Word for Word's Off the Page staged reading series is the public's first look at pieces we are considering for upcoming productions. With a public staged reading of a short story, we invite audiences to see the steps of our process of bringing a work from the page to the stage in the Word for Word style. After the reading, the audience is encouraged to engage in a conversation with us, which gives valuable feedback as we decide on the next steps of a work's development.

2017 Calendar

 

FEB 13
George Saunders "Lincoln in the Bardo"

Directed by Jim Cave
7:00 pm, Jewish Community Center

FEB 22
Emily Dickinson "A Quiet Passion"

Directed by JoAnne Winter
6:30 pm, The Vogue Theatre

MAR 13
When Women Speak:
 Strong words from strong women in our nation's history.
Directed by Delia McDougall
7:30 pm, Z Space  450 Florida St., SF

MAR 20
Lucia Berlin
"Here it is Saturday” and "Emergency Room Notebook 1977"
Directed by JoAnne Winter and Nancy Shelby  7 pm, Z Below  470 Florida St., SF

JUN 19
Joy Williams
“The Girls” and “The Lover”
Produced by Word for Word’s Associate Artist Group
Directed by Becca Wolff
7pm, Z Below  470 Florida St., SF

JUL 31
Ron Rash
“Back of Beyond”, followed by a discussion of the drug crisis in America
Directed by Joel Mullennix
7pm, Z Below  470 Florida St., SF | Tickets

AUG 14
Tobias Wolff
“The Night in Question” and “Deep Kiss”
Directed by Joel Mullennix
7pm, Z Below  470 Florida St., SF | Tickets

OCT 09
Joan Didion
“Slouching Towards Bethlehem”
Directed by Delia MacDougall
Co-presented with Litquake with SFAC Comissioned Artists
7pm, Z Space  450 Florida St., SF | Tickets

NOV 13
George Saunder
Double-Header:
Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize
 "Home" directed by Sheila Balter  and "Victory Lap" directed by Delia MacDougall
pm, Z Space 450 Florida St., SF | Tickets

DEC 16
SCOTUS Theater Live
“You Should Have The Body” 
Readings from recent U. S. Supreme Court arguments.
Directed by Becca Wolff
7pm, Z Space 450 Florida St., SF