TheaterSounds

Hudson Valley Playreading Series

Dedicated to the concept that the mind is the best stage, TheaterSounds has no budget constraints, no restrictions on scenery, costumes, or props, because all of these things are created in the imagination of the audience. Since 2001, TheaterSounds under the direction of Artistic Director Nicola Sheara, has brought readings of both classic and new plays, performed by professional actors, to the Hudson Valley.

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  • FINAL READING FOR SEASON 2015!

    December 15, 2014

    THEATERSOUNDS presents the final reading before our summer hiatus - another EXTRA SPECIAL MATINEE on SUNDAY JUNE 21 AT 4PM.

    SIDE EFFECTS - a surprising drama by Michael Weller. Directed by Nicola Sheara with Olivia Horton*

    Those of you who were mesmerized by last year's reading of WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR by Michael Weller, will welcome back the character, LINDY, so
    wonderfully portrayed by (the then pregnant) Olivia Horton*. We will visit the marriage of Lindy and Hugh which exists on the other end of the telephone that kept interrupting the affair she was conducting with Adam.

    This unsettling and outrageously humorous and gratifying companion piece will keep you fascinated as the little plot points explode into big bombshells.

    Reading at:
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills
    320 Sawkill Road, Kingston
    Information: 845/657-6303

    *Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

    (Listings subject to change due to availability of actors and licenses.)

    Suggested donation is $5.00 or more.

Over The Years: Read At TheaterSounds

  • 2015

    ANNAPURNA (Sharr White)
    NEXT FALL (Geoffrey Nauffts)
    THE HOW AND THE WHY (Sarah Treen)
    ANY GIVEN MONDAY (Bruce Graham)
    2 ACROSS (Jerry Mayer)

    2014

    ROSE COLORED GLASS (Susan Bigelow & Janice Goldberg)
    WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR (Michael Weller)
    QUARTET (Ronald Harwood)
    THE OTHER PLACE (Sharr White)
    LIGHT SENSITIVE (Jim Geoghan)
    THE CEMETERY CLUB (Ivan Menchall)
    GOLDFISH (John Kolvenback)
    CALL BACK (Bill Svanoe)
    ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN (Bruce Graham)
    HANDY DANDY (William Gibson)

    2013

    THE GIN GAME (D.L. Coburn)
    THE UNDERSTUDY (Theresa Rebeck)
    ROUNDING THIRD (Richard Dresser)
    MEMORIAL (Half Moon Theater)
    OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS (Charles Busch)
    THE PAVILION (Craig Wright)
    THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS (David Rambo)
    STAIRCASE (Charles Dyer)
    THE MORINI STRAD (Willy Holzman)
    HOLIDAY HUMDINGER:
    ANGELA'S ASHES (Frank McCourt)
    AN IMPLAUSIBLE CLAUS (Nikki Harmon)

    2012

    'NIGHT MOTHER (Marsha Norman)
    IT HAD TO BE YOU (Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna)
    EDWARD ALBEE'S OCCUPANT (Edward Albee)
    SPIKE HEELS (Theresa Rebeck)
    REDWOOD CURTAIN (Lanford Wilson)
    LATER LIFE (A.R. Gurney)
    THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION (Evan Smith)
    A SMALL FIRE (Adam Bock)
    MRS. MANNERLY (Jeffrey Hatcher)
    GREETINGS (Tom Dudzick)

    2011

    BREATH OF LIFE (David Hare)
    SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR (Bernard Slade)
    PVT. WARS (James McClure)
    FICTION (Steven Dietz)
    THE SUNSET LIMITED (Carmac McCarthy)
    IN PRAISE OF LOVE (Terrence Rattigan)
    GOD OF CARNAGE (Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton)
    SHOOTING STAR (Steven Dietz)
    PAINTING CHURCHES (Tina Howe)
    HUMERUS HEAD HOLIDAY HOOTENANY (Edith Piaf, Truman Capote, Dylan Thomas)

    2009 - 2010

    LOVE LETTERS (A.R. Gurney)
    MEDAL OF HONOR RAG (Tom Cole)
    THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED (Douglas Carter Beane)
    SHELDON & MRS. LEVINE (Bobrick & Stein)
    SKYLIGHT (David Hare)
    THE CARPETBAGGERS CHILDREN (Horton Foote)
    A PERFECT GANESH (Terrence McNally)
    HOLIDAY HOOPLA (various readings)
    HEROES (Gerald Sibleras, translated by Tom Stoppard)
    TWO BY TENNESSEE (Tennessee Williams):
    A PERFECT ANALYSIS GIVEN BY A PARROT
    THE GNADIGES FRAULEIN
    DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Donald Margulies)
    SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK (David Sedaris)

    2008

    LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART (Terrence McNally)
    VINCENT IN BRIXTON (Nicholas Wright)
    THE HARRY & SAM DIALOGS (Karen Ellison)
    TALKING WITH (Jane Martin)
    MASS APPEAL (Bill C. Davis)
    THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL (Rebeccal Gilman)
    THE HOUSEKEEPER (James Prideaux)
    THREE VIEWINGS (Jeffrey Hatcher)
    A NUMBER (Caryl Churchill)
    SANTA BLACK COMEDY CHRISTMAS (David Sedaris, Jeff Goode)

    2007

    BLUFF (Jeffrey Sweet)
    AMY'S VIEW (David Hare)
    A DELICATE BALANCE (Edward Albee)
    Q E D (Peter Parnell)
    BROADWAY BOUND (Neil Simon)
    K-2 (Patrick Meyers)
    THE UNEXPECTED MAN (Yasmina Reza)
    INDEPENDENCE (Lee Blessing)
    GRACE & GLORIE (Thomas Zeigler)
    A TUNA CHRISTMAS (Williams, Sears, Howard)

    2005 - 2006

    GOING TO ST. IVES (Lee Blessing)
    MRS. KLEIN (Nicholas Wright)
    A TUNA CHRISTMAS (Williams, Sears & Howard)
    WOMEN ON FIRE (Irene O'Garden)
    THEIR FINEST HOUR (Willard Manus, Churchill/Edward R.Murrow)
    A LESSON FROM ALOES (Athol Fugard)
    THE GOLDEN AGE (A.R.Gurney)
    WILK & GAYLE (Jonathan Van Gieson, Reprise - 5th Anniversasry)
    WEEKEND OF CRIMINALITY -
    ANY FRIEND OF PERCY D'ANGELINO IS A FRIEND OF MINE (Jason Milligan)
    CRIMINAL HEARTS (Jane Martin)
    MASTER CRIMINALS (Jonathan Van Gieson)
    LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING (Don DeLillo)
    HOLIDAY -
    SANTALAND DIARIES (David Sedaris)
    TWICE AROUND THE PARK (Murray Shisgal)

    2004 - 2005

    LETTERS HOME (Rose Leiman-Goldemberg)
    SANTALAND DIARIES (David Sedaris)
    REINDEER MONOLOGS (Jeff Goode)
    SPEED OF DARKNESS (Steve Tesich)
    COLLECTED STORIES (Donald Margulies)
    JOHN BROWN (Norman Thomas Marshall & George Wolf Reily)
    STAGE FRIGHT (Charles Marowitz)
    TALKING HEADS (Alan Bennett)
    DANDELIONS (Ann McGravie)

    2003 - 2004

    SID (Willard Manus, about Sid Perelman)
    GREATER TUNA (Williams, Sears and Howard)
    ENIGMA VARIATIONS (Emmanuel Schmitt, translated by Jeremy Sams)
    COWARD IN TWO KEYS (2 one act plays by Noel Coward)
    THE LAST YANKEE (Arthur Miller)
    FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (Terence MacNally)
    DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (Ariel Dorfman)
    THE QUEEN OF BINGO (Jeanne Michels & Phyllis Murphy)

    2002 - 2003

    ADDRESS UNKNOWN (Katherine Freeman Taylor)
    TURN OF THE SCREW (William James adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher)
    ANCESTRAL VOICES (A.R. Gurney)
    A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR (Tennessee Williams)
    3 ONE ACTS:
    LEAVE ME ALONE (Tisha Ioli)
    ON THE HARMFULNESS OF TOBACCO (Anton Chekhov)
    COUNTER GIRLS (Jonathan Reuning)
    WEIGHT OF TEARS (Stephen Temperly)
    GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION (Win Wells)
    THE GUYS (Anne Nelson)

    2001-2002

    WILK & GAYLE (Jonathan Van Gieson)
    THE PRICE (Arthur Miller)
    NOT IN MY BACKYARD (New Plays in response to tragedy of 9-11)
    LION IN WINTER (Janes Goldman)
    BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN (P.J.Barry)
    MASTER CRIMINALS (Jonathan Van Gieson)
    DON JUAN IN HELL (George Bernard Shaw)
    VITA & VIRGINIA (Eileen Atkins)
    THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG (Wendy Wasserstein)

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