and Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Aug. 15 – After the Revolution
by Amy Herzog
Oct. 17 – Oleanna
by David Mamet
Dec. 5 – Be My Baby
by Ken Ludwig
There will be a break in the spring while Carlsbad City Library and Schulman Auditorium undergo renovations. The season will resume with upgraded facilities on June 20, with Triumph of Love.
Play reading is storytelling at its most imaginative. Actors collectively tell the story of the play without scenery, props or costumes, engaging the audience as full participants who must use their imaginations to create the entire physical production.
Carlsbad Playreaders was founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Jim and Pat Hansen. Over the past 20 years more than 100 play readings have been presented to more than 1,000 people each year.